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Leading European trade fair INTERNORGA celebrates its 90th anniversary

New every year, innovative, and always on top of the trends. That is the standard set by INTERNORGA, making it what it is today – a trend creator, innovation pool, and the most important meeting point for the whole of the HORECA market.

2016 will be a very special year – the leading international trade fair will celebrate its 90th anniversary from 11 to 16 March.

Following the brilliant and biggest yet INTERNORGA 2015, the success story continues in 2016. Hamburg again will be the INTERNORGA City for six days next March, and visitors can look forward to a whole host of highlights all around the fair site.

The accompanying conferences will feature high-powered international experts again, discussing the latest and hottest topics, and generating new ideas in the industry.

“INTERNORGA’s recipe for success is that it keeps on re-inventing itself, and developing together with the industries,” says Claudia Johannsen, Business Unit Director at Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH (HMC).

“This leading trade show has been giving comprehensive insights into the market and presenting trends and innovations since 1921. We have always come up with new formats at the right time, creating the decisive added value for exhibitors and visitors.

That has enabled INTERNORGA to develop from being a regional hotel and restaurant fair to Europe ’s most important meeting point for the HORECA industries. And of course our primary objective is to continue living up to this high standard.”

INTERNORGA has always been the essential meeting point for the whole of the out-of-home market, and a platform for product innovations and exclusive premieres. For example it hosted the very first industry presentation of wraps, and of smoothies, launching them on their triumphant road to market success.

“INTERNORGA always has its finger on the pulse of the times, growing bigger and stronger year by year,” adds Claudia Johannsen. “It is the birthplace of trends – always has been, and always will be, for at least the next 90 years. We look forward with eager anticipation to INTERNORGA 2016 and all the new presentations and fresh market ideas.”

INTERNORGA 2016 will be a very special event, including the most popular exhibition formats of the past years and also some exciting surprises and new activities. The CRAFT BEER Arena will be back again following its successful premiere in 2015, presenting the rediscovered diversity of beer.


INTERNORGA has been the leading European trade fair for hotels, restaurants, institutional catering, bakery and confectionery, and has been held ever since 1921. It is classified by the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA) as the only international HORECA trade fair in Germany.

INTERNORGA takes place in March every year, with more than 1,200 exhibitors from Germany and abroad displaying their innovations, trends and complete solutions for the whole of the out-of-home market.

In addition to the exhibitors’ presentations, there is a big programme of supporting events, international conferences, award presentations, and innovative side-event concepts. INTERNORGA is traditionally held at the Hamburg Fair site, at the heart of Hamburg.

Admission is subject to proof of trade visitor status. For further information on INTERNORGA 2016, see www.internorga.com.