Leipziger Messe Now Managing PaintExpo

Leipziger Messe has taken over PaintExpo from FairFair GmbH, and plans to continue the event’s partnerships with JOT and Messe Karlsruhe.


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Leipziger Messe (Leipzig, Germany) has taken over PaintExpo from FairFair GmbH (Oberboihingen, Germany). PaintExpo has taken place every two years in April at Messe Karlsruhe since this trade fair for industrial coating technologies was first established in 2006. The last event hosted 537 exhibitors from 29 countries and 11,790 expert visitors from 88 countries. The next PaintExpo will take place from April 26 to 29, 2022 in Karlsruhe.

“I look forward to working with PaintExpo's strong partners, the international exhibitors and visitors and the current exhibition team,” says Markus Geisenberger, chief executive officer of Leipziger Messe. “With our extensive expertise in industrial fairs, together we will continue to expand PaintExpo.”

"I am pleased that PaintExpo has now become part of Leipziger Messe and that this will ensure the necessary continuity for customers,” says Jürgen Haußmann, managing director of FairFair GmbH. “Leipziger Messe's proven expertise in organizing successful international trade fairs and its strong service orientation will help lead the way for PaintExpo's future development." 

Haußmann, who founded PaintExpo in 2006, will continue to play an advisory role. In addition, Leipziger Messe is taking over the PaintExpo exhibition team and site in Oberboihingen, Baden-Württemberg. Leipziger Messe will continue the event's highly successful cooperation with its existing partners, JOT – Journal für Oberflächentechnik – and Messe Karlsruhe.

Gerhard Ohmacht, executive director of the Trade and Industrial Fairs Division at Leipziger Messe, is responsible for PaintExpo's future development. Since March 2020, he has been responsible for the industrial and trade fair portfolio at the Leipziger Messe Group of Companies. 

The PaintExpo acquisition process was supported by the broker Fair Relations GmbH.