We would like to offer you the best possible service. Here we have compiled the most important questions and answers for you. Nothing relevant here? If you have any further questions, we will be happy to help you personally.
Assembly and dismantling (Delivery): Which delivery address do I have to consider for the delivery of exhibits and materials?
Please inform your forwarding agent, courier or other delivery services of of the exact delivery adress for your stand:
Name of Exhibitor
Name of Exhibition
Hall and Stand number
Name of a responsible person on the stand (incl. phone number)
Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
Tor 1/ gate 1
The delivery of materials via gate 1 (Tor 1) is possible during the opening hours of the halls.
Please note however that some access is normally restricted to one hour and a deposit of €100,00 is normally paid on entrance to the site. For more details please look at the traffic regulations for the specific exhibition.
Assembly and dismantling (Use of Technical Aids): Am I permitted to use my own cranes, forklift trucks or work platforms?
No, please note that in accordance with our Technical Guidelines, for safety reasons only cranes, forklifts and working platforms provided by the relevant Messe Düsseldorf service partners may be used.
Kühne + Nagel (AG and Co.) KG
Schenker Deutschland AG
You can find the contact details in the Service ABC.
Assembly and dismantling (Storage of material): Can someone take my exhibition materials?
Please note that it is not possible for Messe Düsseldorf to receive or store deliveries. You should make sure when expecting deliveries that a person is at your stand and available to receive these.
If it is not possible then our contracted forwarding agents on site will be able to take goods into storage and deliver these to stands. For more information and pricing please contact one or more of our forwarding agents.
Assembly and dismantling (Traffic regulations): Where can I find the current traffic regulations for the event?
You can find these in the stand builder portal. Select the desired event under the heading Trade Fairs and Events and you will then receive the event-related set-up and dismantling times as well as information on traffic regulations under Further information.
Assembly and dismantling (Advanced assembly): How can an early assembly be applied for?
For the advanced installation it is necessary to make a written application. The application must be submitted no later than 21 days before the desired date construction.
Please send your request for advanced stand construction to following fax number: +49/(0) 211- 4560 - 8566
e-mail address: TR-Service@messe-duesseldorf.de
For an advanced stand construction for events in 2022 a fee of € 445,00 + VAT for each stand per day and additional a security guard has to be paid. The costs for the necessary security guard will be splitted after the exhibition to all companies which are using the advanced installation. Prices will not be known beforehand. Please notice, that this is only significant at the time, when all final technical orders and plans for clearance of special structures were received, latest until the respective deadline.
Stand 01/2022 - Standbauerportal - Trade Fairs and Events / (Selection of the event)/ Further information / Advanced installation
AUMA (Association of German Trade Fair Industry): What is the AUMA fee?
AUMA is the Association of German Trade Fair Industry. It guards the interests of the industry by offering a wide range of services and, in return, charges EUR 0.60 net per sqm of rented exhibitom space. The fee is collected by Messe Düsseldorf and then passed on directly to AUMA, which is the usual procedure and followed by all German venue operators.
Exhibitor's Evening (Order and Delivery): How and when can I order tickets for the exhibitor evening?
As soon as tickets for the exhibitors' evening can be ordered, you will find the ordering option in the Online Order System / OOS as follows:
Service / Party and Catering / Exhibitors' Evening
The exact date for the delivery of the ordered participation tickets will be additionally announced in the product description after the scheduling.
Exhibitors' Evening (Order deadline): How can I order tickets for the exhibitor evening after the order deadline in the OOS?
Tickets for the Exhibitors' Evening can only be purchased after the order deadline at our main ticket office (administration tower, ground floor). Orders via the Online Order System / OOS are no longer possible after the order deadline.
Exhibitor Passes / Exhibitor Voucher Codes (Order): How do I order digital exhibitor passes?
Each booth staff member requires a personalized exhibitor pass at show time.
