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ISM Start-up Area | Hall 10.1

You are a start-up company that was founded within the last 5 years? We will be glad to offer you a striking platform where you can introduce yourself and your products to the visitors.

In the scope of Start-up Pitches* you are given the possibility to present your innovations to the buyers of the international trade. The Start-up Speed Dating* will bring you into direct contact with the retail trade.

*Participation is subject to a selection process (brief application)


All ISM products.


Lab5 by ISM, together with: Finest Creations – hand-crafted, New Product Showcase, Scale-up Area and Trend Snacks.

Number of participants at ISM 2024:
25 companies from 12 countries.

Stand sizes and prices

4 sqm + 1sqm bearing as rear wall - Euro 2,459.50

Including the following services

  • Space rental, flat-rate energy costs, 2 exhibitor passes
  • Stand equipment: grey rep carpet, stand lettering (max. 20 letters), waste basket grey, power socket, 2 spotlights with 35 W bracket, daily stand cleaning
  • Opportunity to participate in the start-up pitches and start-up speed dating (subject to a selection process)
  • Posting your company profile on the ISM website
    (Company name, logo (resolution: jpg hires 300 dpi), short profile in German and English, max. 100 characters each (or "digits", i.e. including punctuation marks and spaces), website URL in German and English)
    Delivery until 02.09.2024 to
  • Promotion of the Start-up Area in a visitor newsletter including a link to the above-mentioned profile page (Condition: profile page of the Start-up Area is filled with entries from at least 15 participants)

"Small" marketing package with the following services:

  • Entry in the alphabetical list of exhibitors in the trade fair catalogue (Visitor Guide), in the trade fair app and the online exhibitor search
  • Unlimited number of product group entries in the trade fair app and online exhibitor search
  • Participation in networking incl. making appointments

Additional services can be booked for a fee in the media shop

The stand package does not include furniture. This can be booked for a fee in the Service Shop or you can bring your own.

Start-up Area

Start-up Area Application

Apply now for Start-up Area.

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Contact for exhibitors

Claudia Majchrowicz Sales Manager - Tel.+49 221 821-3899

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