The Bavarian State Government decided on May 27 that from September 1 on trade fairs can be held again. The ban imposed on major events by the Federal Government and the States on June 17, which will continue to be in force until at least the end of October, does, by contrast, not relate to trade fairs, but explicitly to such events where it is not possible to trace contacts and comply with hygiene regulations. Among such major events, the Federal Government and the States reckon, according to the decision of 6 May, which continues to be in force, „e.g. folk and other festivals, major sporting events with spectators, major concerts, village, town, street or parish fairs, wine fests, or Schützenfeste (festivals of the traditional riflemen’s associations)”.
Messe München is observing the current developments in connection with COVID-19 (coronavirus SARS-CoV-2) very closely. It is our top priority to deal responsibly with this situation. Its dynamic development makes it necessary to reassess the situation on a daily basis. We are therefore in close contact with the relevant authorities and are taking their recommendation into account with regard to holding events.
The health of our visitors, exhibitors and employees has top priority for us at Messe München. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus we have therefore stepped up necessary safety precautions. From Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Messe München employees will mainly work on a mobile basis until further notice.
According to the press release (only in German language) issued by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy on 26 May 2020, trade fairs can be held again from 1 September.
An overview of the events planned in Munich in the second half of 2020 is available here.
To ensure that trade fairs can take place safely and successfully even during the coronavirus pandemic, Messe München and other Bavarian trade-fair companies have worked out a safety and hygiene concept, which was officially ratified by the Bavarian state government on 23 June 2020. This concept ensures that trade fairs can start again from September 2020. Essentially, it is based on three topics:
The most important points include the general rule of 1.5 meters distance on the whole grounds. Where this distance cannot be maintained, and generally indoors, a mask is mandatory. If the infection rate continues to fall, which can be assumed from today's point of view, the mouth and nose cover can be removed from exhibition stands at the table. The traceability of all participants is guaranteed by pre-registration and our admission system.
Further information can be found in our FAQs:
Further information about the safety and hygiene concept of the Bavarian state government.
If the infection situation in autumn should make it possible, we expect further relaxation of the requirements, especially with regard to the compulsory wearing of masks. Please note that the situation is changing all the time. We will provide regular updates regarding all further developments and changes.
The following decisions have been made for the next trade fairs of Messe München that had been scheduled to be held in Munich:
For guest events, the respective organizer is responsible for decisions regarding the execution of the event and communications.
A coronavirus hotline is available to our customers for further questions about our events on +49 89 949-20720.
Messe München has several subsidiaries and trade fairs abroad.
The following decisions have been made for the Messe München trade fairs in China:
The following decision has been made for the Messe München trade fairs in India:
The following decision has been made for the Messe München trade fairs in Russia:
The following decision has been made for the Messe München trade fairs in Brasil:
Information about other international locations is being constantly updated.
Munich is the safest big city in Germany. Also our exhibition grounds meet the highest security standards. In close cooperation with the police and authorities, we provide for your safety with comprehensive security measures.
Around-the-clock, on 365 days a year, permanently employed staff ensure your safety at the Messe München exhibition facility. During events, assistance and reinforcement is provided by additional staff, police officers, firemen, doctors and paramedics—directly on site and always close to you.
Our security service staff is deployed throughout the entire exhibition area around the clock. The security staff control access at all entrances and driveways and check the traffic. They help you in case of accidents, damage claims and thefts. In emergencies and in case of safety-related events, they are immediately on the scene.
Security control center (24/7): +49 89 949 -24555
The medical service is constantly present at events—from setup throughout the entire trade show and stand dismantling period. The first-aid stations are located in the main entrances West and East, as well as in Hall C4, depending on hall occupancy. Paramedics and physicians will treat medical emergencies directly on the spot. If necessary, the public rescue service (ambulance) is called in to provide assistance.
Medical service at the exhibition grounds: call +49 89 949-28103
Ambulance / emergency doctor (24 / 7): call 112
During major events and shows, the fire department maintains a guard station directly on the exhibition grounds. Moreover, the fire protection service regularly informs and advises us on fire prevention measures.
In case of fire: Please immediately activate the nearest fire alarm. Fire alarm devices are installed right next to the gates in every hall.
Emergency fire service (24 / 7): call 112
During our events, officials from the Munich Police Department are present on the exhibition grounds and in the surrounding area. They direct traffic and ensure a high degree of security with a wide range of measures. The local police station is open 24 hours.
Emergency number police (24 / 7): call 110
Police Station #25 (24 / 7): +49 89 45187-0
Located at: Werner-Eckert-Str. 12, 81829 Munich (Trudering / Riem)
In an emergency, we alert our exhibitors and visitors via the public address system in several languages. Use the official escape routes marked with green signs. In case of an evacuation, be sure to strictly follow the instructions of our security staff.
We are in constant communication with the police and the authorities, enabling us to deal with increased threat situations at any time. Working together, we can respond to any security incidents at short notice and adjust, extend or enhance our security measures.
Contact the Traffic and Security Department at:
Tel.: +49 89 949 -21215 / -21218