In 1972 what was then called NOWEA now known as Messe Düsseldorf GmbH moved from Fischerstraße to the completely new-build exhibition centre in the Stockum district of Düsseldorf, thereby laying the foundations for one of the most profitable trade show companies in the world. Already back then, the site was heralded a great success and this remains the case to this day. Because over the decades a great deal of investments were made to always keep the site up to international standards and even to develop it further. As an initial highpoint in 2019 the cycle of investments come full circle with the building and new opening of Entrance South/Eingang Süd as a representative main entrance alongside a modern Hall 1. The fashion trade shows Igedo and, from 1982 to 2012 the cpd (Collections Premieren Düsseldorf), also used this perfect infrastructure and during this time ultimately made Düsseldorf the fashion capital of Germany and even Europe.