For details of the number of complimentary exhibitor passes to which you are eligible under the Conditions of Participation, please consult the admission document or your order overview via OOS. The free exhibitor passes will be allocated automatically and therefore do not need to be ordered!
Please order any additional exhibitor voucher codes required (chargeable) via the Online Order System / OOS:
Stand / Ticket and Passes / Exhibitor Passes / Exhibitor vouche code (chargeable)
Important: Don't forget your bus and train ticket
Free travel to and from events at the Düsseldorf venue by local public transport (ÖPNV) is since january 2022 not included anymore in the exhibitor passes, a ticket has to be purchased.
Bus and train travel from now on according to the check-in/check-out principle. Download the Rheinbahn app now:
Do you need tickets that can be purchased in advance on account, also in larger quantities (dispath by postal service)? Please contact the Rheinbahn Sales Team: email@example.com
Visitor Voucher Codes (Management): How do I manage the voucher codes?
Via the Visitor Voucher Code Manager you have an overview of the codes already redeemed at any time.
You can find the visitor voucher code manager in the respective event portal via the following path:
Exhibitor or Exhibit / Service for Exhibitors / Vouchers / Visitor Voucher Code Manager
Note: You only pay for the ticket for people who have actually joined the fair.
Dashboard (Login and Authorization): Who is authorized to use the dashboard in the portal and how to log in?
Path to the Dashboard: The dashboard can be found on the respective event portal under: Exhibitor or Exhibit / Dashboard
Exhibitor login: Please note, that this section is only visible for admitted exhibitors / additional user with stand connection!
Dashboard (Activity Board): How can I use the activity board?
Via the Activityboard, you as an exhibitors will be shown the current profile view via the Exhibitor Profile.
The maintenance and revision of the exhibitor profile is done via the button Complete your exhibitor profile. The voucher statistics (Digital Exhibitor Passes / Your Vouchers) provide a comprehensive profile of visitors as a response to the invitations.
Dashboard (Services): For which services can I use the dashboard in the event portal?
The following services are available for all admitted exhibitors after exhibitor login on the respective event portal page:
Edit Exhibitor Profile
Ticket vouchers: send and manage admission vouchers for business partners and customers via the online visitor invitation (Visitor Voucher Code Manager)
Digital Exhibitor Passes / Exhibitor Voucher Codes: send via the Smart Distribution Tool and manage via the Exhibitor Voucher Code Manager
Online Order System (OOS): place orders for technical and other services
Create Personalized Promotion Material: (such as e. g. (e.g. banners, widgets and trade show logos for the homepage, signature banners for e-mails, trade show logo download with hall and stand details for advertising materials)
Stand Construction planning: planning, e.g. for assembly and dismantling via the Stand Constructor Portal, configuring stand construction via the Stand Constructor Configurator (configure trade show stand without obligation and obtain an individual quote)
Trade show preparations: e.g. plan press relations, enter product directory in database, plan advertising in trade show media
Photography and filming permit (Apply): How can I apply for a photography and film permit?
Photographing and filming of your own stand outside the event opening times requires a special permit. On presentation of your identity card and written application from the owner of the stand you will recive the photography and filming permit at the security control centre (Sicherheitsleitzentrale). This permit is valid for a specific day until a fixed time (max. until 12 midnight). The photography and filming permit costs € 48.-.
Please contact the security control centre for further question, phone: +49/(0) 211-4560-693.
GEMA (Music Registration): How can musical performances be performed during the event?
If musical performances are arranged during the event, kindly comply with the obligation to register with GEMA (German Performing Rights Society):
How to register:
1. visit www.gema.de/portal/app/register (the language can be switched from DE to EN at the top of the page)
2. please fill in the displayed fields and then click "Register for free".
3. you will then receive an email with a link.
Please click on this link to complete your registration.
4. discover the new offer.
Please take into account that the corresponding registration forms are not provided via the Online Order System / OOS and must be requested directly via GEMA.
