Munich is the capital of Bavaria and third largest city in Germany. Located at the river Isar in the south of Bavaria, Munich is famous for its beautiful architecture, fine culture, and the annual Oktoberfest beer festival. Munich’s cultural scene is second to none in Germany, with the museums even considered by some to outrank Berlin in quality. Munich is also a major international centre of business, engineering and research exemplified by the presence of two research universities, several multinational companies and world class technology and science museums like the Deutsches Museum and BMW World. Munich’s economic strength is founded on the diverse economic structure, the wide range of growing industries and the successful composition of global players. It’s central location in Europe makes it a hub of business activity and an attractive location for multinational organisations.
Restaurants and Nightlife
Munich is famous for its breweries and the Weissbier (wheat beer) is a speciality from Bavaria, however Helles (lager) is the most popular Munich beer today. There are around 20 major beer gardens, with four of the most famous and popular being located in the Englischer Garten and the largest one in the Hirschgarten. The Hofbräuhaus is one of the oldest breweries in Munich and a favourite amongst tourists. Munich has an excellent variety of restaurants ranging from traditional Bavarian, to Sushi and Italian. The nightlife in the city is thriving. Popular areas include Schwabing, which is a favourite amongst students and artists, around the Marienplatz in the centre of the city and Kultfabrik for clubs. Three weeks before Christmas, Munich comes to life with traditional Christmas markets, the most famous being the Christkindlmarkt at the Marienplatz.
Messe Munich International
With around 40 trade fairs for industrial goods, consumer goods and new technologies, Messe München International (MMI) is one of the world’s leading trade fair companies. Currently, MMI organises 14 international leading trade fairs, including the largest trade fair in the world, bauma. Every year MMI welcomes over 30,000 exhibitors and more than 2 million visitors to Munich. Internationally, MMI organises numerous trade fairs in Asia, Russia, South America, and the Middle East.
Your stay in Munich – useful links
- Information about the airport www.munich-airport.de
- Munich’s attractions www.munichfound.de
- Munich city’s tourist office www.muenchen-tourist.de
- Munich restaurant guide
- Munich accommodation
Visiting Munich? Why not download the Munich City App!
India is only at the geginning of a major development process. Above average growth is predicted for the Indian economy in the coming years, thus making it an exciting prospect for any company entering the Indian market. India is one of the largest economies in the world by purchasing power and the world’s tenth-largest by nominal GDP and third-largest by purchasing power parity. Following economic reforms in 1991, India became one of the fastest growing major economies; it is considered a newly industrialised country. In 2000, the Indian Government smoothed the way for continued economic growth by liberalising trade through lowering tariffs, offering tax relief, privatising many state companies, opening the country to foreign investment and heavily investing in infrastructure projects. As a result, the market continues to attract large investors from around the world.
Major industries include textiles, telecommunications, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, food processing, steel, transport equipment, cement, mining, petroleum, machinery, and software.
The capital of India and most populous city in India with 20.5 million inhabitants in the metropolitan area. Mumbai is located on the West coast of India and boasts a deep, natural harbour. Mumbai is the wealthiest city in India and has the highest GDP of any city in South, West or Central Asia. It is also the commercial and entertainment capital of India and is the home of important financial institutions, such as the National Stock Exchange of India.
Mumbai is considered the centre of the construction industry and is one of the biggest international trade hubs in India with state-of-the-art transportation infrastructure, which is vital to any successful trade show. Mumbai is considered the perfect location for trade fairs such as bC India and LASER World of PHOTONICS, located at the Bandra Kurla Complex and Bombay Exhibition Centre respectively.
Situated in the north of India, New Delhi is the the seat of executive, legislative, and judiciary branches of the Government of India. The city is known as the microcosm of India and is recognised worldwide as a leading area in arts, finance, education, research & development and transport. It is widely seen as the best city to live in India and one of the ultimate cities to visit as a tourist destination.
New Delhi is the home of one of India’s largest commercial and financial centres and is also an important area for the elctronics industry. The past decade has been remarkable for the Indian electronics industry. The tremendous growth in all segments of electronics has given the industry a key position on the global map. All six major sub-sectors of Indian electronics industry saw growth in production turnover during the fiscal year 2012. Pragati Maidan is the venue for several national and international exhibitions, including electronica & productronica India and is a one of the prime landmarks in Delhi.
