SEE THE FUTURE
Combining complementary skills
Two specialised companies with long-standing customer loyalty and a high level of customer trust have now combined their complementary skills to create Koelcongress, where a wide variety of event locations joins forces with the conceptual strength and professional services of a full-service partner.
Koelncongress is distinguished by a broad and unparalleled spectrum of expertise. A spectrum characterised by short distances and quick decisions. And supported by a smooth-running team with a powerful vision.
The right momentum for the market of the future
With our highly specialised expertise and familiarity with the industry, we serve our customers as a creative outside-the-box thinker and sparring partner in the areas of trade fairs, congresses and events, working with you to create future event formats. All with the aim of turning conventional thinking upside down and making things happen in new and different ways. With a passion for developing fresh ideas, concepts and solutions for your content.
Whether analogue or digital formats or events that are a hybrid of the two – where these questions are concerned, we are the professionals, here to help you achieve the right quantum advantage at all times in the dynamic market for events.
Take advantage of this momentum for trade fairs, congresses and events in new dimensions of thinking!
Koelnmesse Exhibitions: ‘One face to the customer’
The establishment of its subsidiary, Koelnmesse Ausstellungen GmbH, in 2000 made Koelnmesse GmbH the only trade fair company in Germany to lay the groundwork for its success as an experienced, full-service provider for partners and guest organisers in the national and international guest trade fair business. This creative and agile squad has teamed up with customers, business partners and guests to plan, develop and bring more than 1,200 trade fairs and high-profile corporate events to a successful completion.
Guided by the motto of ‘One face to the customer’, the creative and conceptually powerful full-service division contributes its strengths under the new Koelncongress GmbH brand.
KölnKongress: ‘The hosts’ host’
The origins of KölnKongress GmbH, which was established in 1994 as a subsidiary of Koelnmesse (49% of the shares) and the city of Cologne (51% of the shares), can be found in the former Congress Department of Koelnmesse.
Its mission was not only to organise congresses and supporting programmes for trade fairs in Cologne but also to market the congress centres at Koelnmesse during periods in which there were no trade fairs scheduled.
These tasks were joined in 1997 by that of operating Gürzenich, the magnificent 15th-century building in the heart of the city centre.
Since June 1998, the tradition-steeped Cologne grounds of the ‘Tanzbrunnen’ have also been run by KölnKongress and also comprise the Theater am Tanzbrunnen, built in 1994, and the Rheinterrassen.
May 2004 witnessed the creation of another exceptional venue for special events with the km 689 Cologne Beach Club, located directly beside the River Rhine on the grounds of Tanzbrunnen.
Flora Köln with its botanical garden was added in April 2006. A general restoration based on historic plans began there in November 2011, and Cologne’s festive building was officially reopened in June 2014.
To serve as a ‘hosts’ host’ in the diverse locations of the city of Cologne – we are carrying this mission statement forward under the new Koelncongress brand.
Managing Director Koelncongress