Information for stand constructors and event agencies at Optatec 2024

You will find event-specific information for Optatec 2024 here.

Event date: 14. - 16. May 2024
Event website:

The Optatec is a guest event held on the Frankfurt exhibition grounds. 

Here you will find the information for exhibitors.

Here you will find the information for stand constructors.



  • early set-up from 7:00 AM
  • 10. May, 7:00 AM – 20:00 PM
  • 11. May, 7:00 AM – 20:00 PM
  • 12. May, 7:00 AM – 20:00 PM
  • 13. May, 7:00 AM – 20:00 PM


  • 16. May, after the trade fair closes at 5:30 p.m., dismantling will continue until
  • 18. May, till 20:00 PM

Work outside these time slots is subject to a charge and is only permitted after prior notification and approval by the project management, company P. E. Schall GmbH & Co. KG.

Smoking is generally prohibited during set-up and dismantling times.

Please note: Express surcharge for some of its services starting on 23 April 2024


We are happy to support your efforts to make your trade fair a success. To ensure that all services can be made available in a timely manner, we ask that you place your orders in the Shop for Exhibitor Services by no later than 22 April 2024.

Naturally you can also place orders shortly before the event or even while it is in process. Please note, however, that increased expenditures are required to provide certain services with extensive planning/personnel requirements at short notice. As a result, some services are subject to an express surcharge in the amount of 25% of the service price for all orders received 21 days or less before the event.

Fahrzeugregistrierung bei der Messe Frankfurt

Accessing the exhibition grounds during set-up and dismantling phases

Messe Frankfurt’s new Central Traffic Management system has offered customer vehicles optimised access to the exhibition grounds during the set-up and dismantling phases of events. For this purpose, we ask exhibitors, stand construction companies and freight forwarders to register online in advance.

Once you have a print-out of the registration confirmation, you can go to the specified check-in. Please follow the signs from the motorway exit F-Rebstock (address for your navigation device: Bruno-Poelke-Strasse).

During the set-up and dismantling phase (incl. early set-up and extended dismantling), vehicles may only access the exhibition grounds through the check-in. Here, the check-in staff will see whether a loading zone is available for you. If it is, you will be given an authorisation form specifying the gate through which you can access the exhibition grounds.

Please note: In case of high volume of traffic waiting times are possible at the check-in!
Please note that only vehicles with an authorisation form will be allowed on to the exhibition grounds.

More information is available in the Check-in guide and the FAQs.

  • The floor plan (PDF) gives you an overview of the various areas of IMEX 2024. Cooming soon.

Furthermore, we have placed three other plans (car parks and gates, services on the exhibition grounds, overview of goods lifts) on the Messe Frankfurt website for you.

This is where we provide you with the event-specific guidelines. The Stand Construction Authorisation form and other technical factsheets can be found in the general information.

You can find the Optatec conditions of participation here.

Do you have any questions about Optatec?

The Optatec service team is gladly available to answer your questions:

Please contact or call +49 (0) 70 25 92 06-0.