Welcome to Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH!

Hamburg is more diverse than any other city in Germany. A vibrant metropolis, a green oasis, a city on the waterfront. Germany’s second-largest city, with Europe’s third-largest seaport and nearly two million inhabitants, is a media hub, an innovation centre, and a hotspot of international trade. Our vibrant event campus lets you host captivating trade fairs and congresses right in the centre of the city. The botanical garden “Planten un Blomen” connects our exhibition campus with the CCH – Congress Center Hamburg and all other adjacent buildings to form one coherent event area for the city. All that embedded in an excellent public transport infrastructure. Countless hotels in the immediate vicinity, and numerous leisure opportunities make every stay a pleasant experience.

Upcoming events

  • Hamburg Messe

    IRMA 2024

    International Rehab and Mobility Fair for All

    06/20/2024  -  06/22/2024
  • Hamburg Messe

    45Hertz Festival 2024

    Open Air Festival am Fernsehturm

  • MARINE INTERIORS Cruise & Ferry Global Expo powered by SMM


    Cruise & Ferry Global Expo powered by SMM
    Interior Design, Equipment and…

  • SMM

    Hamburg Messe


    the leading international maritime trade fair

    09/03/2024  -  09/06/2024
  • WindEnergy Hamburg

    Hamburg Messe

    WindEnergy Hamburg

    The global on & offshore event

    09/24/2024  -  09/27/2024

    PHOTOPIA Hamburg

    Festival of Imaging

    10/10/2024  -  10/13/2024

    PHOTOPIA Hamburg 2024 will not take place.


SMM 2024: Technologies for the future of shipping

From 3 to 6 September, the Who’s Who of the maritime industry meets at SMM 2024. Apart from current geopolitical challenges, the agenda of the global flagship fair in Hamburg will focus on the decarbonisation of ships, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the recruitment of young talent. With these…

Recruiting initiative at WindEnergy Hamburg

WindEnergy Hamburg will bring together the movers and shakers of the international wind energy industry from 24 to 27 September 2024. A great opportunity for young talents: The leading global wind industry expo’s Recruiting Days will provide an attractive platform for young jobseekers to meet…

Michael Wiedekamp appointed Director Contract & Partnership Development

Michael Wiedekamp (44) will take over the management of the newly created Contract & Partnership Development department at Hamburg Messe und Congress with immediate effect. In this role he reports to Lars Kanbach, Chief Operating Officer Venues at Hamburg Messe und Congress.

SMM 2024: AI accelerates the digital transformation

Digitalising processes makes shipping more flexible, efficient and eco-friendly. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is playing role of growing importance in these efforts. At the leading international maritime trade fair in Hamburg, the topic will be covered in depth at the AI CENTER, where innovative…

Offshore wind is booming – the impact will be felt at WindEnergy Hamburg

Two thirds of Europe’s wind energy capacity is located onshore, but the offshore segment is catching up. As much as 40 gigawatts could be added this year alone. This brings huge business potential to the industry, and WindEnergy Hamburg provides a perfect platform to make it all happen.

HMC Annual Report (digital issues)

Annual Reports

The current digital annual report of Hamburg Messe und Congress and all previous digital editions can be found here: