FAQs and Next Steps for Your Trade Fair Appearance

Are you planning to take part as an exhibitor at the Manga-Comic-Con but have some unanswered questions about participating? On this page, we will be answering the most frequently asked questions. The topics are:

General Questions

Why should I exhibit at the Manga-Comic-Con?

The Manga-Comic-Con (MCC) is one thing above all: colourful. With its diversity - from manga, comics and anime to fashion, cosplay and drawing accessories to computer and video games - it inspires young audiences for reading and literature. New releases, signing sessions, workshops and cosplay contests make the Manga-Comic-Con a unique festival for all the senses. The MCC is part of the Leipzig Book Fair and thus promises a very special composition of the audience: the fan scene and the book fair public interested in the subject.

Reasons for attending the fair can be found here .

What is Leipzig liest (Leipzig reads)?

Leipzig liest is Europe's largest reading festival, held on the exhibition grounds and throughout the city of Leipzig as part of the Leipzig Book Fair and Manga-Comic-Con. The festival is a platform where you as an exhibitor can bring authors, books and media closer to the public in a very unique way.

How are the Leipzig Book Fair and Manga-Comic-Con connected?

The Leipzig Book Fair takes place at the same time as the Manga-Comic-Con in April. So April in Leipzig is all about reading. The Leipzig Book Fair and its reading festival Leipzig Reads are the spring event of the book and media industry. Authors, readers and publishers meet to inform themselves, exchange ideas and discover new things.

www.leipziger-buchmesse.de

Does the Manga-Comic-Con have a hygiene concept?

Yes, the Manga-Comic-Con has a hygiene concept to ensure the health and safety of exhibitors and visitors. You can find detailed information here .

Where can I find information about travel and accommodation?

The following sub-pages offer comprehensive information on how to get to the Manga-Comic-Con and on your stay in Leipzig:

Where can I park during the trade fair?

Parking on the grounds of the Leipziger Messe is available to exhibitors for a fee. From February, you can conveniently buy your parking ticket in the online shop for exhibitors , where it can be found in the list of services. Alternatively, it can also be purchased using the last-minute service on-site before noon on the Wednesday and Thursday of the fair.

No parking ticket is required for set-up and dismantling. All you need is a copy of your stand allocation as access authorisation for you and your stand constructors.

You can find detailed information on the Directions & Parking subpage.

How do I find a suitable hotel in Leipzig?

We are happy to help you find and book suitable accommodation. Just use the online booking service of Leipziger Messe.

Are there opportunities to support through sponsorship?

There are various sponsorship opportunities at the Manga-Comic-Con to additionally represent your company. We are happy to receive donations in kind as prizes for the Leipzig Cosplay Competition as well as financial sponsorship for fan ribbons or the Gamesroom. All sponsorships include a logo presentation as well as comprehensive communication of your company. If you are interested, please contact aussteller@manga-comic-con.de .

Exhibitor Application

What are the important dates for exhibitors to keep in mind?

Whether for registration, beginning of placement or times for stand construction: You can find an overview of all important dates for exhibitors here .

Please be sure to observe the specified registration deadlines for the individual areas and processes. These all run at the same time, so each registration must be considered independently.

How can I register as an exhibitor at the Manga-Comic-Con?

Exhibitors must register exclusively via our online booking system . You can find more information here .

When do I have to register as an exhibitor?

You can register as an exhibitor from August. The early bird rate applies until 30 September, after that a new price applies. Registration deadline is 15 November 2022.

Please submit your binding registration as an exhibitor by 15 November. From 16 November, registration is only possible on request and at the discretion of Leipziger Messe.

For further information, please refer to the Special Conditions of Participation (PDF, 543 kB) and the Price List (PDF, 650 kB) .

Click here to register.

Do I have to register co-exhibitors or an additionally represented company?

Co-exhibitors and companies additionally represented on the stand must be registered by the main exhibitor.

The registration should be done along with your online exhibitor application . You can also add them at a later date: Just send us an email at aussteller@manga-comic-con.de . Please use our Registration Form (PDF, 598 kB) .

There is a fee for each co-exhibitor and each additionally represented company. For an overview of fees, please see our Price List (PDF, 650 kB) . Please also note our Special Conditions of Participation (PDF, 543 kB) .

