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Title: AOCA Conference 2006

AOCA Conference 2006
  • Convention Centers Management
  • In times when projects multiply
  • The real experience of managing a Center
  • Günther Kruse Messe Frankfurt Germany

How do you start your business?
This way?
Or that way?
The Frankfurt/Rhine-Main region one of the
world's leading economic regions
  • 3 federal states converge in the
    Frankfurt/Rhine-Main livingroom and economic
    area Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate, Bavaria
  • Approx. 5.2 million people live here
  • In an area representing 3 of Germany, around 6
    of the population generates more than 10 of the
  • A major traffic hub thanks to its location in
    the heart of Europe

Source Prognos AG
Frankfurt location
Frankfurt am Main a European metropolis with
  • 794 first documentary mention of Frankfurt
  • 1150 first mention of the Frankfurt Trade Fair
  • 1585 establishment of the stock exchange
  • 1815 Frankfurt becomes a free city and seat of
    the Diet of the German Confederation
  • 1848 the first German national assembly
    convenes in the "Paulskirche"
  • 1957 the German Bundesbank takes up its work
  • 1998 seat of the European Central Bank

Frankfurt location
Frankfurt am Main a top business location in the
  • Jobs for around 600,000 people
  • Approx. 71,000 companies are based here,
    including 330 national and international banks
  • Seat of the European Central Bank
  • Mainland Europe's largest airport
  • Europe's largest railway station
  • World's third largest trade fair complex

Frankfurt location
Messe Frankfurt corporate group 2005 a global
player in the trade fair sector
  • Organiser of 120 trade fairs worldwide
  • Shareholders City of Frankfurt (60), State of
    Hesse (40)
  • 14 subsidiaries outside Germany, 5 branch offices
    and 50 foreign representatives covering more
    than 151 countries
  • Turnover in 2005 360 million EUR
  • More than 57,600 exhibitors and some 3.4 million
  • Third largest exhibition centre worldwideTotal
    exhibition space 475,000 m2(indoor 322,000
    m2, outdoor 83,000 m2)

Business year 2005 preliminary figures
Messe Frankfurt Group
2005 - Good year for guest fairs
  • Total of 14,700 exhibitors and 1.6 million
  • IAA - International Motor Show
  • Bookfair - Guest of Honour 2005 Korea Guest of
    Honour 2006 India
  • Euromold - central marketplace for new
    manufacturing and process technologies
  • IMEX - The Worldwide Exhibition for Incentive
    Travel, Meetings and Events
  • Outook 2006 Airtec - International Trade fair
    for Aerospace Industry Suppliers

Guest events, congresses, events
Messe Frankfurt Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition
This decade, Messe Frankfurt will invest a total
of 770 million in the expansion of the
Exhibition Centre and in its infrastructure.
The first expansion phase was completed in August
2001. The result is two new buildings Hall 3
with 38,000 sq m and the Forum.
Congress Center Messe Frankfurt - the offer
The Congress Center
  • Harmonie Hall with floor suitable for vehicles
    and mobile walls for up to
  • 2,200 people
  • In same building as Frankfurt
  • Maritim Hotel, a further
  • 2,000 hotel rooms within walking distance

Congress Center Messe Frankfurt - the offer
Messe Frankfurt Forum
  • Areal Hall with 2,300 sq m
  • Panorama Hall with 2,400 sq m
  • Further conference rooms and light-flooded

Congress Center Messe Frankfurt - the offer
Festival Hall
  • Historical domed building dating from
  • 1908
  • Interior space with 2 flights of seats for more
    than 10,000 people

Congress business - development 2002 to 2004
  • Sharp increase
  • Number of events up by around 25
  • Number of participants increased by 36
  • Highlights in 2005
  • SAP NetWeaver Kongress
  • Storage Networking World Europe 2005
  • Dental Marketing Kongress
  • Tetra World Congress 2005

Visitors in '000
Events (congresses not associated with trade
Guest events, congresses, events
Special events development 2002 to 2004
50 more visitors since 2002 top concerts and
corporate events generate growth
  • Highlights in 2005
  • David Copperfiled
  • Rod Stewart
  • Holiday on Ice
  • Messe Frankfurt Marathon
  • 46th "Ball des Sports" 2004
  • Thomas Cook "Premiere Reisesommer"

Visitors in '000
Guest events, congresses, events
Managing a Convention Center What you need
  • Hardware building and technical equipment
  • Software
  • Staff marketing, sales, technical, catering
  • Know how, behavior, language, customer-oriented
  • Planning and Booking - IT
  • Additional services
  • Quality management
  • Patient shareholders

