Organisation of a trade fair, exhibition or wholesale market: determination Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

If a trade fair, exhibition or wholesale market is held, it is necessary to set the competent authority, provided that the so-called market privileges are sought for this event.

Examples of market privileges:

  • Exemption from restrictions on the right to open a shop
  • Exemption from the provisions of the Trade Code on the standing and travel industries
  • Relaxation of working time arrangements, especially on Sundays and public holidays
  • certain restrictions on the right to work on employment

Further information on the topic of "events" can be found in the following services:

  • Organisation of a weekly market
  • Organisation of a year or special market
  • Self-disclosure on ongoing investigations, tax debts, fines and exhibitor list,
  • Request for fixing,
  • site plan with registration of the existing buildings, stands and visitor parking facilities,
  • Certificate of leadership Document type 0,
  • Business Central Register Information Document type 9,
  • Tax safety certificate of the tax office

at clubs:

  • Extract from the register of associations and statutes

in the case of legal entities:

  • Commercial register extract
  • Shareholder agreement


  • personal reliability of the applicant
  • Fulfill the requirements of the Trade Code for the type of event
  • suitable venue


In principle, everyone is allowed to participate in a trade fair, exhibition or market. As an organizer, however, you can limit the event to specific groups of providers or visitors or exclude individual interested parties for objectively justified reasons. However, the selection of candidates must be made according to objective, verifiable selection criteria. This includes criteria such as attractiveness, balance, versatility and novelty of the business run by the applicant.

Related Links

  • Section 69 Trade Code (GewO)
  • Section 64 - 66 Trade Code (GewO)

The determination shall be made only on request. A written request is recommended.

A determination entitles the respective event to be held. If fixed fairs, exhibitions or wholesale markets are not held or no longer carried out, the organiser must immediately notify the competent authority in writing.

The determination shall govern the subject matter, place, time and opening hours of the events concerned.

Information on the possibility of setting several events at the same time or one event on a permanent date shall be provided by the competent authority.

Once the event has been fixed, a written notice will be issued. The fixing may be subject to conditions.

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