Sustainability that works in practice is important in the event industry - there are so many small changes that can add up to a more sustainable management of the trade fair grounds. Messe Augsburg is taking a step-by-step approach to a sustainable future and is rolling out practical examples with great success at its events in January.
In mid-January for the first time only electric e-forklifts were used to implement intralogistics at Messe Augsburg, which ensured more sustainable logistics on the trade fair grounds. Messe Augsburg and our global logistics partner, BTG, specifically chose JAGEN UND FISCHEN 2023 as a pilot project - Messe Augsburg is therefore one of the first trade fair venues to totally dispense with the diesel-powered forklift trucks that are generally used as part of the pilot project, and to use electric equipment and machinery for the internal trade fair logistics instead.
Messe Augsburg and its partners also addressed other aspects of sustainability at the beginning of the year: a new regional company has been operating since January in the catering sector. The "Tafeldecker" catering company was selected as it works with local suppliers, many of whom are within a radius of 10-30 km. This not only boosts the regional economy, but also ensures short delivery routes for the food products, a reduction in emissions and the freshness of the products.
Messe Augsburg's partner in cleaning services, blitzblank GmbH, is also contributing to sustainable event organization: blitzbank is a member of the Bavarian Environmental Pact and is certified in accordance with ISO 14001-2015. Only machinery and equipment powered by electricity is used on the Messe Augsburg trade fair grounds. blitzblank GmbH has its own environmental protection officer who conducts regular reviews to constantly monitor and improve processes.
Messe Augsburg is an economic driver whose influence extends far beyond the borders of Bavaria. Augsburg is an attractive location which has highly structured trade fair grounds that are also easily accessible from outside Germany, a high level of personal service and the charm of Germany's second oldest city. Messe Augsburg is a full-service partner for trade fairs and events: seven halls that provide 48,000 m² of gross floor space, 10,000 m² of outdoor exhibition grounds, a conference center, four entrance areas, excellent transport links and 3,650 parking spaces in the immediate vicinity offer a wide range of event options that can be individually tailored to the client’s requirements.