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Berlin, Germany
Industrial Cleaning & Maintenance
Messe Berlin
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2 years


CMS Berlin is the driving force behind business trends and technological innovations in cleaning systems, building management and services on a European level. The international trade fair gives buyers and exhibitors opportunities to conduct fruitful B2B meetings and place direct purchases. At the same time, CMS Berlin maintains a very involved support program since 1984. Because of the pandemic, the trade fair has shifted to a hybrid model with the introduction of CMS PLUS. This is a digital extension of the main trade fair that’s there to help with further networking. 


CMS Berlin exists thanks to the coordinated efforts of Messe Berlin, which is also the designated host for the trade fair, the National Guild Association of the Building Cleaning Trade (BIV) and the Cleaning Systems Trade Association in the VDMA. The international trade fair is open for all trade visitors and editions are spaced every two years in mid-September. Programming runs for a total of four days. Work hours are set for 10:00 am in the morning and 5:00 pm in the evening. Be sure to check the start times for individual events during CMS Berlin. Berlin ExpoCenter City sits in an ideal location in one of Berlin’s busiest areas. This means there are a lot of public transport lines, which can efficiently take you there. The underground railway stops at Kaiserdamm and Theodor-Heuss-Platz. You also have the light rail system and several bus lines at your disposal. 

What Are People Saying? 

  • “For us, CMS is the right platform to find customers on the German and Dutch markets. That way, we want to expand our international network,” – Luca Begnini, Marketing Manager, Fimap, SpA, Italy;
  • “Here at Hako we were proud to present our latest products and services at the most innovative of fairs: CMS Berlin,” – Frank Ulbricht, Managing Director, Sales and Marketing, Hako GmbH, Germany;
  • “CMS Berlin 2019 is undoubtedly this year’s main event. Never before has the need to optimise processes across sectors been highlighted so clearly as here. New technologies featuring new applications will make customers even more satisfied,” – Markus Asch, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Alfred Kärcher SE & Co.KG, and President, EUnited Cleaning, Deutschland;
  • “With ECOLUTION, highly concentrated solutions for sustainable cleaning maintenance work, we were able to present a very special innovation at CMS which attracted a lot of interest. CMS is simply always the right setting to talk about innovations and look towards the future. Thank you Berlin!” – Dr. Thomas Schnell, Managing Director, Dr. Schnell, Germany 

Audience & Statistics 

CMS Berlin is expected to grow in importance and size due to the pandemic and the new demands for better, improved cleaning solutions. The trade fair has always been essential for trade visitors involved with commercial cleaning, public contractors, hotel and catering services, healthcare, mobility and industrial companies. From hotels, restaurants, government agencies, shipyards and clinics, everyone needs good sanitation and disinfection. It’s why attendance has been so good and steadily rising over the years. Last edition displayed products from 448 exhibitors, out of which 120 were international and represented 25 countries. The audience reached 20,000 people, who flew in from a total of 80 countries. This creates a perfect opportunity for exhibitors to penetrate international markets all over Europe and come in contact with interested buyers from EU, other European countries, the Middle East and the Far East. Trade visitors all have some influence when it comes to making purchases whether it’s decisive, co-decisive or advisory. 


It’s best to book hotel accommodation for CMS Berlin as early as possible given how well attended the trade fair is. Trade Fair Trips ltd has a decade of experience in accommodation for trade shows and has a wide network of hotels in Berlin. Tell us what your perfect business trip looks like and we’ll send you the top hotel rates on the market. Whether you prefer to spend a bit more for a good suite or wish to conserve money with budget accommodation, we’re here to deliver the best travel experience. Book hotels close to Berlin ExpoCenter City and enjoy a short commute. Trade Fair Trips ltd has a rich portfolio of services available to business travelers. Do you require a meeting room to touch base with an existing partner? Leave it to us to handle the arrangements ahead of time. We also have teams on standby ready to build your fair booth.

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How to get to CMS BERLIN
On foot
On foot:

Not advisable when travelling from Berlin Brandenburg Airport

Not advisable when travelling from Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)

By car
By car:

25 mins when travelling from Berlin Brandenburg Airport

25 mins when travelling from Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)

By public transport
By public transport:

1 hr mins when travelling from Berlin Brandenburg Airport

30 mins when travelling from Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)

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