A report from AUMA, the Association of German Trade Fair Industry, ranked organisers worldwide with turnovers exceeding €100m (US$111m) in 2014.
Collectively, German organisers grossed about €3.45bn during the year.
Messe Frankfurt, with its turnover of €554.2m earned fourth place, Messe Dusseldorf was in fifth place at €411.5m, Messe Munchen in eighth place at €309.4m, Deutsche Messe AG, Hanover, in ninth place at €280.6m and Messe Berlin in tenth place at €269.4m.
Meanwhile, only four overseas organisers made the list: Hong Kong Trade Development Council (Hong Kong), Emerald Expositions (USA), SNIEC Shanghai (China) and Tokyo Big Sight (Japan).
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