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Great minds and the businesses they represent are set to meet at 2024 trade shows and fairs in Munich. The city is well-known as a leading hub for innovation, business, and technology and the lineup of upcoming events is a testament to that. Companies, industry professionals, brands, and leading experts from various industries will be showcasing and demonstrating their latest products and services, meeting up with industry partners and customers, and networking at these 2024 Munich trade shows. 

Thanks to the diverse range of sectors represented in this lineup, industry experts, business owners, and interested parties will have the opportunity to network, learn new skills, and preview new products and technologies. Here are our top picks for upcoming 2024 Munich trade shows and fairs you can look forward to:  

Architecture and Design

ARCHITECT @ WORK – Germany, Munich (June 05 — 06, 2024)

The ARCHITECT@Work trade show is a great place to meet architects, designers, interior architects, project developers, engineering bureaus, as well as officials from towns and district councils. This 2024 Munich trade show will be at the Fairground Messe Munchen. With so many professionals gathered together, you can learn a lot about the different aspects of architecture and design all in one place. You can also register as an exhibitor and be among architecture gurus. 

Arts, Crafts, and Design

TrendSet: Arts and Crafts (January 06 — 08, 2024 & July 2024)

All things glass, porcelain, ceramics, arts, and crafts are the highlight of this 2024 Munich trade show. When it comes to home decor, furniture, kitchen appliances and other crafts, TrendSet strives to set trends in these sectors. Besides the main event, there are also specialised events including TrendSet Fine Arts and TrendSet Newcomer. 

Handwerk & Design: Crafts and Design (February 28 — March 03, 2024)

Held at the Fairground Messe Munchen, the Handwerk & Design: Crafts and Design trade show is a delightful display of top-level craftsmanship, quality craftwork, and skilful design. You can also register to become an exhibitor directly on the site and showcase your crafts to fellow lovers of crafts and design. 

Ceramics & Materials

CERAMITEC: Ceramics and Powder Metallurgy (April 23 — 26, 2024)

The 2024 CERAMITEC trade show promises to be an intellectually stimulating event with a special show on smart materials and an energy hub. There, possible solutions to issues in the ceramic industry will be shared and discussed, opening the platform for alternative clean and efficient energy. You can register to be an exhibitor or purchase a visitor’s ticket as soon as they become available.

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COSMETIC BUSINESS (June 05 – 06, 2024)

As the name suggests, Cosmetic Business is in the business of cosmetics. This one-of-a-kind trade fair is a unique space brimming with new cosmetic ideas. Several cosmetic companies come together and exchange information and ideas on the various aspects of the industry. From development to production, packaging, and marketing, this event has plenty of experts present, making it one of the most enriching 2024 Munich trade shows.

BEAUTY FORUM MÜNCHEN (October 26 – 27, 2024)

The Beauty Forum is a place where beauty is celebrated as an unending well of inner strength and self-confidence. New companies with fresh products and ideas, combined with experts who’ve been in the beauty game for a long time together create an unforgettable event. In addition to all things hair, beauty, and makeup, the event programme will include interactive activities that embrace and celebrate the world of beauty. Tickets to the event can be purchased by a select group of people with proof of expertise in certain areas of the beauty trade.

Craftsmanship and Trade

INTERNATIONALE HANDWERKSMESSE (February 02 – March 03, 2024)

The international craft fair, Internationale Handwerksmesse, is all about building, renovating, and modernising. In the 2024 edition, exhibitors from over 60 industries will share their expertise on building, renovation, crafts, design, exterior construction, gardening technology, tools and lots more. Over the 5 days of this 2024 Munich trade show, visitors will experience the vast world of crafts in one place and also learn about current trends.

Education and Career

ACCESS MBA – MUNICH: Education and Careers (February 17, 2024)

Access MBA Munich helps prospective candidates gain access to MBA opportunities. This event offers support to students aspiring to obtain an MBA degree through a variety of incentives. All this takes them a step closer to enrolling in the programme of their dream. Some of the top business schools that participate in one-to-one events between qualified candidates and admissions directors include ESMT Berlin, Hult International Business School, and the University of St. Gallen.

AZUBI- & STUDIENTAGE MÜNCHEN: Education and Careers (April 12 – April 13, 2024)

Different companies, universities, vocational schools, institutions, and associations gather at the AZUBI- & STUDIENTAGE Munich trade fair. At the fair, they provide valuable information about study programmes, training, and alternative career entry options. It’s ideal for people preparing to graduate from school and seeking information for an early start to their professional career.


The Absolventenkongress Munich 2024 is a central meeting point that brings students, graduates and young professionals in contact with top companies. At the job fair, these companies offer various entry-level opportunities such as internships and trainee programmes. In addition, people attending the fair can get free CV checks to help them start off their journey into their professional careers on the right foot.

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Energy and Environment

INTERSOLAR EUROPE: Solar Technology (June 19 — 21, 2024)

As the largest solar technology trade fair in the world, Intersolar Europe is a great networking opportunity for people involved in different aspects of the solar industry. Manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, installers, project developers, planners and other key players all come together to share and exchange the latest trends and ideas in solar technology. 

