The fair “mineralien” in Hamburg is the largest mineral show in Northern Germany and the fourth largest in the world. It takes place once a year and is open to both trade visitors and to the private audience. For the professionals including collectors and scientists the annually changing, lavishly decorated special shows are an important part of the show. Here outstanding artifacts such as royal stones, fossil rarities or uncommon fluorites are presented. The fair is the perfect event for all mineral collectors and dealers, for professionals and for people who simply enjoy researching, discovering and buying gems and jewelry. Whether true connoisseurs, professionals or collectors the fair mineralien in Hamburg inspires the visitors with precious stones and sparkling crystals. Adults and children are able to admire the products of many exhibitors in a pleasant environment. The magical world of this show is worth a visit.
61+1 events, more than 1.2 million square meters of gross floor space occupied, annual revenue of 104.3 million euros, two leading trade fairs with record numbers of exhibitors, several awards and a historic political party conference – the year 2018 at Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH was varied, turbulent and successful. In addition to eleven of our own trade fairs, we hosted 31 guest events and 19 events on the exhibition grounds that had to be relocated due to the temporary closure of the CCH – Congress Center Hamburg. Plus there was our In-Water Boat Show in Neustadt/Holstein. At the same time we were once again able to exceed our own revenue target. We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all our exhibitors, visitors and business partners for their loyalty and our close working relationship.
Once again, our own events laid the foundation for another very good result: including the related services, they generated around three quarters of revenue. In particular they comprised the three leading fairs, the INTERNORGA with 1,300 exhibitors, WindEnergy Hamburg, which increased the number of exhibitors compared with the first event in 2014 by almost 20 percent to 1,482, and the SMM – the leading international maritime trade fair – where the number of exhibitors has risen by almost 1,000 since the year 2000 to 2,289. For the two latter trade fairs these were record exhibitor numbers. SMM is also the only fair in Hamburg to take place in 13 halls, since two high-grade temporary structures supplemented the existing eleven exhibition halls.
In total, we welcomed 745,769 participants and visitors to the events on our exhibition grounds in the past fiscal year. A total of 722,649 attended trade fairs and guest events, with another 23,120 visitors reported for the 19 CCH events that took place on the exhibition grounds. And the previous year’s outstanding results were beaten again with a gross floor area used of 1,221,888 square meters.
Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH is planning revenue of 99.9 million euros for the action-packed year of 2018. Due to the revitalization of the CCH – Congress Center Hamburg, only the exhibition grounds will be in use again. In addition to around 30 guest events, eleven own events will be held here. These include the leading international maritime trade fair SMM, which was already fully booked at the end of 2017, and WindEnergy Hamburg, which together with the global WindEurope conference will form the Global Wind Summit 2018 for the first time – making it the largest international meeting place for the industry.
The Global Wind Summit attracted great attention in 2018: it was the first time that the WindEurope global conference took place at the same time as the WindEnergy Hamburg. For four days that made the Hanseatic city the center of the global wind power industry and a meeting place for all the industry experts. International exhibitors at the WindEnergy Hamburg accounted for more than 50 percent for the first time.
NORTEC, our highly specialized trade fair for production, celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2018 with a focus on manufacturing 4.0. The fair always works closely with businesses, universities and policymakers to highlight the latest challenges and present solutions, and this year particularly showcased 3D printing and digital production.
Two successful trade fair premieres, the G20 summit in our halls, the contract for the continued operation of the CCH over the next 25 years, the closure of the hanseboot and the operation of the award-winning German Pavilion at the EXPO 2017 in Astana (Kazakhstan) made the 2017 reporting year an extraordinary one in many respects. With revenue of 72.8 million euros, it was also the most successful odd-numbered fiscal year in the 45-year history of Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH (HMC). The planned increase in revenue compared to the reference year 2015 was clearly exceeded: Instead of an increase in revenue of seven million euros, it grew around eleven million euros. This was achieved despite the CCH – Congress Center Hamburg being unavailable for the first time in the company’s history due to the revitalization efforts that began at the beginning of 2017.
Changes, such as adapting the duration of INTERNORGA to the needs of exhibitors, are an essential part of our business. As a trade fair company, we closely monitor economic developments, social trends and technological developments in order to keep our product range in line with the changing requirements of the markets. In 2017, for example, we launched two new trade fairs: The home² real estate fair and HAMBURG MOTOR CLASSICS celebrated successful premieres in the year under review. By contrast, we retired the hanseboot, which proved to be no longer marketable in its existing form despite continuous adaptations of the concept. Nevertheless, the north of Germany is not without a water sports exhibition. With the HAMBURG BOAT SHOW, a new trade fair under the auspices of the German Boat and Shipbuilder Association will be launched in our halls in the fall of 2018.
The mineralien will take place on 3 days from Friday, 04. December to Sunday, 06. December 2020 in Hamburg.
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