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Koelnmesse as a trade fair organizer

A high level of competence, passionate commitment and absolute customer orientation on the part of each individual are our guarantee for sustained success and progress.

Koelnmesse in numbers

Koelnmesse's expertise in measurable and impressive figures and sizes.

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Annual report

It is the special encounters that make the trade fair business what it is, not just today but at the fi rst Cologne trade fair of the modern era, in 1924.

Read more in our Annual Report.

The new dimension of experience in trade fairs

The hallmark of a successful trade fair is its ability to bring markets and people together in an efficent and highly professional manner. Whether you’re an exhibitor, a visitor or the organizer of a trade fair or event, we’ve got the expertise you need for every kind of event.

Institute of Trade Fair Management

The Institute of Trade Fair Management (Institut für Messewirtschaft) was founded on the occasion of Koelnmesse's 75th anniversary in the summer of 1999 in cooperation with the University of Cologne.

Koelnmesse is member of various organizations.

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The General Contractual Conditions

The central purchasing unit is the main point of contct for all of Koelnmesse's suppliers and service providers. Find our General Contractual Conditions here.

Koelnmesse's history

Konrad Adenauer had a dream. He wanted to create a global trading center for the regional economy in Cologne. The spring trade fair staged by the city in 1924 was the first step toward realizing this dream.

Koelnmesse's History