Confex: A mix of conference and exhibition centre
The vision consisted of realising entirely new event formats. Fusing conferences and exhibitions along with the desire to stage topics with a more intensive variety of experiences as well as the possible hybrid trade fairs with digital recordingare becoming reality at Confex. This will increase Koelnmesse's convention capacity by a further 5,500 participants. Flexible use of the conference rooms different in size and the combination with the new Hall 1 provide it with answers to requests for direct combinations of trade fairs, conventions and events and thus space for new trade fair formats. The central city location and functionality of the ensemble consisting of Confex and Hall 1 will distinguish Cologne and only be feasible in this form with Koelnmesse.
The foundation stone for the new Confex was laid in August 2021, with completion scheduled for mid-2024.