Stagehands supports the European Football Championship 2021

After the European Football Championship 2020 had to be postponed due to the pandemic, the event is now scheduled to take place in 12 countries from 11 June to 11 July 2021.

From the opening match in Rome to the final in London, the Stagehands team has already offered staff to its international client base in all countries thanks to its European network.

From St. Petersburg to Dublin from Munich to Glasgow, the qualified and bilingual crew will support our clients in various trades in and around the different stadiums.




New management at Stagehands Germany

On 1st January 2021, Sebastian Stein took over the role of Managing Director at Stagehands – a staffing agency specialised in the events industry operating worldwide.

Sebastian Stein (30) gained his first experience in the events industry as an electrical technician supplying temporary electricity and air-conditioning on various events throughout Europe. He successfully completed his training as an events manager at a well-known staffing agency.

The knowledge he gained in the field of temporary staffing is of great value to ensure the continued success of Stagehands’ branch in Berlin.

Sebastian has been working as project manager at Stagehands since 2019 and he is now looking forward to this new challenge.

“We have used the time so far to review our structures. In the future, Stagehands Germany will offer its clients more staff via our own temping agency in addition to our broad network of local crew.”

Upcoming Events In Berlin 02-03/20

Berlin is not only a major cultural center for Europe, it is also a major business center for Europe. As such, there are many event centers across the city and dozens of events each month. Here are a few for the next 2 upcoming months.

If you are an exhibitor for these or other upcoming events has the crew you need. From small booths to large conferences and concerts our crews have the knowledge and skills to make set-up and tear-down a breeze. For more info and a free quote please contact us at or check out the rest of our website at Thank you and we hope to hear from you soon!


Events For February And March 2020

Berlin Messe
Feb. 05-07
“FRUIT LOGISTICA covers every single sector of the fresh produce business and provides a complete picture of the latest innovations, products and services at every link in the international supply chain. It thus offers superb networking and contact opportunities to the key decision-makers in every sector of the industry.”

WEINmesse Berlin
Berlin Messe
Feb. 14- 16
“Open to the public, WEINmesse berlin is the largest and most successful trade event of its kind in Germany. 330 producers and retailers will be showcasing their products and services from 14 to 16 February 2020. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to sample 4,000 vintages and exquisite bottlings!”

Bautec 2020
Berlin Messe
Feb. 18-21
“The focus of visitor interest was on the concept of energy-saving which integrates the building exterior with intelligent systems engineering, sustainable and energy-efficient solutions, climate protection measures and the use of state-of-the art building materials and methods. Get ready to make valuable contacts and take part in inspiring discussions.”

Asia Apparel Expo
Berlin Messe
Feb. 18-20
“For its NINTH edition, ASIA APPAREL EXPO presents a carefully-selected group of over 450 high-quality Asian companies with a wide range of apparel and footwear products, covering men’s, women’s and children’s wear, knitwear, denim, footwear, fabrics and textiles, as well as trimmings and accessories.”

Deutscher Krebskongress 2020
Berlin Messe
Feb. 19-22
“Since 1951, the Deutscher Krebskongress (German Cancer Congress) has been organized by the Deutsche Krebsgesellschaft (German Cancer Society). In 2020, the event will be hosted by both the Deutsche Krebsgesellschaft (German Cancer Society) and the Stiftung Deutsche Krebshilfe (German Cancer Aid) for the third time. Both institutions are bringing their experts and expertise, along with many other relevant specialists in this multifaceted and complex field of oncological patient care, to the congress.”

ECToH 2020 (8th European Conference on Tobacco or Health)
Berlin Messe
Feb. 19-22
“ECToHs are organised every three years under the auspices of the Association of European Cancer League. These Conferences are recognised internationally as the main European forum for tobacco control advocates. Each ECToH is attended by the most important policy makers, scientists, researchers, advocacy officers, health professionals as well as all others strongly committed in the fight against tobacco.”

Pilot Expo
Berlin Messe
Feb. 21-22
“An event for experienced pilots, recent flight school graduates and aspiring future aviators. Join the largest flight crew gathering of the year!”

ITB Berlin 2020
Berlin Messe
March 04-08
“Would you like to find out about the latest tourism trends? Are you searching for in-depth industry knowledge? Would you like to establish new contacts and make lucrative deals? Would you simply like to have a special day with unforgettable moments? Whatever your reason is for coming to ITB Berlin: Our diverse offers and professional, trend-setting program make sure that you find exactly what you’re looking for.”

WM Werkstattmesse 2020
Berlin Messe
March 20-22
“Welcome to the workshop fair in Berlin. Here you will find all important information about one of the largest trade fairs for automotive parts, accessories, tires and workshop equipment in Europe. Be our guest and experience the variety of innovative technologies and exciting new products for the automotive parts market.”

Berlin Mercedes-Benz Arena
February 17th
“On the 17th of February 2020 Slipknot is coming to the Mercedes-Benz Arena for a concert on their “We Are Not Your Kind World Tour”.”

André Rieu
Berlin Mercedes-Benz Arena
March 5th
“André Rieu will take to the stage together with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, reinforced by his choir, international sopranos and platinum tenors. The musician from the Netherlands regularly makes it into the worldwide charts and has already won various prizes and awards for his more than 40 million recordings sold. More than 30 times, he has already been at number 1 on the charts and is also enthusing millions of people via the Internet.”

James Blunt
Berlin Mercedes-Benz Arena
March 9th
“James Blunt returns to the Mercedes-Benz Arena Berlin for a concert on 9 March 2020. Several times the British artist has been live with us and this time he will bring his new album “Once Upon A Mind” with him.”


Photo Attribution:

Taxiarchos228 [FAL]

Upcoming Ruhr Area Events 2020

The Ruhr Area is home to several trade fair grounds. Each year there are dozens of unique events covering every industry imaginable. Below are some upcoming events in Düsseldorf and Essen over the next few months. Included are brief descriptions of each event and links were you can find more information.

If you are an exhibitor for these or other upcoming events has the crew you need. From small booths to large conferences and concerts our crews have the knowledge and skills to make set-up and tear-down a breeze. For more info and a free quote please contact us at or check out the rest of our website at Thank you and we hope to hear from you soon!



Düsseldorf Messe


Febuary 16-20
Düsseldorf Messe
“EuroShop is the world’s largest trade fair for retail investment requirements. Future-oriented and dynamic as the industry itself, the trade fair presents itself in eight fascinating retail dimensions with all the trends and topics that are moving the future.”

Beauty Düsseldorf
March 6-8
Düsseldorf Messe
“The latest beauty products, current trends and hip treatments – at the leading international trade fair for cosmetics, nail, foot, wellness and spa, professionals from all over the world get an optimum overview of service cosmetics. Experience tomorrow’s trends up close and let yourself be inspired by new business ideas for your business success.”

Top Hair – Die Messe
March 7-8
Düsseldorf Messe
“The perfect mix of trade fair, shows, workshops and congress – TOP HAIR – DIE MESSE Düsseldorf! The leading trade fair for the hair cosmetics industry enthuses the industry year after the year. You can look forward to an exclusive combination of creativity and business and experience the latest innovations up close.”

Energy Storage Europe
March 10-12
Düsseldorf Messe
“ENERGY STORAGE EUROPE offers a unique forum to the leading research institutes and companies of the storage industry. Here you are able to experience all of the presently existing storage technologies.”

March 15-17
Düsseldorf Messe
“ProWein is the world’s leading trade fair for wines and spirits, the largest industry meeting for professionals from viticulture, production, trade and gastronomy. Every year ProWein provides three days of concentrated business and a highly promising ancillary program. Since 25 years, ProWein proves to be the No. 1 event for the industry. Its success is based on a unique visitor concept and unbeatably wide range of products and services. Join ProWein in 2020. To another great year!”

March 25-26
Düsseldorf Messe
“Sport in the (high) performance area – not only in football – is characterized by a high degree of professionalism, before, during and after the match. SportsInnovation takes up these elements.
Together with its partner DFL Deutsche Fussball Liga, the recognized innovation driver in top-level sports, Messe Düsseldorf offers a platform for interaction, exchange around sport and its media exploitation. Several live matches in the MERKUR SPIEL-ARENA serve as a test platform for established service providers and start-ups and provide all participants with an exclusive look at technologies of the present and future.

International Tube and Pipe Trade Fair
March 30- April 03
Düsseldorf Messe
“Meet your business partners at the world’s most important trade fair for the tube and tube processing industry. Business is conducted here; valuable contacts are made and cultivated here; and here you will also see the global innovations that everyone will be talking about tomorrow. Those who are of importance, and those who would like to be, are at Tube. You should be there, too.”

International Wire and Cable Trade Fair
March 30- April 03
Düsseldorf Messe
“Meet your business partners at the world’s most important trade fair for the wire and cable industry. Business is conducted here; valuable contacts are made and cultivated here; and here you will also see the global innovations that everyone will be talking about tomorrow. Those who are of importance, and those who would like to be, are at wire. You should be there, too.”


