Our services for accredited journalists

Numerous services will be available to all accredited journalists during the trade fair events in order to support their work and provide fast and smooth communication:

Services in the Press Center

  • Issue of press passes, parking permits, and catalogues (please pay attention to the general accreditation regulations )
  • Display of Koelnmesse press releases and press material from the exhibiting companies
  • PC workstations for journalists with high speed Internet access, office, e-mail, burner, printer
  • LAN and W-LAN workstations for mobile PCs/laptops (free of charge)
  • Photocopiers, lockers (accept €2 coins)
  • Press Café
  • Parking for journalists (near Press Center)

Koelnmesse photo service

Koelnmesse image database with ready-to-print photos on the Internet, photo CDs in the Press Center, electronic transfer of photos

Koelnmesse TV service

Our TV service provider Cologne News Corporation GmbH offers free material for all TV channels and online TV formats.
We are also happy to try to fulfil your requests for interviews, filming requests or to establish contacts. In addition, you can book ENG crews and an editing suite on site for your own reporting.

Free moving-image material:
Editorial and free moving-image material on our events in SD and HD is available from our TV service setONE GmbH. A cut short version without sound, a German version with sound and an English version with sound, lasting approx. 2-3 mins are provided, as well as supplementary rough cut material lasting approx. 10 mins (interviews, trends, new products, events and general trade fair pictures etc. incl. script and shot list).

After a one-time free registration the material is available to you 24/7 on the content platform hellosports.com and under the content category hellosports.com/Koelnmesse .
For any questions or custom requests, please contact
Olga Bazel at olga.bazel@hellofootage.com , tel. +49 221 935 499 21.

To get an accreditation for the fair please click directly on the press sections of the individual trade fairs. There you will also find your contact person.

Koelnmesse radio service

Koelnmesse offers radio stations the option of downloading broadcast-ready audio material in MP3 format for their reporting, free of charge.
The radio service can be accessed via the Press section of the trade fair website, no later than the first day of the trade fair. Here, reports and original sound footage can be listened to and downloaded (MP3, 128Kb).
The available materials include complete broadcast-ready features (between 1:30 and 4:00 min.), as well as other audio features such as original sound footage, talks with colleagues, news reports, moderated discussions with original sound clips, collages, and interviews related to the trade fair. Separate reports or audio features can also be produced upon request to fit individual needs.

Deutscher Hörfunk Dienst (DHD), Harald Schönfelder
Tel.: +49 25 97 96 11 22
Fax: +49 25 97 96 11 96
e-mail: h.schoenfelder@dhd-news.de

Book hotels, private accommodation, flights or complete travel packages online

Travel and accommodation can be booked quickly and easily via the websites for the respective events. The hotel services of Koelnmesse include partnerships with 75 hotels in Cologne and 34 in the surrounding area, all of which offer excellent rates for trade fair participants. You can book your hotel room or private accommodation by clicking on the link “Hotels and private accommodation in Cologne.” Via the link “Flights and travel packages” Koelnmesse is cooperating with one of the world's largest travel booking services to offer you special combined travel packages consisting of hotel rooms, flights and rental cars at significant discounts from the rates you would pay for booking individual services.