The SYMA Top 5 German Trade Fairs 2023

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Germany is the trade fair world champion. In no other country than that of the poets and thinkers do so many companies and potential customers flock to the exhibition halls. For many years SYMA has been supporting many national and international exhibitors with unique exhibition stand concepts. In 2023, our trade fair systems will once again be in full use at numerous trade fairs in Germany. Get to know the top 5 German trade fairs in 2023 that we are particularly looking forward to in the coming year.

The hotspot for planning, constructing and designing buildings

BAU is the world’s leading trade fair for architecture, materials and systems. With around 250,000 visitors, BAU will once again be one of the largest trade fairs in Germany in the coming exhibition year 2023.

On a territory of 19 halls plus a huge outdoor exhibition area, it is all about 4 themes with full dedication:

  1. “Climate Change Challenge”
  2. “Affordable Housing”
  3. “Resources and Recycling”
  4. “Digital Transformation”

The Munich location makes the trade fair experience even more attractive: The Bavarian capital invites you to take part in exciting leisure activities. Due to the pandemic, the traditional January trade fair date for 2023 has been postponed to April. This gives all exhibitors and guests maximum planning security.

We are very much looking forward to being back supporting at this show in 2023.

When? 17-22 April 2023

Where? Trade Fair Center Messe, Munich (DE)

Impressions of BAU 2021:


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Energy. Water. Climate.

Challenging climate protection targets require outstanding and innovative technical solutions in the HKS market. These goals can only be achieved with a great deal of effort on the part of the leading companies in the industry. They all come together at the ISH. The International Sanitation and Heating Trade Fair (ISH for short) is the world’s leading trade fair for water, heat and air.

The trade fair event is the most important industry meeting point in the fields of energy, air-conditioning and sanitary technology as well as intelligent building control. The exhibiting companies set the highest standards for themselves and their products. With sophisticated system solutions, they want to meet the customers’ wishes for comfort & well-being, individuality & aesthetics – by means of environmentally friendly technology, energy-efficient and resource-saving.

Every year, the ISH attracts around 2,500 exhibiting companies and 190,000 guests. International as well as national market leaders are permanently represented at this leading trade fair. 66% of the exhibitors and 48% of the visitors travel to Germany from abroad. A premiere at ISH 2023: the digital expansion of the trade fair.

When? 13-16 March 2023

Where? Messe Frankfurt, Frankfurt (DE)

Impressions of the ISH 2019:


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The number 1 in processing & packaging

Over 170,000 visitors from 169 countries. 2866 exhibitors from 55 countries. 178,131 square feet. At Interpack, which has a strong international focus, everything revolves around – as the name suggests – packaging and packaging machines. This applies to the food, beverage, bakery and confectionery, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, industrial goods and non-food sectors.

These hot topics will dominate Interpack 2023 in Düsseldorf:

  • Circular economy
  • Conservation of resources
  • Digital technologies
  • Product safety

You should not miss the world’s leading traditional trade fair for packaging innovations and processes. No matter whether as an exhibiting company or as a visitor.

When? 4-10 May 2023

Where? Messe Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf (DE)

Preview of Interpack 2023:


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World market leader in woodworking and processing

Would you like to see the most innovative woodworking machines live in action? Then you should not miss another world-leading trade fair. It, too, must not be missing from our preview of the top 5 German trade fairs in 2023: The legendary LIGNA.

Over 90,000 wood enthusiasts from all corners of the globe will travel to the wonderful city of Hannover in Lower Saxony for 15-19 May 2023 to indulge their passion for machinery, equipment and technology from the enchanted forest of woodworking. Each time, the trade fair records an extremely high density of decision-makers (approx. 97% of the participants) from the entire value chain of the woodworking and processing sector. In other words, it’s really all about business!

The 3 focus themes of this German trade fair in 2023:

  1. Transformation of woodworking:Digitalization and its consequences for the entire industry
  2. Prefabrication processes in timber construction: increasing efficiency in view of the growing importance of wood as a building material
  3. Process technologies of the bioeconomy: The central importance of forestry & wood in the “wood value chain”.

When? 15-19 May 2023

Where? Hanover Fair, Hanover (DE)

Impressions of LIGNA 2019:


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Large caliber. Genius. GIFA.

In 2023 we will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the most important international trade fair for foundry. GIFA will once again shine in the coming year with forward-looking innovations from the strongest companies in the industry. Experts and decision-makers from the following exhibitor target groups will be able to exchange ideas and experiences on the spacious exhibition grounds in Düsseldorf:

  • Foundries (and their machine supply industry)
  • Raw materials and supplies for foundries
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Iron, steel and non-ferrous metal industry
  • Vehicle industry
  • Services
  • Trade

We are already eagerly awaiting GIFA – one of the most interesting trade fairs in Germany in 2023!

When? 12-16 June 2023

Where? Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre, Düsseldorf (DE)

Impressions of GIFA 2019:


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We at SYMA can hardly wait for the upcoming trade fair year 2023. Together with you, we want to visit the best German trade fairs in 2023. What about your trade show anticipation? Are you ready to go or do you still need a trade fair stand concept? Simply write to us with a non-binding enquiry. We will contact you shortly!


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