Answers to the most frequently asked questions (FAQs)

FAQs: Answers to frequently asked questions

Answers to the most frequently asked questions about the international trade fair analytica are available here.

General questions

What events belong to the analytica exhibition network and when do they take place?

analytica Anacon India / India Lab Expo: September 19–21, 2019
12th International Trade Fair for Laboratory Technology, Analysis, Biotechnology and Diagnostics

India Lab Expo & analytica Anacon India: April 16–17, April 2019

analytica China: October 31–November 2, 2018
9th International Trade Fair for Laboratory Technology, Analysis, Biotechnology and Diagnostics
Shanghai New International Expo Center │Shanghai

analytica Lab Africa: July 09–11, 2019
Midrand, South Africa

analytica Vietnam: April 03–05, April 2019
6th International Trade Fair for Laboratory Technology, Analysis, Biotechnology and Diagnostics I.C.E. International Center for Exhibitions │Hanoi

What are the opening hours for analytica in Munich?

Opening hours for exhibitors and visitors

Tuesday, March 31–Thursday, April 02, 2020: 09:00–18:00
Friday, April 03, 2020: 09:00–16:00

Opening hours for journalists: Press Center West

Monday, March 30, 2020: 11:00 – 16:00
Tuesday, March 31–Thursday, April 02, 2020: 08:30 – 18:30
Friday, April 03, 2020: 08:30–17:30

Which exhibition sectors will be located in which halls?

Exhibition sectors at analytica

A1/A2/A3: Analysis and quality control

  • Instrumental analysis
  • Applications
  • Microscopes and optical image processing
  • Measuring and testing technology
  • Material testing
  • Quality control in pharma and industry

A3: Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Bioanalytics, Diagnostics

  • Biotechnology applications
  • Laboratory technology for biotech and the Life Sciences
  • Bioanalysis / Biochemicals / Biocomputing
  • Diagnostics in medical research
  • Industrial biotechnology
  • Financing alternatives in biotechnology

B1/B2: Laboratory technology

  • Laboratory equipment and machines
  • Laboratory automation/robotics
  • Laboratory data system and documentation
  • Laboratory apparatus
  • Chemicals and reagents/Consumables
  • Occupational safety
  • Digitalization / Laboratory 4.0

ICM: analytica conference

What is the analytica conference and where can I find additional information about it?

The analytica conference is held at the ICM on the first three days of the fair. It is the scientific highlight of analytica. Renowned experts from around the world report on the latest developments in the analysis sector. Additional information is available here.

Does analytica have a supporting program?

Yes, analytica has a very diverse program of related events that focus on the transfer of knowledge and the exchange of ideas and information: The analytica supporting program is a practice-oriented platform for new contacts, best-practice tips and for illustrating the latest trends based on case studies and live demonstrations.

See the supporting program

1. Occupational safety / health and safety in the workplace
Safety is an absolute priority in daily laboratory work! In our extraordinary experimental lectures, you will find out all about occupational safety and health and safety in the workplace—so that you and your employees can work safely every day.

2. Live Labs
The latest products and applications in real time: Experience leading international manufacturers in exciting live demonstrations of the latest techniques and innovative equipment systems in real laboratory environments.

3. analytica Job Day and promoting young professionals
This is where future-oriented companies and upcoming professionals come together: analytica Job Day, which consists of jobvector Karriere Forum and Student Day, is a career springboard for potential employees who are looking for new challenges and the perfect employer.

4. Training and ongoing education
The transfer of knowledge and continuing education are a permanent part of analytica. Intense courses and compact seminars convey the state of the art in technology to participants in a qualified, practice-oriented manner.

5. Finance Day
Specialists talk about various financing and subsidy alternatives in the biotech sector and pass on valuable tips based on actual practice.

6. Personalized medicine
Recognized experts from pharmaceutical and diagnostics companies, associations and clusters enthuse and enrich their audience with presentations, business pitches and panels.

7. analytica Forums
Users present the latest applications and marketable product innovations in the laboratory and analysis sectors. In groundbreaking lectures, they report on their experiences in all relevant sectors, from analysis optimization in microscopy and quality control to Life Science innovations.

8. Digital Transformation
Current presentations on the digital transformation in the laboratory with real-life examples from exhibitors in a showroom.

9. NEW! Startup area
Presentation stage and networking event featuring innovative startups together with small and mid-sized firms-

How can I subscribe to the analytica Newsletter? features an e-mail newsletter that will inform you about the latest trends and developments in the sectors for analysis, laboratory technology, diagnostics and biotechnology on a regular basis. You can subscribe to the newsletter free of charge here:

Am I allowed to bring my dog onto the exhibition grounds of Messe München?

No, according to Messe München´s house and user rules it is not allowed to bring animals onto the exhibition grounds with the exception of guide dogs and other assistance dogs.

Exhibitor questions

What are the participation fees for analytica 2020?

How can I register to exhibit at analytica and is there an application deadline?

