Press release

Messe München offers online crisis management support to service partners

March 20, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is creating huge challenges for the service partners of Messe München: Many of them have been put into a difficult financial position due to the cancellation or postponement of various events. As a way of standing by these companies at this challenging moment, Messe München has joined with relevant institutions to inform the company’s service partners about ways that they can get through this event-free period. The team of Messe München conducted the informational meeting via video stream.

The meeting was designed to provide the company’s service partners with fast, uncomplicated access to the institutions and programs that can support them. The crisis meeting was attended by representatives of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce; LfA Förderbank Bayern, a business-development institution; Bürgschaftsbank Bayern, a bank that provides guaranties to businesses; and the German Employment Agency along with the service partners themselves. During the video stream, the representatives talked about the programs that their organizations offer and ways that the service companies could be supported. Questions were submitted by e-mail during the video stream and answered by the representatives. About 75 service partners attended the video conference. They included trade-fair construction companies, agencies, handicraft businesses, catering companies as well as delivery and service firms.

Messe München: Economic factor in the region

“Messe München is an economic force, particularly in the Munich metropolitan area,” said Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO of Messe München GmbH. “A large number of companies will suffer severe economic losses as a result of the cancellation or postponement of our trade fair activities. Our top priority in this crisis is to assume responsibility as a key economic player and to support our partners until our trade-fair business gets back on its feet.”

Committed to sustainability

Messe München believes that commercial success and responsible action go hand in hand. This is why the issue of corporate social responsibility is such a high priority at Messe München. This commitment is reflected in a broad range of activities undertaken by the company, including its sustainable fairgrounds, the use of 100 percent green power and many measures taken for the well-being of its employees.

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Stephanie Schuler
Stephanie Schuler
  • Corporate Brand Managerin