Custom-Built Stands

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Would you like to have an individual stand installed by your own exhibition stand contractor?

Just order the stand option Empty floor space / Own stand.

Please observe our technical requirements regarding quality of materials, types of ceilings, and stand dimensions.


Stand building permission - Deadline: 1 August 2016

IMPORTANT: Every custom-built stand must be authorised by us. Please send the following documents by 1 August to custombuiltstand@book-fair.com so we can complete the approval procedure:

  • Stand plans, if necessary with detailed drawings (floor layout, cross-section and views), in which exterior dimensions and height measurements are clearly shown.
  • Special permit applications for early stand set-up and breakdown extension times (only available to exhibitors with custom-built stands larger than 40 sqm, see price list).

Authorisation of stand plans is valid only for the specified locations and must be applied for each year anew.
In some cases, Messe Frankfurt may also require an additional assessment of the plans as well as approval of the completed stand. Any costs arising from this will be charged to the exhibitor or the stand constructor by Messe Frankfurt.

The exhibitor is responsible for the static safety of the stand.
If the stand is more than four metres high it might be necessary for Messe Frankfurt to carry out an inspection and give approval. This could lead to costs incurred, which would be payable by the exhibitor or stand fitters. Such costs are separate from the fees for over-height stands, which are charged according to our price list (see the registration pack).

Telephone and electricity connections
Stand plans for telephone and electricity connections should be sent direct to the relevant service providers. All other relevant information and forms are compiled in the list of our service contractors on the following page:
List of service contractors

Contact persons

Do you need help with your decision? Please contact your Exhibition Manager.

Stand measurements

  • Stand measurements: All exhibitors’ own stands must include 5 cm tolerance in their dimensions. This means the dimensions of the stand plans and structures must be 5 cm shorter than the absolute dimensions indicated on the plans supplied by the event organiser.
  • Maximum stand height (including floors, platforms, decorative elements and advertising): Halls 4.1, 4.2, 6.1 and 6.2: max. 4 m; Halls 3.0, 3.1, 4.0, 5.0, 5.1 and 6.0: max. 5 m.
  • If the height of a stand exceeds 2.5 m where it directly abuts on neighbouring stands, the sides and back panels must be kept uniformly white, and the holders of the neighbouring stands should be informed, in order to allow a mutual agreement.
  • Stand designs that are higher than 4 m will incur additional costs. In some cases, Messe Frankfurt may also require an additional assessment of the plans as well as approval of the completed stand. Any costs arising from this will be charged to the exhibitor or the stand constructor by Messe Frankfurt.
  • Stand numbers: For self-built stands, exhibitors are obliged to produce their own stand numbering and attach these to their stands, or to use an alternative means of indicating the stand numbers.

Stand Constructors

Are you looking for a suitable stand constructor?
In this case, we recommend the Association for Exhibition and Event Professionals. On their website you will find a list of members of stand constructors.

Design Exhibition Event
Fachverband Messe- und Ausstellungsbau e.V.
Berliner Str. 26
33378 Rheda-Wiedenbrück
Germany


Phone: +49 (0) 5242 9454-0
Fax: +49 (0) 5242 9454-10

Go to constructors' site (German)