(17 March 2026 - 20 March 2026 )
Location: Germany, Essen
Organizer: Messe Essen GmbH

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SHK ESSEN 2026 will be hosted as a live trade exposition in Messe Essen between 17.03.2026 and 20.03.2026. The event site will not feature coronavirus precautions due to the repealing of the country's pandemic restrictions. 


Ranging from bath furniture and water systems, the product assortment at SHK ESSEN is a diverse and inclusive representation of the sanitation, air conditioning, and heating industries. The international trade fair attracts close to 600 exhibitors to Essen, Germany, to demonstrate the latest models and return home with sales leads. Programming spans the four days and attendance stands at 48,000 trade visitors. Take full advantage of this opportunity to break into new markets and book hotels close to the Messe Essen. Travel 2 Fairs Ltd knows all the great places to find your deals ahead of everyone else.

Business travel doesn’t need to take a small eternity to plan and shouldn’t cost a small fortune. We work with you to ensure your hotel accommodation for trade fairs meets your needs while cutting down travel expenses. We achieve this through an extensive database of hotels, apartments, and hostels in central Essen and its outskirts. All properties enjoy links to public transportation, so you get a speedy commute. SHK ESSEN boasts an incredible technical program alongside a full product spectrum – sanitary fittings, shower partitions, drinking water systems, swimming pool technology, drainage technology, water treatment, heating technologies, renewable energies and so much more.

Past Iterations


SHK ESSEN 2022 took place between September 6th and September 9th 2022. The format of the event was face-to-face, with the hosting location being the Messe Essen. Strict Covid-19 prevention measures were not implemented as part of the format to ensure participant safety. This was due to the removal of the related domestic restrictions. The event received 406 exhibitors from 15 countries and around 24,000 visitors. 69% of the attendees were decision-makers with purchasing authority. The event featured three focus themes and debuted the Startups@SHK ESSEN. 91% of the participants would recommend the fair and 92% reconfirmed their attendance for the next edition.


SHK ESSEN 2024 was a live trade exposition between March 19th and March 22nd, 2024. The event received more than 330 exhibiting firms from 16 nations. Their wares were overviewed by around 30 000 visitants.

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