Messe Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany



Launched in 1960, ISH has become the leading trade fair dedicated to heating, air conditioning and refrigeration, plumbing and renewable energy. The event is held once in 2 years in Frankfurt, Germany. In 2017, Messe Frankfurt opened its doors to welcome close to 2500 exhibiting companies and more than 200,000 visitors, most of whom – professionals (generally, the public is admitted only on the last day of the expo). With 64% of exhibitors and 40% of visitors coming from abroad, this latest edition saw yet another increase in international participants, thus confirming the trade show’s key position within the sector.

Statistics show that almost 50% of the trade visitors attending ISH Frankfurt are top decision makers looking to invest in the latest products and technologies the fair has to offer. In addition, it boasts more than 97% of satisfaction rate, and it’s considered an essential platform by market leaders interested in modern sanitary and heating technology, air-conditioning, cooling and ventilation solutions, home and building automation, energy management, etc. The multiindustrial nature of the expo audience makes for unique business possibilities for companies to extend their presence to new markets and broaden their professional networks.

One of the core themes of ISH is environmentally friendly technology and renewability of energy. This will be even more evident in the upcoming ISH 2019. The main sections of the trade fair - ISH Energy and ISH Water – will present the emerging trends and issues in the sector, covering the latest regulations and innovative solutions. ISH Energy’s component The energy revolution will focus on heating and renewable electricity as well as neutral wood-fired heating systems, while Aircontec’s highlights will include eco-design in ventilation technology and Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC among others. The components of ISH Water - Bathrooms for people and Technology for people* will provide sustainable and design oriented bathroom solutions and will address water saving and environmental awareness.

Each ISH offers a comprehensive event programme worth visiting on its own right, and the upcoming edition will be no exception. Visitors will be provided with numerous venues to exchange know-how, inform themselves on new developments in the sector and examples of best practices, meet potential business partners and so on. Some of the most notable features will include:

  • Technology and Energy Forum
  • Building Forum
  • Real Estate Forum of the BTGA
  • Stove Forum
  • Trend Forum Pop up my Bathroom
  • Valuable Water Forum
  • Bathroom 4.0
  • Air-Conditioning Forum
  • IKK Building Forum
  • BMWi-Area Innovation made in Germany

Furthermore, prestigious competitions and awards will take place, acknowledging the innovations, impressive design, sustainable solutions and other achievements of the companies in the sector since the previous edition of ISH. Thematic guided tours on various subjects (for example sanitation and plumbing, ventilation, air-conditioning, heat generation, etc.) will be organised, helping professionals to effortlessly navigate through the vast product range and to connect with others in the same field. As always, the programme’s versatility will enable attendees to find the most suitable and beneficial event for their needs.

If you have decided to take part in the success story of ISH 2019 and wish to stay at a hotel near ISH and Messe Frankfurt, we at Fair Point GmbH would be glad to assist you. Send us a request or book directly online in 3 easy steps!

Hotels near ISH

  • Direct contracts with a great variety of hotels
  • Special exhibitor and visitor rates available
  • Customised expo travel booking system
  • Personal travel management at no extra cost
  • Save on average €810 and 25 business hours per booked expo trip

An event such as ISH results in fully booked hotels near Messe Frankfurt. For this reason, we at Fair Point advise our customers to plan their trip to Frankfurt a few months in advance. To help you find the perfect accommodation for the expo dates, we have prepared an extensive list of hotel options. Take advantage of our industry-leading customer service and contact our reservation team for the best ISH 2019 hotel deals!

Alternatively, you can book online via our hotel reservation service and finalise your preparations in just three steps. Enjoy a successful stay in Frankfurt with Fair Point GmbH, the top business accommodation provider for all major trade fairs in Europe!

Hotels for ISH 2019

Maritim FrankfurtMaritim Frankfurt
0.1 kmFrom €349
Citadines City Centre FrankfurtCitadines City Centre Frankfurt
0.8 kmFrom €319
Leonardo Royal Hotel FrankfurtLeonardo Royal Hotel Frankfurt
4.5 kmFrom €248
MK Hotel FrankfurtMK Hotel Frankfurt
1.1 kmFrom €209
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Domestic exhibitors962893n/a
Domestic visitors120 958120 506n/a
Foreign exhibitors1 5031 592n/a
Foreign visitors75 81978 304n/a

Venue: Messe Frankfurtdetails

Founded in: 1960

Industry: Plumbing, Heating, Refrigeration, Air Conditioning

Frequency: every two years

Where: Frankfurt, Germany

Organiser: Messe Frankfurt GmbH

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Travel Info For Ish

Airport: Frankfurt Airport 12 km

Railway station: Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof 1.6 km

Subway station: Festhalle / Messe 0.8 km

Taxi: Approximate taxi cost from the city centre is EUR 12

How to get to Messe Frankfurt

By Rail

  • With S-Bahn lines S3 , S4 , S5 and S6 to “Messe” station

  • U-Bahn lines U4 is the only direct subway line to Messe Frankfurt. U lines which require one connection are :
    • U1, U2, U3, U6, U7 and U8 change to S-Bahn lines S3,S4,S5,S6 at “Hauptwache” station -> to "Messe" station
    • U5 change to S-Bahn lines S3, S4, S5, S6 at “Konstablerwache” station -> to "Messe" station

By Bus and Tram

  • Bus
    • line 32 stops at the Messe Main Entrance
    • line 52 stops at the Messe Main Entrance and Hall 9
    • Airport shuttles stop at Hall 3 and Hall 9
  • Tram lines 16 and 17 stop at the Frankfurt Messe Main Entrance

By Car

The "Rebstock” multi-store parking grounds hold 15,000 parking lots with shuttle bus available to trade fair grounds.

  • GPS coordinates : latitude 50.110416; longitude 8.647736
Map of Messe Frankfurt

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Our Clients

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It is the second time we have booked our rooms using Fair Point and we were satisfied in both cases as we have been assisted with all our requests. The hotels we booked were of high quality and very comfortable. We will contact Fair Point again for future exhibitions.

M. Berra

Booked for: ISH 2015