As the main exhibitor, you will receive a free exhibitor's pass for each co-exhibitor. Co-exhibitors will be listed in the exhibitor directory.

Please note: As an exhibitor, you are not entitled to sublet the stand allocated to you to any third party or transfer it in any other way or to advertise for third companies without the permission of Leipziger Messe. (See also Conditions of Participation (PDF, 433 kB) )

Why does Leipziger Messe charge a communication flat rate?

The communication flat rate is charged to cover mandatory entry in the exhibitor directory. It is obligatory for main and co-exhibitors. The media flat rate for co-exhibitors is included in the co-exhibitor fee. Invoices will be sent to the main exhibitor(s) on the basis of our current Price List (PDF, 650 kB) .

For a breakdown of all components of the communication flat rate, please refer to the Special Terms and Conditions of Participation (PDF, 543 kB) .

Important Information

We have contracted NEUREUTER FAIR MEDIA GmbH exclusively to produce the exhibitor directory for the Manga-Comic-Con and for the advertising campaign. Other publishers who issue similar catalogues and directories are not authorised by us. We strongly recommend that you read all offers and forms from other companies carefully and look closely at the "small print".

When will I get the invoice for the trade fair rental?

The invoice for your trade fair rental will be issued by Leipziger Messe GmbH approximately 6 weeks before the start of the trade fair. During registration, you can choose to have your invoice sent by e-mail and select a central billing address for your publishing house or company.

Invoices for services will be issued around 4 weeks after the trade fair.

A complaint is possible within 4 weeks after the date of invoicing.

Can I cancel my registration?

Cancellation of registration by the exhibitor prior to confirmation must be delivered to Leipziger Messe in writing.

In case of withdrawal prior to admission, the cancellation fee will be:

  • EUR 180.00 plus VAT for exhibitors with up to 6m²
  • EUR 380.00 plus VAT for exhibitors with 8m² or more.

In case of withdrawal after the admission confirmation has been sent and before 15 November, exhibitors will be required to pay 25% of their stand rental. After 16 November 2022, clause 10.2. of the General Conditions of Participation of Leipziger Messe GmbH will come into force and you will be invoiced for the full trade fair rental fee.

Please also note our General Conditions of Participation (PDF, 433 kB) and Special Conditions of Participation (PDF, 543 kB) .

What should I do if my address changes?

If your contact and address details change, please inform Leipziger Messe GmbH immediately in writing by email to aussteller@manga-comic-con.de .

Please note that we will charge you a processing fee according to our Price List (PDF, 650 kB) for a change of address after the invoice has been issued.

Stand Planning

What happens after registering as an exhibitor?

After the exhibitor registration you will receive the admission promptly and can start with your further trade fair preparation. From November onwards, the registration of events is possible. In February you will then receive the stand allocation with your stand number and the extract from the hall plan.

Where can I find information on stand sizes, stand variants and prices?

Whether applying for an individual stand or a collective stand: The Manga-Comic-Con has a selection of stand variants for you to choose from, made up of modular systems. You can find an overview of your options and detailed information here:

Is it possible to select a specific stand location?

We are happy to accommodate your wishes regarding the placement of your exhibition stand. Please let us know your ideas in as much detail as possible when applying as an exhibitor. Our project managers will begin allocating stand spaces in September.

However, we cannot guarantee your requested location.

How can I book additional services?

Manga-Comic-Con offers a wide range of services and additional options. You can easily book these through the online ordering system . Use your login details from your customer account.

Please be aware of registration deadlines and any late fees that may apply.

I have lost the login details for my customer account. Now what?

Open the page www.leipziger-messe.de/customerlogin and follow the link "Forgot password". On the following page you will be asked to enter your "user" or the main exhibitor's company email address. The "user" will be provided to all main exhibitors with the admission letter. After you request the password, an email will be sent with new initial access information. Please note that for technical reasons this e-mail will be sent to the company e-mail address of the registered main exhibitor and not to the show organizer or the requesting person. After the first login and entering the initial password you will be asked to change it. Please make sure to remember the newly assigned password for your further activities in the customer account.

When do stand construction and disassembly take place?

