NurnbergMesse held their annual results conference this past Tuesday, 10 July, and reflected on a successful year for the company.
2017 was the highest-revenue odd-numbered year in its history. It hosted 177 events, at which 27,829 exhibitors met 1,191,907 visitors on 826,579sqm of floor space.
NurnbergMesse is one of the 15 largest exhibition companies in the world. Its portfolio covers 120 national and international exhibitions and congresses, and approximately 40 sponsored pavilions. It has subsidiaries in China, North America, Brazil, Italy and India.
NurnbergMesse invested more than €42m (US$49m) in 2017, a large portion of which went to building the new Hall 3C (pictured above) at the exhibition grounds in Nuremberg.
The company is currently expanding its international portfolio, with the acquisition of three Indian woodworking trade fairs: INDIAWOOD, DELHIWOOD and MUMBAIWOOD.
In 2017, overall sales reached €205m (US$239m), which CEO Peter Ottmann says was “well above our expectations.” He went on to say: “The main reason [for this success] is that our employees are so innovative. We owe them a great debt of thanks.
“We’ll also be getting a valuable boost in 2018 from our innovation campaign. All by themselves, 17 events in Nuremberg and around the world give an impressive demonstration of the NurnbergMesse Group’s ability to innovate.”