Legal notice

Koelnmesse GmbH
Messeplatz 1
50679 Cologne, Germany
Tel.: + 49 221 821-0
Fax: + 49 221 821-2574

Executive Board:
Gerald Böse (President and Chief Executive Officer)
Katharina C. Hamma
Herbert Marner

Koelnmesse Ausstellungen GmbH
Messeplatz 1
50679 Cologne, Germany
Tel.: +49 221 821-0
Fax: +49 221 821-3444

Sandra Orth

KölnKongress GmbH
Messeplatz 1
50679 Cologne, Germany
Tel.: +49 221 821-2121
Fax: +49 221 821-3430

Bernhard Conin
Frank Höller

Supervisory Board:
Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board, Koelnmesse GmbH:
Mayor of the City of Cologne Henriette Reker

Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board, Koelnmesse Ausstellungen GmbH:
Dr. Barbara Lübbecke

Chairman of the Supervisory Board, KölnKongress GmbH:
Bernd Petelkau

Headquarters and place of jurisdiction:
Koelnmesse GmbH:

Cologne, Cologne Municipal Court, HRB 952

Koelnmesse Ausstellungen GmbH:
Cologne, Cologne Municipal Court, HRB 33266

KölnKongress GmbH:
Cologne, Cologne Municipal Court, HRB 24579

VAT number according to § 27a of the VAT law:

Koelnmesse GmbH: DE 122 656 857

Koelnmesse Ausstellungen GmbH: DE 813 189 177

KölnKongress GmbH: DE 122 790 626

Disclaimer for Koelnmesse:

1. Website content
Koelnmesse is offering this website so that you can easily and quickly obtain information on Koelnmesse and its activities and find out interesting facts about the trade fairs in Cologne. We aim to provide comprehensive, up-to-date, and precise information. As soon as we learn of any mistakes, we will immediately try to correct them.

Our website offers generally accessible information free of charge. Koelnmesse is not responsible or liable for the accuracy, timeliness, completeness or quality of the information on this website.

In particular, we cannot guarantee that:

the content and appearance of downloadable brochures, forms and other documents correspond to those of the printed versions of our published documents. In cases of doubt, only the printed version of a publication is authoritative.

this website will always be accessible in whole or in part. It is possible that some of the information given on this website is contained or structured in files or formats that are not free of faults. We therefore cannot ensure that our website will not be interfered with by such faults or will not interfere with your use of the site.

this website does not contain unknown viruses that may make their way into your computer, despite the fact that this website is continually checked for viruses.

the data and information will be transmitted correctly, completely, and in a technically perfect fashion.

Koelnmesse is in no way liable for material or immaterial damages caused by the use or non-use of the information contained herein or through the use of incorrect or incomplete information, unless it can be demonstrably shown that Koelnmesse acted with intent or gross negligence.

All offers are non-binding and subject to change. Koelnmesse expressly reserves the right to change or delete this offer in whole or in part without any prior announcement. It may also temporarily or permanently discontinue the website without any prior announcement.

2. Links
Among the services offered at various points of our website are links to external websites. Koelnmesse expressly declares that the websites to which it has created links were free of illegal content at the time the links were made. Koelnmesse has no influence on the current and future form or content of the linked websites. It therefore expressly distances itself from all content on the linked websites that has been changed since the links were created. This statement applies to all of the links contained on the Koelnmesse websites as well as to external entries in guest books, discussion forums, and mailing lists organized by Koelnmesse. Only the provider of the website to which we have created a link is liable for illegal, incorrect or incomplete content and for damages caused by the use or non-use of such information.

3. Copyright and trademarks
In all of its publications, Koelnmesse strives to heed existing copyrights and only use items (graphic elements, photos, audio recordings, video clips, and texts) that it has itself created, for which it has obtained the rights, or which do not require a license. All trademarks and other rights mentioned on the Koelnmesse websites that may be owned by third parties are fully subject to the applicable trademark laws and to the proprietary rights of the registered owner. The mere mention of trademarks does not exclude the rights of third parties. Koelnmesse alone has the copyright on published items created by Koelnmesse. Such items may not be used or copied in other electronic or printed publications without the express permission of Koelnmesse.

You do not have to pay royalties to print the photographs from Koelnmesse GmbH. Please note, however, that the content of all publications is solely for editorial use and for providing individual users with information. You need the express written permission of the person pictured and/or of the owner of the copyright in order to store the images in databases or forward them to a third party for commercial use. Please observe the copyright notice “Photo: Koelnmesse”. Please send a voucher copy and/or a link to an online posting to:

Koelnmesse GmbH
- Bildstelle -
Postfach 21 07 60
D-50532 Köln

4. Data protection
Wherever this website enables the user to enter personal or business details (e-mail addresses, names, postal addresses), the user reveals such information on an expressly voluntary basis. All of the services provided may also be used and paid for without entering such data or by entering anonymous data or a pseudonym, provided this is technically possible and reasonable.

Data protection declaration for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a Web analysis service from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics employs “cookies”, which are text files that are stored on your computer and make it possible to analyze how you are using the website. The information created by the cookie concerning your use of this website is normally transferred to a Google server in the U.S. and stored there. The activation of IP anonymization on this website means that your IP address is, however, shortened by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other states that are signatories of the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

Only in exceptional cases is the complete IP address transferred to a Google server in the U.S. and shortened there. Google uses this information at the request of, and on behalf of, the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to create reports on the website activities, and to provide the website’s operator with additional services connected with the use of the website and the Internet. Google does not combine the IP address that is transferred by your browser as part of the operation of Google Analytics with any other information.

You can prevent the storage of the cookies by carrying out a corresponding setting in your browser software; however, we expressly inform you that in this case you may not be able to use the full scope of all of the features of this website. In addition, you can disable the cookie’s sending of the data it has created concerning your use of this website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google if you download and install the browser plugin that is available under the following link:

5. Validity of this disclaimer
Should parts or individual phrases of this text not, no longer, or not fully conform to established law, the remaining parts of this document remain unaffected.