Sonntag, 18. März 2018

Koelnmesse 3.0 is making "good progress"



In Cologne, construction of the new Hall 1plus will begin in 2018, trade fair organiser Koelnmesse announces. Moreover, the plans are being finalized for the CONFEX, the new multi-purpose event location, which will draw additional high-calibre congresses to Cologne. The renovation of the existing Southern Halls is in full swing.

 - Aerial view of the Cologne exhibition centre
© Koelnmesse GmbH
Aerial view of the Cologne exhibition centre

The Koelnmesse 3.0 investment programme, which will have a total volume of more than €600 million by 2030, made good progress last year. The first stage of construction, the new multi-storey car park at the Zoobrücke, was first used for dmexco 2017, for which it provided 2,000 parking spaces and a logistics area for over 300 trucks.

Koelnmesse is taking the digital transformation very seriously as a basis for new business models and for the improvement of its own processes. As a result, it will invest over ¤50 million in digitalization by 2022 - as part of the Koelnmesse 3.0 programme, for innovative digital services such as the furnishings platform ambista, and for the creation of a state-of-the-art IT infrastructure.