The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has commissioned Messe Frankfurt to organise and run 25 German Pavilions in the coming year. That is the result of the autumn meeting of the Foreign Trade Fair Participation working group at AUMA (Association of the German Trade Fair Industry). Germany’s foreign trade fair programme for 2021 includes a total of 327 German Pavilions at trade fairs in some 60 countries as part of its efforts to actively help Germany’s exporters enter and develop foreign markets.
The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy works closely with AUMA to help small and medium-sized firms in particular by granting them favourable terms to participate in trade fairs outside Germany as exhibitors in German Pavilions under the ‘Made in Germany’ brand. Exhibitors in these pavilions enjoy organisational and technical support from the German company responsible for organising them.
Messe Frankfurt focuses on organising German Pavilions at its own events – i.e. trade fairs that are being organised by its local subsidiaries abroad. The trade fair brand that is in greatest demand is Automechanika with a total of six events, and most of Messe Frankfurt’s commissions for 2021 are in China and the United Arab Emirates, with six fairs each, and Russia with four events.
The first German Pavilion since the start of the coronavirus pandemic was organised in late September in China at Intertextile Shanghai Autumn. The next German Pavilions at Messe Frankfurt’s own events will be found at Music China in late October and at Automechanika Shanghai in early December.