Sustainability in Conventional Exhibition Stand Construction


In the face of global warming and growing mountains of trash, sustainability is becoming increasingly important also in the stand construction business at trade fairs.
With the booth of its long-standing customer Buff, MEPLAN shows that sustainability can be implemented in conventional stand-building – without sacrificing design.

The Buff stand, which is particularly impressive due to its curved wooden pillars as characteristic feature, was used for the second time at the OutDoor in Friedrichshafen.
It was rebuilt from the company’s original 240 square meters’ trade-fair appearance at the ISPO sporting goods event to a floor area of ​​160 square meters.

Almost all materials, such as the custom-built wood columns, light boxes and furniture, could be reused. And that’s not the end yet! The exhibition stand is to be modified again for at least two more trade shows.

Are you interested in an individual offer for your trade fair presentation? We will be happy to provide you with a free quote.

MEPLAN at transport logistic China 2018


For the third consecutive transport logistic event in Shanghai, the MEPLAN INTERNATIONAL team attended to several long-standing customers. With 667 exhibitors from the logistics, mobility and IT sectors and more than 26,300 visitors, the trade fair is on course for growth.

Also the Lufthansa subsidiary company Jettainer relied on MEPLAN’s competent realization of its trade-fair presentation. The design concept of an innovation laboratory, developed by the Munich-based trade fair experts, prevailed over two competitors.

Transport Logistic China Meplan

The booth served as a networking platform in modern cleanroom aesthetics, presenting the various Jettainer ULD management services in a laboratory atmosphere. Stand catering and drinks were served in on-board trolleys customary in aviation.

Are you interested in an individual offer for your trade fair presentation? We will be happy to provide you with a free quote.

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MEPLAN at Intermat, Paris


At the Intermat in Paris, one of the most important construction industry fairs, MEPLAN was once again appointed to plan and implement the trade fair appearance of the long-standing customer Doosan / Bobcat.

On an indoor area of ​​almost 2,400 square meters, the MEPLAN team designed a joint exhibition stand for Doosan and Bobcat, which was created in in line with the corporate design of the Doosan Group. As counterbalance to the bulky construction machines, the catering area of ​​the exhibition stand was invitingly decorated with plants and wood elements.

Huge outdoor area shows construction machines in action

The special feature of INTERMAT is the huge outdoor demonstration area. Trade fair visitors were able to view the machinery and equipment of exhibitors live in action on a huge open-air space in the construction area. In this outdoor space, MEPLAN designed a demo area of almost 2,400 sqm for Doosan / Bobcat, where the machines could be demonstrated in action. The whole spectacle was directed from a container tower branded in corporate colours.

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drinktec 2017 – MEPLAN realizes the Tetra Pak Exhibition Stand


At drinktec 2017, Tetra Pak/Miteco presents itself in Hall 6 on a floor area of nearly 1,000 sqm. In six months’ time, the MEPLAN team developed and realized an exciting trade-fair appearance.

The basic concept consists of suspended circular segments that are oriented towards the center of the exhibition stand, the “Tasting Area”. These circular segments are arranged in a swirl, evoking the image of liquid in motion. This suspended arrangement constitutes a focal point and draws attention to the exhibition stand from afar.

Arranged radially around the center are machinery and stations, staging the world of Tetra Pak and Miteco with pioneering multimedia technology. Virtual and augmented reality applications are shown, as well as the virtual illustration of complicated production processes.

The basic concept, rendered entirely in the corporate ID colors white and blue, is enlivened by the colorful Tetra Pak packagings and the complementary color concept of the stations. Altogether, it created a comprehensive brand experience for the trade fair visitors.

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MEPLAN builds more than 6,000 sqm of exhibition stands at BAU 2017

MEPLAN is pleased to report bulging order books for BAU 2017. At the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Architecture, Materials and Systems, MEPLAN has built exclusive design exhibition stands covering an area of close to 1,400 sqm. Major customers like Tilo, BAKA or Orgadata relied on the professional services of MEPLAN at BAU 2017. In addition to stand building, MEPLAN was responsible for conducting a number of forums for the Messe München parent company.

