FAQ for exhibitors: Answers to frequently asked questions

Here we have tried to provide answers to all the important—and most frequently asked—questions about ceramitec. A look at the FAQ might answer your questions, too.

Row stand (1 side open) EUR 163.00/m²
Corner stand (2 sides open) EUR 172.00/m²
End stand (3 sides open) EUR 177.00/m²
Island stand (4 sides open) EUR 180.00/m²

All prices are quoted net.

AUMA contribution: EUR 0.60/m²
Service prepayment: EUR 15/m²
Fixed waste disposal fee (set-up, during the fair, dismantling): EUR 3.70/m²
Marketing fee: EUR 6/m²
Mandatory communication fee: EUR 250

The MEPLAN calculatorhelps you plan your trade fair budget ranging from floor space to stand architecture including stand utilities such as water, electricity, and security.

Full-service stand package: EUR 6,000 for 20 square meters, EUR 3,100 for 9 square meters

  • row stand
  • high quality stand structure, including carpeting (in rep with a choice of color)
  • fascia lettering, 20 letters per fascia
  • furnished with seating area (one table, 70 x 70 centimetre + four seats), counter, brochure stands, waste paper bin
  • electrical connection and supply (3 kW, 230 V/50 Hz)
  • daily cleaning and waste disposal (includes fixed waste disposal fee)
  • basic entry (business name/hall/stand no.) in the official printed trade fair catalog, online exhibitor database, visit planner, ceramitec app (includes mandatory communication fee)
  • one entry in each online index: Product/service groups, industry sectors and logistical operating areas
  • electronic press compartment
  • internet entry in the “exhibitor highlights” and “job board” sections
  • 50 free online vouchers for one-day tickets
  • three Print@home tickets (exhibitor passes)
  • one catalog

The Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA) represents the interests of exhibitors, event organizers, and visitors at trade fairs and checks and certifies all the key statistics of the fairs. For this, AUMA charges a fee that is invoiced by Messe München GmbH and transferred directly to the AUMA.

The fixed waste disposal fee covers disposal for a fixed fee of waste produced by the exhibitor at the stand during set-up and dismantling as well as for the entire duration of the trade fair. During the event, gray waste sacks (60 l each) will be distributed to the stands for all normal waste arising at the stand. The filled sacks should be put out at the stand boundary where they can easily be seen before 20:00 each evening.

As part of the admission invoice, we raise a prepayment charge for services (e.g., power and water connection, internet, telecoms, additional exhibitor passes). After the fair, this prepayment will be reconciled on the final invoice against services actually ordered.

The mandatory communication fee covers the following basic entries: in the official printed trade fair catalog (business name/hall/stand no.), in the online exhibitor database, in the Visit Planner and in the ceramitec app, as well as a free copy of the trade fair catalog.

The marketing fee is charged for national and international advertising to visitors.

A co-exhibitor is a company or organization whose own employees present its products at the stand of a (main) exhibitor. This includes group companies and subsidiaries. Applications for co-exhibitors must be made by the main exhibitor using a special form. The registration fee per co-exhibitor is EUR 250. A mandatory communication fee of EUR 250 will also be charged to each co-exhibitor. The registration fee and mandatory communication fee are invoiced to the main exhibitor.

Applications for co-exhibitors must be made by the main exhibitor using a special form.

We need a fully completed, signed and stamped application form from you. After receiving your application, we will send you a confirmation of application by e-mail. After the hall layout has been planned in autumn 2017 you will receive a stand offer including a hall plan by e-mail. You then have the opportunity, within one week, to confirm the stand offer or to agree an alternative with us. The placement proposal requires written confirmation from the exhibitor; after this has been received by Messe München, the exhibitor can no longer cancel. Should you not wish to accept the stand offer, you can cancel your application free of charge. See “A2 Admission” in section A of the General Terms of Participation.

The procedure and costs are set out under “A5 Termination of Contract” in the General Terms of Participation.

Anyone who apply by March 31, 2020 will additionally receive a voucher for a one-day ticket free of charge. The deadline for applications is June 30, 2020 Even after this deadline, applications will be accepted and integrated into the process. Stand preferences, however, may not always be met.

When you apply, you can indicate your preferred stand position. During the planning phase, we do our best to take account of the stand preferences of all companies that have applied. Please understand, however, that we cannot meet all preferences. In any event, we recommend that you apply before the deadline for applications of June 30, 2020

Stand allocation begins in July 2020. Exhibitors will receive their stand offer in autumn 2020.

