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 takes place in Essen / Hanover / Friedrichshafen, the congress fair DCONex Essen 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 Messe München". All three trade fairs will be held at Messe München.

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. On the basis of this successful concept, we also organise consumer fairs in Augsburg (afa) and Würzburg (Mainfranken Messe), which are always geared to the character and special features of the respective region and are regularly a meeting point and discovery 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.

In 2023, the new Music Trade fair will be held for the first time in the Exhibition Center Nuremberg. The fair will focus 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.