10th decade: 2014 to 2023 – The trade fair grounds in Cologne are becoming more modern and the portfolio is growing
In 2014, “Koelnmesse 3.0”, the largest investment program in the history of Koelnmesse, was launched. The site was modernized and optimally supplemented with new buildings. The trade fair portfolio was also growing in Cologne and worldwide: numerous trade fair formats that are successful in Cologne are expanding abroad. At EXPO 2020 in Dubai, the German pavilion organized by Koelnmesse was awarded the most important prizes. The global pandemic was also hitting Koelnmesse hard, but after numerous trade fair cancellations, it was back on the road to success in 2023 and defined the first key points of its sustainability strategy. Measures such as the complete switch to green electricity are already having an impact on the path to climate neutrality by 2035.