Caravan Salon commits future to Dusseldorf until 2028

One of the world’s leading caravan and motorhome exhibitions Caravan Salon has committed its future to its current venue of the Messe Dusseldorf in Germany until at least 2028. The agreement between Messe Dusseldorf GmbH and the German Caravanning Industry Association (CIVD) means that the two partners will face the future together, offering stability and security to the industry.

The show was originally hosted in Essen between 1962 and 1993, but in 1994 the show moved to Dusseldorf and has been there ever since. It was even one of the very few international shows that did not miss a live, in-person event during the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Erhard Wienkamp, managing director of Messe Dusseldorf, said: “This trade fair’s move to Düsseldorf in 1993 was a stroke of luck – both for the event itself and for us as the organising trade fair company. Jointly with the CIVD we have developed Caravan Salon further and, ultimately, made it what it is today – the world’s biggest and most relevant trade fair for the caravanning sector. The trust-based, constructive, and fruitful cooperation with the Association as well as the loyalty many exhibitors show for their leading trade fair form the basis of this shared success. I am pleased that we will also jointly shape this path in future.”

Daniel Onggowinarso, managing director of CIVD, added: “Cohesion, continuity and innovative power are the hallmarks of the caravanning sector and the guiding idea of our Association. This is why we are very happy to have had a strong partner by our side in the Düsseldorf trade fair company for over 30 years now, sharing these values and the passion for caravanning as a form of holiday together with us. Thanks to this trust-based cooperation Caravan Salon has become established as a beacon for our industry and a fixture without which the caravanning year is hard to imagine. This being said, all parties involved have never rested on the laurels of the many past successes, but always developed further and optimised the trade fair concept. We will also jointly follow on from this success formula in future.”

The 62nd edition of Caravan Salon will take place from 25 August to 3 September 2023 in Dusseldorf.