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  • 1923 - Brno municipality counselors decided on the project of a new international exhibition centre
  • 1927 - 1928 the construction of the Brno Exhibition Centre was completed
  • May 26, 1928 - inauguration of the Exhibition of Contemporary Culture in Czechoslovakia 1928 under the patronage of Tomáš G. Masaryk, the first President of Czechoslovakia
  • 1955 - 1. Exhibition of Czechoslovak Engineering
  • 1959 - 1. International Engineering Fair (MSV Brno)
  • 1991 - Privatization of Brno Trade Fairs and Exhibitions Co.
  • 1998 - Acquisition by strategic partner Messe Düsseldorf
  • On-going modernization of the exhibition centre
  • 2016 - City of Brno is majority shareholder (95%)

The city of Brno and its tradition of trade fairs

The tradition of trade fairs in Brno is inseparable from the industrial development of the city into an industrial, scientific and logistics hub in Central Europe.

  • Annual markets and trade exhibitions have been held in Brno since 1243
  • As a result of the booming textile industry in the city, the first trade shows were held in the 18th century
  • Since 1821 regular trade exhibitions have been held in Brno and wholesale merchants from Vienna, Linz, Saxony, Hungary and Turkey have been regulary guests here
  • 104,000 visitors attended the Imperial Jubilee Exhibition in 1888, the largest exhibition held in Brno until that time
  • 1928 - Exhibition of Contemporary Culture in Czechoslovakia - this year is considered as the founding year of current exhibitions grounds
  • 1959 - The first round of the MSV, International Engineering Fair

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