Messe Essen today
With 110,000 square meters of total exhibition space and 20,000 square meters of open space, Essen is the ninth-largest exhibition space in Germany.
The operator is Messe Essen GmbH, which today employs around 200 people. There are three congress centers in which 28 rooms can accommodate around one thousand visitors.
Up to 800 events are held here each year by the trade fair subsidiary CCE.
The exhibition grounds also include the Grugahalle, which is also used for concerts and show events.
In 2016, 49 trade fairs were organized (eight of them abroad), of which ten are considered World Fairs. There were about 1.3 million visitors from 130 nations, plus 13.113 exhibitors, with a foreign share of one third.