For the restart of trade fair operations, Messe Düsseldorf provides a new technical highlight: the halls of the trade fairs in 2022 – BEAUTY and TOP HAIR – as well as Congress Center Düsseldorf CCD are completely equipped with HEPA filters. These high-efficiency particulate air filters introduce clinically clean air into the halls while at the same time reducing heating and cooling energy consumption. By the end of June 2022, the entire Düsseldorf Exhibition and Congress Center will be equipped with HEPA filters. 


   It is the most effective air cleaning technology currently available: HEPA filters remove 99.9% of viruses, bacteria and other particulates from the air and release the cleaned air into the room again. These high-efficiency filters ensure the highest air quality in ORs, at intensive care units and now also at Messe Düsseldorf and Düsseldorf Congress. Halls 1, 9 to 17 as well as Congress Center Düsseldorf CCD have already been refitted. 


   This means that the first Düsseldorf trade fairs in 2022, BEAUTY (May 6 – 8) and TOP HAIR (May 7 – 9), as well as the upcoming congresses, conferences and events of Düsseldorf Congress, will take place under optimally purified air. In the course of the re-start the other halls will also be refitted with this technology so that the entire Düsseldorf Exhibition and Congress Centre will have been fitted with 3,000 HEPA filters by the time the international trade fairs for wire, cable and tubes, wire and Tube, are held from June 20 – 24. 80% of the EUR 1.4 million invested were paid by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection as part of a funding program. 


Infection risk reduced to a minimum

   Wolfram N. Diener, President & CEO of Messe Düsseldorf, emphasizes the advantages for the restart: “Our new HEPA filters help to ensure that we can offer all guests the greatest possible protection during our trade fairs. In combination with our high-performance ventilation system, our voluntary hygiene measures, our spacious premises and halls, we reduce the infection risk to a minimum. After two pandemic years and a period of intense digital communication, participants can feel safe when networking, initiating business deals and experiencing innovations in person again.”


Contribution to sustainability

   HEPA filters complement and relieve the already powerful ventilation systems at Messe Düsseldorf. The fully automatic system with 60,000 measuring points ensures optimal air quality and supplies the halls with ten million cubic meters of fresh outside air every hour via ten kilometers of ventilation pipes. Bernhard J. Stempfle, Managing Director Finance and Infrastructure, underlines the efficiency: “HEPA filters reduce the heating and cooling energy consumption of our ventilation systems and enable their energetically sensible operation. When outside temperatures are low we can mix the outside air supplied with warm hall air, thereby reducing the heating requirements and still achieve clinically clean incoming air. This means that the HEPA filters also make an important contribution to sustainable trade fairs.”


   In addition to the HEPA filters and ventilation systems, Messe Düsseldorf's voluntary hygiene measures provide additional protection against infection. For example, the company continues to recommend that medical masks be worn on the fairgrounds and that a distance of 1.5 meters be maintained from other persons. It also provides disinfectant dispensers and has frequently used contact surfaces cleaned several times a day. Distance markings in waiting areas help to prevent crowds forming in front of information desks and checkouts. Doors, unless they are fire doors, are set up so that they can be passed through without contact. Transparent partitions at service and information counters also remain in place.


Messe Düsseldorf Group

Messe Düsseldorf is among the most successful trade fair companies worldwide. It hosts around 40 trade fairs, including 20 leading international trade fairs at its 613,000 square meters fairgrounds. In the 18 halls, international market leaders and top decision-makers from various sectors get together every year in order to present and discover innovations, to exchange and network. The sectors of expertise of Messe Düsseldorf include: “Machinery, Plants and Equipment” (drupa, K, interpack, glasstec, wire and Tube); “Retail, Trades and Services” (EuroShop, EuroCIS, ProWein); “Health and Medical Technology” (MEDICA, COMPAMED, REHACARE); “Lifestyle and Beauty” (BEAUTY, TOP HAIR) as well as “Leisure” (boot, CARAVAN SALON). In addition, there are numerous conventions, corporate events, conferences and meetings by its subsidiary Düsseldorf Congress. Abroad, Messe Düsseldorf organizes 75 events and participations. The global network of the group of companies encompasses 77 foreign representatives for 141 countries – including 7 international subsidiaries.



   For  information on any of the trade fairs in Messe Düsseldorf’s portfolio, contact Messe Düsseldorf North America; Telephone: (312) 781-5180; E-mail:; Visit; Follow us on twitter at





May 2022


Press Contact:

Anne Meerboth-Maltz
Tel. (312)781-5185
Fax (312) 781-5188

Messe Düsseldorf North America
150 North Michigan Avenue
Suite 2920
Chicago, IL 60601

View Press Releases by Industry

View Press Kits by Show