Messe Düsseldorf has begun construction works for a new South entrance and Hall 1. The company kickstarted one of its most ambitious construction projects with a ceremony on 14 July 2017.
By summer 2019, the company will build not only a new multi-functional hall with conference facilities but also a fully glazed new entrance south complete with a translucent, LED-lit canopy roof and adjacent underground parking.
As a result one of the most state-of-the-art and multi-functional trade fair locations and convention venues will come into being in the southern part of the Düsseldorf exhibition centre meeting both the highest architectural and functional standards. The investment in this new Complex South totals EUR 140 million.
“With the start of construction we have taken an important step towards the complete modernisation and renovation of our premises at our homebase; and we continue adapting the exhibition centre to our customers’ demands and requirements thereby increasing our service excellence even further. And as always this is done without any subsidies,” said Werner Dornscheidt, president and CEO of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH.
By 2030 Messe Düsseldorf will invest a total of some EUR 636 million in its premises: “With this move Messe Düsseldorf secures its position as one of the leading trade fair companies worldwide and as the most profitable trade fair organiser with its own premises in Europe. Messe Düsseldorf is a key economic factor for Düsseldorf – investment in its future benefits the whole region,” said Lord Mayor Thomas Geisel, chairman of the Supervisory Board of Messe Düsseldorf.