Flexibility, attractiveness and eventization are the emerging requirements for innovative event formats.
The fusion of conference and exhibition, the staging of topics through a more compelling variety of experiences, the digital presentation of hybrid trade fairs through the use of sophisticated media technology and modern IT infrastructure: That’s what Confex is all about!
Koelnmesse’s declared goal is to durably establish one of the world’s most attractive inner-city exhibition centers and thereby continue to provide the ideal setting for successful trade fairs, events and congresses in the future. Koelnmesse is therefore planning significant investments in the future of the grounds and in the trade fair program. A key component in this regard is Confex.
Confex offers maximum flexibility on all levels and variable room sizes for every need. Supplemented by modern equipment and professional expertise that can be called upon at any time at any location within Confex. Fast, efficient and convenient.
The interior meets the highest standards, and not just in terms of content. Its exterior is also entirely appealing. The interior is dominated by a clear design language in interaction with selected materials that are elegant and simple. Light-filled foyers and conference rooms invite you to linger. The needs-oriented technical equipment allows for event-related individuality at a premium level. Multifunctional lounge areas and relaxation zones close to the conference ensure time spent here is quality time. Confex has been pre-certified by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) with its highest award in platinum.
Confex has laid the groundwork for the digital future and is also taking a pioneering role in this area: the high-performance infrastructure forms the basis for the provision of highly innovative digital services.
2 conference levels, 22 conference rooms, a luxurious outdoor terrace – and the Confexhall as the true star of the show
Short distances and ideal connections to the entire trade fair grounds with 11 additional trade fair halls
ICE train station
One-minute walk to the Köln Messe / Deutz train station
Freeway interchange and airport
Excellent accessibility with connection to freeway interchange and airport
An excellent selection of three to five-star hotels within walking distance
Historical city center
Relax in the historical atmosphere of Cologne’s old town
Our dynamic logistics management with optimized routing technology ensures faster, more efficient, reliable delivery and collection at the desired location
Entry level / Confexhall
With a total capacity of 4,300 people and an architecture focused on maximum functionality, the Confexhall is the real star of Confex.
Flexibly combinable and equipped with state-of-the-art technology, the Confexhall sets new standards in the staging of spectacular trade fairs, congresses and events.
The surrounding access points and entrances of the Confexhall connect directly to the light-filled foyer, which offers sufficient space for receptions, relaxed breaks and staged side events.
Conference level 1
From the large Confexhall to smaller rooms: Level 1 offers 10 meeting rooms on another level above the northwest side of the Confexhall.
The size varies from around 27m² to justunder 100 m², and the room height is 3.50 m in each room. All rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art conference technology. They are ideally suited for seminars and workshops.
Conference level 2
Meetings with a view: On the top conference level, a number of other meeting and conference rooms stretch around the Confexhall. The floor space of the large conference rooms is around 205 m², while the 8 meeting rooms offer between 60 and 90 m². All of the rooms are equipped with the very latest conference technology.
Depending on the location of the rooms, inspiring views open up across the plaza towards the train station and Cologne Cathedral or towards the banks of the Rhine with the Tanzbrunnen and Rhine Terraces.
Entry level / ConfexhallWith a total capacity of 4,330 people and an architecture focused on maximum functionality, the Confexhall is the real star of Confex.
Conference level 1From the large Confexhall to smaller rooms: Level 1 offers 10 meeting rooms on another level above the northwest side of the Confexhall. The size varies from around 27 m² to just under 100 m², and the room height is 3.50 m in each room.
Conference level 2Meetings with a view: On the top conference level, a number of other meeting and conference rooms stretch around the Confexhall. The floor space of the large conference rooms is around 200 m², while the 8 meeting rooms offer between 60 and 90 m².
Confex has space for about 6,200 guests – and room for innovative event formats
Confex impresses with its scalable size. It is integrated into one of the world’s largest exhibition centers. Confex can be expanded at any time to include additional rooms, halls and areas – for maximum flexibility in capacity planning.
Confex forms the core –with a scalable surface area
+ Hall 1
+ 11 trade fair halls
Open interiors – for impressive staging and successful events
Confex provides ideal conditions for bringing industries, people and markets together, now and in the future.
Benefit from the most modern technology
Networked, intelligent, smart
State-of-the-art trade fair and congress technology in all rooms.
Most of the rooms are equipped with LCD and LED video monitors.
Centralized control for all lighting situations.
Complete technical equipment for professional video conferences.
We transform the trade fair of the future into opportunities for your company. Digitalization: an essential component of the events of tomorrow.
For a new generation of trade fairs, congresses and events – digitization is an essential component
The award-winning digital signage is an orientation and information system with highly attractive staging options in high-end quality.
The flexible information system combines navigation, infotainment and advertising. Exhibitors, guests and participants are guided through the Confex in a flexible and situation-specific manner and thus quickly reach their destination. The system also includes event information, weather, traffic and train information, animations, room plans, large-format advertising spaces and much more.
High-performance networks at the exhibition center guarantee a wealth of future options, including 5G technology, indoor navigation and smart venues, to name just a few. In addition, there is a wealth of on-demand digital service offerings.
Confex, the connection of place and content – with a digital extension
The prerequisites are in place. With its own state-of-the-art flexible green-screen studio – or the alternative mobile unit. For productions anywhere, anytime within Confex.
This eliminates the boundaries between analog and digital, and makes everything possible: from digitally broadcast press conferences to the feed for product presentations at the trade fair booth, to networked hybrid conferences.
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The Koelncongress team
Koelncongress – the wholly owned subsidiary of Koelnmesse GmbH – is your single point of contact for all matters relating to Confex.
Koelncongress relies on customized, highly individualized responses to meet customer requirements, wishes and ideas in line with their needs.
The advantage: professionals in the organization of trade fairs, congresses and events serve customers with highly specialized technical and industry knowledge as creative out-of-the-box thinkers to jointly create and successfully implement future event formats.