The new exhibition venue is now complete

New Halls C5 / C6 with Conference Center

December 13th, 2018 will go down as an important date in the history of Messe München. Because it is on this day, through the ceremonial opening of the new Halls C5 and C6 as well as the CCN – Conference Center North Messe München, that the exhibition center in Riem is completed according to the original plans.

The total number of halls available at the exhibition venue has thus increased to 18, featuring 200,000 m² of in-door exhibition space. Added to that are 414,000 m² of outdoor space.

After two years of construction time, the two halls were completed on time and inaugurated with the opening of the IFAT show in May 2018, both fully occupied. Embedded in the spacious open-air area, the CCN – Conference Center North Messe München will offer ideal conditions for a wide variety of trade fairs, conferences and events.

With the two new halls and the CCN – Conference Center North Messe München, we are strengthening our position in the international market and can further develop our trade fair concepts. BAU 2019, scheduled to take place in January as the first trade show in 2019, will also occupy all 18 halls. And bauma 2019 will be the largest bauma ever, covering a total of 614,000 m², an increase of 9,000 m².

Grand Opening ─ December 13, 2018


  • The groundbreaking ceremony took place on June 28, 2016.
  • The foundation stone was subsequently laid on December 1, 2016. "We really look forward to being able to use the additional space to meet the urgent demand from our customers," emphasized Klaus Dittrich, CEO and Chairman of the Board.
  • The first major stage has been completed. The building shell is ready, the roof structure set, thus celebrating the topping-out ceremony on June 20, 2017. In a joint effort, Messe München CEO Klaus Dittrich and the representatives of the four trade-fair organizer’s shareholders, City of Munich, Free State of Bavaria, the Chamber of Commerce and Chamber of Trades for Munich and Upper Bavaria, pulled up the topping-out wreath. Munich's Lord Mayor Dieter Reiter and Chairman of the Supervisory Board, emphasized: "The exhibition center is helping the entire region prosper." And Klaus Dittrich added: "With the new halls and the CCN – Conference Center North Messe München, we can further consolidate our prominent position worldwide. This secures our future."
  • The two new exhibition halls C5 / C6 and the CCN – Conference Center North Messe München were officially opened with a ceremony on December 13, 2018. This marks the completion of the Riem exhibition center—inaugurated in 1998—in accordance with the original plans. "We celebrate the 20th anniversary of Messe Müchen in Riem and, at the same time, its structural completion, as the success of people with vision, creativity and courage," says Klaus Dittrich, Messe München Chairman and CEO.

The topping-out ceremony ─ June 20, 2017

The foundation stone ─ December 1, 2016

The groundbreaking ceremony ─ June 28, 2016

Time-lapse video on the hall new builds C5 / C6

Impressions from the construction site

Facts & Figures

  • Additional exhibition space of roughly 10,000 m² per hall.
  • Each of both halls is 143 meters long and 71 meters wide.
  • The floor space of Hall C6 can be spatially divided by mobile partition walls as needed.
  • An independent conference area accommodating more than 1,000 people is going to take up the hall's front section on the upper floor.
  • The upper floor moreover features three auditoriums as well as numerous smaller conference rooms.
  • State-of-the-art, large-scale glass fronts offer plenty of natural light.
  • The new Messe München halls are served by the subway station Messestadt Ost (U2) and within very short walking distance from the outdoor parking lot.

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