Hamburg has been Northern Germany’s trade centre for centuries and is home to an expansive, port, big brands, brilliant ideas and great chances for all businesses.
Why exhibit in Hamburg
Hamburg is renowned as being one of the major Northern European destinations for trade shows. Spanning almost 100,000 sqm across eleven exhibition halls, the Messehallen exhibition centre offers exhibitors plenty of space to host a variety of trade shows, conferences and other events such as shareholder meetings.
Hamburg has four railway stations, a coach station, an international airport and a cruise terminal once you arrive in Hamburg, getting around is easy by either train, bus, car or bike:
The exhibition centre is located in the heart of St. Pauli district and can be reached by underground line U2 (Messehallen station) as well as suburban railway lines S11, S21 or S31 (Sternschanze station).
Restrictions on what you can bring into the country
There are the usual restrictions plus a few extras: no instruments of torture, no dangerous dogs, you’re not allowed to move stolen works of art nor are you allowed conflict or blood diamonds.
Main exhibition centres
Exhibitions we have supported
Services we provide
- Booth Host/Hostess
- Lead Generator
- Crowd Gatherer
- Product Demonstrator
- Hospitality Staff
- Brand Ambassador
- Team Leaders
- Event Managers
Key tourist hotspots
Hamburg is the largest city in Germany after Berlin, lies at the head of the estuary of the River Elbe. Its location therefore makes it an essential link between the sea and Germany's network of inland waterways and numerous islands.
Walk around The Port of Hamburg, also known as the Gateway to Germany.
Embrace your inner child at the Miniatur Wunderland. Billed as the world's largest model railway, it is so much more than simply a toy train layout.
Where to eat
- The Boathouse - A contemporary fish restaurant on the banks of the Isebekkanal. Try mackerel ceviche with sweet olives, nuts and horseradish or avocado dim sum filled with soft crab and a wild garlic and smoked ham bouillon.
- Heimat Küche + Bar - Seasonal specials have a lighter touch: try the creamy ewe’s cheese with tangy rhubarb compote and fresh salad leaves.
- Local currency is the Euro.
- Language is German, although most people also speak English.
- Visa - if you’re from within the EU you don’t need one, outwith the EU you’ll have to check the list.
- Plug sockets are the two prong European type.
- There are no real cultural sensitivities so to speak, but advice for conducting business meetings:
- When meeting Germans for the first time in a business context, short and firm handshakes are the norm.
- Make sure you maintain eye contact throughout.
- Titles and qualifications are held in high regard, so if someone does have a doctorate or a degree, make sure you refer to them as doctor or whatever their title may be.
- The more letters you can put after your name on your business card, the more impressed your German colleagues will be.