in the midst of cologne: the Koelnmesse!

  • Flexible and attractive: Koelnmesse provides the perfect stage for emotional events. © Koelnmesse GmbH/Max Hampel
    Flexible and attractive: Koelnmesse provides the perfect stage for emotional events. © Koelnmesse GmbH/Max Hampel

Cologne is the number one exhibition centre for about 25 sectors. Every year around 80 trade fairs, guest and special events contribute to making Koelnmesse one of the world‘s leading trade-fair companies. Annually, the events are attended by about 3 million visitors from 210 countries and over 50,000 companies from 127 countries. With events such as Anuga, ISM, gamescom, imm cologne, dmexco and photokina taking place in Cologne, not to mention numerous events worldwide, Koelnmesse maintains its competitive position and remains one of the top ...

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Cologne is the number one exhibition centre for about 25 sectors. Every year around 80 trade fairs, guest and special events contribute to making Koelnmesse one of the world‘s leading trade-fair companies. Annually, the events are attended by about 3 million visitors from 210 countries and over 50,000 companies from 127 countries.

With events such as Anuga, ISM, gamescom, imm cologne, dmexco and photokina taking place in Cologne, not to mention numerous events worldwide, Koelnmesse maintains its competitive position and remains one of the top ten global trade fair organisers. Just a stone’s throw away from the centre of Cologne and with excellent connections to the German and international transport networks, it attracts guests and visitors from all over the world.

Implementing the future-focussed cluster „Digital Media, Entertainment and Mobility“, Koelnmesse is expanding its international areas of competence. This complements its strategic cornerstones of "Global Competence in Food and FoodTec“ and "Global Competence in Furniture, Interiors and Design“ and sharpens Koelnmesse’s business profile.

The gamescom is a perfect show case of how the city is linked to future digital business. The globally most important gaming event takes place in Cologne and its numerous side-events made it become a city-wide festival. In our interview, Felix Falk explains how important games are for society, politics and economy. He is a successful saxophone player and executive director of game, the newly founded German Games Industry Association.

Koelnmesse 3.0: Investing for a successful tomorrow

Efficient, flexible and attractive: Funded to the tune of 600 million euros, the Koelnmesse 3.0 investment programme is future-proofing the exhibition centre and ensuring it meets the demands of tomorrow’s trade fair business. The programme includes modernisations as well as new buildings. From 2022 onwards, the Confex®, for example, will provide a modern event space with a capacity of 5,000 persons or more. On completion, it will close a gap that has traditionally existed in the region’s congress venue offering.

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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’.

We would be pleased to send you the "Meeting Point Cologne" as a print brochure. Also don't miss to read through our interviews with inspiring characters from the science and business sectors in Cologne.