Fashion and Textiles

MUNICH FABRIC START: Textiles (January 23 – 25, 2024)

Occurring twice a year, the Munich Fabric Start is an exhibition featuring fabrics and accessories from different manufacturers from around the world. New collections of textiles, finishings, and accessories are the highlight of the show, attracting thousands of visitors to Munich.  

PERFORMANCE DAYS - MUNICH: Functional Fabric Fair (March 20 – 21, 2024)

The Performance Days Functional Fabric Fair is one of a kind. As a sustainable sourcing fair for functional fabrics and accessories, this exhibition celebrates advancements, plus the latest trends and innovations in the textile industry. It’s the place to go for designers, product and purchasing managers looking for high-performance functional fabrics for sportswear, workwear, and athleisure.

Health and Medical

OPTI: Optics and Optical Design (January 12 – 14, 2024)

The 2024 Opti exhibition is set to feature various brands and companies highlighting groundbreaking trends and innovations. The focus of the exhibition is on the future of the optical industry, including discussions on topics like myopia management, health, and the latest eyewear trends. 

ID INFOTAGE DENTAL MÜNCHEN: Dental Equipment (March 15 – 16, 2024)

The ID Fontage Dental trade fair is the regional meeting point for the dental industry in Munich. At this 2024 Munich trade show, various key players in the industry share innovative products, services, and the latest developments. Key topics covered include dental technology, orthodontics, diagnostics and analytics, restoration, hygiene, prophylaxis, and environmental protection. 

IFAT: Environment, Water, Waste Disposal (May 13 – 17, 2024)

Known as the world’s leading trade platform for water, sewage, waste, and raw materials management, IFAT covers various topics related to recycling and sustainability. Topics covered in this fair include energy production, exhaust gas cleaning, recycling services, and pollutant management. Exhibitors at this fair include experts in the various aspects of the industry who aim to answer all questions visitors may have about recycling, waste, and secondary materials.

EXPOPHARM: Pharmaceuticals (October 9 – 12, 2024)

Expopharm is a place to discover products, solutions, innovations, and brands shaping the world of pharmacy. Knowledge, ideas, and information are exchanged during this gathering of key players in the pharmacy market. Exhibits at this fair will include products and innovations by leading manufacturers in the industry, as well as the latest programme versions from software houses that play a key role in the pharmaceutical world.

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Jewellery, Watches, and Luxury Goods

INHORGENTA MUNICH: Jewelry and Watches (February 16 – 19)

In 2024, INHORGENTA will be celebrating its 50th anniversary with a special edition of the fair that will feature new, popular brands. These include Lacoste, Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss, and Porsche Design. Among the many things to look forward to at this exhibition are art installations, glamorous showpieces, high-quality Watch Talks, as well as a recruiting and young talents area.

Leisure, Travel, and Recreation

F.RE.E: Leisure and Travel (February 14 – 18, 2024)

The travel and leisure fair, F.RE.E, is known all across Bavaria as the biggest of its kind. Through almost 900 exhibitors from over 60 countries, the fair covers all areas of the leisure and travel market. Whether you’re looking for camping and caravanning equipment or you need the latest information on outdoor activities, wellness offers, and cruises, F.RE.E is the place to be for all that and more.

GARTEN MÜNCHEN: Gardening (February 28 – March 03, 2024)

Taking place annually alongside the International Craft Fair and the Handwerk & Design Fair, Garten Munchen offers a platform for the exchange of ideas on making the most of outdoor living rooms, as well as other garden and outdoor topics. Expert exhibitors share the latest trends, inspire, and give you unique advice specific to what you’re looking for concerning your garden, terrace or balcony.

Real Estate

EXPO REAL (October 7 – 9, 2024)

Anyone in the real estate industry won’t want to miss Expo Real. This trade fair acts as a platform for the constructive exchange of information, innovations, solutions, and developments happening in the real estate industry. All this happens through up-to-the-minute discussions and fascinating presentations during the fair. 

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Special Interest and Collectibles

PHILATELIA MÜNCHEN: Stamp Collecting (March 02 – 03, 2024)

Avid stamp collectors are sure to enjoy attending the Philatelia Munich. The event gives collectors, newcomers, and returning visitors the chance to interact with specialist retailers, auction houses, accessory manufacturers, postal administrations, and publishers. 

NUMISMATA MÜNCHEN: Numismatics (March 02 – 03, 2024)

Since 1970, Numismata has been a special event celebrating coins, medals, banknotes, historic securities, shares and lots more. It’s a great place to learn about modern and historic currency and even get professional valuations and consultations on issues of collecting and investing. 

MINERALIENTAGE MÜNCHEN: Minerals and Fossils (October 24 – 27, 2024)

As the leading international trade show for jewellery, minerals, gemstones, and accessories in Europe, Mineralientage is the place where sellers, buyers, jewellers, and collectors come together. The exhibitions at the show include Mineralworld, Gemworld, Fossilworld, and Stoneworld. Through these, visitors will enjoy learning about the mineral industry, fine jewellery and rough stones, fossils, and wellness with stones.

