Messe Stuttgart is set to enter the Indian market. The company announced the move at a gala launch ceremony graced by Shri Mangal Prabhat Lodha, Honourable Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (Maharashtra) as the chief guest along with other key dignitaries, consulates, ambassadors, and business tycoons.
The Messe’s expansion into the Indian market includes the launch of its subsidiary, Messe Stuttgart India, as well as the introduction of new exhibitions including: MOLDEX, the international fair on tools, patterns, and mould making, FASTNEX, the international trade fair for the fastener and fixing industry.
“The fact that Germany is bringing a skills exhibition to India (DIDAC Skills) reflects its goodwill and intention. India has a vast workforce, and we need robust support for skill development. Through this new collaboration, together, we aspire to elevate exhibitions and skills development to new heights and attract a larger audience. We come with genuine intentions, a commitment to transparent working, and a long-term vision. We aim to work in close partnership with the government, supporting our students and contributing to their future success.” said the minister.
“We are thrilled to bring Messe Stuttgart’s legacy of excellence to the dynamic Indian market. Our entry into India signifies the beginning of a new era in the world of trade fairs and exhibitions. With Messe Stuttgart India, the possibilities are endless, and we are dedicated to making a significant impact on business, education, and skill development in India,” said Roland Bleinroth, CEO of Messe Stuttgart.
Messe Stuttgart has a proud history in the trade fair industry, with a strong foothold in Europe. The company organises over 60 successful trade fairs of which 40 are the organisation’s own shows.
LogiMAT India, a satellite show of LogiMAT Stuttgart, is another feather in Messe Stuttgart India’s cap. It is the world’s largest Intralogistics exhibition and will serve as a hub for the entire logistics community, including intralogistics, transportation management, warehousing, supply chain solutions, and automation. Supported by Invest India, LogiMAT India is poised to drive innovation and excellence in the logistics industry.
Messe Stuttgart India has acquired DIDAC India, Asia’s largest and India’s sole exhibition and conference for education and skilling resources and will introduce DIDAC Skills, a specialised offshoot that will focus exclusively on skill development for India’s youth. DIDAC Skills is envisioned as a platform that bridges the gap between education and employability by showcasing the latest advancements, training programmes, and opportunities in various technical fields.
“As we set foot into the dynamic Indian market, we bring with us not just our legacy but a promise of transformation. Messe Stuttgart’s shows are more than just events; they are catalysts for industry growth and innovation. We are here to stay, and we are here to make a difference. Our shows are poised to be game-changers, ushering in a new era of opportunities, collaborations, and progress in the industry,” said Sachin Patil, managing director, and CEO of Messe Stuttgart India.
Messe Stuttgart’s portfolio of events includes industry-specific trade fairs, consumer shows, and conventions that cover a wide range of topics, such as automotive, machinery, technology, lifestyle. The company also has subsidiaries in the USA, China and Turkey.