Local government partners help you achieve an international profile: Business Metropole Ruhr GmbH offers businesses and local authorities in the region help with coordinating and organising appearances at important trade fairs such as the ExpoReal real estate fair in Munich, the Polis Convention in Düsseldorf and MIPIM, the international meeting place for the commercial real estate sector in Cannes.
The Ruhr metropolitan area itself has two major trade fair venues in Essen and Dortmund. With an exhibition space of 110,000 square metres, Messe Essen is the eight largest trade fair venue in Germany; it hosts 45 international trade fairs and presentations every year, attracting some 1.5 million visitors. Dortmund also draws almost a million visitors to 40 annual trade fairs and exhibitions; its exhibition space totals 60,000 square metres.
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