Nuremberg welcomes back in-person exhibitions

Europe’s largest packing trade fair FACHPACK, which opens 28 September, will be the first trade fair at the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre after the 19 months of hiatus owing to the Covid-19 pandemic. The return of events at the centre gives a boast to the local economy, with increased business for hotels, catering and other service sectors. 

The NürnbergMesse Group, one of the 15 largest exhibition companies in the world, will employ at least 500 employees as events return. NürnbergMesse’s portfolio comprises of 120 national and international exhibitions and conferences held digitally and in person.

Albert Füracker, Bavarian minister of finance and chairman of the supervisory board of NürnbergMesse, said: "NürnbergMesse is an important economic factor for the metropolitan region and the whole of Bavaria. The Covid-19 pandemic has presented NürnbergMesse with the most severe challenges. I am pleased that the trade fair sector can finally start again with in-person events and thus make the important and much missed personal exchanges possible. The government of Bavaria continues to stand firmly by NürnbergMesse and the entire Bavarian economy."

Marcus König, Nuremberg's Lord Mayor, added: “The exhibition and congress business is an important building block for securing the economic future of the city and metropolitan region of Nuremberg."

Photo: Nuremberg's Lord Mayor Marcus König (L) welcomes Bavaria's minister of finance and chairman of the Supervisory Board of NürnbergMesse Albert Füracker (R) as well as the CEOs of the NürnbergMesse Group, Peter Ottmann and Dr Roland Fleck (from left and right, centre), in the city's Town Hall. / Credit: City of Nuremberg/Christine Dierenbach