Essen Messe


January 22-23
Essen Messe
“DCONex provides concrete technical solutions and best practice examples for the users as well as the inclusion of science and research will offer visitors and congress participants the opportunity to make direct contact with service providers, consultants, equipment suppliers as well as analysis and testing companies.”

IPM Essen
January 28-31
Essen Messe
“The world’s leading horticultural trade fair revolves around solutions and innovations in the green sector. The International Plant Fair has been held annually at Messe Essen since 1983. Here exhibitors increasingly present products that are sustainable and suitable for climate change. These include heat- and cold-tolerant plant and shrub varieties, environmentally friendly and resource-saving packaging solutions, organic fertilizers and substrates, air-cleaning, easy-to-care for indoor plants and pots made of sustainable and biodegradable materials.”

E-World Energy and Water
February 11-13
Essen Messe
“E-world energy & water is the place where the European energy industry comes together. Serving as an information platform for the energy sector, E-world is gathering international decision makers in Essen each year. More than one fifth of the exhibiting companies are based abroad. The majority of international exhibitors come from countries of the European Union.”

Essener Darts Open
February 22
Essen Messe
“Phil “The Power” Taylor is coming to Essen! The 1st Essener Darts Open in the Grugahalle on 22.02.2020! The darts boom in Germany is unbroken and on 22.02.2020 Phil Taylor, the most successful darts player of all times, will come to Essen in the Grugahalle. The likeable Briton has won a total of 16 world championship titles in his unprecedented career and is revered and celebrated as a living legend in all arenas worldwide. Since Phil Taylor is no longer actively competing on the PDC tour, the 1st Essen Darts Open offers the unique opportunity to experience his precision and perfection on the disc live.”
Essener Darts Open

February 26- March 1
Essen Messe
“Last year Reise and Camping attracted around 1,000 exhibitors and destinations as well as over 90,000 visitors to Messe Essen. In addition to tourist destinations, the fair offers a comprehensive range of vehicles and accessories for mobile travelling: from caravans, campers and motor homes to tents, folding caravans and mobile homes, camping furniture and practical outdoor equipment.”
Reise and Camping

SHK Essen
March 10-13
Essen Messe
“SHK ESSEN has been on the market for over 50 years and has established itself as one of the most important trade fairs in the sanitary, heating and air conditioning sector. As the first industry highlight of the year, SHK ESSEN is the meeting place for SHK professionals from the trades, installation, planning and consulting from West Germany, BeNeLux and France. Over 500 exhibitors will present marketable innovations and novelties such as energy-efficient solutions for bathrooms, heating and air-conditioning. These include bathroom fittings made of sustainable materials and digital heating technology.”


Photo by Patrick Harnisch; copyright 2020

2019 Christmas Markets in Germany

It’s finally December; days are getting shorter, the air is getting colder, and in some places snow is starting to fall already. With all of this it also means just one thing; Christmas is right around the corner! And with Christmas only weeks away Weihnachtsmarkts (Christmas Markets) in Germany are already in full swing.



Weihnachmarkts in Germany have a very long history, dating back to the late Middle Ages. The oldest “official” Christmas Market is Dresden’s Striezelmarkt, which began in 1434. However, even older “December Markets” predate even that; Frankfurt in 1393, Bautzen in 1384, Munich in 1310, and in Vienna accounts go all the way back to 1298! Each of these Markets has its own unique variations on Christmas traditions and each one is worth a visit.


Christmas Markets 2019- Trier Porta

Christmas Markets 2019- Trier Porta


At these Markets there are many popular traditions that draw visitors each year. On cold winter nights, one of the more popular attractions is definitely the food and drinks; especially hot Glühwein (mulled wine). Other Christmas Market treats include hot chocolate, reibekuchen (potato cakes), maronen (roasted chestnuts), candied almonds, bratwurst, and many others.

Another attraction is that Christmas markets are also basically fairs; with amusement rides, light shows, and usually large Ferris Wheels. Considering that around this time of year in Germany the sun sets around 4pm, these light shows are definitely an uplifting sight. Bringing cheer into what can otherwise be a gloomy time of year. Also in addition to all these attractions there are numerous shops where you can buy all sorts of gifts and specialty items.


Christmas Markets 2019- Trier Dom

Christmas Markets 2019- Trier Dom


Most Popular Cities

Although each Christmas Market, whether big or small, has its own unique charm, there are several cities across Germany that have reputations for being “the best”. Each of the 4 largest cities in Germany has numerous large Christmas Markets that are worth a visit. In Cologne there is a Christmas Market directly outside their iconic cathedral which is very popular in particular. Definitely a great spot to take some pictures.

