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February 20, 2008

Messe Berlin at a glance

Based on its turnover Messe Berlin is among the ten leading trade fair companies in the world. The halls on its inner-city Exhibition Grounds cover 160,000 square metres, with an additional outdoor area measuring 100,000 square metres, making this the fifth largest trade fair company in Germany.The Exhibition Grounds are directly linked both architecturally and organisationally with Europes largest convention centre, the ICC Berlin. This arrangement is ideal for combining conventions and trade fairs.Together with its specialist subsidiaries Messe Berlin GmbH can ensure a comprehensive range of services for everyone involved in trade fairs:The fully owned subsidiary, MB Capital Services GmbH, provides all the services required by exhibitors, visitors, convention organisers and convention participants. Its main business activities include stand construction services, technical services for exhibitors, ticket sales, registration, incoming services, sponsorship, event management and all the organisational arrangements for conventions. (On the internet: The unique Virtual Market Place, the internet-based platform for communication and information, serving customers and business partners 365 days a year, is also maintained by MB Capital Services GmbH. The Virtual Market Place can be easily found by logging on to the Messe Berlin web address: Facility GmbH, in which Messe Berlin and the companies HOCHTIEF and GegenbauerBosse hold shares, is responsible for ensuring the efficient operation of technical services for trade fairs and conventions in Berlin. (E-mail address: Catering GmbH operates the many different catering facilities on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds such as the Palais am Funkturm and the Funkturm Restaurant, as well as supplying conferences at the ICC Berlin with everything from snacks to sumptuous gala dinners. If required CCG can take on the work of planning and staging elegant gala dinners, buffets and balls, as well as organising comprehensive catering services. (On the internet: 2007 (group): 145 million euros (2006: 168 million euros)Employees 2006: 500Trade fairs / Exhibitions 2006: 21 company-run events with more than 18,000 exhibitors (70 % from other countries) and1 million visitors 38 guest eventsConventions 2006: 573 conferences and meetings with 240,000 participantsLeading international trade fairs: ITB Berlin – International Tourism Exchange; IFA CONSUMER ELECTRONICS UNLIMITED; International Green Week Berlin; FRUIT LOGISTICA – International Trade Fair for Fruit and Vegetable Marketing, bautec – International Trade Fair for Building and Construction Technology; ILA – International Aerospace Exhibition Berlin-Brandenburg; InnoTrans – International Trade Fair for Transport TechnologyThe latest trade fairs: FRESHCONEX International trade fair and congress for fresh-cut convenience, conhIT - Connecting the Healthcare IT, TOP Energy, Laser Optics Berlin, ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA (Hongkong and Bangkok) ITB Asia (Singapore).Messe Berlin can be found on the internet at