EXPO REAL 2011 Reflects a Return to Cautious Optimism

The 14th EXPO REAL takes place this year from 4 to 6 October 2011 – Tuesday to Thursday – at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre. Reflecting developments in the overall economy, the first indications of an upturn are also being felt at this event, Europe´s largest trade fair for commercial property and investment. With six exhibition halls, covering 64,000 square metres of space, the number of halls taken up by this year´s event has remained the same, but the space in them will be more intensively used.

"The financial and economic crisis of the last two years is still having an impact, but there is a general feeling that the worst is now behind us and we are again seeing a certain level of cautious optimism. EXPO REAL 2011 is reflecting that development," said Eugen Egetenmeir, Managing Director of Messe München. "The stands that are being booked this time around are a little larger, and exhibitors from abroad are coming back. This year also the space in the halls is again being more intensively used."

The signs of recovery are being seen above all at EXPO REAL in the increased demand for space from participants from Western and Central Europe – for example, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, England and France. There is a sizeable number of exhibitors from Poland, too – even in 2010 this country topped the rankings of exhibiting countries from outside Germany. And in 2011 Messe München is organising for the first time a joint stand for companies, cities and regions from Southeastern Europe.

The extensive conference programme, encompassing more than 100 events, will again be examining financial and investment strategies after the crisis, and looking at market analyses and sustainability, in terms of an international comparison and the renovation and modernisation of existing buildings.

on May 5, 2011