We as hosts

Welcome to Messe Karlsruhe

We are pleased that you are interested in Karlsruhe as a venue for your event. And we would be delighted to host it. Just as we plan our own events professionally and successfully, we serve as your reliable partner and assist you with all our expertise.

Whether it’s a trade fair, a convention or a company celebration, each event has its own special character. That’s why we never simply offer service “off the rack”. With us, you get individual contact persons who accompany you with comprehensive assistance and unflagging dedication from start to finish. This begins with the hall rental or the search for a suitable event location and continues all the way through to the catering. You benefit from our diverse partnerships and excellent contacts in the region, which we utilize on a daily basis.

New formats for your events

Over the last few months we have developed concepts and ideas of how your events can be carried out safely and successfully despite a reduced number of participants in strict accordance with (social) distancing as well as hygiene regulations.

In cooperation with our professional partners we implement hybrid concepts, which enhance your in-person session by a virtual platform. Therefore, convention topics as well as information about exhibitors can be made accessible to a broad audience despite a reduced number of participants.

You can rely on a thorough hygiene concept for your in-person sessions, which can be adapted to individual needs in order to make a participation in our venue possible for your visitors.

Not least by the variety and flexibility of our premises do we offer a suitable solution in regard to current requirements for events of almost all kinds and sizes.

Holger Klanfer
Holger Klanfer, Head of Division Congress & Cultural Events

"It is important to understand the customer's needs and how they change through communicative exchange with customers and to meet them."

Energy congress - first hybrid convention of the Messe Karlsruhe, 15. Juli 2020
100 percent recommendation from our customers

Professional support – with lively market partnerships, service orientation and customer proximity – is very close to our hearts. The level of satisfaction among our existing customers is extremely high. This is particularly reflected by a 100% recommendation rate.

Here’s what our customers say about us:

Portrait Jan Packebusch, CEO of the FDP party Baden-Württemberg

“We were able to carry out a huge in-person party conference in accordance with corona regulations at the dm-arena. Thanks to the professional support and the great preparation work of the team of Messe Karlsruhe, the necessary distance regulations as well as the adherence to a comprehensive hygiene concept could be guaranteed without any problems. Even the technical prerequisites of the exhibition hall during, for example, the broadcast of a professional live stream of our event were excellent.

All of these factors contributed positively to the great success of our party conference even under these challenging circumstances.”


Jan Packebusch, CEO of the FDP party Baden-Württemberg
Portrait Prof. Dr. Ralf H. Reussner, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) | Conference management

“Due to the Corona pandemic, the 50th annual convention of the society of informatics (Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V., short “GI”) had to be displayed on a virtual platform. However, we knew from our experience that it is an essential advantage to broadcast the parts of the event which involve many participants at the same time (such as the opening, panel discussions and award ceremonies) live from a real stage. Therefore, all participants could synchronize with each other more easily- and everybody felt that the result was very professional. This professionalism is thanks to Messe Karlsruhe with its partner AVDATA GmbH, which did not only provide us with a suitable location for our studio but made the technical realization of the live broadcast possible by adapting and integrating the video conference platform to our needs. Thanks to them, we could carry out the GI’s biggest annual convention in Karlsruhe despite the Corona pandemic with more than 1,900 registered participants.”


Prof. Dr. Ralf H. Reussner, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) | Conference management "INFORMATICS 2020 – 50th annual conference of the society of informatics” (INFORMATIK 2020 - 50. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Informatik")

100% recommendation from Christian Langkafel

Portrait Christian Schmidt, Director Marketing and Event Management, Fiducia & GAD IT AG

We appreciate our good, long-term partnership with Messe Karlsruhe. We always receive professional support in the planning and implementation of our various events, whether they are large or small. We can rely 100% on the commitment and flexibility of Messe Karlsruhe's project team.”


Christian Schmidt, Director Marketing and Event Management, Fiducia & GAD IT AG

100% recommendation from Simon Schumacher

Portrait Jürgen Haussmann, CEO FairFair GmbH

The halls are attractive, bright, modern and entirely without columns so they facilitate very high overall capacity. Collaboration with the guest-events team and all service partners is very professional, uncomplicated and always results-oriented. All these are ideal preconditions for contemporary trade-fair formats such as our PaintExpo, the world’s Number One trade fair for industrial painting technology. We feel at home here, so our advice for other guest organizers is: highly recommendable!


Jürgen Haussmann, CEO FairFair GmbH

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