Serving food and beverages (ice cream): What do I need to consider when giving out ice cream and soft serve?
When serving ice cream at the trade fair stand, please note that the preparation and serving of food in return for payment is not permitted. When handing out food, the other points of the relevant information sheet on handing out food and drinks as well as the hygiene and infection protection standards for the implementation of the respective trade fair must also be taken into account.
If you would like to hand out ice cream cups as advertising material and require an ice cream company contact, please contact our service partner SV Business Catering GmbH:
SV Business Catering GmbH
Stockumer Kirchstr. 61
Phone: +49/(0) 211-2398816
Telefax: +49/(0) 211-4057824
Hotel Ship (Order): For which events can exhibitors book cabins on a hotel ship?
Hotel ships are currently on offer for K and MEDICA and can be requested directly via the following provider:
Generally we advise you not to bring your dog with you to the fairground as tehere are no facilities for animals. But it is not forbidden.
In case of bringing a dog, the owner is responsible for the disposal of the waste. Bag dispensers are located at the entrances in the outdoor area. Drinking bowls are located in front of the outdoor catering area in the indoor area. Assistance dogs (such as guide dogs, signal dogs, dogs for deaf people, medical signal dogs, disabled assistance dogs) may of course always be brought along.
Trade fair media (brand entry): How can you be found in trade fair media using the brand or product name?
To additionally publish a trademark or product name in the official media, you can order a trademark entry. This will create a direct association between your trademark and your company, while also increasing awareness for your brand. Please use the search function in the Online Order System / OOS "Im looking for" at the top of the page) and enter "trademark entry" to find this option.
Brand entries must always be booked for a fee if exhibitors wish to be found under a different name. Otherwise, only the registered company name will appear in the media.
Brand names should also not be included in the registered company name. The project units should all already be informed about this. Only in very few individual cases will the VAV field be filled with an alternative name. Otherwise, the rule applies: If exhibitors want to be found under an alternative name, they must book the trademark entry.
In the case of name changes, the name change must be made via the project department in SAP or via a new trade fair registration. We are generally not allowed to change company names (or addresses). As soon as a change of name is made in SAP, we automatically receive the change the next day during the system import and adopt it for the print media.
Media lump sum (Information): What does the media flat rate include?
The media fee to be paid by every exhibitor serves the publishing of the exhibitor data in the electronic media and possibly other media along with use of the event’s Internet page by the exhibitors. The contents of the media lump sum are specified in the OOS. This means that in the area of Advertising in Fair Media, the respective product description lists whether services are already included in the media flat rate.
For the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (Ausstellungs- und Messe-Ausschuss der Deutschen Wirtschaft e.V. (AUMA) will be charged an additional amount of € 0.60 per square metre.
Online Order System (OOS Shop Overview): How do I get an overview of all online order systems?
You can find them under: https://oos.messe-duesseldorf.com/
Parking permits (Request): Why can parking permits only be ordered on request?
Only a limited number of parking lots are available.
Since the availability must first be checked, the parking permits are a product on request.
Parking permits (Claim): Why do I get a different parking space than requested?
The parking lots inside the fairground have limited capacity. Should these spaces already be booked up at the time you order is received, you will automatically receive parking permits for the parking lot outside the exhibition grounds (P1/P2). No claims can be made on parking space!
Parking permits (Usage): What do I have to bear in mind when using the digital parking card?
A printout of the parking ticket must remain clearly visible in the vehicle during the access and parking process.
A download to a cell phone is therefore not sufficient!
Parking permits (Order deadline): How can I request parking tickets if the desired item is no longer available for order?
If the order deadline for parking permits has already expired or the desired parking permit is no longer available, no order request can be made via the Online Order System / OOS.
Parking cards can then only be requested (in case of return due to cancellation) during the set-up period on site, from our contact persons (Organisation and Traffic) in the Exhibition Management.