You can find an overview of all the important information on deadlines and logistics here.

Halls and general

Single story construction:
The maximum height of the stand is 7.50 metre.
The upper edge of advertising posters must be no higher than 7.50 metre.

In order to retain the character of ceramitec as a fair for communication and trade, an open stand design must be ensured. If the exhibitor fails to do this to Messe München GmbH's satisfaction, we are authorized to order changes to the stand design. Stand plans can only be approved when the open sides of the stands are designed to be completely open.

Closed walls are permitted if they take up no more than 70 percent of the relevant side of the stand, with a continuous wall no longer than 6 metre. Closed walls longer than 6 metre in length must incorporate an access gap of at least 2 metre. This rule does not apply if a distance of at least 2 metre is maintained from the edge of the stand.

If the rear wall of the trade fair stand is over 2.50 metre, it should be neutral, white, smooth and clean. Only opaque materials that do not let light through (not textiles) are permitted for this. All exhibitors are recommended to erect a dividing wall (2.5 metre in height) on the boundaries to the neighboring stands.

In the case of advertising mounts that extend beyond your own stand walls, a minimum distance of 2 metre must be maintained from the directly neighboring stands. Dividing walls and panels can be ordered in the Exhibitor Shop. Advertising panels may not be fitted with flashing or blinking lights.

It is not permitted to build anything on or over the walkways.

The use of balloons, airships and other flying objects such as drones is strictly forbidden in the halls or exhibition grounds. Exemptions to this will require the prior written approval of the main Technical Exhibitor Service department of Messe München. Approval will be given only for fixed tied balloons. Where approval is granted, the balloons may be filled only with non-combustible and non-toxic gases. It must be ensured at all times that the balloon remains within the boundaries of the stand and maintains a clearance of 2 metre from all sides of the stand, as well as observing the maximum advertising height on the stand of 7.5 metre.

You can find further guidelines on the application form under Point B7 of the Special Terms of Participation and in the Technical Guidelines.

Stand designs for two-story constructions, for stands larger than 100 m² or stand structures exceeding 3 m in height or with a stand covering require prior authorization. Dimensioned drawings including floor plans and elevations on a scale of 1:100 must be submitted to Messe München GmbH, Technical Exhibition Services Division for approval no later than 6 weeks before setup begins.

from May 12-17, 2021, 08:00-18:00

ab May 21-23, 2021, 16:00-18:00

Please contact Technical Exhibitor Services for all technical questions.

Contact names and details can be found here.

Exhibitor name
Hall (or outdoor exhibition area) + Stand number
81829 München

Please note that this address is valid only during the period of the trade fair and a contact person must be present at the stand to receive the delivery. For deliveries in advance of the trade fair, please contact one of our carriers:

Schenker Deutschland AG
Tel.: +49 89 949-24300
Fax: +49 89 949-24339
E-mail: fairs.muenchen@dbschenker.com

Kühne-Nagel (AG Co. KG)
Tel.: +49 89 949-24400
Fax: +49 89 949-24409
E-mail: exposervice.muenchen@kuehne-nagel.com

Employees of Messe München GmbH cannot accept deliveries destined for exhibition stands or third parties.

All Print@home tickets (exhibitor passes), regardless of whether they are free or paid for, can be ordered and personalized via the Exhibitor Shop. There, you can enter the details for all the Print@home tickets (exhibitor passes) that you are likely to require. The Print@home tickets (exhibitor passes) are dispatched by e-mail once the main exhibitor's payment of the admission invoice has been received by Messe München.

You will not need to distinguish between free and paid-for Print@home tickets (exhibitor passes) when ordering your tickets. The distinction will be made automatically on the final invoice. Your final invoice will include only the Print@home tickets (exhibitor passes) that were actually used for the event. You will not be charged for the free passes applicable to your stand, nor for unused passes.

The cost of each non-complimentary Print@home ticket (exhibitor pass) will be EUR 33 plus VAT.

