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Confex: a mix of conference and exhibition centre

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

Construction is under way here. Modernisation. Investment. “Koelnmesse 3.0” is the most comprehensive future project of all time for the trade fair grounds in Cologne. Around 700 million euro will be invested in the quality of stay and events by 2034, whether in existing structures or in new halls with new possibilities.

Read more about Koelnmesse 3.0 in our brochure.

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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Project Koelnmesse 3.0

By 2034, comprehensive modernisation measures and new buildings will make the exhibition centre fit for the trade fair and event business of the future.

Project Koelnmesse 3.0


Construction is under way at Koelnmesse to create the world’s most attractive inner-city exhibition centre by 2034.

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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