50 appearances under one roof: online portal for Stuttgart's trade fair professionals.


How do you unite more than 50 trade fair appearances under the umbrella of an online portal of Messe Stuttgart? The +Pluswerk creatives solved this brainteaser by developing a common graphic bracket: clear, straightforward and modern. With a navigation concept that is immediately accessible to the visitor. The migration of the overall appearance took place step by step and thus gently introduced the visitor to the new look and feel of the trade fair presence.







  • Concept, design and TYPO3 implementation from a single source
  • Continuous consulting and content support
  • Automatic deployment
  • High scalability and maintainability
  • Flexible expansion options
  • Connection to Product Information Management PIMCore

About Messe Stuttgart


With award-winning architecture and event halls that are among the largest and most modern in Europe, Messe Stuttgart offers an ideal platform for industry giants and hidden champions - not only from the Stuttgart metropolitan region.

The area in the direct vicinity of the international airport is growing continuously and, with around 1.2 million visitors annually, so are the demands on the digital infrastructure. This must ensure that digital services and platforms are always available with high performance, even at peak times.

Messe München is meeting these growing challenges with the large-scale optimization and restructuring of central IT solutions. At the heart of this is a central marketing database that distributes and controls content as a digital content hub.


Concept & Design


As a modern supra-regional player, Messe Stuttgart is responding to the demands of digitalization. +Pluswerk takes this into account and creates a tailor-made dress for the more than 50 events of the client. Agile according to Scrum, the agency lifted the existing appearance onto a new technical platform in only 16 months. The basis is TYPO3 8.7 LTS. With intelligent caching solutions and cache warm-up, +Pluswerk meets the requirements for more performance - even with high user numbers. The result is a significant increase in speed.

But that's not all: As an expert for digital solutions, +Pluswerk accompanies the trade fair in a visionary project with R&D character that is scheduled for 4 years. The core of the initiative is the restructuring and optimization of the IT structure that has grown over the years and the realization of innovative new services. The basis for this is the MKDB marketing database, which distributes and organizes content as a "central nervous system".



Solution and technical implementation

  • one TYPO3 instance per trade fair presence
  • fully automated deployment of new features across all instances
  • significant performance increase through caching/varnish solution
  • fast page delivery thanks to cache warming
  • over 50 trade fair appearances in only 16 months - realized agilely according to Scrum

The future lies ahead of us

We make significant and measurable contributions to the digital transformation and implementation of digital potential at our customers. 

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