goods and a further decrease in the use of printed matter Exhibitors and visitors will be incentivised to be more sustainable And in future NürnbergMesse s decision makers want to make it even easier for customers to choose the more sustainable option when it comes to catering exhibition stands and travel to and from the venue The restart of the trade fair industry is currently slowing significantly as a result of the energy crisis The security of supply and energy costs cannot be predicted or assured with any certainty To deal with the explo sion in costs of 100 percent NürnbergMesse decided to set up an internal energy taskforce in the early summer This inter departmental team is tasked with developing measures that can contribute towards saving even more energy without having a negative im pact on the quality of the events Most of the energy required to run the exhibition centre is for the air conditioning lighting and catering kitchens Reducing the energy consumption of the lighting in office and event areas is a good place to start The lighting in the halls will all be LED by the be ginning of 2023 The temperature in the halls for events in autumn and winter has already been reduced slightly This package of activi ties augments the energy offensive launched seven years ago to save electricity and reduce carbon emissions The aim of all this is to make NürnbergMesse s energy sup ply carbon neutral by 2028 The key measure designed to achieve this is the construction of a photovoltaic power plant with battery and hydrogen storage The first phase of con struction is scheduled to begin in the spring In addition to medium term plans like this there are also short term measures for the coming winter These will reduce the chances of any events being cancelled during this dif ficult period for the energy market www nuernbergmesse de PB 22 FOCUS TradeFairs Internation al 4 2022 Exhibition halls as arenas Amobile seating stand system now per mits an even greater variety of eventformats at Hamburg Messe The stands can provide seating for up to 4 332 people Not only does this enable Hamburg Messe und Congress HMC to add to its own offer ings it also fills gaps left by Hamburg s con cert or sport venues The stands are an in teresting addition and mean that our already versatile halls can be used in new ways says Bernd Aufderheide president and CEO of HMC The stands have come at exactly the right time because we are seeing a clear shift in the event sector towards large stages and higher performance requirements he ob serves We can also imagine the stands being used for annual general meetings or other cor porate events in the way that large US compa nies do The big advantages of the system are that it doesn t require a lot of storage space and takes far less time to set up than a tradi tional scaffolding based stand The decision to buy the stand system at a cost of 3 8 million euros was taken after some intensive market research At the same time aspects such as the maximum floor load the size of the exhi bition hall doors and the logistics routes were checked to establish exactly what the requirements were An invitation to tender was then issued to companies throughout Europe in September 2021 The parts were manufactured in Slovenia between February and June 2022 52 truckloads were then brought to Hamburg for final assembly which took two months www hamburg messe de Catering in Nürnberg Die Küchen gehören zu den energieinten siven Einrichtungen im Messezentrum Catering in Nuremberg Kitchens are among the most energy intensive facilities of the exhibi tion centre Ph ot o N ür nb er gM es se U w e N ik la s

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