Information for stand constructors and event agencies at Prolight + Sound 2023

You will find event-specific information for Prolight + Sound 2023 here.

Event date: 25 April - 28 April 2023
Event website:

If you have any other questions, our customer service team will be happy to assist you.


The regular set-up for Prolight + Sound 2023 will start on 20 April until 24 April 2023 and is free of charge.

Due to carpet laying in the aisles, set-up on the 24 April 2023 up from 3 p.m. on can be continued inside the stands only. Please keep aisles free.

If you wish an advanced set-up it is possible on 19 April 2023. Please give us a note via our Shop for Exhibitor Services.

For all those who do not use the advaced set-up, it will begin on 20.04.2023 at 07.00 hrs.
For all those who are already setting up from 19.04.2023, the set-up will run continuously.

Applications until 31 March 2023 for advanced set-up are free of charge. Costs for applications from 1 April 2023 on: EUR 300,00 per booth and per day


The regular dismantling starts on 28 April until 30 April 2023 24.00 hrs / midnight.

Please note: Dismantling on 28 April 2023 from 4 p.m. until 7.00 p.m inside the stands only, due to carpet removal in the aisles and delivery of empties by the freight forwarders.

The entrance of trailers is possible after 7.00 p.m..

Please be sure to note the following dates and deadlines:

  • Submission of stand construction plans requiring approval: 9.3.2023
  • Deadline for ordering suspensions: 14.3.2023
  • Starting date for the express surcharge on certain services: 4.4.2023
  • Deadline for ordering electricity: 20.04.2023

Please understand that we are unable to carry out any orders for suspensions or electricity that are received after the dates noted above.

You will also find all of the most important dates and deadlines in downloadable form here:

Please note: Express surcharge for some of its services starting on 04.04.2023

Express surcharge

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 03 April 2023.

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 related to suspensions, compressed air, electricity and water connections, stand cleaning and security 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.

  • The site map 2023 (PDF) offers you an overview of all the exhibition areas at Prolight + Sound 2023.

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.

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, 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.

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 will find additional documents that can help you with your preparations here:

Do you need a tip, a contact person or information about our services or advertising opportunities?

We will be happy to assist you with planning and implementing stands for your customers. Simply give us a call, send us an email or use our contact form. We are there for you from Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, and Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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