We are responsible for one of southern Germany’s leading event locations. And we all share a common goal: to create successful events where people network, exchange knowledge, discover new things or simply enjoy themselves. Whether we serve as an organizer of trade fairs and conventions or as a host for external organizers, our customers and guests are always at the centre of our work. We want our exhibitors, visitors and partners to be successful and to feel at home with us. See for yourself at an event in Karlsruhe: we are professional hosts with heart and soul.
Situated in the immediate vicinity of France and Switzerland, Karlsruhe is at the heart of Europe - there are many ways to get here. Connected to one of the world’s fastest data highways, Karlsruhe is digitally and analogically networked and closely connected to the entire planet. Messe Karlsruhe is internationally present with its foreign representatives.
"It is a daily fulfilling task to be a participant on the interface where supply meets demand, whether in the form of innovative products, knowledge or cultural performances. I am fascinated by the dynamics of these extraordinarily diverse and constantly evolving markets. At Messe Karlsruhe, we are proud to be actively involved in shaping the economic and cultural life of the city of Karlsruhe."
Britta Wirtz, CEO
T +49 721 3720-2102
"We develop qualitative and valuable indoor and outdoor trade fairs in the respective specific markets. Our motivation is thematic with exhibting companies, visitor target groups, associations and partners to create a meeting place and a sales platform that shows current topics and challenges in a solution-oriented manner. Our primary goal is customers focus"
Beate Frères, Director Market Area II
T +49 721 3720-5121
"To successfully advance the future of Messe Karlsruhe, to be able to help shape something: that’s what drives me. It is great that we are part of one of the most innovative regions in Europe."
Birgit Fiehn, Head of Legal & Corporate Affairs
T +49 721 3720 2103
„Digitalization is rapidly changing our business segment in many areas. When one innovative event concept premieres today, we are already working on other new ideas for tomorrow.”
Frank Thieme, Director Market Area I
T +49 721 3720-5105
"For me, the basis for successful events is an excellent service orientation through personal customer relationships with lean structures, combined with decision-making processes that are speedy, uncomplicated and solution-oriented. In addition, the modern infrastructure of our campus and the economic strength of our surroundings offer the best framework conditions"
Oliver Brück, ppa., Director Guest Events, Services, Facility Management & Infrastructure
T +49 721 3720-5180
"For me, conventions are an incredibly exciting event format because new ideas always emerge. Together with our team, I do everything I can to guarantee that Messe Karlsruhe creates the right framework for innovations. Karlsruhe itself offers the ideal location for this."
Holger Klanfer, Director Congress & Cultural Events
T +49 721 3720-2130
"For me, personal contacts and trust are the basis for successful communication. Being a contact person means being approachable. That’s exactly what we live for at Messe Karlsruhe."
Maren Mehlis, Director Communication
T +49 721 3720-2340
Tim Böttiger, Director Digital Division
T +49 721 3720-2105
„We have been growing for many years. We are expanding our company – sustainably, reliably and responsibly. Continuous investment in competitive infrastructures will further increase our profitability.“
Eva Apenberg-Großmann, ppa., Director Finance and Controlling
T +49 721 3720-2200
„Services can only be as good as the people behind them. This goal can best be achieved in an attractive working environment.”
Brigitte Emmerich, Head of HR
T +49 721 3720-2111
We are part of the Trinational Upper Rhine Metropolitan Region, which extends from the Southern Palatinate via parts of Baden and Alsace to north-western Switzerland. All these factors comprise ideal conditions for Messe Karlsruhe as a location for international trade fairs and conventions.
For more than ten years, IT-TRANS, the International Conference and Trade Fair for IT trends and innovations for public transport, has brought together guests from over 60 countries around the world. In the education sector, LEARNTEC, the international trade fair and convention, is an annual meeting place for digital-learning experts from over 15 nations. And art KARLSRUHE, the international fair for classic modern and contemporary art, annually attracts over 50,000 art lovers to the trade fair campus.
Our foreign representatives are on site to provide the best possible service for our international guests, visitors, exhibitors and journalists. We support you in all matters relating to your participation in the fair and your stay at Messe Karlsruhe.
Our service includes:
We cultivate our international contacts and networks through our presence abroad. The following foreign representatives are at your disposal as competent contact partners:
An alphabetical overview of our international cooperation partners can be found below: