The company Messe Karlsruhe in figures

We network people, connect knowledge and give emotions a stage.

Events are our passion. Not only because we offer the perfect setting for trade fairs, conventions and cultural events, but also because we contribute our extensive know-how, flexible service and strong personal dedication to every event, whether as its organizer or its host. Welcome to Karlsruhe!

Facts und figures:

  • Over 300 events (trade fairs, conventions and cultural events) each year with more than 800,000 visitors
  • More than 40 trade fairs each year with almost 8,000 exhibitors
  • 72,000 square meters of hall space in 9 halls distributed over two locations
  • Total sales valued at 38.7 million euros in 2019
  • 150 employees
  • Over 6,000 reports or mentions in the media
  • 1 million visits to the websites, of which almost 250,000 visits were from abroad
  • Over 54,000 followers on Facebook

Revenue development: 2009 - 2019

Revenue development: 2009 - 2019

Compared to the economic planning, the achieved sales revenue of € 38.7 million has improved by € 5.2 million and, at € 5.7 million, is clearly above the old record level of 2017 (€ 33 million), which is also the correct year of cyclical scheduling of fairs and other events. This represents an increase of 17.6 % on the revenue of 2018 (€ 32.9 million).

Operational development

Operational development

Messe Karlsruhe achieved a contribution margin (DB) II of € 10.2 million and thus improved by € 1.9 million compared to the business plan. The result is € 2.5 million higher than in the previous year and € 2.1 million higher than the previous record figure from 2017 (€ 8.1 million).

Operating result

Operating result

With an operating result of € ./. 11 million, the planned result improved by € 0.07 million. Despite an increase in hall costs of € 1.0 million compared with the plan due to an increased allocation to the provision for the exhibition grounds, the net loss for the year improved by € 1.0 million compared with the previous year (operating result 2018 = ./. € 12 million). In terms of personnel and material costs, Messe Karlsruhe remained below plan, which also contributed to the improvement in the result.

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