System Stands on 3,000 sqm

MEPLAN Design alone provided assistance for exhibition stands at Bau 2017 on a total area of over 2,500 sqm at the BAU trade show. In addition, MEPLAN supported over 90 exhibitors with high-quality system stands on more than 3,000 square meters.

MEPLAN Consult manages several projects at BAU 2017

MEPLAN’s consulting division was active at BAU 2017 providing exhibition presence consulting services. Besides performing exhibition trainings for individual customers with subsequent analysis of service quality and visitor countings, MEPLAN also conducted lead management projects at BAU 2017.

MEPLAN is Official Stand Building Partner of expopharm


Following the successful cooperation on the expopharm 2016 in Munich, MEPLAN will also be in charge of the 2017 events in Düsseldorf and 2018 in Munich again as the official stand-building partner of expopharm, organised by Avoxa – Media group of German Pharmacists.

This year’s expopharm, which took place in Munich in October, was rated a full success with nearly 26,000 trade visitors and thus a significant growth in visitor numbers compared to last year.

 Also the MEPLAN team took great satisfaction in its achievement of around 6,000 square metres of system stand building and successfully implementing several highlights of the trade show, including key areas such as the “pharma world”, the “PTA Forum Live” and the “International Meeting Point” in this first year of cooperation. Architecturally striking exhibition stands, among others those of exhibitors Pharmatechnik and Mont-Pharma, emphasized MEPLAN’s performance as a full service provider.

 The MEPLAN team is now looking forward to assist exhibitors in all aspects of exhibition stand building at the next expopharm, to be held at the Düsseldorf trade fair center from September 13 to 16, 2017.

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Exhibition stand construction in India remains a challenge

No matter whether at electronica India, productronica India, India Lab Expo & analytica Anacon India, the LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA, the bC India, at Auto Expo Components or at EXCON – at all of these events, MEPLAN offers solutions for exhibition stand construction in India that are tailored to your company. These range from low-cost system stands via conceptual design and implementation of stand construction requirements for joint pavilion participations, through to sophisticated design solutions for fully customized stands.
“The greatest challenge for stand building in India is quality,” says Thomas Bischof, head of MEPLAN’s international stand construction business. It is an open secret that rather different notions prevail simply in the definition of quality in India.
The best quality is achieved when the majority of the materials as well as the completed assemblies are exported to India. However, this is also quite expensive. To keep down the cost, MEPLAN works exclusively with local partners and regionally available stand building materials in India, but carries out the detailed planning and processing of exhibition stand construction projects in advance from its headquarters in Munich. During the construction phase, MEPLAN is present on site in India to supervise the implementation. Since MEPLAN has been cooperating with the same local partners for many years, it was possible to adapt the processes on both sides. It benefits our customers because we only offer solutions of which we can guarantee the quality. This interface between the customer and the stand builder as well as the constant quality control make the difference, ensuring a result which is persuasive while keeping the cost in check.
Our concept also convinced the organizer of the Italian country pavilion, Confindustria Modena, at the Excon 2015 in Bangalore. The joint participation featured 20 exhibitors on 333 sqm of exhibition space. After several unsatisfactory results with their previous stand building contractors in the past, one of their objectives was to optimize the exhibition stand construction in India. MEPLAN was able to deliver – and score with best quality. Also the major German companies LIEBHERR and MASA entrusted MEPLAN with the realization of their exhibition stand construction needs in India.
It would be our pleasure to advise you about exhibition stand construction in India and find the best stand building concept for your firm.

