FAQ—Frequently asked questions

Answers to your questions

Here we have tried to provide answers to all the important—and most frequently asked—questions. A look at the FAQs might answer your questions, too.

Fairs, events and congress

Where can I find the dates of the various fairs, congresses and exhibitions?

On the Internet: There are several ways to search for the dates of our fairs and exhibitions on our website:

All events can be found using the comprehensive search function under “ Trade fairs and events”.

You can access “All events from A to Z” using the search window in the upper right corner of each page.

Click on the name of the event or the logo to call up a brief description of the event in question.

You may also use the general “Search” function in the menu area on the left.

By phone: Information about all fairs and exhibitions hosted by Messe München is available by calling our Messe München hotline at +49 89 949-20720

How can I get more detailed information about specific fairs and exhibitions?

On the Internet: You can call up information for exhibitors, visitors or journalists at the website of the event in question. The website can be called up using the search function under “ Trade fairs and events”.

By phone: Information about all fairs and exhibitions hosted by Messe München is available by calling our central trade fair hotline at +49 89 949-20720.

Information materials for the various fairs may be ordered by telephone, fax or e-mail.

During what hours are the various events open?

The Internet: The exact opening hours can be found on the website of the event in question via the function “All events from A to Z” at the upper right or under “ Trade fairs and events”.

By telephone: Information regarding the opening hours for a given event is also available by calling our central trade fair hotline at +49 89 949-20720.

Where can I order the current catalog for a fair or exhibition?

During many fairs and exhibitions you can purchase the exhibition catalog at the box offices at the entrance(s) and at the information stands in the halls.

Before or after certain fairs you can request an appropriate order form by telephone. Please remember that, as a rule, catalogs can only be shipped to you if paid for in advance. To make payment, simply enter your credit-card number on the form, sign it and return it to us by fax. (Note: procedures vary from event to event).

Where can I find information about special events or conferences at the trade fairs?

On the Internet: Information about related special events, conferences and congresses is available on the website of the trade fair in question. In most cases, it can be found under “Related-events program”.

By telephone: Information about related special events, conferences and congresses is available by calling the hotline of the trade fair in question.

What is the price of admission for the various fairs and exhibitions?

On the Internet: Information regarding admission prices and possible discounts is available on the event calender.

By telephone: Information regarding admission prices and possible discounts is also available by calling the hotline for the event in question.

What is a “restricted admission” fair for trade representatives?

“Restricted admission” trade fairs are only open to a select group of trade representatives. The Exhibitor Advisory Board determines who belongs to the group of trade visitors and how they will officially register for the fair. Trade visitors are only permitted to register if they can provide proof that they are a member of the branches of industry being admitted to the fair.

These fairs and exhibitions are only open to a select group of trade visitors. The branches of industry that are admitted are listed on the websites of the events in question.

How do I register for a fair?

Registering for fairs and exhibitions
Visitors may register online 2-3 months before the beginning of the fair on the website for the respective fair (not possible for all trade fairs). If you register in advance, you save time otherwise spent waiting in line when you arrive at the fair.

Registering for “restricted admission” trade fairs
To register for “restricted admission” trade fairs, visitors must prove that they belong to one of the sectors being admitted to the event in question. Additional information is available at the events.

Do I need a visa, and how can I get a visa?

In a directive transmitted per e-mail in July 2013, the German Foreign Office has informed the German Embassy and Consulate Visa Sections all over the world that in general, an official invitation letter from the trade fair organizer is no longer required when applying for a trade fair visa (see website AUMA). Moreover, visa fees are waived for exhibitors at German trade fairs (see website of the Federal Foreign Office).

When applying for your visa, simply refer to this information. In case the visa section responsible for issuing your visa should nonetheless request that an official invitation letter be presented, please send an e-mail to: visaservice@messe-muenchen.de

Additional information about visa procedures, requirements for the issue of visas, visa fees and application forms are available in different languages on the webpage " Visa requirements" of the Foreign Office, as well as the respective websites of the embassies and consulates.

To ensure you obtain your visa before the trade fair starts, we recommend that you submit your visa application in due time. Applications can be made as early as three months before the time of entry.

What is a coupon/e-coupon?

Exhibitors can have a coupon/e-couponsent to their customers. Visitors who have a guest ticket/e-guest ticket are admitted to the fair free of charge. The exhibitor pays the price of admission. Whether this service is offered varies depending on the event.

At trade fairs where admission is restricted to trade representatives, visitors may only redeem their coupon/e-coupon if they belong to the group of trade representatives being admitted to the fair and can provide appropriate proof.

What is a Print@home ticket?

You can enter the particular Event with a Print@home ticket. Whether this service is offered varies depending on the event.

All events can be found using the comprehensive search function under “Trade fairs and events”.

Am I allowed to bring my dog onto the exhibition grounds of Messe München?

No, according to Messe München´s house and user rules it is not allowed to bring animals onto the exhibition grounds with the exception of guide dogs and other assistance dogs.

Transportation to Messe München / ICM

How do I get to Messe München / ICM?

Detailed information is available under “ Getting there”, where you can also download an area map in PDF format.

Upon request, we would be pleased to send you an area map showing how to get to the Messe München / ICM – Internationales Congress Center München. Call our Messe München hotline at +49 89 949-20720 or send us an E-mail.

Address:
Messegelände / ICM – Internationales Congress Center München
Am Messesee
81829 München

How do I get to the Messe München / ICM using a navigation system?

Detailed information is available under “ Automobile”.

In any case, the traffic guidance system at Messe München will guide you to the events and corresponding parking areas.

Addresses for your navigation system:

Exhibition grounds Messe München / ICM – Internationales Congress Center München
Am Messesee
81829 München

Administration Building
(Einfahrt über Tor 1)
Willy-Brandt-Allee
81829 München

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