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New Hall 1: added flexibility

Car Park with direct connection to the Zoobrücke bridge/B55a

The plan is to thrill people – now and in the future

The aim of the Koelnmesse 3.0 project is to create a Koelnmesse that perfectly meets the new requirements of organizers, exhibitors and visitors, while also ensuring the success of trade fairs in the future. Visits to events will be more convenient and the experience much more intense. The trade fair environment is becoming more attractive and the burden on the environment and energy consumption have already been greatly reduced. This modernization of the exhibition grounds, improvement of the traffic routes, new entrances and buildings are the prerequisites for Koelnmesse’s success as an economic engine. The first steps have been taken and the results show: It’s working!

Project Koelnmesse 3.0

Confex – the new multi-talent

Flexibility, attractiveness and eventization are the emerging requirements for innovative event formats. The fusion of conference and exhibition, the staging of topics through a more compelling variety of experiences, the digital presentation of hybrid trade fairs through the use of sophisticated media technology and modern IT infrastructure: That is what Confex is all about! On 21 November 2021 we were able to celebrate topping out ceremony.

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Construction is under way at Koelnmesse to create the world’s most attractive inner-city exhibition centre. Extensive modernization measures and new buildings make the site fit for the trade fair and event industry of the future.

A look at the future

Koelnmesse 3.0 image film: Join us in discovering the new world of Koelnmesse.

Construction process

The new Hall 1, the multifunctional Confex, the terminal as a space for meeting and connecting: They are perfectly tailored to the require- ments of organisers, exhibitors and visitors – and to the trade fair business of the future.

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