Koelnmesse as an employer


In addition to challenging and exciting jobs, Koelnmesse offers its innovative, top-performing employees a variety of benefits as well as a team-spirited corporate culture, which together create an appealing work environment.

Reconciling the needs of work and family

Koelnmesse’s flexitime model ensures that mothers, fathers and other caregivers can flexibly adjust their working times to their families’ needs. Employees who cannot find someone to look after their children at short-notice (e.g. a child minder suddenly becomes unavailable) can work in a parent-child room in the administration building (Messehochhaus). Koelnmesse enables people to work part-time whenever their position makes this possible. Around 22 per cent of its employees currently work part-time. To provide additional support, Koelnmesse permits employees to work from home in individual cases, provided such teleworking is compatible with their tasks.

Workplace health management

Because its employees’ health is very important to Koelnmesse, the company promotes the staff’s fitness and well-being as part of its workplace health management activities. To this end, Koelnmesse offers a wide range of fitness-oriented leisure activities, including football, back exercises, yoga courses and Pilates. In addition, Koelnmesse regularly helps its employees take part in Cologne running events, such as the B2RUN Köln and the Köln Marathon.

The company also offers advice on how to avoid stress so that employees can learn more about health and ways to stay healthy. Koelnmesse also has an in-house doctor to provide medical care when needed. Professional massage services at favourable terms provide employees with a relaxing break from their daily routine.

Further education

Koelnmesse pays particular attention to the further education of its individual employees so that they can maintain the most innovative and thus most modern standards in the trade fair business. The range of seminars extends from IT courses and intercultural training programmes to presentation and sales seminars as well as special management workshops related to the participants’ current or future tasks.

Benefits and special services

In addition to paying remuneration appropriate to the demands of the position in question, Koelnmesse provides its employees with a company pension that supplements their statutory retirement pay. Other financial benefits include Christmas bonuses and holiday pay, anniversary bonuses for long-serving employees and bonuses for the birth of a child. Moreover, the state-of-the-art company restaurant enables employees to eat a wide variety of inexpensive morning, midday and afternoon meals.

Koelnmesse gives each of its employees three free admission tickets to its own events. The employees can use these tickets to invite friends and acquaintances to accompany them to these trade fairs.