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

That’s easy – just order the stand option “Empty floor space/own stand”. Besides the floor space, a number of exhibitor passes (depending on your stand size) is also included in the rental fee of the stand. These give you and your staff access to the exhibition grounds and also include use of public transport in the entire Rhein-Main area. If you need a water connection, please mention this at the time of registration – we will try to position your stand accordingly.


Product details & prices for your Custom-Built stand

This document will provide you with prices, technical details and other options - everything you need to know about your Custom-Built stand at a glance. This allows you to make a well-informed decision for your successful appearance.


Custom-built stands - notes of use

Please read our Notes on use of custom-built stands as well as the technical regulations carefully. Pay special attention to the stipulations on materials, types of ceiling, stand dimensions and stand height.


Stand construction

If you would like to build your own stand, please coordinate your plans with us in detail. There are certain specifications to be considered – you can find details of these in the technical regulations. To avoid any unpleasant surprises, it is important that you send us scale plans of your stand for approval well in advance of the Fair. 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 Frankfurter Buchmesse.

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). The exhibitor is responsible for the static safety of the stand.

For extra high stands (exceeding 4 m) the following charges also apply:


Stands up to 20 sqm

+ 5% of stand rental fee

Stands up to 99 sqm

+ 7.5% of stand rental fee

Stands over 100 sqm

+ 10% of stand rental fee

Additional storey (two-storey stand)

€/sqm 220.—




Set-up and dismantling

Custom-designed stands allow for the highest level of individuality but also take more time. For stands over 40 square metres, we therefore offer you more flexibility. For a fee (see below) you can enter the fairgrounds starting from Thursday the previous week. The exhibiton site will be open each day from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. to those with early access permit.
The exhibition halls are open for set-up of custom-built stands and fitting-out of system stands as of Sunday, 11 October 2020. The installation and decoration of the exhibition stands must be completed, at the latest, by 10.00 p.m. on the day before the Fair begins. Items which are not to remain on the stand must be removed and all people must leave the exhibition site by midnight, as the police will then carry out a final security check.

Dismantling of custom-built stands is possible from approx. 6.00 p.m. on Sunday, 18 October 2020 throughout the night and the next day, until midnight, on Monday, 19 October 2020. An extension of the dismantling time is possible for custom-built stands that exceed 40 sqm, provided you have applied for this and received approval from the exhibition management.

Early access:


1 day (10 October 2020)

€ 180,—

2–3 days (from 8 or 9 October 2020)

€ 765,—

Terms & conditions

Technical Regulations for the Frankfurter Buchmesse.

If you have any further questions, please ask.

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