Parking permits (Cancel): How can I cancel parking tickets via the OOS?
You have the possibility to apply for cancellation at the OOS after your login via: My Account / Stand Management / View Order Summary / Items / List of items / Request for cancellation
If the "Request for cancellation" button is already inactive, the cancellation must be made by the responsible department / service partner.
Important note: Parking cards can be cancelled up to 2 days before the start of the trade fair!
Paking permits (Allocation and Dispatchment): When will the parking tickets be allocated / dispatched?
The allocation and the dispatch of the parking tickets take place approx. 4 weeks before beginning of the fair. Please understand that we cannot provide an exact date in advance.
NEW - digital parking card from mid-May 2022:
With the allocation of the parking cards, they are available for download in the Online Order System / OOS (stand management / parking cards). We will inform you about this by e-mail. The parking cards will no longer be sent by post.
Invoice (Final invoice): When will the final invoice be sent?
After the event, you will receive a final invoice by Messe Duesseldorf GmbH for the services you have used from Messe Düsseldorf and as well for services executed by following official service partners:
Dauerwerbung FRANKE GmbH and Co. KG
Woeste Druck + Verlag GmbH and Co. KG
Deutsche Telekom AG / T-Systems on behalf of Messe Duesseldorf GmbH
All your orders executed by any other official service partners, will be charged to you personally on a separate invoice by the official service partner of Messe Duesseldorf directly.
Invoice (Prepayment): What does the prepayment deposit invoice contain?
The prepayment deposit covers the costs of installing water, power, compressed air and telecommunications connections, inclusive of consumption and all other services (e.g. admission tickets/parking permits).
The amount of pre-payment is based on the size of stand space applied for/rented by you as well as charges calculated from the previous event. For exhibitors from the last event who are returning participants with unchanged stand space, pre-payment will be equal to the invoice received for technical and other services after the last event.
For you as a previous exhibitor, this means that your pre-payment invoice for technical services will be based on the total supplementary stand costs from the last event.
Should you rent a different size stand space than at the last event, your pre-payment amount will be adjusted proportionally. For first-time participants, the m2-based pre-payment amount is calculated on the average of all technical and other services used by exhibitors at the previous event.
After the event, you will receive a final account for the services you have used. Once your deposit has been deducted, you will either receive a refund or be required to settle the outstanding amount.
Heavy transport (contact): What do I have to consider when a heavy transport is carried out?
Please direct your question to the following contact:
Late booking surcharge: When is the late booking surcharge applied?
In case of delay, Messe Düsseldorf cannot guarantee handling in due form, and time and/or the services may not be executable anymore.
In addition, any orders and changes or modifications received within 21 days of the commencement of build-up will be subject to a 35% surcharge. The same applies for services utilised but not ordered in advance. Services already rendered must be paid in full.
Advertising prohibition (Distribution of advertising material): Am I permitted to hand put brochures at the exhibiton centre?
Exhibits, printed materials and advertising materials may only be displayed within the rented stand space, not in aisles or on exhibition premises.
Customs clearance (EORI number): Where can I get an EORI number for shipping my goods ?
Please contact the German customs office directly Questions and answers can be found on the website of the German Customs https://www.zoll.de/en
The runtime disposal fee is a compulsory contribution for the participating exhibitor at a trade fair held at the Düsseldorf location for the collection and disposal of the waste generated during the event runtime.
How must the exhibitor dispose of the construction and dismantling waste?
The disposal of construction and dismantling waste is clearly regulated in the Conditions of Participation: During the event, the exhibitor is obliged to dispose of his waste and recyclable materials/residual materials in accordance with the detailed provisions of the Technical Guidelines from the beginning of the first set-up day until the end of the last dismantling day. The exhibitor shall ensure that any contractors commissioned by him also comply with this obligation. Please note the specifications and guidelines of Messe Düsseldorf here.
