Trade Fairs

Top rankings for AFAG trade fairs

Whether it's a highly specialised world-leading trade fair, international congress or regional consumer fair — we design and stage successful marketplaces.

Leading international trade fairs, specialist exhibitions and congresses

interlift” und “iENA – the International Trade Fair for Ideas, Inventions and New Products” are the world’s leading trade fairs in their industries, and with the HOGA Nuremberg we occupy a top position in the German gastronomy trade fair market as well. Further trade & congress fairs are the GASTRO SUMMIT, which is held alternately in Essen, Hanover or Friedrichshafen, the congress fair DCONex and "The Elevator Show" in Dubai (premiere: September 16-18, 2024).

New to AFAG's B2B trade fair portfolio: TI-Expo + Conference, the top event for technical insulation for the industry (Frankfurt exhibition center) and the industry platform with congress, Stone+tec (Nuremberg exhibition center), taken over by AFAG in 2022, and eltec - Trade Fair for Electrical and Energy Technology (Nuremberg exhibition center), which AFAG will hold for the first time in 2023.

As of July 1, 2022, AFAG has taken over the Munich-based trade fair organizer NETCOMM and will continue to run the NETCOMM trade fairs, which include the Munich SecurityExpo "SicherheitsExpo München", the Munich Human Resources Fair "Personalmesse München" and the Sales Marketing Fair "Sales Marketing Forum München". All three trade fairs will be held at Messe München.

The new design fair for tiles and technology, the Tile+tec trade fair will be held for the first time parallel to Stone+tec on 19-22 June 2024 in the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg.

Consumer fairs

The Freizeit Messe (leisure fair) takes place in Nuremberg as well as the Consumenta, which is one of the leading German consumer fairs. Based on this successful concept, we also run the consumer fair in Augsburg - afa Augsburg, which is oriented to the character and special features of the region and is a regular meeting place and experience event for the region.

Special interests

Our programme also includes special interest fairs, e.g. the “Fascination Horse” which presents classical equestrian events and attracts elite equestrian sportspeople with its top-class tournaments.

The Nuremberg Whisk(e)y fair THE VILLAGE has developed into one of the largest and most important whisk(e)y trade fairs in Europe since its founding in 2013. It’s a popular place for industry insiders to gather every year and an event both for whisk(e)y connoisseurs and those just discovering the spirit. The Nuremberg Gin & Tonic Fair is a lifestyle event that allows visitors to discover all the many variations of gin and tonic that exist.

2023 has presented for the first time the Musik Messe Nürnberg in the Exhibition Center Nuremberg, which will be held annually from 2024 under a new name: akustika Nuremberg. The fair focused on the diversity and quality of musical instrument making and is aimed at musicians, from beginners to professionals.

Since the end of February 2023, AFAG has taken over the Stuttgart trade fair organizer RETRO Messen. The portfolio of  RETRO Messen GmbH includes the trade fairs RETRO CLASSICS® Stuttgart, RETRO CLASSICS BAVARIA® in Nuremberg and EuroMotor® in Stuttgart, which will continue to be held at the familiar locations.

Unforgettable events

We stage fascinating events and exclusive theme parks with high attention value and supra-regional impact for our partners, clients and for our own trade fairs.