Located in the south east of India, Bangalore is one of the major economic centres in India and the second fastest growing major metropolis in the country. Bangalore is known as the Garden City of India because of its greenery and the presence of many public parks. It also has a vibrant theatre, film and music scene, making it a diverse and cosmopolitan city which is reflected in the varied mix of restaurant types and cuisines.
Bangalore is India’s ‘Silicon Valley’ – the IT hub of the country. A high volume of electronics production, high numbers of EMS companies, research and educational institutions located here make this area the centre of the electronics industry. The Bangalore International Exhibition Centre is a world-class exhibition centre located in the heart of Bangalore and is the venue for electronica & productronica India, South Asia’s leading trade fair for the electronics industry.
Your stay in India – useful links
Shanghai is located on the Yangtze River Delta on the east coast of China. Shanghai is the most populated city in the People’s Republic of China, with over 23 million inhabitants. It is a global city which is becoming increasingly Westernised with influence in commerce, culture, finance, media, fashion, technology, and transport. It is a major financial centre and is the busiest container port in the world. The impressive Lujaizui skyline is reflective of the booming economy of mainland China.
Shanghai is referred to at ‘the gateway to the world’. As one of the most important economic hubs in Asia, the metropolis is quick and easy to reach from all around the world. Shanghai is an extremely popular tourist destination and is famous for its historical landmarks including The Bund, City God Temple and Yu Garden.
Shanghai New Exhibition Centre (SNIEC)
The Shanghai New Exhibition Centre is the largest and most modern trade-fair centre in China. SNIEC is strategically located in Pudong‘s key economic development zone. SNIEC is jointly owned by German Exposition Corp., a joint subsidiary of Deutsche Messe AG, Messe Duesseldorf GmbH and Messe Muenchen GmbH, and Shanghai Lujiazui Exhibition Development Co.,Ltd. This joint venture has developed to be the most successful exhibition centre in China.
SNIEC offers 17 column-free, ground-level exhibition halls, covering 200,000 sqm of indoor space and 100000 sqm of outdoor space. Since officially opened on November 2, 2001, SNIEC has made a rapid development with annually welcoming more than 3 million guests and around 80 world-class exhibitions, including bauma China, Analytica China and transport logistic China.
Your stay in Shanghai – useful links
- Shanghai New Exhibition Centre www.sniec.net
- Shanghai Pudong International Airport www.shanghaiairport.com
- Accommodation www.sniec.net/visit_accommodation.php
- Shanghai’s attractions www.shanghaihighlights.com
Did you know Shanghai means ‘Upon-the-sea’?
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City is the most populated metropolitan area in Vietnam, with over 9 million people. The city centre is situated on the banks of the Saigon River, south of Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City is the economic centre of Vietnam and accounts for the majority of Vietnam’s economic turnover, accounting for 20% of the Vietnam’s GDP. The economy of Ho Chi Minh City consists of industries ranging from mining, seafood processing, agriculture, and construction, to tourism, finance, industry and trade.
Ho Chi Minh City aims to become an important hi-tech city in the country and the South-East Asia region. It already has a software park and high-tech park in the outer districts of the city. The aim of these parks was to allow multinational companies from developed countries, to use this as an outsourcing location. The city now has three export processing zones and twelve industrial parks, in addition to the technology districts. Ho Chi Minh has become an important location for international trade fairs, including Analytica Vietnam.
Saigon Exhibition & Convention Centre
The Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC, HCM) has all facilities of a modern exhibition venue built and managed to meet the highest international standards. SECC provides a world-class infrastructure for international exhibitors and serves as a one-stop resource, providing the right setting for international exhibitors, trade shows and corporate events.
Your stay in Vietnam – useful links
Johannesburg, South Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa
The Sub-Sahara region is on the move, a fact demonstrated by positive economic forecasts and extensive investments in the countries’ infrastructures. The cumulative gross-domestic product in the Sub-Sahara region is expected to increase by some 6% in 2012. Countries south of the Sahara also have the benefit of being rich in natural resources such as diamonds, gold and chrome, promoting investments in the mining sector. The South African government is also planning to invest EUR 320 billion to expand the country’s infrastructure, a vital addition to cities such as Johannesburg.