To participate in analytica, you must complete and sign an application form. Based on the information provided on the form, we will determine if your company is eligible to participate as an exhibitor. There is no official application deadline. However, you should keep in mind that some services cannot be ordered as of January 2020 or may only be available for an additional charge. If you have any questions about participating in the fair, please feel free to contact us at any time. Contact

When will you begin assigning stand space and when will we receive our stand proposal (stand location and stand number)?

Once we receive your online application, we will send you a registration confirmation by e-mail. Once allocation of stand space is complete, we will send you a stand proposal at May 2019 (by e-mail including a hall diagram). Please confirm your stand proposal in writing within the pre-scribed period.

If you do not accept your stand proposal, you may request an alternative stand location or with-draw your application free of charge. Once you have confirmed your stand location, cancella-tion is only possible against payment of a stipulated cancellation fee. Additional information is available under Item “A 2 Admission” in the General Terms of Participation.

When we register for the fair, what does that include?

When you submit your application, it only concerns stand space at analytica. Your application fee automatically includes the communications fee (mandatory entry in the exhibitor directory—online and catalog), the AUMA (Association of the German Trade Fair Industry) fee and a disposal fee for waste generated at the trade-fair center before, during and after the fair. When you submit your application, you will also receive an invoice for your advance payment for services.

Other services such as stand construction and any necessary furnishings and equipment (such as partition walls, carpeting, electricity) as well as print@home tickets for exhibitors (exhibitor passes) (More detailed information on this you find at the question "How many print@home tickets for exhibitors (exhibitor passes) do I receive as an exhibitor?) and advertising materials to meet your exact needs can be ordered through our Exhibitor Shop as of autumn 2019. We will automatically inform you once the Exhibitor Shop is available.

May co-exhibitors exhibit at our stand? And if so, how can they register?

As a main exhibitors, you must register co-exhibitors at your stand. Please use our Online Application form for co-exhibitors to do so. The application fee for each co-exhibitor is EUR 1.070 and it will be charged to the main exhibitor.

Like the main exhibitor, all co-exhibitors are listed as independent exhibitors in the exhibition catalog and in the online exhibitor directory. They also receive their own account for the analytica Exhibitor Shop.

What is the difference between a co-exhibitor and an additionally represented company?

A co-exhibitor exhibits at the stand of a main exhibitor with his own personnel and his own exhibits. That includes companies from the same group of companies and subsidiaries. The main exhibitor must sign the application form.

An additionally represented company is a company whose products or services are offered by the main exhibitor without the company being represented by its own personnel at the exhibition stand. Please keep in mind that sales organizations that exhibit the products of various manufacturers must register those manufacturers as additionally represented companies.

When will we receive the admission invoice?

Admission invoices will be sent out in autumn of 2019 and should be paid by January 2020.

What additional services can exhibitors order?

As an exhibitor, you may also order a number of other additional services. They include professional stand construction, stand equipment and state-of-the-art technical services. Do you need exhibitor passes, advertising materials or support to help you prepare for the fair and ensure the success of your exhibit. Detailed information is available in our Exhibitor Shop as of autumn of 2019, where you can conveniently order these services directly online.

How many print@home tickets for exhibitors (exhibitor passes) do I receive as an exhibitor?

Each exhibitor receives a specific quantity of free print@home tickets for exhibitors (exhibitor passes) for his stand for the duration of the fair via e-mail, after he has ordered them in the Exhibitor Shop.

  • Stand sizes up to 12m²: 2 passes
  • Stand sizes up to 20m²: 3 passes
  • Stand sizes over 20m²: 1 additional pass for each additional 20 m² or portion thereof.

Additional exhibitor passes are available for a fee. The exhibitor passes must be personalized, are only intended for stand personnel and may be ordered through the online ordering system . They may not be passed on to third parties. In the event of unauthorized use, Messe München International is entitled to revoke the exhibitor pass.

What are vouchers and online vouchers for one-day tickets?

Vouchers and online vouchers for one-day tickets are free admission vouchers for your customers that you can order online in our Exhibitor Shop. Vouchers are an effective incentive for your customers to visit you at your exhibition stand, which makes them ideal for use in professional invitation and contact management.

You can only be charged for a limited number of vouchers. All main exhibitors and exhibitors participating in joint exhibits pay for no more than two redeemed vouchers for each square meter of exhibition space. Co-exhibitors who do not belong to the same group of companies as their main exhibitors pay for no more than 30 redeemed vouchers. In your final invoice, you will only be charged for tickets that are actually redeemed at a price of EUR 30 per ticket.

What cancellation costs do we incur if we have to cancel?

Cancellation fees are incurred if you want to give back your stand space after having confirmed your stand proposal in writing. Cancellations must be submitted in writing. If we are able to rent your stand space to another party, the cancellation fee is 25% of the participation fee. If it is no longer possible to rent the space, you will be charged 100% of the participation fee. No cancellation fees are incurred during the phase between registration and stand proposal.

Visitor questions

Where can I purchase a visitor ticket?

You can purchase your visitor ticket here as of the autumn of 2019.

What are the prices of admission to the fair?

Admission prices will be available here as of the autumn of 2019.