The new Conference and Exhibition Centre in Cologne - embedded in one of the most attractive city-centre trade fair grounds in the world.

NEW FROM JULY 2024

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  • 4,300

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  • Flexibly separable rooms, connection to exhibition halls, open-air plaza, direct ICE connection, DGNB Platinum certified (targeted)

  • Congresses, general assemblies, corporate events, trade fairs, political conventions

Confex stands for the fusion between a conference venue and an exhibition space!
2 conference levels including 22 conference rooms ranging from 27 m² to 205 m², a prestigious outdoor terrace and the real jewel, the Confex hall, which can be divided into three sections and has a total capacity of 4,300 people. The surrounding entrances to the Confex hall are directly connected to the light-flooded foyer, which offers sufficient space for receptions, relaxed breaks and staged side events, and directly adjoins the open-air plaza.

The building also boasts a scalable size, as it is integrated into one of the world's largest trade fair grounds.
For the utmost flexibility in event planning, the Confex can be extended at any time to include additional rooms, halls and areas.
Another plus: the divisible Hall 1 and Hall 2.2, which are located in the immediate vicinity of the Confex, are directly connected to the Confex by a covered pedestrian bridge.

Our spaces

Confex Plaza

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  • 5,600 m2

Confexhall

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  • 4,812 m2
  • 4,300

Confexhall | Foyer Süd

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  • 1,970 m2

Confexhall | Foyer West

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  • 670 m2

Confexhall | Foyer Nord

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  • 698 m2

Confexhall section 1

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  • 647 m2
  • 540

Confexhall section 2

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  • 899 m2
  • 804

Confexhall section 3

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  • 3,255 m2
  • 3,208

Level 1 | Room A

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  • 94 m2
  • 90

Level 1 | Room B

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  • 96 m2
  • 96

Level 1 | Room C

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  • 96 m2
  • 96

Level 1 | Room D

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  • 95 m2
  • 90

Level 1 | Room E

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  • 44 m2
  • 40

Level 1 | Room F

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  • 27 m2
  • 12

Level 1 | Room G

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  • 31 m2
  • 16

Level 1 | Room H

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  • 27 m2
  • 12

Level 1 | Room I

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  • 27 m2
  • 12

Level 1 | Room K

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  • 31 m2
  • 16

Level 2 | Room M

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  • 195 m2
  • 200

Level 2 | Room N

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  • 205 m2
  • 200

Level 2 | Room M+N

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  • 400 m2
  • 400

Level 2 | Room P

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  • 205 m2
  • 200

Level 2 | Room Q

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  • 195 m2
  • 200

Level 2 | Room P+Q

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  • 400 m2
  • 400

Level 2 | Room R

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  • 60 m2
  • 64

Level 2 | Room S

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  • 86 m2
  • 96

Level 2 | Room T

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  • 86 m2
  • 96

Level 2 | Room U

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  • 56 m2
  • 49

Level 2 | Room V

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  • 95 m2
  • 96

Level 2 | Room W

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  • 96 m2
  • 96

Level 2 | Room X

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  • 96 m2
  • 96

Level 2 | Room Y

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  • 94 m2
  • 96

Level 2 | Foyer Süd

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  • 574 m2

Level 2 | Foyer West 1

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  • 123 m2

Level 2 | Foyer West 2

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  • 123 m2

Level 2 | Foyer Nord

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  • 146 m2

Site plan

Food service

Whether it is a seminar, a conference or a general shareholders’ meeting. Whether it is a trade fair or a unique event in which you create a genuine experience: We work with our catering partners to look after the physical well-being of your guests and visitors – offering delights in all variations, from tiny helpings of finger foods to expansive buffets.

Our partner in the Confex:
Koelncongress Gastronomie GmbH
Phone: +49 151 19 79 15 65
sales.confex@koelncongress-gastro.de
www.koelncongress-gastronomie.de

Event requests

Are you an event planner looking to book your event at one of our locations? Or are you an exhibitor at one of Koelnmesse’s trade fair events in search of suitable premises to complement your stand during the trade fair?

From brainstorming and developing a powerful experience concept to all organisational issues, our sales team is available at sales@koelncongress.de to help you make sure your event receives the attention it deserves.
Or submit your non-binding event request here.

Your contacts

Location

The Confex is embedded in the southwest section of the Koelnmesse grounds and is located right next to the ICE train station Köln Messe / Deutz.

 

Confex


Messeplatz 1
D-50679 Cologne

 

Arrival

The Confex is directly connected to international airports and transportation hubs via the ICE train station “Köln Messe / Deutz”:

  • Brussels: approx. 2 hours (Eurostar)
  • Paris: approx. 3 hours (Eurostar)
  • London: approx. 4 hours (Eurostar / ICE)

From the central station / cathedral:
Railway lines S6, S11, S12 or S13 (towards Köln-Nippes, Neuss or Worringen) to the “Köln Messe / Deutz” station.
From there it is about a 2-minute walk to the Confex.

Hauptbahnhof Köln, Kölner Dom

Three international airports in the region can be reached directly via the ICE train station “Köln Messe / Deutz”:

  • Frankfurt / Main Airport: 60 minutes drive
  • Düsseldorf Airport: 30 minutes drive
  • Cologne / Bonn Airport: 15 minutes drive

From Cologne / Bonn Airport:
Railway line S19 (towards Düren) to the “Köln Messe / Deutz” station.
From there it is about a 2-minute walk to the Confex.

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Ten motorways converge in Cologne. Directly at the Confex, six parking levels on the roofs of the adjacent halls and the newly built car park offer a total of more than 15,000 parking spaces within walking distance of the Confex. Separate VIP and press parking spaces are of course available.

Tip: The NUNAV navigation app is available free of charge to help you get to your parking space with as little traffic as possible. NUNAV is a collaborative navigation system with real-time traffic forecasts that update every second. It uses artificial intelligence to distribute traffic across the entire road network and not just a few main routes. The system guides you directly to your free event parking space while helping you avoiding traffic in the process.

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History

Perfectly on schedule, after almost three years of construction, the time has come: the Confex will open with a ceremonial act on 28 June 2024! The event business will start seamlessly in the following months. And the event calendar is already well filled beyond that.

The trade fair, congress and event location strengthens Koelnmesse as an international industry and trade meeting point as well as an economic factor for the metropolis and the region. In addition, from 2024, Confex will enable Cologne to bring together more than 6,200 congress guests in one place for the first time, 4,300 in the Confex Hall alone – in a flexible, fully digitalised space that allows live and hybrid events at a world-class level.

Looking back

The foundation stone for Confex was laid on 24 August 2021 and was celebrated together with the opening of the new Hall 1. The building owner of the 150-million-euro project is Koelnmesse, which is building the Confex on the Koelnmesse site in direct connection to Halls 1 and 2.2 as part of the major ‘Koelnmesse 3.0’ project. The Confex is being built to the highest sustainability standards and is aiming for platinum certification from the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB).

An important milestone in one of the most ambitious construction projects in the history of Koelnmesse was reached on 21 November 2022: at the topping-out ceremony for the new Confex, Mona Neubaur, Deputy Minister-President of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Henriette Reker, Lord Mayor of Cologne, and Gerald Böse, Managing Director of Koelnmesse, celebrated with politicians, business leaders and many of those involved in the construction.