The growing importance of South Africa as a location for international business is strengthened by the introduction of new exhibitions and conferences taking place. Trade fairs such as bauma Africa, taking place for the first time in September 2013, offer the perfect gateway for British and Irish companies wishing to enter the African market.
The Gallagher Convention Centre (GCC)
The GCC is one of Africa’s largest conference and expo centers, offering well equipped exhibition halls and outdoor exhibition space. Located in Midrand, between Pretoria and Johannesburg, Gallagher is conveniently positioned in the business hub of Gauteng. Surrounded by beautiful gardens sprawling over a 30-hectare property, visitors to Gallagher can enjoy the English Rose Gardens, the wooden Koi Deck, the Gazebo or the Wine Garden Restaurant. The GCC will be the venue for the first bauma Africa exhibition, taking place in September 2013.
Your stay in Johannesburg – useful links
- Official website of the city of Johannesburg www.joburg.org.za
- Travel and accommodation www.highline.co.za
- Johannesburg airport www.johannesburg-airport.com
- The Gallagher Convention Centre www.gallagher.co.za
The largest city in Turkey and the country’s economic, cultural and historical hub. Turkey is an emerging market and one of the fastest-growing metropolitan economies in the world. Istanbul is the headquarters for many leading Turkish companies and hopes to become a major entertaintment and travel destination, backed up by their bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics.
Istanbul has a wide-ranging industrial economy, producing goods including olive oil, tobacco, vehicles and electronics.
Turkey presents an exciting opportunity for investment and growth and for this reason, Messe Munich International has opened a subsiduary in this country and is the chosen location for new Trade Fairs including IFAT Eurasia for environmental technology, Logitrans for transport logistics and Seismic Safety for earthquake and fire safety. Turkey provides an excelletn platform to enter the Middle East, Central Asia and the Caucuses.
Istanbul Expo Center
Over 100 exhibitions take place here every year and it sets the standard across Turkey for exhibition venues. Located close to the internaitonal Ataturk airport and easily accessed by motorways and railway, the exhibition ground is in a central location for world-class trade fairs.
Your stay in Istanbul – useful links
- Istanbul City Guide english.istanbul.com
- About Turkey http://www.logitrans.com.tr/english/about-turkey.htm
- Accommodation http://english.istanbul.com/istanbul-guide/istanbul-hotels
Moscow is the capital city and political, economic, cultural and scientific center of Russia. Moscow is a major location for the world’s billionaires and is the most populous city in Europe. The city has an extensive transport network with four international airports, nine railway terminals and an underground metro system. Moscow’s architecture and cultural aspects are world-renowned and tourists flock to the city every year to see the most famous sights, including Saint Basil’s Cathedral.
Moscow is the financial centre of Russia and has the lowest unemployment rate in the country. It is the home of the countries largest banks and holds the headquarters of many of the leading Russian companies. Economic stability has improved in recent years, with many industries experiencing growth.
The construction industry continues to be a major focus of Russia’s economy. Residential construction has gradually increased and industrial construction is the most dynamic sector with a growth rate of 75 percent. The highest demand is for transport infrastructure, with major plans to develop hight speed routes between Moscow and St. Petersburg. Moscow is the home of Buildex, the trade fair for construction and interior materials and CTT Moscow, the trade fair for Construction Equipment and Technologies. Both of these trade fairs are organised by IMAG and offer internaitonal machinery and equipment manufacturers, as well as architects and interior designers, the opportunity to enter the Russian and CIS markets.
Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center
One of the largest exhibition venues in the world, the Crocus Expo boasts 19 exhibition halls and hosts congresses, conferences, business forums, seminars and festivals. Csocus Expo was first opened in 2004 and is the largest business centre in Russia.
Your stay in Moscow – useful links
- Moscow travel guide www.lonelyplanet.com/russia/moscow
- Moscow airport www.domodedovo.ru/en
- Accommodation and Visa Service www.ctt-moscow.com/en/leftnavigation/visitor/travel-service
- Moscow restaurant guide www.lonelyplanet.com/russia/moscow/restaurants