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

The "interlift" - World's Leading Trade Fair for the Elevator Industry and the "iENA - International Trade Fair Ideas-Inventions-New Products" are the world's leading industry trade fairs and with the HOGA Nuremberg we occupy a top position in the German trade fair hospitality market. Other trade & congress fairs are the DCONex (MCC Münster) congress fair on the subject of pollutant management and "The Elevator Show" in Dubai, (premiere: September 16-18, 2024).

New to AFAG's B2B trade fair portfolio: the TI-Expo + Conference, the top event on technical insulation for industry (Areal Böhler, Düsseldorf, 20.+21.3.2024) and the eltec - Trade Fair for Electrical and Energy Technology (Exhibition Center Nuremberg), which AFAG will hold for the first time in 2023. The next eltec will be from May 25-22, 2025.
The industry platform with congress - the Stone+tec (Exhibition Center Nuremberg, June 19-22, 2024), was successfully taken over by AFAG in 2022 and will already present a new area in 2024: the new design exhibition for tiles and technology, the trade fair Tile+tec (parallel to Stone+tec on June 19-22, 2024, Exhibition Center Nuremberg)

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.

Consumer fairs

The Freizeit Messe and Consumenta, which is one of Germany's leading consumer fairs, are both held at the Nuremberg Exhibition Center.
The afa is the traditional spring trade fair that takes place annually at the Augsburg Trade Fair Center.

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.