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.
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.
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.
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.