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International Exhibition Stand Construction in Iran

MEPLAN’s team for international stand construction was faced with an exciting challenge this year.
As trade relations to Iran are increasingly improving – after a long ice age – and the market for many products is considered to be extremely lucrative, it is not surprising that the demand for trade fairs is increasing as well. After all, the sales tool “trade fair” offers an easy, low-risk and expeditious opportunity to present one’s business in a country which, even after the ice age, is not always easy.
MEPLAN too was able to benefit from the rising demand. As a service partner of IMAG GmbH, we were able to support a number of customers at various trade shows such as the T.I.I.E., 15th Teheran International Industry Exhibition, the Iran Con Min, 11th International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Mining, Building Materials and Natural Stone Industry, or the IAP, 10th Tehran International Auto Parts Exhibition, in all aspects of stand construction.

In addition to individual packages, the team was also commissioned to build joint pavilions for official German participations. Overall, MEPLAN built over an exhibition area of approximately 1,110 square meters – and counting!

Thanks to the rapid revival of long-standing ties with qualified local stand construction partners, the results were impressive. The success encourages us to further improve our portfolio and quality of services at the exhibition venues in Iran in coming years, and to intensify cooperation with our partners.

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MEPLAN in Australia

After photovoltaics became the most widely used renewable energy technology in Australia in 2014, this trend was clearly confirmed at the “All Energy 2015” exhibition in Melbourne, Australia.
As MEPLAN’s first assignment in Australia, it was commissioned by Australian solar storage battery manufacturer Ecoult to design and create their exhibition presence. On a floor space of 36 m², MEPLAN developed a modular exhibition stand which can be dismantled and rebuilt at any time.
A special visual highlight were Ecoult’s corporate elements, the “plus and minus signs”, which were suspended as an installation from the hall ceiling, providing for a great long-distance effect in the trade-fair hall.
MEPLAN is very pleased with its successful exhibition premiere on the fifth continent and looking forward to Sydney 2016.

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MEPLAN jubilates together with inter airport Europe

The key trade fair for the airport technology industry, which will be taking place at the Messe München exhibition venue from 6 – 9 October, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. For ten years now, MEPLAN GmbH has been engaged on board the show as the official stand construction partner. Initially, the exhibition stands, tents and containers were set up on the grounds of the Munich airport; since 2009, in the halls and in the outdoor exhibition area of Messe München, enjoying a significant, gratifying sales increase in this jubilee year.


MEPLAN is the official agency of VDA for realizing the NewMobilityWorld

MEPLAN is the official agency and long-term stand building service partner of VDA for realizing the NewMobilityWorld within the IAA in Frankfurt.
This XXL project presents new mobility solutions on an area of 10,000 square meters in hall 3.1., divided into seven theme parks.
One of the highlights is the implementation of the communication forum, provided with 400 seats and a 15 meter long, curved LED wall.
Claudia Höfer, head of division DESIGN, reports, that “the set up is running smoothly. We are even ahead of schedule.”

New colleagues

The team of MEPLAN INTERNATIONAL, led by Thomas Bischof, welcomes new colleagues. As project manager Franziska de Kleuver supports exhibitors in the realization of worldwide trade fair participations since the beginning of July. Furthermore Fatima Begic-Jusic is assisting the creative department since mid-June.

Three new events in the MEPLAN Portfolio

MEPLAN has been elected as official stand building partner for three new trade fairs taking place in fall 2015.
Victoria Vehse and her team will support Euromold in Düsseldorf (September 22.-25.), Insights-X in Nuremberg (October 8.-11.) and AIRTEC in Munich (November 3.-5.) both on organizers‘ and exhibitors’ level, with stand building solutions.

Workshops and Webinars in Fall 2015

In fall 2015 more than 10 workshops of the initiative Your key to trade fair success will take place at Messe München for the exhibitors of the coming trade fairs.

Through the coaching of Daniel Gundelach, Head of Division Marketing & Consulting, the exhibitors of bauma, opti, IFAT, analytica und INHORGENTA MUNICH will gain an insight into trade fair planning, realization and follow up.

The workshops are aimed at trade fair organizers within the exhibiting companies, and focus on the transmission of knowledge regarding trade fair topics