The company

Management

Hans Peter Schneider (*1960)
has been the managing director of M3B GmbH since 2001

Contact/secretary’s office
Tanja Evers
Tel: +49 (0)421 3505-225
Fax: +49 (0)421 3505-15225
evers@messe-bremen.de

Supervisory board

MESSE BREMEN | CONGRESS BREMEN | ÖVB-Arenais a division of M3B GmbH owned by the City of Bremen which was established on 1 January 2018. The supervisory board chairman is Kristina Vogt, minister of Economics, Labour and Europa. The deputy chairman is Kerstin Kreitz, department head at the Ministry of Finance.

Further members are Ursula Carl, managing director Atlantic Grand Hotel Bremen and senior chairman of the Bremen e.V. transport association and Birgitt Rambalski, chief of protocol in the senate chancellery of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen.

Employee representatives in the supervisory board include Gabriele Frey, project manager WISSENSWERTE at MESSE BREMEN & ÖVB-Arena, Markus Günsch, market supervision at the depot of the Großmarkt Bremen (city’s central market), and Andrea Kosack, dispatch advisor at the Ratskeller – Weinhandel since 1405.

Memberships

 


Exhibition departments and contact persons

Internal trade fairs and congresses
Internal consumer fairs


Kerstin Renken
Unit director
+49 (0)421 3505-353
renken@messe-bremen.de

Events
BOTTLE MARKET
hanseBAU
HanseLife
ReiseLust

CONGRESS BREMEN and guest events
ÖVB-Arena


Andreas Adolph
Director
+49 (0)421 3505-235
adolph@messe-bremen.de

All events
ÖVB-Arena

 

Jobs

Current vacancies at MESSE BREMEN are listed on the M3B GmbH website. Not found what you are looking for? Look again soon as we are always updating our vacancies.

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Sustainability

MESSE BREMEN & ÖVB Arena is aware of its joint responsibility in protecting the environment and climate. A contribution is, for example, the installation of solar power systems on the roofs of Halls 4 to 7. They produce 750,000 kilowatt hours of electricity each year which corresponds to about 25 per cent of the venue’s energy requirements. Green electricity is used for the remaining sum.
A combined heat and power plant also produces heat with reduced CO2 emissions.

From 2006 to 2016 energy consumption decreased from 4.4 million to 3.5 million kilowatt hours despite significantly more events being held here. In 2019 the last event halls were fitted with LED lamps which means all halls including the ÖVB Arena are now energy efficiently lit.

History

In comparison to other exhibition centres in Germany, MESSE BREMEN is still relatively new: Halls 4 to 6 only opened in 1997 and Hall 7 completed the venue in the early 2000s. Since then, seven halls including the ÖVB Arena offer 40,000 square metres event space.

In the beginning, the venue was used mainly for hire business. However, today 110 events are held in MESSE BREMEN & the ÖVB Arena each year of which 60 are trade fairs and congresses.
MESSE BREMEN is very popular with external event organisers and one of the reasons for this is its central location and excellent accessibility. In addition, the adjoining outdoor area offers an extra 100,000 square metres. The 16 conference rooms in the Congress Centrum Bremen – also directly adjoining – offer space for between 15 and 1,600 participants.

Of the venue’s own events, it is the nine-day HanseLife consumer trade fair which will soon have 80,000 visitors per year which is the most popular. Likewise, the fish international, jazzahead! and the Bremen Classic Motorshow also attract an international audience.

  • 1960 – 1964: The beginnings

    Building of the Stadthalle Bremen (today the ÖVB Arena), Halls 2 and 3

    After an architectural contest in 1995, the exhibition and event centre of the WFB Wirtschaftsförderung Bremen was built on the town’s Bürgerweide up until 1997 according to plans by architects Gert Schulze (Bremen) with the planning group Hagg, von Ohlen, Rüffer and Partners (Bremen).
  • 1992 – 1997: Opening

    Opening of the Congress Centrum Bremen (CCB)

    Halls 4 to 6 only opened in 1997. Hall 7 completed the venue in the early 2000s. MESSE BREMEN is very popular with external event organisers and one of the reasons for this is its central location and excellent accessibility. In addition, the adjoining outdoor area offers an extra 100,000 square metres. The 16 conference rooms in the Congress Centrum Bremen – also directly adjoining – offer space for between 15 and 1,600 participants.
  • 1995 – 2004: Expansion

    During this period Halls 4 to 6 were built, Hall 7 was completed and Hall 1 converted. Of the venue’s own events, it is the nine-day HanseLife consumer trade fair which will soon have 80,000 visitors per year which is the most popular. Likewise, the fish international, jazzahead! and the Bremen Classic Motorshow also attract an international audience.
  • 2010 – present day: Continued growth

    In 2010, 54 events, of which 20 were internal, were held in MESSE BREMEN & the ÖVB Arena which together attracted 349,000 visitors to the halls. In this year, 8,580 exhibitors used 405,000 m² gross floor space to showcase their products and services.