Koelncongress is the central point of contact for all kinds of regional and international events in Cologne. Our aim is to meet the diverse visions our customers have for their events with the highest level of consulting expertise and professional solutions.

Implementing successful events begins with the right room or hall planning and the right technical setup. Koelncongress is your partner when it comes to stand construction, participant management, stage design, catering, hygiene and safety, lighting, sound and decoration.

Flexible space concepts

Koelncongress provides the perfect rooms and other spaces in Cologne for every event format.

The location portfolio ranges from the trade fair grounds to the Koelnmesse Congress Centres, the medieval Gürzenich and the Flora in the Botanical Gardens to Cologne’s traditional Tanzbrunnen site, which also includes the Theater am Tanzbrunnen, the Rheinterrassen and the km 689 Cologne Beach Club located right on the bank of the Rhine.
Starting in the summer of 2024, the portfolio will be expanded to include the new all-rounder Confex, a state-of-the-art congress and event building built to the latest sustainability standards.

Koelncongress venues stand for flexibility, scalability and uniqueness. You can even combine several of the locations for various parts of your planned event.

Conceptual design and planning

We develop a tailor-made concept for your event idea. Together we will find the ideal location and create a hall and room plan that meets your requirements. We can even provide 3D renderings on request, so you can see in advance what it might look like later.
We know what works and what is important, and will be happy to support you with our experience. If required, we can assume responsibility for planning and implementation for you, and offer you the full package, or you can select individual modules from our service portfolio.
You can also benefit from our mobility partnerships with Deutsche Bahn, Lufthansa and Rheinland-Touristik among others for guest and participant travel planning.

Infrastructure | Logistics

Benefit from the highly developed infrastructure of our city-centre trade fair grounds for your event at Koelnmesse. From digital control of set-up and dismantling slots to parking management for trucks, trailers and containers to parking logistics for more than 15,000 parking spaces – with us, you will experience digital, smart solutions to keep your event logistics flowing smoothly.

Hotel services

If required, we can organise and manage the entire hotel planning for your event. Our hotel team has an extensive partner network in the hotel industry in Cologne and the surrounding area. Our team is there to assist you in all matters, from choosing the right hotels, to providing and managing required number of rooms, to processing the bookings Hotels can be booked simply using our online portal, which can be designed in your corporate or event CI if you wish.

You can also benefit from our mobility partnerships with Deutsche Bahn, Lufthansa and Rheinland-Touristik among others for guest and participant travel planning.

Guest Services

Pre-registration, accreditation, baggage and shuttle services, guided tours, side events, pre- and post-congress tours: we offer a full range of services to ensure your guests and participants experience a maximum quality of stay and a pleasant visitor experience on site during their time at the event.


The culinary well-being of your customers, visitors and participants is important to us. Together with our catering partners, we work with you to develop a food concept tailored to your event. From seminar catering, gala dinners, stand parties and food courts to catering for the crew, speakers or artists – anything is possible.


The very finest state-of-the-art technology is what you can expect from us for your event. From sound, media and network technology to LED lighting and HDTV projections, we provide the technical conditions for successful realization of your event at our locations precisely tailored to your wishes and requirements.

Broadcast & Streaming

Would you like to combine more reach for your event with the benefits of interactive live communication for your target group? If so, Koelncongress is also your partner for your virtual and hybrid event ideas.

We can stage your event entirely according to your ideas our technological and digital lead. From the simple transmission of information via standard livestream to complex networked, digital conferencing complete with various keynote speakers and participants in different locations and offering interaction between participants and speakers – anything is possible.
We would be happy to provide you with detailed information about our streaming and broadcast studio options.


Welcome your visitors and congress participants prior to the event with a sophisticated ticketing system via the online ticket shop. Our shop solution can be individually adapted to your needs. From development and control to provisioning of the necessary hardware, we deliver everything from a single source, with no loss of communication – and naturally in compliance with the rules on data protection.

Web Application

We develop the concept for and design a website tailored to your event, meeting all the visual and technical requirements, from agenda and attendee management to the download centre. It can include connecting external databases, integrating the ticket shop or using various web apps, such as a traffic app, matchmaking app, an app for lead generation, as well as the newly developed eGuard app for controlling visitor flows.

Advertising Space

Whether on-site or digital, we apply targeted communication for your visible success. From banners to ad pillars to mega-prints or video walls, we offer you a broad range of advertising spaces to put you in the right light for your customers.
One award-winning highlight is our ‘Digital Signage’, the in-house digital guidance control and communication system. We will be happy to help make sure your message is positioned effectively!

Artists, Crew, etc.

Are you seeking a suitable artist or DJ, experienced presenters, interpreters, keynote speakers, photographers or videographers for your event? Or do you need a make-up artist, camera coach, chart operator or a professional to direct the event?

As event professionals, we also provide the right personnel in various areas. These include a professionally experienced crew to welcome and look after your guests, multilingual hostesses and service staff for an international audience, hall managers, event managers, cleaning staff or security.

Our personnel portfolio features a large array of talents, experts and professionals from all relevant creative and service sectors. Contact us and benefit from our extensive network.

Online ordering portal

As an additional service, we provide you with our digital online ordering portal. Your exhibitors can use it to book all services relating to their trade fair participation themselves – electrical connections, suspensions and much more. Your exhibitors will also find all relevant information about the event here.
The Koelncongress service hotline will also answer all exhibitor enquiries relating to the portal quickly and competently.

Of course, the portal will be designed in the customer CI and customised according to your wishes.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details.

Stand construction & decoration

Everything from a single source: This also applies to the area of stand and room architecture. Whether it’s stand construction or stage or grandstand construction you need – we coordinate and direct all of the trades based on your wishes and ideas.

If you need room-in-room solutions, designed lounges, special themed hubs or unusually staged special areas – we create individual and creative solutions that fit perfectly into the overall event dramaturgy.

With furniture, fabrics, plants or selected decorations, we create a unique and exclusive ambience – always focussing on your requirements for a successful event.