Services & FAQ

Exhibiting at and visiting specialist trade shows is a long-proven way to make an impression and establish business contacts in overseas markets. The German Emirati Joint Council for Industry and Commerce (AHK) is the official representative of Messe Berlin, Messe München, NürnbergMesse and Spielwarenmesse eG in various Arab countries and also acts as the representative of Gitex Technology Week Dubai towards Germany. In this role, AHK supports companies and organisations for a successful trade fair participation by offering a wide variety of services for exhibitors and visitors.

Exhibitor Services

  • Offering information about German trade fairs and events
  • Selecting the most suitable trade show according to the company’s business and objective
  • Assistance during the application process and stand allocation
  • Assistance with stand construction and third-party contractors
  • Advice on freight forwarding
  • Recommendation on marketing and promotion campaigns
  • Organisation of B2B meetings and company visits
  • Assistance for Schengen visa application T
  • Travel support (flight and accommodation)

Visitor Services

  • Be informed beforehand about the upcoming shows and news
  • Advanced entrance tickets sales through our offices
  • Assistance for Schengen visa application
  • Travel support (flight and accommodation)
  • Locate business partners on the trade fair
  • Organisation of visitor delegations

Questions about Trade Fairs

German trade fair organisers are the professional, competent and service oriented partners for your trade fair participations. They organize events of all sizes for all sectors with their experienced staff and have been doing so for years. 800 years of trade fairs in Germany speak for themselves. The German-Emirati Joint Council for Industry and Commerce are the official representative of some of the most renowned German trade fair companies. We help companies from the GCC region to exhibit their products and services in the shows we represent and thereby to establish and strengthen business connections. The most common questions about trade fairs in Germany will be answered below. We also have gathered some facts about trade fairs in the GCC region.

Which trade fairs take place in the Gulf Region?

To get an overview of the upcoming trade fairs in the Gulf Region, please visit our trade fair calendar under Trade Fairs.

I am participating in a trade fair for the first time. What do I have to consider and how soon should I start planning?

It is advisable to start planning your trade fair participation as early as possible. AUMA - the association of the German trade fair industry ( has a useful guideline on its homepage on how to prepare your trade fair participation (Downloads & Publications, Preparing for a trade fair). If you have any other questions or need assistance for setting up your trade fair participation, please feel free to contact us.

I am interested in a certain German trade fair and have questions about it. Who can I contact?

Many of the German trade fair organisations have representatives in the Gulf Region. Access our comprehensive overview of these representatives. If you cannot find the representative of the trade fair you are looking for, please contact the organiser directly.

I am participating in a trade fair in the UAE and need staff for the stand. Who can I contact?

Every trade show participation has to be planned and organized individually that is why we are more than happy to assist you with finding the right staff. Please send an E-mail to info(at) or call us +971 4 4470100.

I am participating in a trade fair in the UAE and I am looking for a suitable stand constructor

The organizer of the trade fair usually works together with a local stand constructor who is responsible for the shell scheme and also individual stands. We are more than welcome to assist you with finding other local stand constructors. Please send an Email to info(at) or call us +971 4 4470100.

I am participating in a trade fair in the UAE and want to import goods temporarily. What do I have to consider?

Since April 2011, the UAE has become part of the ATA Carnet agreement. Germany is also a member of this agreement. Further information on the temporary import of goods can be found here.