Messe Frankfurt GmbH
Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1
60327 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Press 1 July 2015
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Messe Frankfurt expects sales to top €600 million in 2015 - Press release

Messe Frankfurt is continuing its growth course and expects a significant increase in sales for the current financial year. At the company’s Half-Year Press Conference earlier today, Messe Frankfurt President and Chief Executive Officer Wolfgang Marzin said: “If everything stays on schedule, we want to be the first German trade fair company to pass the €600 million sales mark by a significant margin”.
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  • 1. Messe Frankfurt GmbH Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1 60327 Frankfurt am Main, Germany Press 1 July 2015 Messe Frankfurt expects sales to top €600 million in 2015 Strong business momentum with many new records in first half of trade fair year Messe Frankfurt 2020 strategy on schedule Markus Quint Tel. +49 69 75 75-59 05 markus.quint @messefrankfurt.com www.messefrankfurt.com Messe Frankfurt is continuing its growth course and expects a significant increase in sales for the current financial year. At the company’s Half- Year Press Conference earlier today, Messe Frankfurt President and Chief Executive Officer Wolfgang Marzin said: “If everything stays on schedule, we want to be the first German trade fair company to pass the €600 million sales mark by a significant margin”. This means that the Group will be taking up where it left off following its previous record year 2014 – with sales of approximately €554 million and annual net income of over €33 million. Marzin: “We are well on schedule with our defined strategic framework Messe Frankfurt 2020 and already have our strategic sights set on further developments up until 2025”. The first six months of financial year 2015 have been buoyed by great momentum. With regard to operations in and outside Germany, Executive Board member Detlef Braun stressed: “Many flagship events in Germany have set new records, enjoyed a high international component and received excellent feedback from customers”. Messe Frankfurt is expanding its core areas of expertise steadily, thereby adding to its worldwide service portfolio and expertise. Braun: “With our brands, we are right at home in key international hubs. In 2015, our foreign events will once again be a significant lever in further developing our business operations”. This year, our successful new events include Leatherworld Dubai, Modern Bakery in Moscow and Emitex in Buenos Aires. Further developments at our Frankfurt base and worldwide Like hardly any other company, Messe Frankfurt is a byword for internationally successful trade fair concepts in promising technology sectors. It plans to further expand and intensify its Technology & Production and Mobility & Infrastructure business fields. Since this year, Comtrans and Autotrans – the most successful commercial vehicle trade fairs in Russia and its neighbouring states – have been part of the Group’s portfolio. Another new addition to the portfolio is Automechanika Chicago. 2016 will see a new strategic move with Automechanika Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. Braun added that, also in 2016, “Automechanika Birmingham will be the first event ever to be held in Great Britain in Messe Frankfurt’s illustrious history”.
  • 2. Page 2 The current financial year has been a strong guest event year at the Group’s Frankfurt base. The rotation of events is such that the exhibition grounds play host to the three major traditional guest events ACHEMA, IAA Cars and the Frankfurt Book Fair every six years. The congress business also enjoyed new customers and a healthy bookings situation. As Uwe Behm, Member of the Executive Board of Messe Frankfurt, stated: “The Congress Frankfurt and Kap Europa venues have established themselves as a formidable duo”. For instance, the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) – the world’s oldest and Europe’s most important conference and networking event for the High- Performance Computing (HPC) community – is scheduled for mid-July. The plans for the new Hall 12 and the related expansion of the Via Mobile West moving walkway are on schedule and budget. Uwe Behm: “All preliminary decisions have been finalised – once the Frankfurt Book Fair has closed its doors, we will prepare the building site and begin with the excavation work”. As regards the planned building complex for the South Entrance, ideas are currently being developed together with the winner of the competition, architectural office cyrus I moser I architekten, for a variant that we can finance ourselves without the need for third- party investors. Behm: “This takes into account our need for an attractive entrance to our exhibition grounds and office space for our own use.” The first results will be available in the second half of the year. “Messe Frankfurt 2020” – strategic route for further growth Messe Frankfurt will continue to invest with clear strategic priorities based on the company’s core objectives and to tap into new growth opportunities worldwide. Wolfgang Marzin: “In our portfolio, we have a good range of themes, including key themes of our age such as energy efficiency, increased productivity (Industry 4.0), security, environmental protection but also food – all of which are increasing in importance and in influence”. With focused globalisation, a balanced portfolio and a clear brand strategy in our core areas of expertise, we are very well positioned. Explaining the Group’s strategic orientation, Marzin said: “We can offset potential risks in the world markets and are expanding our market share anticyclically”. Messe Frankfurt has scheduled a total of 24 new events for this and the coming financial year. Marzin: “Our success abroad makes a key contribution to our investments at our Frankfurt base – and helps to bring about a sustainable improvement in capacity utilisation there, which is also in the interests of our shareholders”. In order to make even better use of its growth potential, Messe Frankfurt aims to increase networking within the Group and is investing in a sound performance management system. As Wolfgang Marzin sums up: “Our sights are now on the next interim targets as part of our Messe Frankfurt 2020 strategy and we aim to further increase our market share worldwide in financial year 2015”.
  • 3. Page 3 A video of this press conference is available in our online newsroom at http://m-es.se/Hr13 A video statement by Wolfgang Marzin on the first six months of financial year 2015 will be available on YouTube shortly at www.youtube.com/messefrankfurt Background information on Messe Frankfurt Messe Frankfurt is one of the world’s leading trade fair organisers, generating around €554 million in sales and employing 2,130 people. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 29 subsidiaries and 57 international Sales Partners, allowing it to serve its customers on location in more than 160 countries. Messe Frankfurt events take place at more than 30 locations around the globe. In 2014, Messe Frankfurt organised a total of 121 trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany. Comprising an area of 592,127 square metres, Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds are home to ten exhibition halls. The company also operates two congress centres. The historic Festhalle, one of the most popular venues in Germany, plays host to events of all kinds.Messe Frankfurt is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent. For more information, please visit our website at: www.messefrankfurt.com

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