Air pollution control, water and refuse disposal are currently major subjects in Asia.
For ISPO, it’s enormously important that China has developed into the biggest growth market for the sports industry too.
“Messe München is a thoroughly sound and financially strong company”, as Klaus Dittrich explains this success.
The Chairman & CEO emphasizes: “We are one of the very few German exhibition companies with its own trade-fair center which can manage without any subsidies.” And that for many years now. With record sales of over 400 million euros for the first time, that leaves an EBITDA—earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization—of around 100 million euros. the Free State of Bavaria and the City of Munich, receive over 50 million euros as interest on their loans for the construction of the new exhibition center.
As well as that, there were 169 congresses and guest events.
“2016 was also an excellent year for congresses”, as Dr. “With the congress of the European Association of Urology (EAS) and the annual congress of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), two major European medical congresses once again guested here.” Around 27,000 delegates came to these.
In 2016, more than 210 events took place worldwide under the aegis of Messe München.In Munich, these were bauma—which takes place every three years—ISPO, Expo Real and the two biennial fairs IFAT and electronica.Messe München’s own events were attended by four percent more visitors and one percent more exhibitors than at the respective previous editions.From its own resources alone, the company is also financing the construction of two new exhibition halls together with the future Conference Center North for over 105 million euros. This concludes the construction of the new exhibition center as it was planned in the mid-1990s.It will then have 18 modern halls available with 200,000 square meters of exhibition space.