When and where
When and where

Compounding World Expo will take place from 29-30 September 2021 in the MESSE ESSEN in Essen Germany. Below is all the key information you need to plan your visit to the show. 

Opening times

Wednesday 29 September 2021
9:00 - 17:00

Thursday 30 September 2021
9:00 - 17:00


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Messeplatz 1, 45131 Essen, Germany

+49 201 72440


Compounding World Expo, Plastics Extrusion World Expo, Plastics Recycling World Expo & Polymer Testing World Expo will take place in Hall 3.  Access to both halls is via the Messe West entrance.  

Click on the image below to download the venue map.

Messe Essen map

Getting here


Arrival by car

Take the major Rhine-Ruhr motorways A52, A3, A40 and A42 to reach MESSE ESSEN. The signs for the exhibition centre will guide you easily to our site where you find ample parking spaces. From there, you can reach MESSE ESSEN easily on foot or with the exhibition centre bus. Address for navigation systems: Norbertstrasse 2, 45131 Essen.

Parking can be purchased from 29th July via the Messe Essen website. Parking is in P6 and costs 24 Euros for the duration of the Expo, including set up day. You can order your parking here. Directions to the car park can be found hereAfter you have parked, please make your way to Eingang West / West Entrance and enter Hall 3.



Arrival by rail

You can reach us quickly by rail and make good use of your travel time. The ideally connected Essen Central Railway Station is a hub for over 120 daily ICE, InterCity, EuroCity and InterRegio connections in all directions. From there, you can reach us in only 5 minutes with the Underground line 11. The closest tram stop is Messe West/Süd.



Arrival by plane

Düsseldorf Airport is only 20 minutes’ drive from the Essen exhibition grounds and is also well-connected by rail. With more than 500 daily departures and arrivals, it offers flights to over 170 cities in Germany and abroad. There is a separate information counter for MESSE ESSEN in the middle of the arrivals level of Terminal B. The train from Dusseldorf airport to Essen (city), has a journey time of 20 mins and is under €10. A bus from the airport takes 30 mins and costs €2.87.  The Essen/Mülheim Airport is available in addition to the Düsseldorf Airport. From there, MESSE ESSEN can be reached in 10 minutes by car or taxi.