Great year: Faithful exhibitors and visitors
Great year

Faithful exhibitors and visitors

Photo: Hamburg Messe und Congress

Three premieres, two global flagship fairs and a fully redesigned congress centre plus sales revenues far above budget – all that in a fiscal year of no more than nine months: The relaunch of the trade fair and congress business has been more than successful, thanks to a highly motivated team, reliable partners as well as faithful exhibitors and visitors.

Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH (HMC) achieved the second highest sales revenues of 108.7 million euros in its history. This was nearly twelve million euros more than HMC had budgeted. "I am very proud of our staff and thankful for this great year. Despite the high workload, the enthusiasm about being able to resume operations was palpable among our visitors, exhibitors and colleagues throughout our exhibition halls and at the CCH," says Bernd Aufderheide, president and CEO of Hamburg Messe und Congress. Hamburg Messe und Congress' international activities included supporting a total of 341 exhibiting companies at 15 trade fairs worldwide as well as organising the "German Garden", one of the most popular country pavilions at the Floriade Expo 2022, the international horticultural exposition in Almere, The Netherlands.
„I am very proud of our staff and thankful for this great year“
Bernd Aufderheide, president and CEO of Hamburg Messe und Congress
This was HMC's seventh expo engagement since 2008. For 2023, Hamburg Messe und Congress is expecting sales revenues of 73.1 million euros, the highest in its history in an odd year, yet, as a consequence of high leasing and write-down costs for the exhibition halls, along with rising personnel, maintenance and energy costs, the annual result is once again predicted to be negative. Based on current plans, eight HMC-organised events and over 30 guest events will take place on the exhibition campus in 2023. There are currently 41 confirmed bookings for the CCH – Congress Center Hamburg. Abroad, HMC will be supporting German medium-sized exhibiting companies at 25 trade fairs.