Technology and Electronics

ITCS MÜNCHEN: IT and Technology (October 25, 2024)

If you’re interested in IT, then ITCS is the place to be in 2024. The event will feature a tech conference, an IT job fair, and a festival. The conference will include several speakers from around the world discussing cutting-edge tech topics. 

At the job fair, you can learn about IT projects from start-ups and global corporations and even find your new dream job. The festival is a great place to wind down and make new friends over a round of table football or table tennis.

LOPE-C: Organic and Printed Electronics (March 06 – 07, 2024)

LOPE-C is the international trade fair for flexible, organic and printed electronics. It brings together key players from the automotive manufacturing, energy production, medical technology, pharmacy and everyday electronic devices industries. The focus topics for the upcoming fair are Smart Living and Mobility; exploring advancements in technology in these areas. 

ICE EUROPE: Paper and Film Industry (March 12 – 14, 2024)

The ICE Europe trade show focuses on the conversion of paper, film, foil, and nonwovens. Buyers, retailers, consultants and developers network, discover solutions and assess the latest market trends at this 2024 Munich trade show. Visitors can also enjoy exhibitions of the latest machinery and services in key areas including coating, laminating, drying, curing and more. 

ANALYTICA: Laboratory Technology (April 09 – 12)

The Analytica 2024 Munich trade show will have five exhibition halls where innovative products, systems, applications, and components in laboratory technology will be shown. Leading scientists and experts will also be on-site to offer their insight and advice, making up a powerful network at the world’s largest trade fair for analytics, lab technology and biotechnology.

ELECTRONICA: Electrical Components (November 12 – 15, 2024)

At Electronica, you’ll get to experience the world of electrical components like never before. The event offers a space for networking and knowledge exchange of the latest in electronic components, systems and applications. Exhibitors premier new products at this event, share intelligent solutions to industry-related problems, and offer inspiration for the market as a whole. 

HIGH END MUNICH: HiFi & Home Theatre (May 9 – 12, 2024)

High End is a leading international audio show, featuring over 500 exhibitors and 1,000 brands. Through renowned audio exhibitions, all these set the tone for a top-class auditory experience. Audio experts and professionals gather together at this event to share their latest innovations, along with their love and passion for music and authentic, high-end sound.    

CINECONGRESS: Cine Equipment and Technology (February 28 – 29, 2024)

The 2024 Cinecongress event brings together LEaT and CiNEC for the first time. The coming together of film technology and the entertainment industry will offer a unique opportunity for people from both industries to interact, learn from each other, and form connections.

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Transportation and Vehicles

IMOT MÜNCHEN: Motorcycles (February 16 – 18, 2024)

Set to occur at the Munich Exhibition Centre, IMOT MÜNCHEN 2024 promises to be an unforgettable event for motorcycle fans. Exhibitions at the event will include the latest motorcycle and scooter models, plus all the information you need about tuning, travel, clothing, and accessories.

E MOVE 360° EUROPE: Mobility and Vehicles (October 15 – 17, 2024)

The E MOVE 360° trade fair focuses on electric and autonomous mobility. For the 2024 edition, the focus will be on automated driving, e-mobility, battery technology, charging and energy. As such, the show is a welcome space for a wide range of industries and professional users. That includes transportation companies, fleet managers, tourism companies, electrical installers and so many more.

WM WERKSTATTMESSE MÜNCHEN: Automotive Parts and Workshop Equipment (October 18 – 20, 2024)

Over 250 exhibitors will be present at the 2024 WM Werkstattmesse, sharing insightful information and the latest innovations related to car and commercial vehicle parts, workshop equipment, pain accessories, tyres and more. To wind up the event, the trade fair also includes a variety of entertainment programmes like live cooking shows, music and lots more. 


HOCHZEITSTAGE MÜNCHEN (January 13 – 14, 2024)

HOCHZEITSTAGE was created to bridge the gap between happy couples planning their big day and the wedding industry professionals who turn their dreams into reality. Visitors to the 2024 Munich trade show can find out all they need to know about planning their dream wedding in one place from professionals in bridal and men’s fashion, catering, beauty, accessories, decoration, photography and more. 


 The Traudich wedding fair is the place where wedding dreams come true. As one of the largest wedding events in Bavaria, you can learn so much about wedding trends and must-haves from this fair. Whether you’re looking for the latest trends in bridal and men’s fashion or insight into wedding rings and decor, this is the place to be for all that and more. 

Final Word

The 2024 lineup of Munich’s trade shows and fairs is set to be a unique platform for professionals, businesses, and enthusiasts of various industries to connect over what matters the most to them. There’s so much to explore and enjoy in the upcoming events, from groundbreaking technology and advancements in medicine to cutting-edge solutions in the automotive and fashion industries. 

All these offer a great opportunity to discover new trends, stay at the forefront of your industry and get inspired to change the world. Plus, there are so many other reasons to visit Munich too! So, mark your calendars and get ready for an unforgettable exploration of these 2024 Munich trade shows – and the many wonders of the Bavarian capital itself! 

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