Anyone who thinks of the Leipzig Book Fair will soon think of the Book Fair there. Leipzig also stands for many other events – from consumer fairs to trade fairs in the fields of industry, medicine and energy. The city thus presents itself as a point of view for some of the most important trade fairs in Germany, some of which also have international appeal.

Trade fair Leipzig – Facts and figures

The new Leipzig Exhibition Centre opened its doors in 1996. Since then, the site has not only stood for architectural transparency, clarity and straightforwardness, but with its five exhibition halls also offers a well thought-out exhibition concept for trade fairs of all kinds. A total of 111,900 square metres of covered exhibition space and 70,000 square metres of open-air grounds are available for the events. In addition, there is the Congress Center Leipzig, which is one of the most modern congress and conference centres in Europe. The architectural highlight is the impressive 238-metre-long glass hall, which was built with the collaboration of British star architect Ian Ritchie. In addition, the site is optimally designed for large crowds of visitors and has generous parking space: 12,500 visitors, 2,000 exhibitors and 200 trucks are available.

Trade fair Leipzig – The public trade fairs

This large number of parking spaces is also necessary for the visitor magnets within the public fairs. The Leipzig Book Fair, which is regarded as the most important spring meeting place for the book and media industry, is particularly well received: almost 200,000 visitors flocked to Leipzig last year, including many foreign trade visitors. The fair has long since established itself outside Germany as well. Manga Comic-Con is also very popular. The fair about a special sub-genre of literature is also enjoying growing popularity in this country. In 2018, 170 exhibitors were present on 20,000 square metres to present their offerings in the fields of manga, comics, graphic novels, games, Japan, cosplay and music. This attracted 104,000 visitors to Leipzig. The Leipzig Art Fair is not as big, but is a high-profile event. Around 50 exhibitors will present trends in contemporary art. A selection procedure by a top-class jury guarantees a high quality level of the exhibited works.

Trade fair Leipzig – On land and water

The Motorrad Messe Leipzig is a meeting point for the general public. The trade and visitor fair is particularly important for manufacturers. More than 250 manufacturers from all over the world will be showing their latest models here. In addition, the fair convinces with a varied supporting programme.

The Beach & Boat, a water sports fair in Leipzig, on the other hand, provides information about innovations in water sports. Here visitors will find a comprehensive range of products and services for leisure activities in and around the water. Due to the early trade fair date, it provides information about new products, boats and other water sports equipment punctually before the start of the season.

The trade world is at home at trade fair Leipzig

In addition to numerous public fairs, the trade fair Leipzig also stands for a wide range of renowned trade fairs. In the industrial sector, Z stands out as one of the most important addresses for suppliers and buyers of industrial components in Europe. This applies in particular to the automotive and vehicle industry and to mechanical engineering, plant construction and toolmaking. At intec, on the other hand, the focus will be on production technology for metalworking. The spectrum of topics ranges from complete machining centres, machine tools and tools, to forming technology and individual production.

Medical trade events at the Leipzig Exhibition Centre

Trade fair Leipzig is also a renowned venue for medical events. This includes, for example, Medcare, a congress and exhibition for clinical and non-clinical patient care that takes place every two years in Leipzig. The focus is on therapies such as modern miracle care, medical nutrition, incontinence and stoma care as well as optimised interface management between the individual care areas. Dentists, dental technicians, dental assistants and dental students, on the other hand, gather information at Fachdental – an important trade exhibition for the dental industry. The focus is on technical innovations and trends. With the annual Röntgenkongress 2015-2020, trade fair Leipzig was also able to bring another top medical congress with accompanying trade exhibition to Leipzig. Here we are building the stand of Guerbet, one of the exhibitors at the event.

The future of the energy industry at trade fair Leipzig

In the energy industry and technology sector, Leipzig is also one of the central venues for new technologies with Hivoltec. The fair presents energy technology from 1000 Volt AC or 1500 Volt DC. Exhibitors can also take part in a series of lectures. New energy world, a trade fair for energy management, also takes place every two years. The fair takes up the complex topic of the management of networked energy systems.

Are you planning a guest event in Leipzig?

Then contact us – for many years we have also been handling complete trade fairs on the stand construction side. This means that we build on the entire trade fair with all stands including catering and meeting areas. In Leipzig, for example, we implement the EDE industry get-together. Our customers benefit from our more than 35 years of experience in trade fair construction and a full service from a single source.