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Destination Cologne

Cologne – a vibrant city with a rich history and a unique vibe – makes an ideal venue for your upcoming event. Combining traditional charm with contemporary diversity, it provides an inspiring backdrop for conferences, congresses, and events of all kinds.

Cologne is known for its impressive cathedral as well as its inhabitants’ cosmopolitan and hospitable mindset. Its central location in the heart of Europe makes the city extremely attractive for national and international events. With its excellent infrastructure, wide range of conference and event venues not to mention excellent public transport facilities, making Cologne your ideal venue.

Discover Cologne's many facets – from congresses and trade fairs to its business and science strengths, its unique lifestyle, and cultural highlights. Read fascinating interviews catch up on all the latest from the event industry, learn about sustainable event planning and discover how the industry is delivering accessibility.

Conferences & Fairs

Meet the future.

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Culture & Lifestyle

Live and let live.

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Trade fair of tomorrow: Koelnmesse!

Cologne is the leading exhibition center for 25 sectors of the economy. Eighty trade fairs, guest and corporate events make the business one of the world's leading trade fair organizers. With its portfolio, Koelnmesse reaches over 54,000 exhibiting companies from 122 countries and around 3 million visitors from more than 200 nations.


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Discover exclusive interviews with leading representatives from Cologne's business and science communities. Find out first-hand about the latest trends, innovations and challenges in the industries represented in Cologne. Read how Cologne as a business location enables start-ups to grow and survive and what makes Cologne the European Moon City Moon.


MICE News Cologne keep you in the loop on new openings, renovations, annual reports, awards, specials, and major events. But that's not all – the SciTech section also provides you with all the latest on business and science in Cologne. Stay informed and don't miss out on all the exciting developments in Cologne's meetings industry!


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A city that respects resources.

Across the city, Cologne’s inhabitants are busy working with various stakeholders on good ideas for a sustainable city that produces less waste, has a better climate, is home to more diversity, and fairness.

An overview of the different alliances, measures, ideas, platforms, and actions can be found here:


Accessibility & Inclusion

For the MICE industry, accessibility also equates with convenience for all. When planning events, it's about more than just flat surfaces or access ramps into the venue.
Inclusion must be considered from the very beginning – starting with event marketing, event info, travel, on-site services and programs, overnight accommodation and participants, visitors, exhibitors, and speakers etc. ...


Useful information

Arrival & Mobility

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Meeting calender Cologne

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Around Cologne