Messe München is expanding

New Halls C5 / C6 with Conference Center

Starting in summer 2016, a new conference center and the two new halls C5 and C6 have been taking shape in the northeast of the exhibition grounds. The two halls were completed on time and inaugurated with the opening of the IFAT show in May 2018, both fully occupied. 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.

Embedded in the spacious open-air area, the Messe München Conference Center North will offer ideal conditions for a wide variety of trade fairs, conferences and events. It will open in December 2018.

With the two new halls and the Messe München Conference Center North, 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.


  • 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 Messe München Conference Center North, we can further consolidate our prominent position worldwide. This secures our future."

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

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.

Destination Map, Messe München is expanding

Questions & Answers

Why did Messe München build two new halls and a conference center?

With its 16 halls, the Messe München Exhibition Center had reached its capacity limits. At many of its world-leading trade fairs, such as bauma, BAU, IFAT, and ISPO MUNICH, the venue’s hall space was sold out. More space is also needed for guest events and conferences.

What was the planned time schedule for construction works?

The ground-breaking ceremony took place on June 28, 2016. We planned with a two-year construction period. After two years of construction, the Halls C5 / C6 were completed and officially inaugurated at the IFAT show in May 2018. The Messe München Conference Center North is expected to open in December 2018.

Have residents, exhibitors and visitors been affected by disruptions during the construction phase?

We have been able to keep inconveniences for all concerned to a minimum. The normal course of event operations has not been impacted by the construction work.