Report: Fair and Equal Opportunities in Germany as a Trade Fair Location


What about fairness and equality of opportunity in Germany as a trade fair location? The trade fair sector in Germany is special in an international comparison. Public trade fair companies in Germany not only operate the trade fair infrastructure, but as vertically integrated providers they also run their own trade fairs and thus compete with private trade fair organizers. The fact that this peculiarity - especially in view of the Corona Pandemic - leads to competitive problems and has a detrimental effect on the private trade fair companies is shown by a recent expert report by Düsseldorf Competition Economics (former DICE Consult) for the Fachverband Messen und Ausstellung e.V.. [FAMA].

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