In addition to these 4 there is also a very large Christmas Market in Dortmund NRW which hosts “the largest Christmas tree in the world” at 45 meters high, weighing 40,000 kg, and holding 50,000 light, lamps, and ornaments! In reality, it is actually 1,700 individual Christmas trees constructed together to make this “Christmas tree”. It is still a sight worth seeing and is also surrounded by a huge Christmas Market which includes theme rides and a huge Ferris Wheel. Definitely worth a visit if you have the chance!


Christmas Markets 2019- Trier

Christmas Markets 2019- Trier


For More Information

We hope that you will have the chance to enjoy one of these great Christmas Markets this holiday season. But if you don’t get a chance this year, there is plenty of time to make plans already for next year! And if you are looking for crews to help set up your next event please feel free to contact us at Whether its for a small Christmas stand or for a large concert or conference we have the experience and skills needed to make your event a success. To learn more visit our website at or if you are looking for more information on these Christmas Markets check out the following websites,


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you from all of us here at Stagehands!



Photo Credit- Daniel Lewis

StageHands At CompaMed

Recently StageHands provided crew for the CompaMed Exhibition at the Düsseldorf Messe. CompaMed is an exhibition that focuses on medical devices and innovations. From implants, to surgical instruments, to rehabilitation devices, this exhibition had a wide variety of products and information to offer.

For this event our crew mainly helped with video setup. Mounts needed to be positioned and secured to over a dozen stands through-out the exhibition hall. We also drilled the necessary holes and placed the wiring for each of these setups. After each screen was mounted our crew helped set them up and made sure each client could get their programs running. This was one of the most important aspect of the job; not just setting the equipment up but also making sure each client has an easy time using the equipment.

If you are planning an upcoming event is here to help. From small booths to large conferences and concerts our crews have the knowledge and skills to make set-up and tear-down a breeze. For more info and a free quote please contact us at or check out the rest of our website at And for more information about upcoming events at the Düsseldorf Messe check out their site at

Thanks for reading, and we hope to hear from you soon!



Picture credit: Daniel Lewis

The 2019 Essen Motor Show

This Saturday the 2019 Essen Motor Show will be kicking off at the Essen Messe. The EMS is the largest exhibition on car tuning and motor sports in all of Europe. Whether you are a car enthusiast or just a casual onlooker, with over 550 exhibitors and 360,000 visitors it is a very exciting and entertaining event. It runs from Saturday, November 30th to Sunday, December 8th and if you are in the area it is definitely worth checking out.

Exhibit Focuses

Some specific focuses of the exhibition include; Sports series vehicles, tuning and lifestyle, motor sports, and classic cars, among other topics. Included in the exhibition are many live shows and demonstrations. Not only do you get to see some of these beautiful vehicles up close; you also get to see them in action.

Tuning Innovations

One particular area that is very popular with this exhibition is tuning and lifestyle. When it comes to car tuning there are new products and upgrades coming out almost daily it seems. So the vendors at Essen Motor Show have no shortage of new products and innovations to showcase. From your engine, to your suspension, and every part of your car in-between, there is a lot to check out in this area.

Contact Us

If you are an exhibitor for this or any other upcoming events has the crew you need. From small booths to large conferences and concerts our crews have the knowledge and skills to make set-up and tear-down a breeze. For more info and a free quote please contact us at or check out the rest of our website at For more info on the 2019 Essen Motor Show check out their website here at

Thanks for reading, and we hope to hear from you soon!



Photo credit:

Axel Schwenke from Meschede, Deutschland [CC BY-SA 2.0 (]

Upcoming Events Ruhr Area

Upcoming Events in The Ruhrgebiet

Below is a list of upcoming events in the Ruhr Area. Included are brief descriptions of the events and links to their websites. If you are looking for assistance with these or any other upcoming event, concert, or conference please feel free to message us, and we will get you the crew you need to make your event a success and get you a quote ASAP. Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to hearing from you in the future.


London Philharmonic Orchestra in Dortmund
Konzerthaus Dortmund
21 Brückstraße
Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen 44135

The Konzerthaus in Dortmund will be hosting the London Philharmonic Orchestra on December 13, starting at 20:00. Vladimir Jurowski will be conducting the concert. For more information and for tickets visit their website at




04.12.2019 – 05.12.2019
Düsseldorf Messe
Am Staad, 40474 Düsseldorf, Germany

The Düsseldorf Messe will be hosting “Architect@Work” on Wednesday the 4th of December until Thursday the 5th of December. Architect@Work is an exhibition for engineering, architecture, and design. For more information visit their website at


PromoTex Expo, PSI, Viscom
07.01.2020 – 09.01.2020
Düsseldorf Messe
Am Staad, 40474 Düsseldorf, Germany

PromoTex Expo, PSI, and Visco are three exhibitions being held simultaneously at Düsseldorf Messe from Tuesday, January 7th till Thursday, January 9th, 2020. All three events focus on various aspects of promotion and cover many different industries. For more information check out each of their websites:,, and




30.11 – 08.12.2019
Essen Messe
Messepl. 1, 45131 Essen, Germany

The Essen Motor Show will be taking place at the Essen Messe from Saturday the 30th of November until Sunday the 8th of December 2019 and is Europe’s largest Exhibit focusing on car tuning and performance. It will feature over 550 exhibitors and each year welcomes over 360,000 visitors. For more information visit their website at


04.01 – 05.01.2020
Essen Messe
Messepl. 1, 45131 Essen, Germany

The Hochzeitsmesse will be taking place on Saturday and Sunday, January 4th and 5th 2020 at the Essen Messe and is one of the largest German exhibitions on all things having to do with weddings. It covers all topics from photography to decor, and everything else imaginable. For more information check out their website at


Contact Us:

Thank you again for your interest in upcoming events in the Ruhr Area. For more information on the services we at StageHands provide, please check out our website at or email us at Thanks and have a great day!




Image Credit:

Messe Düsseldorf GmbH [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

E-Werk And StageHands

Berlin Historic Sites

Recently StageHands helped with set up for a project at one of E-Werk’s historic sites in Berlin. With its first power station being built in 1885 there is a long history to these sites. From power generation, to years as an iconic music venue, to modern renovations into office and event spaces, E-Werk has seen many changes through the years. Despite all the change though it has kept its industrial look and architecture. 

First Power Stations

In the 1880s Emil Rathenau began plans to build power stations throughout Berlin with the goal of pushing Germany’s industrial development throughout the coming decades. The first of these stations were built in the mid to late 1880s and made things like the electrified S-Bahn possible among many other technologies. This continued until the 1920s when new technologies allowed for high voltage current to be transported longer distances. Meaning that power stations could be moved to the outskirts of cities. This meant transformer facilities had to be built in the cities instead. This continued to be the purpose of these sites up until 1973 when most of the sites were shut down.


A Berlin Music Icon

After these sites were no longer being used for industrial purposes they caught the attention of some prominent figures in the Berlin music scene. It became particularly famous within the techno scene. Between 1992 and 1997 famous DJs from around the world played at several E-Werk sites, including the famous “Love Parade”. The final party was a 3-day event with over 4,000 people in attendance.


Renovation and Modern Use

Once this chapter of E-Werk’s history was done several renovation projects were started between 2000 and 2005. This was done in order to transform the sites into spaces for office and event use. Today several of the sites are renovated apartment buildings, office spaces, and large halls. Despite the renovations though these sites have still held onto their industrial design and stand out as unique and interesting, yet useful event spaces in Berlin.

Contact Us

Below are some photos from one such event that StageHands had the pleasure of helping to set up. Including lighting, LED panels, sound, and many other tasks. If you are looking for help with your next concert, conference, or event please feel free to contact us at, and we will get you a free quote ASAP! Whether you’re just setting up a small conference stand or for an arena concert we have the crews that you need. For more information visit our website at and for more information on E-Werk check out their site at


Thanks for reading and we hope to hear from you soon!



-Pictures taken by Daniel Lewis-





Grand Hall Zollverein

Last week had to pleasure of working at a UNESCO World Heritage site; The Grand Hall Zollverein. The Zollverein is an industrial coal mining complex opened in 1847. The site was in operation until 1986, when it was closed down and then immediately bought by the State. Because of this immediate take-over there was minimal decay of the site and much of it was preserved. This is one of the reasons it later became a World Heritage Site. In addition to this, it is also the site of the Ruhr Museum. A museum with over 6,000 exhibits from all across the “Ruhr” area.


For this particular event we helped set up for a conference and banquet. Some tasks we were involved with included setting up lights, LED displays, sound equipment, displays, and unloading/loading materials. Below are some pictures from our work there, If you are interested in finding out more about the Grand Hall Zollverein feel to visit their website at And for more information about and the services we provide visit our website at or email us at


Thank you and we look forward to talking with you soon!



Pictures by Daniel Lewis