Participation Conditions of the
37th Int. Model Railways Exhibition Friedrichshafen 2020

Date: 03/2020

1. Organizer

Messe Sinsheim GmbH
Gustav-Werner-Str. 6
D - 72636 Frickenhausen

2. Contact

Sascha Bürkel

3. Trade fair location

Messe Friedrichshafen GmbH
Neue Messe 1
D - 88046 Friedrichshafen

4. Trade fair dates


4.1. Start construction – End construction: Tuesday, 27.10. – Thursday 29.10.2020 daily from 8.00 am – 8.00 pm

4.2. Duration of trade fair: Friday 30.10. - Sunday 01.11.2020

4.3. Opening times:

for exhibitors: Friday – Saturday 8.00 am – 7.00 pm, Sunday 8.00 am – 10.00 pm

for visitors: Friday – Saturday 9.00 am – 6.00 pm, Sunday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm

4.4. Start dismantling – End dismantling: Sunday, 01.11.2020 after close the trade fair till 10.00 pm

Monday, 02.11.2020 from 8.00 am – 6.00 pm

5. Longer construction and dismantling times

Are only possible with the agreement of the trade fair management. Extra costs shall be borne by the exhibitor.

6. Registration deadline

1st July 2020

or earlier if the intended hall areas are occupied. If space is still available it is also possible to register after the deadline. After receipt of the registration we will place the available stand areas.

7. Permitted range of offers (product index)

Exhibited wares must correspond to those listed in the product index.

8. Floor space for direct sales

International Modellbahn is not a “sales show” but an exhibition, the profile of which must not be changed. The direct selling of merchandise shall therefore only be permitted in accordance with the following conditions: 

Permissible for direct selling in general are journalistic products and self-made products by small-series manufacturers, which are not distributed through model-making specialist dealers.

On application, the direct sale of merchandise of the model-making industry shall be permissible only if performed by specialist dealers admitted to the exhibition. The sale of second-hand goods is not permitted. An application to sell merchandise must be submitted together with the exhibition contract, giving complete and correct indication of all the manufacturers whose merchandise is to be sold at the exhibition.

A decision on admission to the exhibition shall be made by the organizer in cooperation with the existing exhibitor council. There is no legal claim to admission. 

Sales space available for specialist dealers, solely for the sector of model railways and accessories, is limited to a total of 300 sqm.

No propagandistic sales activities which could disturb the character of the exhibition shall be permitted, such as “direct sales” signage or general discount signs for some or all products, use of microphones, loudspeakers, smoke machines etc. Catering booths, lotteries, raffles and other competitions are also not permitted. In exceptional cases and upon written request the organizer may grant special permission at his own discretion.

9. Stand layout and furnishing

In order to present a high-quality exhibition please note the following minimum furnishing standards for exhibition stands:

9.1. Every exhibitor must put up his own sturdy side and back walls, or order them from the stand constructor.

9.2. Sale of products must be made over a sales counter.

9.3. Goods to be sold must not be stored in banana boxes or suchlike.

9.4. For open-plan stands it is compulsory to cover the floor of the stand with carpeting or a similar floor covering.

9.5. Billboards or placards must not be placed outside the stand boundary.

9.6. There must be sufficient lighting within the stand.

If you do not have walls and furnishings for your stand, we can offer you a complete stand (“All-in Package”, 45,– € per sqm) or you can order appropriate stand walls separately (31,– € per linear metre) via our Online Order System, about 8 weeks before the fair.

Please bear in mind that if your stand construction does not comply with the above named standards the organizer is authorized to put up the missing walls, carpet etc. at the exhibitor’s cost. Further references concerning stand furnishing can be found in our General Trade Fair and Exhibition Terms and Conditions in para.13.