How must the exhibitor dispose of production waste produced during the event?
For production waste generated during the event runtime, the exhibitor must book the relevant disposal service for the material in the OOS. Billing is based on consumption. (see OOS -> Waste disposal) Please note the specifications and guidelines of Messe Düsseldorf here.
How are bin liners delivered/collected?
The service provider will deliver sufficient quantities of bin liners to the exhibitor's stand prior to the event.
As part of the evening hall cleaning, all rubbish bags provided by exhibitors in front of the stand will be taken away and disposed of properly.
How is the runtime disposal fee accounted for?
The fee is billed as part of the advance payment, as is the media flat rate.
The designation of the fee on the invoice is "runtime disposal flat rate". It is displayed in the order backlog like the media flat rate as well.
Change of contact person: How do I request the modification of the contact person?
Please send changes to your contact person to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The following information is relevant for further processing:
1. Name of the person responsible so far for data comparison (data protection)
2. Reason for change (name change, change of the admin, e-mail change, etc.)
3. Complete contact data of the new contact person (surname, first name, telephone number - fax if available - and e-mail)
Dashboard Authorization: Why can't I log into the dashboard, am I not recognized as and exhibitor or do I get an error message (error 404)?
Please be informed, that you require an user account which is connected to the stand order of your participation. If you do not already have an account in the OOS, you must first create an account for the OOS. Additional users must be invited to the stand order by the administrator Please note!: Data synchronisation after creation of a user account can take up to 60 minutes. Therefore direct access immediately after user account creation is not possible. As long as the synchronization of the data has not been completed, the access data will not be recognized as issuer data by the system.
Dashboard: How do I get an overview of all redeemed admission vouchers?
Via the Activity Board on the exhibitor dashboard for the trade fair, you will find a response to your invitations (admission vouchers) under "Your vouchers" and can see who has redeemed their voucher and who actually came to the event. Please note that this area is only accessible for registered exhibitors and that a link to the stand order is required!
Dashboard Navigation: How can I edit my company profile in the Exhibitor Portal or update data already stored?
Please select the event in which you are participating as an exhibitor on our Messe Düsseldorf portal. This will take you to the corresponding website of the event.
Please use the following path to get to the Exhibitor Dashboard: Exhibitor / Dashboard
This area is reserved exclusively for approved exhibitors for whom a link to the stand order is required.
Please log in with your personal user data.
If you do not yet have a user account in OOS, you must first create a user account for the OOS. The data reconciliation after creation of the user account can take up to 60 min., therefore direct access immediately after creation of the user account is not possible.
Now go to your registered stand events and click on the pencil icon: Edit profile
To obtain the purchase authorization, you need to link your user account to the stand order.
Invite additional users: How can I invite other users to a stand order?
Additional users can be invited via your OOS user account:
My Account / Stand Management / User Management
This is where you can invite, for instance, a stand builder or further users to your stand. The invitation only refers to the currently selected stand order. Please remember that any additionally invited users have the same rights. The event information (Mailing: Newsletter Updates) will be sent exclusively to the admin. Order confirmations are only sent to the respective user. Via the order history, the orders of all users (total overview) for the stand order can be called up.
Trade fair planning via OOS without stand connection: Can I get an overview of services and prices for trade fair participation without an existing stand order?
In order to get an overview of our services and prices concerning your trade fair participation. You can create your individual trade fair presentation and determine the cost vie the shopping cart feature. But orders can only be made after your company has received a stand confirmation and once your user account is linked to an stand order.
User Management (Invite additional users): How can I invite other users to a stand order?
Additional users can be invited via your OOS user account:
My Account / Stand Management / User Management
This is where you can invite, for instance, a stand builder or further users to your stand. The invitation only refers to the currently selected stand order. Please remember that any additionally invited users have the same rights as yourself.
The event information (Mailing: Newsletter Updates) will be sent exclusively to the admin. Order confirmations are only sent to the respective user. Via the order history, the orders of all users (total overview) for the stand order can be called up.
