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Messe Frankfurt and OWP intensify Cooperation

30 Jan 2014

Messe Frankfurt and OWP intensify Cooperation

·Large growth market with strong development potential
·Know-how transfer at the highest level
·Already a longer business relationship in spirit of partnership

·Achieving more together and development of new projects
Nuremberg/Moscow, 26 November 2013

Messe Frankfurt would like to further expand its involvement in the growth markets of Russia and the CIS countries and will be cooperating more closely with the fair organiser OWP Group in future. The cooperation comprises project support as well as the further development of existing and new topic areas. "We are delighted to share our know-how and further deepen our experience. We are convinced that we will all gain a profitable benefit from this cooperation," explain Bernd D. Fichtner, managing director of the OWP Group and Eugen Alles, managing director of Messe Frankfurt, Russia.

Many years of competence regarding the Russian market – OWP Group

The OWP Group has been hosting international specialist trade fairs and conferences on the Russian market for more than 25 years, and it has in-depth knowledge regarding the local conditions and situation on the ground. Among the core competences of the corporate group is the establishment of successful trade fair brands in Russia. The strength of the OWP Group is found in the ability to develop fitting trade fair and event concepts exclusively for the Russian market.

Together with Messe Frankfurt and its broad international portfolio, the cooperation succeeds at attaining an even larger global presence with a greater impact. In the medium to long term, both companies are planning to further expand their respective business models and mutually develop them.

Background information Messe Frankfurt

With a turnover of 536.9 million euros and 1,833 employees, Messe Frankfurt is one of the global leaders in the segment of trade fair companies. The corporate group has a global network of 28 subsidiaries and approximately 50 international distribution partners, thus giving Messe Frankfurt a presence for its customers in more than 150 countries. Events "made by Messe Frankfurt" take place at more than 30 locations around the globe. In 2012, Messe Frankfurt organised 109 trade fairs, of which more than half were abroad. With 578,000 square metres of floor space, Messe Frankfurt currently includes ten halls and an adjacent conference centre. The company is publicly owned: its stakeholders are the City of Frankfurt, with 60 percent, and the State of Hesse, which holds 40 percent. Additional information:

About the OWP Group

The OWP Group is a family-run company that has been successfully hosting international trade fairs in Moscow for more than 25 years. The thus developed competent and amicable network in Russia and in the Russian regions allows the OWP Group to bring new events to Russia in a target-oriented manner and to successfully develop trade fair brands there.

The OWP Group localises international event formats and topics especially for the Russian market and, with its different companies and competences offers a comprehensive range of services for Russia and the CIS countries.

Counting to the most significant trade fairs that have been developed by the OWP Group are, among others, Modern Bakery Moscow, Office Next Moscow and POWX2014. Interlight Moscow powered by Light+Building was developed into a leading trade fair in Russia by the OWP Group until 2010 and as of 2011 it was taken over by Messe Frankfurt.

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