As the world's largest trade fair corporation with its own exhibition grounds, we can offer our customers a presence in more than 150 countries around the globe. Before, during and after the trade fair, we are attentive hosts who take excellent care of our exhibitors, visitors and guests – everywhere in the world.

Our tradition and our vision are the foundations for what could be called a global artisan workshop. Just like the unique, premium pieces produced by hand by a watchmaker, our successful trade fairs are the result of careful craftsmanship and the dedication of our employees. More than 1,500 experts around the world make each of our trade fairs a one-of-a-kind event. All members of our team contribute their own valuable expertise. At each venue, the event is carefully planned, prepared and implemented. As a global artisan workshop, Messe Frankfurt unites the highest quality with proximity and international orientation – at every trade fair, be it with one of our 28 global subsidiaries, over 50 international Sales Partners or at our headquarters in Frankfurt.

Our organisation exemplifies internationalism. Over the course of the year, events "made by Messe Frankfurt" take place in more than 30 locations. In 2009 alone, we organised a total of 92 trade fairs, of which 54 were held outside Germany. Our company is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent. And just as an artisan workshop is usually named in the same breath as the city where it is located, Frankfurt am Main has been and remains our hometown. This is where 31 trade fairs were held in 2009 with more than 37,900 exhibitors and around 2.25 million visitors. In addition, we were host to over 800,000 visitors attending 131 conferences, concerts and cultural, business and sporting events. Our international flagship fairs left their mark on markets and trends, just like the one-of-a-kind masterpieces that they are.