In the hall

Stand size up to 20 square metre
Print@home tickets (exhibitor passes)

From 21 square metre: each additional 10 square metre increment
one additional Print@home ticket (exhibitor pass)

From 101 square metre: each additional 20 square metre increment
one additional Print@home ticket (exhibitor pass)

In the outdoor exhibition area

Stand size up to 60 square metre
three Print@home tickets (exhibitor passes)

From 61 square metre: each additional 20 square metre increment
one additional Print@home ticket (exhibitor pass)

Additionally From 201 square metre: each additional 50 square metre increment
one additional Print@home ticket (exhibitor pass)

Co-exhibitors receive one free Print@home exhibitor ticket (exhibitor pass).

Additional Print@home tickets (exhibitor passes) cost EUR 33 each when ordered in advance of the trade fair from the Exhibitor Shop.

Depending on which navigation system you have, you may be able to find the Messe München International site under the “Exhibition center” or “Trade fair center” categories or using “Trade fair” as a search term.

Some navigation systems will even allow you to select the relevant entrance at the center from East, West, and North. For ceramitec, you will need to head to the West or East Entrance. Alternatively, you can just put in the “An der Point” address for the West Entrance or “Am Messeturm 4” for the East Entrance.

For the whole period of the trade fair (on Friday, April 13, 2018 only until 12:00), it is possible to drive into the grounds for one hour on payment of a deposit of EUR 100.

If you exceed this limit, the deposit will be forfeit and the vehicle will be towed away, for which there will be a charge. You can find more information online about six weeks before the start of the trade fair, in our traffic guide.

Whether you're coming by air, by car, by rail or using local public transport, we've put together all the information and research tools you'll need for your travel planning.

Whether you are looking for a hotel, a private room, or an apartment, or need other tips for arranging aspects of your stay that aren't related to trade fair events, we've put together all the information and research tools you'll need.

Citizens or visitors from EU member states do not normally require a visa to enter the Federal Republic of Germany. All other participants will without exception require a visa. Your entry ticket is not a substitute for a visa letter of invitation. You can find detailed information about visa applications on our visa service page.

If you have any questions relating to visas, our representative offices abroad are always on hand and happy to help with all your travel arrangements.

We are offering the opportunity to book advertising and sponsorship in and around the trade fair center exclusively to exhibitors, co-exhibitors, and exhibitors on joint stands.

When you are registered you receive a basic entry in the official printed trade fair catalog (business name/hall/stand no.), in the online exhibitor database, in the Visit Planner, and on the ceramitec app.

In due course, you will be told about additional paid-for listing options such as your address, company profile, company logo etc., by our catalog publishers, Neureuter Fair Media.

Exclusive rights to handle inquiries for all entries in the official ceramitec media (online exhibitor directory, catalog, Visit Planner, and ceramitec app) are held by Neureuter Fair Media. All other publishers are unauthorized.

Promotional teams are strictly not permitted. It is not possible to use stationary or mobile electronic sales and advertising aids, to carry advertising boards or to distribute printed materials, stickers and samples outside the area of the rented stand.

Advertising space and sponsorship can be booked by exhibitor via our Media Sales department.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Time and place are yet to be advised.

All exhibiting companies are warmly invited to attend.

Yes, you are welcomed to submit a proposal at exhibiting@ceramitec.com. The ceramitec team collects all inquiries and contacts you as soon as possible.

Messe München will be offering free wireless internet access at the trade fair center, but this will only be available in the halls and the atrium area.

Available bandwidth is up to 1.5 Mbit/sec. Availability and reception quality will depend on constructions, exhibits, and other sources of disturbance in the halls, and cannot be guaranteed. Download volumes are limited to 50 MB per user per day.

This is how it works:

  • Switch on the WiFi function on your terminal device.
  • Search for wireless networks and connect to the messeWifi network.
  • Start your internet browser.
  • Enter any internet address.
  • The portal page of the free WiFi will appear on screen.
  • Once you have accepted the General Terms and Conditions, you may access the internet.

Access to our free WiFi is limited and not guaranteed. If you need the internet to perform business operations without disruption at your stand, we would recommend that you request a LAN connection, for which there is an extra charge.

No, according to Messe München´s house and user rules it is not allowed to bring animals onto the exhibition grounds with the exception of guide dogs and other assistance dogs.

Dates and logistics

Important information you need for planning attendance, at a glance: Dates, deadlines, set-up and dismantling times. Find out more.

Dates & Logistics
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Participation prices

Overview of participation prices at ceramitec, for exhibition space alone or for our complete service package. Read more.

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Applying as an exhibitor

Find application documents and all relevant information here. Apply for your space and become an exhibitor at ceramitec.