Log in and order: How do I log in to OOS to place orders?
Please make sure that you are logged in via the Online Order System of the respective event and via Login with the user account that has a purchase authorization for the stand order of the participation.
As soon as the user account is linked to the stand order after logging in, the name of the administrator is displayed and receives the order authorization.
If the name is not displayed, there is no order authorization due to the missing link with the stand order.
Please then contact: email@example.com
Order overview: How can I view the order summary in OOS?
The current order summary with status of the respective item can be viewed as follows after registration in the OOS:
Home / My Account / Stand Management / View Order Summary
The order backlog is grouped by service partner. The first item is the order backlog for services provided by Messe Düsseldorf. Orders can be viewed in the respective article overview. Above the order summary in the OOS (Stand Management/View Order Summary) you will find the button "Print Order", so that you can download your current order stock (as PDF file) and print a complete overview.
Order deadlines: Where can I find the order deadlines for technical an other services?
The order deadlines can be found at the top left-hand corner of the respective OOS shop page (start page). In the overview, all services / products are displayed with the corresponding order deadline. You can also print out the overview of the order deadlines and/or export it for your google or outlook calendar. By clicking on the article name you will reach the corresponding area. You can also see the individual order deadline in the detailed view of the respective product / service.
Order deadline / parking permits: How can I request parking permits if the order deadline has expired or they are already sold out?
As soon as the order period for parking permits has expired or the parking permits are already sold out, you will no longerbe able to make your request via the Online Order System / OOS. Parking permits can only be requested (in the case of returns due to cancellations) during the set-up period on site from our contact persons (Organisation and Traffic) in the Exhibition Management.
Purchase Order No.: Can I enter an internal purchase order number for each item ordered for the invoice?
During the ordering process you have the possibility to enter an internal order number for each item for the invoice in the step Check and Order.
Orders of previous event (Rebuy): Can I take orders from the previous event via OOS?
If you have a previous contract with orders, the button "Orders of previous event" will appear in the new stand order / in the stand management (Online Order System / OOS). You have now the option to take over orders from the previous event.
The overview lists all products that can be purchased in OOS.
The product is listed, the quantity from the previous order and the quantity in the current order (if available). If the product is available for purchase, the button for the detail page will appear. If the product is no longer available, a note is displayed.
Password reset: How do I reset my OOS account password?
Please click the Login button the OOS start page. Via the query "Can't remember your password?" you can request a link to change your password by e-mail. You will then receive a corresponding link to change, which for data protection reasons is required for 60 minutes is available for a limited time. Please consider, that a password reset function is only possible with an active user account.
Invoices (Stand rental and prepayment): When and where can I find the pre-payment payment invoice and the stand rental invoice?
You will find the invoice for your stand and for the prepayment deposit for technical and other services for download in your OOS account:
You can find them as follows:
My Account / Stand Management / Invoices and Documents
Request cancellation: How can I request a cancellation at OOS?
You have the possibility to apply for cancellation at the OOS after your login via:
My Account / Stand Management / View Order Summary / Items / List of items / Request for cancellation
If the 'Request for cancellation' button is already inactive, the cancellation must be made by the responsible department / service partner.
Please send cancellation requests to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shopping cart: What function does the shopping cart have in OOS?
The shopping cart is used to store certain products there without having to call them up again before the purchase. Articles in the shopping cart are not completed orders.
When ordering articles from the shopping cart, the actual order date is always used on which the orders from the shopping cart were triggered and not the date on which an article was placed in the shopping cart.
In addition, Messe Düsseldorf will levy a late fee of 35% on all prices/charges for incoming orders/orders from 21 calendar days prior to the set-up time. This also applies to incomplete documents that are still being clarified!
We kindly ask you to order in good time, as after the order deadline has expired, online ordering via the OOS is no longer possible.