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90 years of Koelnmesse

1. Decade 1924-1933

The trade fair company and the exhibition grounds were established in the 1920s

1st decade

2. Decade 1934-1943

In these years trade fairs were brought in line with National Socialist ideology.

2nd decade

3. Decade 1944-1953

After rapid reconstruction the first post war trade fairs were held as early as 1947.

3rd decade

4. Decade 1954-1963

Koelnmesse is focusing more and more on specialized trade fairs.

4th decade

5. Decade 1964-1973

Modernization and expansion: continuouses grow in the 60s and 70s.

5th decade

6. Decade 1974-1983

Koelnmesse is a recognized organzier of trade fairs with global impact.

6th decade

7. Decade 1984-1993

The congress business becomes increasinggly important.

7th decade

8. Decade 1994-2003

Globalization of world markets is also affecting the trade fair business.

8th decade

9. Decade 2004-2013

Now Koelnmesse has the fifth-largest exhibition grounds in the world.

9th decade

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