Amid COVID-19 Messe Berlin to get €80 m Govt fund infusion


30 May 2020: Amid COVID-19, the Messe Berlin is being gifted with a proposal to infuse €80 million fund by the German Government, according to German media reports.

Messe Berlin is exhibition venues in the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf precinct of Berlin, Germany. Since 2011, they have been known as “Berlin ExpoCenter City” and operated by the Messe Berlin GmbH. The premises, built in 1936-37, comprise as many as 26 halls covering 160,000 sq.m including Funkturm Berlin. On its south, there lies CityCube Berlin, an exhibition and conference hall that opened in 2014, built on the lands of the former Deutschlandhalle arena. Important trade fairs held here include Internationale Grüne Woche Berlin (Green Week), Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin (IFA), Internationale Tourismus-Börse (ITB), Youth fair YOU, Venus Berlin and InnoTrans among many others.

It may be noted that International travel show ITB was cancelled in early March at Messe Berlin and the city also lost the Berlin Air Show, ILA, from the tradefair calendar. It was due to run on May 13-17, 2020 at the ExpoCenter Airport.