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Ideas welcome: Have your Custom-Built Stand approved

Every custom-built stand must be authorised by us

The approval of stand plans is valid for the specified location only and needs to be obtained anew each year, informally, by the 1st of August.
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 exceeds a height of 4 m, an additional on-site inspection and approval by Messe Frankfurt may be necessary. This may result in costs which will be passed on to the exhibitor/stand constructor. These costs shall be independent of the excess height charge calculated in accordance with our price list.

What we need from you

  • Special permit applications for early construction and extended dismantling (only possible for Custom-Built stands from 40 sqm)
  • If necessary, detailed sketches (floor plans, sections and views) in which external and height dimensions are clearly visible.
  • Stand plans


Application for early access

For early access to Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020, 765 euros are charged for two or three days (from 8 October or 9 October), or 180 euros for one day (10 October 2019).

The exhibition site will be open each day from 7 am to 9 pm to those with early access permits. An early access permit will only be granted if a plan of your stand for 2020 is submitted.

Stand building permission

Please send us the documents, so we can complete the approval procedure.

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