Stand construction

Construction and dismantling of the exhibition stands will take place during the following periods:

Self-builders

  • Monday, 24 April 2023, 7:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday, 25 April 2023, 7:00 am to 12:00 midnight
  • Wednesday, 26 April 2023, 7:00 am to 8:00 pm

Complete stands can be set up starting Wednesday, 26 April 2023, 9:00 am.

Last Minute

You can book individual services (e.g. stand construction services) and purchase exhibitor parking permits at short notice at the Last Minute desk. It is located opposite the project management in the glass hall.

Opening times:

  • Wednesday, 26 April 2023, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, 27 April 2023, 8:00 am to 12:00 noon

Stand dismantling

  • Sunday, 30 April 2023, 6:00 pm to 12:00 midnight*
  • Monday, 1 May 2023, 12:00 midnight to 6:00 am

Note: For stand dismantling on Monday, May 1, 2023 (public holiday), special surcharges and driving bans may have to be taken into account.

Please note: You and your employees need a ticket for regular build-up and break-down to enter the exhibition grounds.

* Transport vehicles will only be admitted once the aisle carpets have been removed and Leipziger Messe staff have approved the halls.

When and how does my stand need to be staffed?

Essentially, individual exhibition stands must be attended by staff during opening hours for visitors.

Are there specific admission rules for stand staff?

Leading up to the fair, please make sure that each member of your team has an exhibitor pass or other access authorisation (e.g. trade visitor ticket). Additional exhibitor passes can be purchased via the online shop for exhibitors starting from February. This can be found in the services category.

Where can I get exhibitor passes and visitor tickets?

As an exhibitor, you will receive a certain number of free exhibitor passes granting free admission to the grounds of the Leipziger Messe. The amount is determined by the stand space booked. You can find more detailed information in our Special Conditions of Participation (PDF, 543 kB) .

Additional paid exhibitor passes and day tickets for contributors to the programme can be purchased from February onwards via the online shop for exhibitors .

The exhibitor pass authorises the holder to use public transport in selected zones during the trade fair to travel to and from the trade fair grounds, and grants access between 8:00 am and 7:00 pm.

Visitor Tickets are available from January in the online ticket shop.

What should I bear in mind when decorating my stand?

When designing or decorating your stand, you should make sure that it conforms to Leipziger Messe's Technical Guidelines (PDF, 755 kB) and to fire protection measures in place at the exhibition centre.

The stand should be equipped with sufficient lighting, carpet and stand boundary walls to neighboring stands. In the case of head stands, the rear side (that to the neighboring stands) should be closed and the opposite side should be kept completely open.

Information for self-builders: A stand construction permit is required for your stand, which must be submitted to the Leipziger Messe Event Technology Department in good time.

Can I have parcels delivered to my stand?

Yes, parcel deliveries are possible during the stand construction and disassembly periods of the trade fair. Parcels will be delivered to your stand between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. Shipments must be addressed as follows:

Leipziger Buchmesse/Manga-Comic-Con
Name of recipient/company
Hall/stand number
Messe-Allee 1
04356 Leipzig

Do I have to follow a general hygiene concept?

Yes, the Manga-Comic-Con has a hygiene concept to ensure the health and safety of exhibitors and visitors. Its specifications are binding for all exhibitors. You can find detailed information here .

Stand Assignment

When will the stand allocations be sent out?

The allocations to the exhibitors will be sent out in February 2023.

Events and Programme Planning

Which dates should I be aware of when registering for events?

As an exhibitor, you can participate in the programme of events at Manga-Comic-Con with your own events. You will find all the important dates in our overview of dates .

Please be sure to observe the specified registration deadlines for the individual areas and processes. These all run at the same time, so each registration must be considered independently.

How can I register for Leipzig liest events held at the exhibition grounds or in the city?

As an exhibitor of Manga-Comic-Con, you can participate in the programme with workshops, readings, signing sessions or other exciting formats. Registration for events will only take place online. The Manga-Comic-Con reserves the right to make a selection from the applications received.

You can register any event requests from 1 to 30 November 2022. The registration screen can be accessed via the online ordering system for exhibitors: www.leipziger-messe.de/customerlogin . It is always possible and encouraged to update your registered events (by email) so that we can continually keep visitors up to date. The programme will be published on the Manga-Comic-Con website on 23 February 2023.

