Compounding World Expo will take place at Messe Essen, benefiting from the facility's modern exhibition halls, excellent access for exhibitors and visitors alike, plentiful on-site car parking and a range of hotels within short walking distance.

Conveniently located in the heart of German’s Ruhr Valley, Essen is readily accessible by car and public transport from major industrial hubs in Germany, Benelux, France and beyond. In addition, it is just a 20-minute drive from Düsseldorf airport. Making the same journey by train takes under 60 minutes and costs less than €10.

You will meet leading polymer compounding industry suppliers offering raw materials, additives, processing machinery, ancillary equipment, related services and toll compounding expertise. The Compounding World Expo will provide a focused forum for networking with key players from throughout the plastics industry supply chain, including compounders, masterbatch makers, specifiers and end users. A series of free technical presentations, industry debates and practical seminars will take place in the two conference theatres.

Arrival by car

North Rhine-Westphalia’s excellent motorway network plan makes travel by car easy and comfortable and allows you to enjoy maximum flexibility on site. 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

Arrival by rail

You can reach us quickly by rail - with no environmental impact - 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.

Arrival by plane

Excellent connections to Düsseldorf Airport enable quick and convenient travel, even from afar. 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 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.