Sustainably appealing: the Koelnmesse!

  • Confex®: A mix of conference and exhibition centre. © Koelnmesse/JSWD Architekten
    Confex®: A mix of conference and exhibition centre. © Koelnmesse/JSWD Architekten

Cologne is Germany’s biggest trade fair venue for 25 industries. Around 80 trade fairs, guest events and special events make the company one of the world's leading providers of trade fairs. Around 3.2 million visitors from 224 countries and more than 55,000 exhibiting companies regularly attend the events. Koelnmesse 3.0 Efficient, flexible, attractive: The Koelnmesse 3.0 investment programme is making Germany's third-largest exhibition centre fit for the demands of tomorrow's trade fair business. These include modernizations and new ...

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Cologne is Germany’s biggest trade fair venue for 25 industries. Around 80 trade fairs, guest events and special events make the company one of the world's leading providers of trade fairs. Around 3.2 million visitors from 224 countries and more than 55,000 exhibiting companies regularly attend the events.

Koelnmesse 3.0

Efficient, flexible, attractive: The Koelnmesse 3.0 investment programme is making Germany's third-largest exhibition centre fit for the demands of tomorrow's trade fair business. These include modernizations and new buildings. When completed, the Confex® multifunctional event location will provide space for trade fairs, congresses and events as well as conferences and exhibitions and, in doing so, close a gap in the region’s range of congress location offerings.

Top events at Koelnmesse

With events such as Anuga, ISM, gamescom, imm cologne, DMEXCO and photokina taking place in Cologne as well as numerous events worldwide, Koelnmesse is not only a key player but also one of the top ten global trade fair organizers. Just a stone's throw from the centre of Cologne and well connected to the national and international transport network, it attracts guests and visitors from all over the world.

 

Discover also the Congress-Centrum Koelnmesse, which leaves nothing to the imagination as a location for conventions and meetings. You can find an overview of Cologne‘s trade fairs in our trade fair calendar.

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Meeting Point Cologne

Cologne and its surrounding areas boast a long trading and industrial tradition. All in all, it’s home to a future-proof mix of industries. Find out more in our section ‚Meeting Point Cologne’. The "Meeting Point Cologne" is comfortably readable as an e-paper. We would also be pleased to send you the magazine as a print brochure. Also don't miss to read through our interviews with inspiring characters from the science and business sectors in Cologne.

FAQs Koelnmesse - Frequently asked questions

Which trade fairs are held in Cologne?

In Cologne, more than 80 trade fairs take place just at Koelnmesse every year. Koelnmesse is the venue for many important trade fairs such as photokina, gamescom, Art Cologne, DMEXCO, FIBO and Anuga.

Which topics does Koelnmesse cover?

Koelnmesse offers space for around 80 exhibitions a year with a total of approx. 3 million visitors and more than 55,000 exhibitors. A wide range of topic areas addressing interested parties from Germany and abroad and covering a wide range of topic areas such as fitness/sport at Fibo, food at Anuga and ironmongery at EISENWARENMESSE — International Hardware Fair.

How big is the Cologne Exhibition Centre?

Koelnmesse’s exhibition centre is the third-largest in Germany and among the top ten worldwide. Together with the outdoor area, the 11 trade fair halls occupy a space of 40,000 m². A good overview of the venue can be found in the corresponding CCB entry for event venues in Cologne.