Deutsche Messe, Hannover/Germany

Deutsche Messe, Hannover/Germany
Deutsche Messe

Our history at a glance

The Deutsche Messe chronicle.

Famous for everything from fish rolls to digital transformation

From legendary beginnings as Germany’s first Export Fair on up to a key role in showcasing the digital transformation. Back when Deutsche Messe was founded in Hannover in 1947, soon after the end of WWII, nobody could predict just how successful its maiden event would be, right from the start.

When the gates closed on the 21-day Export Fair, it had generated as many as 1,934 export contracts worth a total of $31.6 mill.

And in the ensuing more than 70 years, the company has continued to make history.

We invite you to join us as we look back on many years of moving markets, right on up to today’s sweeping era of digitalization and Industry 4.0.

Travel from the beginning in 1947 up to today.

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1947 - first export fair and fish rolls

CeBIT 1986

CeBIT 1986

Live Broadcast Hannover fair grounds

Live TV Broadcast

US President Barack Obama, HANNOVER MESSE 2016

Barack Obama, HANNOVER MESSE 2016