Please take note of the Leipzig liest Conditions of Participation (PDF, 454 kB) . For all events taking place at the exhibition site, the hygiene and protection ordinances for protection against the Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 should be taken into consideration and can be consulted here .

You can find further important information on participating at "Leipzig liest" on our website .

What is the deadline for registering my event for Leipzig liest & Co?

For event requests in the Leipzig liest programme, in the Conference Programme and in the Focus Education programme, the registration deadline is 30 November. For already organised events (e.g. by the media), the deadline is 10 January.

Please contact our event service if you have any further questions about programme planning.

Contact

Service Leipzig liest
Mo - Fr 9:30 am - 04:00 pm

How can I participate in the opening event or trade fair party?

Exhibitors at the Manga-Comic-Con are cordially invited to attend the opening ceremony at the Gewandhaus Leipzig, as well as the Book Fair party at the Moritzbastei. Registration is open from January. Exhibitors will receive information and ticket ordering options by email.

Booking Additional Services

How can I book additional services?

Main exhibitors will be able to book any of the media services offered by Neureuter Fair Media via their customer account in the "Media Shop" from January onwards. This for example includes entries in the online exhibitor directory and online banners. To log in, please use the details from your customer account .

All other services, such as parking tickets, stand cleaning, security, exhibitor passes (subject to a charge), customer invitations, rental furniture and graphic or communication services can be ordered in the online shop for exhibitors starting in February. These can be found under services.

How will I be listed as an exhibitor in the exhibitor directory?

As an exhibitor, you pay a compulsory communication flat rate. This covers the automatic inclusion of your name in the list of exhibitors.

The communication flat rate is made up of:

In the list of exhibitors online at www.manga-comic-con.de and in the Manga-Comic-Con app:

  • Listing of the publisher's or company name, address, telephone, email, internet and trade fair stand (The entry must match the registered company address.)
  • Link to exhibitor's website
  • Optional interactive email address
  • 2 persons named in the Who's Who
  • Individual promotional text of 450 characters
  • Listing of all sectors and product groups given in the company profile on the exhibitor application form
  • Images of all social media buttons

If you would like to take advantage of additional services, these can be booked from January in the online shop for exhibitors .

How can I purchase admission vouchers for customers and partners?

To make it easier for your customers and partners to visit the trade fair, you can purchase vouchers for paid admission tickets. These can be ordered easily and conveniently in digital form via the online shop for exhibitors . After the fair, you will only be invoiced for the customer invitations that were redeemed.

How can I take advantage of the Manga-Comic-Con's range of advertising materials?

Draw attention to your trade fair appearance: with the wide range of advertising materials offered by Manga-Comic-Con. Discover the possibilities open to you. You can find more information on ordering and downloading on our subpage Advertising and PR .

You can also use our online shop for exhibitors to order advertising material.

  • FAQ MCC Kreativ
    This FAQ supplements the FAQ for exhibitors and answers specific questions about MCC Kreativ.

Questions About the Draw

How will MCC Kreativ work at MCC 2023?

Sadly, MCC had to be cancelled due to the Corona pandemic for the last 3 years. This also affected the 130 MCC Kreativ participants from the draw. We are all the more pleased to nonetheless be able to offer you the opportunity to present your work under the special conditions in place for the coming trade fair.

Questions on Exhibitor Registration/Stand Planning

Placement Requests

You can specify placement wishes and "preferred neighbours" during your online registration. We try to implement these wishes as best we can, but there is no entitlement to a specific placement.

What does my stand look like, and what is included?

The stand includes the following: 1 table, 2 chairs, 1 spotlight, back walls and a free exhibitor pass. You will receive a plan of the stand with the exact dimensions along with your stand allocation in February 2023.

Questions About Booking Services

How many exhibitor passes do I get?

One exhibitor pass per table is free of charge. Even artist duos only get one exhibitor pass free of charge.

Do I have to register my stand assistant?

Stand assistants do not need to be registered. However, they will still require an exhibitor pass or visitor ticket.

Exhibitor Service Manga-Comic-Con
(Mo - Fr, 09:30 am - 04:00 pm)