Frankfurt's major Exhibition & Trade Fairs

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Messeturm Frankfurt, GNU, author: Raimond Spekking
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Situated on the River Main, Frankfurt (Frankfurt vacation rentals | Frankfurt travel guide) has been Germany's financial center for centuries. Besides that, Frankfurt's economy is build on transport and trade fairs. The world's largest exhibition and fairs such as Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung, Frankfurter Buchmesse, Musikmesse, Ambiente and Achema are all held in Frankfurt.

Frankfurt is the only city in Germany with skyscrapers forming a skyline. Most of the Frankfurt exhibition and trade fairs are located in the western part of the city center known as Bankenviertel. Over 300 national and international banks are represented here including the headquarters of the major German banks. By far Germany's largest Stock Exchange is home in Frankfurt, the German Federal Bank and the European Central Bank, which sets the monetary policy for the Euro-zone economy. That's why Frankfurt got the nickname Bankfurt. Others like to call this cosmopolitan city Mainhattan, referring the River Main and Manhattan in New York.

Frankfurt has an excellent transportation infrastructure

The Frankfurt International Airport is a major international aviation hub. It is central located right at the heart of Europe and easily accessible by rail and road. Already in the 1970s Frankfurt created one of Europe's most efficient underground transportation systems which includes a suburban rail system, S-Bahn and a deep underground light rail system with smaller coaches, U-Bahn, also capable of traveling above ground on street rails. The motorway-, Autobahn and railway-network Deutsche Bahn provide speedy connections to all other major destinations in Germany.

International importance of Frankfurt's Exhibition & Trade Fairs

Fairs have a very long tradition in Frankfurt and were first mentioned in 1150! Book trade fairs have been held in Frankfurt since 1478. Today Frankfurt has the third-largest exhibition site in the world. The Messe Frankfurt corporation is one of the world's largest trade fair companies. The group is present in over 150 countries, has a global network with branch offices and an ever rising number of international sales partners. Messe Frankfurt currently has nine exhibition halls, an outdoor area, a central logistics center, and an attached convention center. The exhibition grounds are located in the west of Frankfurt, in the districts Bockenheim and Westend-Southm, and are utilized by many of the Frankfurt exhibition and trade fairs. It has direct highway access and parking space is available on the Vine Area. Public transportation from other areas of Frankfurt is convenient and fast by S-Bahn and U-Bahn.

Major upcoming Exhibitions & Trade Fairs in 2010

1/29/2010 - 2/2/2010
Christmasworld, organized by Messe Frankfurt GmbH, is the leading trade fair for exhibiting beautiful decoration items. The event will offer enormous opportunities for trading with international major players of the industry. Exhibits include Christmas /seasonal trade, artificial Christmas trees, Christmas tree and room decorations, annual and seasonal festive decorations, lighting, candles, floral art, fireworks, carnival, party item, shop & display. Trade Visitors only!
2/12/2010 - 2/16/2010
Ambiente Frankfurt is a huge international household consumable exposition. The event is directed towards providing a comprehensive view of various products and services from related sectors. Here you can meet a wide range of high-quality visitors, such as retailers, wholesalers, contractors, designers, Specialty Retail Stores, Department Stores, Large Scale Retail Stores, Mail Order Houses, Trading Houses, Importers, Interior Designers, Planners, Construction, Housing Manufacturers, Hotels and Restaurants, Press etc.
3/24/2010 - 3/27/2010
The international Musikmesse Frankfurt is the world's biggest international trade fair for musical instruments, music software, computer hardware, sheet music and accessories. It is a magnet for the music trade, for the industry and crafts people, for music publishers, music teachers and the event business, and has successfully been exercising this power of attraction non-stop for the last 25 years.
07/2/2010 - 7/6/2010
Tendence, the worldwide renowned Frankfurter Autumn Fair, is the most important international consumer-goods fair in the second half of the year and presents the latest products and trends for home, gifts and decoration. It is split into three trade fairs: Living, Giving and Collection preview for spring + summer 2011.
9/14/2010 9/18/2010
Automechanika is the leading International Trade Fair for the Automotive Industry. Everything which keeps the future of the automobile industry on the move will be exhibited. At this international meeting point for the automobile industry, automotive parts, components and systems, electronics, supply and maintenance, right up to environmental and recycling concepts will be featured.
October 2010
The annual Frankfurter Buchmesse is a meeting place for the book-industry's experts. Be they publishers, booksellers, agents, film producers or authors - each year in October, they all come together and create something new. The Frankfurt Book Fair is the most important marketplace for books, media, rights and licensees worldwide, with more than 7,300 exhibitors from 100 countries, 299,000 visitors and over 10,000 journalists. The Frankfurt Book Fair is facing up to its environmental responsibilities. Together with the Messe Frankfurt, it is implementing measures aimed at optimum protection and greater sustainability of the environment.

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Monika Petra

This travel guide has been written by Monika Petra.

In her own words: When children are born they receive certain gifts to put them to good use or not. In my cradle there must have been at least music and the curiosity for the world we live in. Luckily I could combine those gifts eventually. My live as a jazz vocalist guided me to see and experience many places in Germany and far beyond. As in my music I like to dive in the historical background of given facts, simply to understand the present. During my travel, my circles got wider and wider and since many years I am now living in Thailand, very interesting to say the least. I grew up in Paderborn, lived and studied Jazz in Cologne's Musikhochschule and worked a while in Bayreuth and Kulmbach. My travels throughout Germany took me to all major cities and small towns. It was the people and local differences, be it language, food, traditions and customs, which made it a lot of fun. When finally the wall came down, I was one of those in Berlin posing on the rests of it for the camera. Off course I took the first opportunity to rediscover the new but old states of Germany and finally understood the impact the wall had on all Germans and in regards to the worst part in German history. Being a German living abroad, I discovered in years what I value most about Germany. Rest assured it is a country of rich cultural background still alive today. I visit my home country regularly and stay in touch with my friends, even those back from school. Another thing I always felt passionate about is writing and sharing my experience and thoughts. The internet provides us all with a great opportunity to connect, tell stories, read and learn from others and grow as a global community.

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