SHK+E Essen

17. - 20. March 2026 | Trade fair for plumbing, heating, air conditioning and electrical

The SHK+E ESSEN is a leading trade fair for sanitation, heating, air conditioning, and electrical, and has established itself as an indispensable platform for the relevant industry. Since its inception in 1966 as SHK Essen, the prestigious event takes place biennially and is organized by Messe Essen GmbH. It marks the beginning of the year for professionals in trades, installation, planning, and consulting, not only from West Germany but also from the Benelux countries and France..

As a meeting point for established manufacturers, innovative companies, and professional visitors, SHK+E ESSEN offers a comprehensive overview of current trends and technologies in the fields of bathrooms, residential ventilation, heating technology, and renewable energies. The fair serves as a showcase for products and services relevant to the industry and addresses a wide range of technical topics.

Moreover, SHK+E ESSEN acts as a platform for the exchange of professional knowledge, networking, and fostering business relationships. The presentations of innovations and new technologies that improve efficiency, sustainability, and comfort are particularly noteworthy.

The event takes place at the Essen Exhibition Centre, a modern fair and congress center with excellent infrastructure and connectivity. This provides ideal conditions for exhibitors and visitors to present their products and services and engage in professional discussions.

In summary, SHK+E ESSEN is a key event for professionals in the sanitation, heating, and air conditioning industry. It is characterized by its thematic diversity, the introduction of industry novelties, and the opportunity for in-depth exchange. As one of the most important fairs in the SHK sector, it sets standards and offers an excellent opportunity to stay informed about the latest trends and developments.

On the whole the organisers welcomed on the 4 days of the fair, from 19. March to 22. March 2024, about 330 exhibitors from 16 countries and 30000 visitors on the SHK+E in Essen.

The SHK+E will take place on 4 days from Tuesday, 17. March to Friday, 20. March 2026 in Essen.

In 640 days
17.03.2026 - 20.03.2026*
Tuesday - Friday, 4 days
Opening hours:
Tuesday, 17.03.  09:00 – 17:00 h
Wednesday, 18.03.  09:00 – 17:00 h
Thursday, 19.03.  09:00 – 17:00 h
Friday, 20.03.  09:00 – 15:00 h
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Local time:
21:20 h (UTC +02:00)

Fair location:

Messe Essen,
Norbertstr., 45131 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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Fair organizer
Messe Essen GmbH
45131 Essen, Germany
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Fax: +49 (0)201 7244248
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Past editions:
  • 19. - 22. March 2024
    • 330 exhibitors from 16 countries
    • 30000 visitors
  • 06. - 09. September 2022
  • 06. - 09. March 2018
  • 09. - 12. March 2016
  • 12. - 15. March 2014

Fair location:

Messe Essen,
Norbertstr., 45131 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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Product groups: air conditioning, building automation, control technology, control technology, corrosion prevention, fire protection, heating, metrology, pipelines, pipes, plumbing technology, pumps, sanitary equipment, servicing equipment, sewage, sound insulation, testing, thermal insulation, ventilation, workshop equipment, …

Disclaimer: No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information. Errors and alterations excepted! Fair dates and exhibition sites are subject to change by the respective trade fair organiser.


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Where does the SHK+E taking place?
The SHK+E fair takes place in Essen, at the Messe Essen.

When is the SHK+E taking place?
Visit the SHK+E from 17. - 20. March 2026.

How often does the SHK+E take place?
The SHK+E takes place biennially.

What kind of fair is the SHK+E?
The SHK+E is an exhibition for Ventilation, Air-conditioning Technology and Refrigeration.

What are the opening hours of the SHK+E in Essen?
Opening hours: Tuesday, 17.03.  09:00 – 17:00 h; Wednesday, 18.03.  09:00 – 17:00 h; Thursday, 19.03.  09:00 – 17:00 h; Friday, 20.03.  09:00 – 15:00 h;