The Messe Düsseldorf Group posted for 2022 a leap in revenue to approx. 310 million euro (previous year: 108.7 million euro). The revenue of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH increased to about 295 million euro (previous year: 96.1 million euro). At the same time, the company posted the first profit since the beginning of the pandemic. Following COVID-induced losses of -43.5 million euro (2020) and -22.3 million euro (2021), the 2022 annual result will reach over 50 million euro, more than in the pre-pandemic year. In 2019, the profit was 50.8 million euro.
„Our economic stability has allowed us to successfully drive our new business from our own resources, even during the pandemic years.“
Wolfram N. Diener, president and CEO of Messe Düsseldorf
Moreover, the rate of return is as high as it was in 2016 at over 17 percent. The managers were not forthcoming with a forecast for revenue in 2023 at the annual press conference. The positive result for the year makes it possible to resume recently postponed, necessary investments in the venue and increasingly focus on digital transformation and new events. Wolfram N. Diener, president and CEO of Messe Düsseldorf emphasises: "Our economic stability has allowed us to successfully drive our new business from our own resources, even during the pandemic years." 2022 saw five new events of Messe Düsseldorf celebrate their debuts: Medical Fair Brasil in São Paulo, Brazil, Colombiaplast (Bogotá, Colombia), Corrutec Asia (Bangkok, Thailand), Gifa / Metec Southeast Asia (Bangkok, Thailand) and Foodafrica Cairo (Cairo, Egypt). Messe Düsseldorf's international expansion currently focuses on Southeast Asia, North Africa as well as North and South America. Beyond this, increased activities in Türkiye are planned.