Messe Frankfurt As A Partner To Fair Organizers
  • The Range of Services is comprehensive
  • Exhibitor Manual
  • Visitor and Exhibitor Services
  • Catering and Restaurants
  • Translation
  • Electricians
  • Florists
  • Hostesses
  • IT Service
  • Catalogue Service
  • Graphic Artists
  • Furniture
  • Personal Congress Organizer
  • Professional Fair Organizer
  • Forwarding Agents
  • Stand construction
  • Ticketing

The Rhine-Main Hotel Guide to round off your
trade fair participation
  • A service for exhibitors and visitors
  • Published yearly in German and English
  • More than 600 hotel listings in Frankfurt and
  • Structured by trade fairs and price categories
  • Planning efficiency and cost reductions for your
    trade fair visit
  • Transparent and clearly structured
  • Now available as a brochure and online

Mobility for everyone
  • Barrier-free access points and lifts
  • Disabled-friendly parking facilities and sanitary
    facilities across the exhibition complex
  • Special services for the disabled, e.g.
    wheelchair and scooter rental
  • Various information possibilities
  • Info hotline 49 69 7575-69 99

Open for all visitors
Problem-free travel to international trade fairs
with special trains
  • Many trade fair visitors choose organised travel
  • Service offer - examples
  • Paperworld, Beautyworld and Christmasworld 2006
    Special trains and carriages from 23 cities in
  • ISH 2005 More than 900 trade fair visitors
    took advantage of the special trains from
    Berlin via Hanover, from Dortmund via Cologne
    and from Munich via Augsburg

Wireless Local Area Network Hotspot covering
the entire exhibition grounds
  • Wireless Internet access (WLAN) for exhibitors
    and visitors
  • Cooperation between Messe Frankfurt and T-Systems
  • For all equipment such as notebook, PC, PDA with
    W-LAN card
  • Exhibtors can order onlinevia EasyOrder or via
    the service brochure
  • Visitors can obtain access online or at vending

Developing Relevant Standards
  • Standards responding to specific issues to be
    meaningful and widely applicable to facilities
    and events.
  • Standards from a client perspective
  • Standards identifiable and articulated
    understood by facilities and clients
  • Not only benchmarking with other facilities.
  • Developing in phases rather than all at once.

Test with the best
  • Quality Awards by ICCA, AIPC, IMEX (APEX), EIBTM
    and National Associations
  • To measure performance, standards have to be not
    only metrics, but process oriented.
  • Categories
  • Owners perspective
  • Client perspective
  • Community perspective
  • Internal perspective

The Owner Perspective
  • Facility Performance Measures
  • Occupancy,
  • service utilization,
  • competitive comparisons and
  • service levels
  • Financial Accountability
  • Integrity and professionalism
  • Fulfilling the financial obligations to
  • Accounting priciples and reporting systems
  • Economic Impact
  • Generating, calculating, documenting and
  • broad economic benefits

The Client Perspective
  • Recognize importance of client satisfaction
  • Customer Service
  • Identifying customer needs and expectations ?
    designing and modifying service, staff training
    from initial sales contact through post-event
  • Quality of Facilities and Operations
  • In conjunction with industry organizations and
    client groups (PCO) maintain a process for
    identifying marketing expectations
  • Security and Emergency Response
  • Recognize client concerns and requirements for
    SS measures in place together with authorities
    and industry organizations
  • Special Needs
  • disabled access
  • Financial Integrity
  • Responsability to financial interactions with
    clients and suppliers

The Internal Perspective
  • Employee Relations
  • Employee training and professional development
  • Appropriate staff participation in systems and
    procedure development
  • Employee achievement and recognition programs
  • Vehicles that enable staff to recommend areas for
    operational improvement
  • Health, Industrial Safety and Emergency
  • Clean, safe and secure operating environment for
    staff, clients and delegates
  • Supplier Relations
  • Selection of Supplier based on their
    professionalism, experience, reputation, and
    value for money

The Community Perspective
  • Corporate responsability and positive community
  • Community Relations
  • Social and economic responsabilities
  • Undertake specific activities to promote
    understandig and awareness amongst key community
  • Communications
  • Media and government relations
  • Environmental Responsability
  • Minimize impacts on the environment, waste
    management, energy conservation, recycling
  • Industrial Relations
  • Participation in local, national and
    international organizations

AOCA Conference 2006
Now This is how to run a developed business
  • Management of a Conventions Center
  • In times when projects multiply the real
    experience of managing a Center.
  • Impact of events in a Destination/Venue. Chain
    of Value
  • We need to create awareness regarding the real,
    huge benefits that stem from this highly
    profitable segment of tourism benefits for
    Companies and the State.
  • Marketing for the training of International Events

Thank you again for your attention