With a turnover of EUR 412 million in 2014, the Messe Düsseldorf Group has again confirmed its position as one of Germany's most successful trade fair companies. During that year more than 31,000 exhibitors presented their products to 1.4 million trade visitors. Add to this more than half a million congress delegates. The Messe Düsseldorf Group is a leading global platform for export. About 50 trade fairs, including 24 number-one events, take place at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre in five areas of expertise: machinery, plant and equipment, retail, skilled trades and services, medicine and health, fashion and lifestyle as well as leisure. In addition, Messe Düsseldorf runs between 80 and 100 proprietary events, international participations and third-party events in other countries. Messe Düsseldorf GmbH ranks first in terms of international capital goods exhibitions. The international share at the company's proprietary trade fairs in machinery, plant and equipment in 2014 was about 74 per cent for exhibitors and 65 per cent for trade visitors; customers travel to the Rhine from about 180 countries. The Group has a global network of sales organisations in 134 countries (73 international representation offices) as well as centres of expertise in seven countries.