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December 13, 2010

Creation of real estate company Messeimmobilien Selchow GmbH

– The real estate company Messeimmobilien Selchow GmbH was formed jointly by ZukunftsAgentur Brandenburg (ZAB) and Messe Berlin on 10 November 2010. Its remit includes the construction and operation of a new event area on the western side of the BBI airport, the major hub of the future, which will be the venue for the International Aerospace Exhibition (ILA) from 2012 onwards. The newly formed company will be investing 27 million euros in the development of this new site. The planning work for creating the necessary infrastructure has already begun. The first company to benefit from this new development will be Messe Berlin, the executive company for the ILA.

The framework agreement for the ILA was signed on 30 November by the five partners participating in this event. It included a statement by the authorities of the Land Berlin and the Land Brandenburg, the airport operator Flughafen Berlin-Schönefeld GmbH, the German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI) and Messe Berlin GmbH, confirming the intention to stage the ILA in Berlin/Brandenburg every two years from 2012 onwards.

For more details:

Messe Berlin GmbH, Michel T. Hofer, Press Spokesman and Group Press and Public Relations Director, tel.: +49 (0) 30 3038-2270, email:

ZukunftsAgentur Brandenburg, Alexander Gallrein, Director Marketing/Communication, tel.: +49 (0) 331 660-3103, email: