The Olma Messen St.Gallen is of great economical importance for the Gallusstadt. It also offers identification for the area, for the textile tradition, the educational institutions, the traditional football club, and the famous roasted sausage. Trade fairs, exhibitions, congresses, conventions, and special events bring 700,000 people annually into this area.
The available hall space is about 39,000 sq. m. gross. The restaurants take up 2,400 sq. m. of that space. Additionally the outside area of hall 9 has 1,600 sq. m. which can be used for exhibition and parking purposes. The basement garage of hall 9 and the lot provide a minimum capacity of 600 parking slots.