Events, Trade Fairs & Sports in Berlin

Events, Messen & Sport in Berlin
© Kirsten Breustedt, Berlin Partner

Dear event managers, dispatchers, stand builders, project managers, service staff, lighting technicians and all other colleagues – Berlin ranks 5th in the international league table of the ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) when it comes to events, with more than 140,000 held every year attracting almost 12 million participants.

Work in the field of Trade Fairs and Events in Berlin

As a successful trade fair and conference location, Germany's capital not only has one of the most modern hotel networks in Europe, but also captivates visitors with its range of more than 365 event and conference venues. These include the Berlin ExpoCenter City, the outdoor area at the Funkturm radio tower and the open space at BER airport. Berlin is the scene for leading international trade fairs such as the International Tourism Fair (ITB), the International Trade Fair for Transport Technology (InnoTrans) and the ILA Berlin, one of the most important trade fairs for the aerospace industry. 

Around 44,000 Berliners work in the trade fair industry. One of the most important employers in this respect is Messe Berlin GmbH, which is one of the ten trade fair companies with the highest turnover worldwide. However, other companies – both large and small – from various sectors of the economy are also strongly linked to Berlin as an trade fair and congress location. 

From catering and chauffeur services through to translation and interpreting assistance – many companies work together with the trade fairs industry. Potential employers here might be the Baerlin Team as well as GOLDEN BOX , but also Bolle Festsäle in the location sector or Gorilla Barbecue and Optimahl Catering GmbH in the catering sector. 

Work in the field of Sports in Berlin

Berlin is not only known around the world as a location for trade fairs and congresses, the German capital also enjoys an excellent reputation as a sports metropolis – whether national or international. There are already 25,300 colleagues working in almost 3,000 companies in the sector. Sports organizations in Berlin generate more than one billion euros in turnover per year.

The most popular sport in Berlin is probably football. Besides having two football clubs in the Bundesliga, the capital city also has around 150,000 members in 400 other football clubs. Around one in every six Berliners is a member of a sports club – and the same number is also active in sports without being affiliated to a club. In addition to the work of clubs, there are numerous major events and sporting activities that attract international visitors to Berlin.

Potential employers in the sports industry on the one hand include clubs such as 1. FC Union Berlin and Hertha BSC, which are always on the lookout for security staff, event managers and office communication managers. On the other hand, you have the opportunity to work for a variety of sporting goods manufacturers such as Nike. Begin your job search now! It will be worth your while.

Study in the field of Events, Trade Fairs and Sports in Berlin

You can study event management at four universities in Berlin. The study formats differ in each case. Whether full-time, part-time alongside employment, dual or practice-integrated – the right degree program can be found for every student.


Zepter und Krone GmbH
VKP engineering GmbH
PicoQuant GmbH
GATE Veranstaltungstechnik GmbH
Openers GmbH
Mobility goes Additive
Mozilla Corporation
Mobility goes Additive
Wilde Möhre GmbH
TechCode Accelerator Germany (TCAC) GmbH
Com2uS Europe GmbH
media:net berlinbrandenburg e.V.
Architonic Service GmbH
pimento formate UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
After NetWork
TSE AG · Technik und Service für Events AG
Titel Media GmbH
Netzwerk Diagnostik Berlin-Brandenburg e.V. – DiagnostikNet-BB
medianet berlinbrandenburg e.V.
Buhl Personal Service
Freaks 4U Gaming GmbH
interactive scape GmbH
Phenomen Berlin
Future Forest Initiative GmbH & Co.KG
GamerLegion GmbH
WildKat PR
HABESE Handels- Beratungs- Service UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
media:net berlinbrandenburg e.V.
Bund der Szenografen e.v.
Quadriga Media Berlin GmbH
HandsforEvents GmbH & Co. KG
Com2uS Europe GmbH
Interplan AG
Future Forest Initiative GmbH & Co.KG
Phaidon International GmbH
H1O berlin ku'damm
Bauakademie Performance Management GmbH
KBB - Kulturveranstaltungen des Bundes in Berlin GmbH
Landau Media GmbH & Co. KG
Goodlive AG
Bund der Szenografen e.v.
buero doering - Fachhandel für Ereignisse
Konzerthaus Berlin
Reception+ GmbH
VKP engineering GmbH
WHITEvoid GmbH
Bund der Szenografen e.v.
Berliner 6-Tage-Rennen GmbH
store2be GmbH
NFE New Fundraising Experience
Bund der Szenografen e.v.
YES AND productions GmbH Co KG
Transatlantic Business & Investment Council (TBIC)
it's.BB e.V.
Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH
Piranha Arts AG
TechCode Accelerator Germany TCAC GmbH
kreait GmbH
Aktionsbündnis gegen AIDS
Openers GmbH
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