Since 2007, Herning has focused on being an attractive partner for international concerts and sport events. The goal is to host at least one international sport event a year.
To host such large-scale events, Herning benefits from
- A dense infrastructure with motorway network and an international airport nearby. This makes the venues at MCH Messecenter Herning easy to access.
- Professional event management experience, which has been built up and developed for decades.
- Multi-arena, stadium and conference facilities - flexible and scalable.
- Strong local commitment from both businesses and citizens. A large base of local volunteers help to create excellent service and hospitality.
Selection of events hosted in Herning:
IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships, 2025
IHF World Women's Handball Championship, 2023
FEI World Championships in jumping, dressage, para-dressage and vaulting, 2022
European Women’s Handball Championship, 2020
FEI World Cup qualification in dressage, 2019
IHF World Men’s Handball Championship, 2019
Reem Acra FEI World Cup qualification in dressage, 2018
IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships, 2018
Reem Acra FEI World Cup qualification in dressage, 2017
European Road Cycling Championships, 2017
European Half Distance Triathlon Championships, 2017
IHF World Women's Handball Championship, 2015
World Championships for Icelandic Horses, 2015
European Team Squash Championships, 2015
European Championships in men's handball, 2014
European Short Course Swimming, 2013
European Championship in Volleyball, 2013
Triple European championships in Jumping, Dressage and Para Dressage, 2013
Opening stages of the Giro d'Italia, 2012
European Table Tennis Championships, 2012
UEFA Under-21 playoff, 2011
European Championships in women's handball 2010
World Wrestling, 2009
European Badminton Championships, 2008
On top of this MCH Herning hosts a wide range of concerts, sports events, conferences and fairs all year round - in most years their events attracts more than 1 million visitors.