Topping the trade fair charts: 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 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 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. ...

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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 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.

Food and Interior

In the anniversary year of Anuga, LivingKitchen, the world's largest kitchen event, will also take place in Cologne. Together with the imm cologne, the double trade fair brings impressive visitor numbers and, in addition to design, focuses on Future Technology and food in the future. Matthias Pollmann, Head of Koelnmesse's trade fair management, talks in an interview about Koelnmesse's unique food and interiors portfolio and his relationship with ALEXA.

Future topics of Koelnmesse

The successful strategic cornerstones "Global Competence in Food and Food Technology" and "Global Competence in Furniture, Interiors and Design" will be complemented by the competence field "Digital Media, Entertainment and Mobility" for a strong future-proof profile of Koelnmesse. In addition to the most important games event, the gamescom, this year for the first time the CCXP Cologne - Comic Con Experience takes place in Cologne.

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.