Every year, Messe Berlin’s two locations and 170,000 m² of exhibition space attract many leading trade shows, including the IFA and ITB.
Berlin is one of the world’s top locations for international conventions and trade shows. With annual events such as the IFA consumer electronics fair or the ITB travel trade show, the Messe Berlin’s exhibition sites are a magnet for both a specialist audience and a broad cross-section of the general public. The range of congresses, trade shows and events is impressive, with the Messegelände facilities under the Funkturm radio tower and the new Berlin ExpoCenter Airport location showcasing trends from a wide spectrum of sectors. At the shows, those trends can be admired, examined, and tested – and sometimes even tasted!
The main highlights in the Messe Berlin event calendar are:
- International Green Week Berlin
- PANORAMA Fashion Fair
- FRUIT LOGISTICA
- ITB Berlin (travel trade show)
- VELO Berlin
- IFA Berlin (consumer electronics and home appliances)
- BOOT & FUN BERLIN
Aside from such major trade fairs, the Messegelände site also regularly hosts conferences and congresses, some of which are open to the public. Berlin is also a leading location for medical congresses, most specifically designed for medical industry professionals.
Berlin ExpoCenter City and Airport
Berlin’s Messegelände exhibition grounds are easily identifiable from a distance, marked by the icon Funkturm radio tower dating from 1926. The tower, which looks rather like a smaller Eiffel Tower, soars nearly 147 metres upwards. The Messegelände exhibition grounds have been hosting international trade fairs and congresses since 1924. Today’s modern trade fair facilities under the Funkturm radio tower offer 170,000 m² of exhibition halls and 100,000 m² of open exhibition space. The exhibition grounds, now known as Berlin ExpoCenter City, are run by the Messe Berlin, which is also responsible for the Berlin ExpoCenter Airport, a second location at the future Berlin Brandenburg Airport.
The new CityCube Berlin fairs and congress hall gives Germany’s capital city even more space for top-flight events. The multifunctional venue comprises three floors with room for 11,000 delegates. This striking new building at the southern entrance of Berlin ExpoCenter City is also directly connected to Hall 7 by a glass walkway.
Finding your way around 170,000 m² of exhibition space
The Berlin ExpoCenter City is located in Berlin’s Charlottenburg district. The easiest way to get your bearings at the exhibition grounds is to start from one of the main entrances to the north, south or east. The S-Bahn station Messe Süd provides a convenient public transport link to the impressive semi-circular South Entrance. Here, you pass through the large foyer and can start your visit directly in Hall 1. If you are arriving via the S-Bahn station Messe Nord/ICC, the Kaiserdamm station on the U2 subway line or directly from the Central Coach Station (ZOB), you can choose between the main North Entrance and the East Entrance under the Funkturm radio tower. Once inside the halls, the clear signage will guide you to your destination.
The public transport links offer a fast and convenient way to reach the Berlin ExpoCenter City. There is also parking available at car parks located around the exhibition grounds.
Visiting the Berlin ExpoCenter City
You can find details on opening times, online tickets and overviews of the venue and halls on the webpages of the particular trade fairs as well as more general information on www.messe-berlin.de.