Trade fairs and congresses are finally taking place again! With Europe's largest packaging exhibition FACHPACK, the first presence event in the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre since the Corona pandemic started in September. Not only exhibitors and visitors, but also the hotel, catering and taxi industries, as well as tourism and the trade fair sector, have been waiting for this moment for 19 months. We asked around in the region: What does the restart of the exhibition in Nuremberg mean to you?
Whether trade fairs and congresses are held in Nuremberg is particularly felt by the hotel industry. Around 890,000 overnight stays in Nuremberg each year can be attributed to events in the exhibition center. This is around a quarter of all overnight stays by guests in the city. Hotel manager Julia Rübsamen and her staff at the Sheraton Carlton Hotel are also looking forward to welcoming trade fair guests to their hotel again.
The restart of the trade fair has triggered a "positive hectic" at the company Messebau Wörnlein. The Nuremberg company has been developing trade fair presentations and exhibition concepts for more than 100 years. For the fifth-generation Managing Director, Iris Wörnlein-Herbke, "trade fairs are her life".
In total, the events at the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre generate direct expenditure of over 1.43 billion euros in an average event year - such as for exhibition stands and stand personnel. Throughout Germany, the events in the Exhibition Center Nuremberg secure around 15,600 jobs.
Each trade fair visitor spends an average of just under 390 euros on the trade fairs in Nuremberg - considerably more at some fairs. This is particularly true for exhibitions with many international trade visitors. Yvonne Coulin, Managing Director of the Nuremberg Congress and Tourism Centre(CTZ), is pleased about the international flair that is finding its way into Nuremberg with the guests from all over the world.
"Breathing trade fair air again" and "meeting like-minded people" again are the focus of the trade fair's restart for Prof. Dieter Kempf. The former President of the Federation of German Industries e. V. (BDI) and Chairman of the Board of DATEV eG is convinced that business contacts benefit from personal encounters.
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