Exhibition Stands Designed for The Messe Cologne

Design | Build | Reconfigure | Reuse

Exhibition stand design and build services at The Messe Cologne and venues in Germany.

Leading international exhibition venue

Messe Cologne is a well-established exhibition venue in Germany. It’s been named the 3rd best trade show venue in the country and comes in the Top Ten worldwide.

The building comprises of 11 exhibition halls covering 284,000+ of meeting space. The halls each varying in size prove ideal for events of all sizes- from small seminars to international exhibitions

Over 80 successful trade shows are held every year at the venue. That’s an impressive number. In terms of the number of visitors, it’s estimated that around 3 million show-goers visit from around 224 countries. This makes Messe Cologne an essential hub for international audiences.

Partnering with over 175 hotels, with thousands of eateries and a city rich in culture it’s no surprise that this venue has a leading international reputation for not just exhibitions.

Travel options

Messe Cologne is located in western Germany and is the region’s cultural hub.  This makes the venue a convenient location for both domestic and international travellers.

Other German towns and cities are only a quick train journey away. Taking only 1 hour to travel from Frankfurt and just 30 minutes from Dusseldorf.

If you’re arriving from further afield the nearest airport would be Cologne Bonn Airport. It’s an international airport with frequent flights to and from all the major European cities.

From the airport the venue is a swift 20 minutes train ride away. If you prefer to hire a car the journey will take 13 minutes. Follow the motorway to avoid traffic lights and crossroads and from there follow the green ‘Koelnmesse’ signs.

For parking follow the P22 signs in the exhibition area.

History of Messe Cologne

The venue was founded in 1922 and as you can imagine has since undergone major changes. Due to the limited exhibition space of 32,000m, the very first show held in 1924 was restricted to only 3000 exhibitors.

Over the years extensive work was carried out in stages to extend the exhibition venue. It took 15 years to complete the East wing of Messe Cologne finishing in 1977.

Messe Cologne in its current form can proudly boast of being one of the largest exhibition venues in the world with 284,000 of meeting space.

The change doesn’t stop there. Since 2018 the venue has been undergoing extensive renovation works targeted at revamping the seven southern halls dating from the 1970s.

Exhibition stand experts

Quadrant2Design have over 20 years of industry experience. We design and build exhibition stands all over the world including at Messe Cologne.

Our team of experts take the utmost care in every part of the exhibiting process. We pre-build every stand at our facility in Poole, Dorset before packing it up and transporting it to Messe Cologne for installation.

We take no chances when it comes to your exhibition stand. That’s why no part of our service is handed out to third parties. We prefer to handle each aspect of the process in-house so that our clients have the best exhibition stand for their exhibiting needs.

If your next exhibition is at Messe Cologne, feel free to get in touch to discuss your project with us.

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