S uccessful conventions need an accom panying exhibition Delegates can then visit the exhibition stands to deepen the theoretical knowledge they have acquired in the auditorium At the same time the money paid by exhibitors to hire exhibition space helps to finance the conven tion Many a successful trade fair started out as an exhibition at a convention Similarly trade fairs often need meeting facilities for their accompanying programme It is there fore no surprise that Messe Frankfurt takes the needs of confex models like this into consideration Direct access from Hall 5 to the large Harmonie Hall in the Congress Cen ter gives event organisers both a convention hall and exhibition space says Michael Biwer vice president guest events at Messe Frankfurt It s an ideal combination for those seeking both conference facilities and a large event space Hall 5 is a structure of some importance on the east side of the Messe Frankfurt site It provides a link to the Congress Center on one side and the neighbouring Hall 6 on the other This modern hall provides a pillar free space on Level 1 that can be subdivided to create numerous different spaces It has a link to Hall 6 1 via the large foyer on the west side enabling the exhibition space available to be increased by up to 26 000 square metres if all three levels of Hall 6 are used Level 0 of Hall 5 has two large en trances and offers a very pleasant café And Level 5 1 1 upstairs has a spacious subdivis ible conference room for around 350 people as well as a roof terrace The decision makers at Messe Frankfurt regard the new Hall 5 as a further milestone in the constant further development of the site the quality of which is being continual ly improved The construction project got un der way in December 2019 and will shortly be completed The hall will have a green roof and thus make a positive contribution to the city s climate protection measures Messe Frankfurt talks of making a mark that is in dicative of the company s sustainable ap proach www messefrankfurt com PB 8 FOCUS TradeFairs Internation al 4 2022 CONGRESSES Combining conferences and exhibitions Messe Frankfurt is increasing the flexible options it offers to event organisers exhibitors and visitors The new Hall 5 will be going into operation in February 2023 Sustainability and digitalisation The greenmeetings events gme confer ence is now Secon the SustainableEvents Conference Organised jointly by the German Convention Bureau GCB and the European Association of Event Centres EVVC the event will be taking place with its new name in Osnabrück from 14 to 15 Febru ary 2023 covering the wider range of subject matter that has been pursued for some time now What has previously proven to be success ful in the past will be retained but at the same time the event will provide new ideas and im petus for sustainability in the event industry It is becoming increasingly important to under stand sustainability in all its dimensions Sus tainability and digitalisation have to be consid ered together in order to secure Germany s leading position internationally as a host of meetings and conventions asserts GCB managing director Matthias Schultze It is vitally important to take a rigorous stand on sustainability and thus have a positive impact on economic ecological and social develop ment www gcb de Die Halle 5 ist ein wichtiges Bau werk im Osten des Frankfurter Messegeländes und mit dem Congress Center verbunden Hall 5 is an important building in the east of Messe Frankfurt s grounds and is connected to the Congress Center Ph ot o M es se F ra nk fu rt

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