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Koelnmesse is the number one exhibition centre for about 25 sectors, for which the company organizes the world’s leading trade fairs. The most well known of these events include Anuga in the food sector; imm cologne, the International Furnishing Show; gamescom, the trade fair for computer and video games; and photokina, the world’s leading trade fair for the photographic and imaging sector.


3 million visitors from about 221 countries and more than 53,500 exhibiting companies from over 122 countries regularly take part in the roughly 80 trade fairs and exhibitions in Germany and abroad. In addition, Koelnmesse’s expertise and infrastructure are used every year for numerous guest events and special events, and for about 2,000 congress and conference events.


The Cologne exhibition centre –  with its 284,000 m² of exhibition space the fifth largest facility of its kind in the world –  is just a stone’s throw away from the centre of Cologne and has excellent connections to the German and international transport networks. The company’s trade fairs are among the most internationally diverse in the world, with an average of over 70 per cent of exhibitors and more than a third of visitors coming from outside of Germany.

  • 25 globally leading trade fairs 
  • Round about 75 specialized trade fairs
  • Around 25 guest events and 2,000 congresses every year
  • More than 2.5 million visitors from ca. 220 countries
  • Foreign representatives in more than 100 countries
  • 11 trade fair halls with an area of 284,000 m²
  • 100,000 m² of outdoor area and 15,000 parking places


For any questions about the events and the participation in the trade fairs, Koelnmesse subsidiaries in Beijing and Hong Kong are the first point of contact. The staff supports exhibitors as well as visitors on their way to the international trading platforms of Koelnmesse.


Furthermore, Koelnmesse also organizes nine trade fairs in China – especially in the areas of food, food technology, tools, furniture manufacturing and environment.


Koelnmesse routinely seeks suitable candidates at various positions in sales, marketing, and project management.


Our three offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou with around 50 staff organize a variety of trade fairs in China, as well as services Chinese exhibitors at exhibitions in Germany and abroad.


Contact us for a rewarding career in exhibitions and events in one of the fastest growing markets - China.

Koelnmesse GmbH

Messeplatz 1
50679 Köln

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