Eminent communication and media metropolis
Düsseldorf is one of the foremost, internationally focused commercial, services and communications centres in Germany and Europe. The Rhenish metropolis is the fourth largest city in North Rhine-Westphalia and occupies an eminent position as an advertising, telecommunications and management consultancy location. It is also one of the most important tradeshow and exhibition cities in Germany and the world. What is more, the NRW capital is second only to Frankfurt as the major banking and financial centre. Numerous international companies are headquartered there, including 450 Japanese firms. As the home to 400,000 businesses, Düsseldorf forms the heart of the Rhine-Ruhr region. This, combined with its central economic-geographic location and internationality, makes Düsseldorf more attractive to investors than practically any other city in Germany.
Centrally situated in Europe
With its central geographic location and sophisticated infrastructure Düsseldorf is a gateway to the markets of Europe.
- Roughly 10.2 million people live within a radius of 50 km.
- Nearly 30 million people live within a radius of 150 kilometres.
- More than 150 million people live in a 500-km catchment area – equivalent to 35 percent of all EU citizens.
- More than 400,000 companies are now active in the Düsseldorf business region, 39,000 alone in the urban district.
Exhibition and congress location
With 43 international trade fairs – 23 of which are world No. 1 events – Düsseldorf is the number one foreign exhibition location. Every year some 2.2 million visitors from all over the world catch up on the latest market developments and innovations from 30,000 international exhibitors.