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Deutsche Messe & IEG to Partner on Active & Sports Expo Leon

The German company, through its subsidiary Hannover Fairs Mexico, and the Italian trade show organizer, have signed a strategic understanding for launching new events in Mexico

Deutsche Messe logoIEG logo Italian Expo GroupTwo of the most prominent tradeshow organizers in Europe signed an important agreement to activate a series of tradeshow events in Mexico. The joint venture is between Deutsche Messe AG (through its subsidiary Hannover Fairs Mexico) and Italian Exhibition Group SpA (IEG).

Both groups boast a vast and long-standing experience in the international tradeshow sector with a complementary portfolio of events. The solid presence of IEG and Deutsche Messe in various countries worldwide is definitely the best guarantee for the success and appeal of the shows that will be organized on the Mexican market.

The partnership will be inaugurated with Active & Sports Expo, an event scheduled to take place in Leon, Mexico from Nov. 25-27,  where IEG (organizer of RiminiWellness and Dubai Active & Muscle Show in Dubai with its subsidiary HBG Events) will unite its knowledge of the fitness and well-being industry with the experience gained in the territory by Hannover Fairs Mexico. TIEG_CEO_CorradoPerabonhe exhibition will be held at the Poliforum Leon (pictured above) – 18,000 square metres – selected for its favorable and central position in the Mexican state and for the local government’s strong support.

Corrado Peraboni, CEO of Italian Exhibition Group, says, “We have spent these pandemic months preparing the international development of our flagship products. The agreement with Deutsche Messe is an integral part of this strategy. The collaboration between two top European players seemed the best way to tackle such a highly promising market as Mexico and, after Wellness, we and our German colleagues will assess the possibility of developing further products.”

Bernd Rohde Hannover Fairs MexicoBernd Rohde, CEO of Hannover Fairs Mexico, points out that “thanks to the joint venture between Deutsche Messe and the Italian Exhibition Group, we form a solid alliance that will bring together years of experience, knowledge, best practices, new products and global leading clients, which, all together, will allow us to launch leading events in Mexico and Latin America. Our first joint event, Active & Sports Expo, will be the best opportunity to show the great potential of the Mexican and Latin American market for new global business, such as the sport and wellness industry.”

Active & Sports Expo Leon aims to create an event that will promote sport and outdoor activities in Mexican society as well as maximize business potential and product diversification in this important sector. At the Global Wellness Summit 2020, the prestigious event where international leaders of the wellness economy gather, it was calculated that the industry is worth $4.5 trillion dollars. According to the Global Wellness Institute, the estimated value of the physical activity economy is $828.2 billion dollars (ref. 2019) and includes the main segments of sport, active recreation, fitness and conscious movement.

Italian Exhibition Group (IEG), listed on the MTA (screen-based stock exchange) organized and managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A., has built up over the years, through its Rimini and Vicenza venues, a position of domestic leadership in the organisation of trade fairs and conferences, and has developed its foreign activities – also through joint ventures with global or local organisers, in the United States, United Arab Emirates and China – which have positioned it among the leading European operators in the sector. For more info, visit www.iegexpo.it

Deutsche Messe has been bringing together exhibitors and visitors since 1947. With over 100 fairs around the globe, our company’s portfolio features world-class events such as (in alphabetical order) CEBIT (digital business), CeMAT (intralogistics and supply chain management), didacta (education), DOMOTEX (carpets and other floor coverings), HANNOVER MESSE (industrial technology), INTERSCHUTZ (fire prevention, disaster relief and safety & security), LABVOLUTION (lab technology) and LIGNA (woodworking, wood processing, forestry). Hannover Fairs Mexico is the subsidiary of Deutsche Messe AG in Latin America. For more info, visit www.messe.de





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