Basic information

Event Dates:2021-04-12 -- 2021-04-16




Deutsche Messe

Detailed introduction


HANNOVER MESSE cannot take place this year due to the increasingly critical situation surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic. The Hannover region has issued a decree that prohibits the staging of the world's leading tradeshow for industrial technology. From now until the next HANNOVER MESSE in April 2021, a digital information and networking offer will provide exhibitors and visitors with the opportunity for economic policy orientation and technological exchange.

The world of industry will not be able to meet in Hannover this year. Comprehensive travel restrictions, bans on group gatherings and a prohibition decree in the Hannover region make it impossible to stage HANNOVER MESSE. At the same time, the corona crisis is affecting the economy, and the manufacturing industry – HANNOVER MESSE's core clientele – is already struggling with serious consequences of the pandemic. Demand and sales in German industry are declining, resulting in supply bottlenecks, production stops and reduced working hours for employees.

"Given the dynamic development around Covid-19 and the extensive restrictions on public and economic life, HANNOVER MESSE cannot take place this year," says Dr. Jochen Köckler, Chairman of the Board of Management, Deutsche Messe AG. "Our exhibitors, partners and our entire team did everything they could to make it happen, but today we have to accept that in 2020 it will not be possible to host the world's most important industrial event."

It is the first time in HANNOVER MESSE's 73-year history that the event will not take place. However, the organizers will not let the show completely vanish. "The need for orientation and exchange is particularly important in times of crisis," says Köckler. "That is why we are currently working intensely on a digital information and networking plattform for HANNOVER MESSE that we will open to our customers shortly."

Various web-based formats will enable HANNOVER MESSE exhibitors and visitors to exchange information about upcoming economic policy challenges and technological solutions. Live streams will transport interactive expert interviews, panel discussions and best-case presentations all over the world. The online exhibitor and product search is also being enhanced, for example with a function that enables visitors and exhibitors to contact each other directly.

"We firmly believe that nothing can replace direct, person-to-person contact and we are already looking forward to the time after Corona," says Köckler. "But especially in times of crisis, we must be flexible and act pragmatically. As organizers of the world's most important industrial trade fair, we want to offer orientation and sustain economic life during the crisis. We are doing that with our new digital offering."

Thilo Brodtmann, executive director of Germany's Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA), said, "The cancellation of HANNOVER MESSE 2020 is an unfortunate decision, but it is the only correct one. The mechanical engineering industry must now concentrate on minimizing the consequences of the pandemic in its own operations so that it can start up again. In April 2021, the engineers will be back in Hannover in full force."

Wolfgang Weber, Chairman of the ZVEI Management Board: "The fact that Hannover Messe 2020 cannot be hosted is a bitter loss, but it is the right decision. For the electrical industry, the fair is the showcase to the world, which unfortunately remains closed this year. So our companies will use the time until 2021 to manage the considerable consequences of Corona. Next year, they will then present themselves with the latest products and solutions for Industry 4.0 and the energy system of the future."

Facts & Figures of HANNOVER MESSE

HANNOVER MESSE is the most important international platform and hot spot for industrial transformation - with excellent innovations or unusual products. Here you will find all the facts that make one thing even clearer: participation is an absolute "must"!

Exhibition Topics

HANNOVER MESSE 2020 will coincide with a period of rapid technological change and political and economic uncertainty. Sporting its 2020-season lead theme of Industrial Transformation and featuring some 6,000 exhibitors, the world’s top trade show for industrial technology will shine a light on the opportunities arising from new technologies, changing buyer behavior and a growing awareness of climate protection.

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For Visitors

Ticket Prices

Day Ticket

Advance Sale

34 EUR

On-site Sale

43 EUR

Please note that your admission ticket is not also valid for local public transport

All prices include VAT

Full-event Ticket

Advance Sale

77 EUR

On-site Sale

92 EUR

Please note that your admission ticket is not also valid for local public transport

All prices include VAT

Reduced-rate Day Ticket

On-site Sale only

19 EUR

The Day Ticket (reduced admission) is available for pupils, students and apprentices. Day Tickets (reduced admission) cannot be ordered in advance. They can only be purchased on site against presentation of a valid ID

By presenting a pass for disabled persons you only have to pay the price for a Day Ticket (reduced admission) on site. If an escort is needed and is noted in the pass the escort is granted free

Please note that your admission ticket is not also valid for local public transport

All prices include VAT

Entrance for Children and Teenagers

Admission is free for children up to 6.

Children under 15 years of age may only be admitted when accompanied by an adult serving as legal guardian.

Businesses, Travel Agencies and Organizations

For businesses, travel agencies and organizations that require large numbers of tickets (Exhibition), tickets can be provided on a commission basis. This flexible approach is designed to make your budgeting easier.

Please order your tickets from us in writing, stating your billing and delivery address, and the number and type of tickets required to our team (see contact details) You can return any unused tickets to us within two weeks after the show.

For Exhibitors

Standard Package : from 2,852.00 € 

Total Price

In addition to your stand space including basic services, our basic package offers comprehensive marketing services. Registration until 19.12.2019.

 Stand Space

 Promotion Services

fair-package: from 4,709.00 € 

Package Price

A one-stop solution: take advantage of our comprehensive full-service packages.

 Stand Space

 Modular Stand with extra Furnishings

 Stand Services

 Exclusive Catering Service Package

 Promotion Services

1.300,- €

Price per Co-Exhibitor

Participation costs for co-exhibitors already include the marketing fee. Further information can be found in our conditions of participation.


Contact us

Contact us


Visitor Service

Deutsche Messe

Tel: +49 511 89 - 0


Deutsche Messe

Tel: +49 511 89 - 34466

Ticket Hotline

Ticket Purchase & Registration

Deutsche Messe

Tel: +49 511 89 - 37777

Exhibitor Service

Media Service (ECM)


Media-Service (ECM)

Tel: +49 (0)511 89 - 35550

Shop Support

Deutsche Messe

Tel: +49 511 89 - 37000

fair-package Hotline

Deutsche Messe

Tel: +49 511 89 - 37200

Exhibitor Service Center (ASC)

Deutsche Messe

Tel: +49 511 89 - 30000

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