Messe Cologne, Cologne, Germany



ISM is the largest international trade fair for the sweets and snacks. The fair is focused on building the right business partners and relationships. The best and most relevant products are exhibited and the largest buyers are visiting the show.

ISM is held in Cologne Germany annually during February bringing together 1500 exhibitors and more than 40,000 trade visitors from all around the world. The biggest brands and largest bulk buyers attend the show, making it a must visit trade fair for all professionals in this sector.

The full spectrum of products is on display during ISM. The main segments being cocoa, chocolate, chocolate products, sugar confectionery, biscuits, snack foods, savory snacks, ready-to-eat, fruit snacks and vegetable snacks, breakfast, Ice cream and deep-frozen confectionery, and many more.

During ISM there is a special Newcomer Area where all the new companies, latest designs and trend-setting themes are on display. This area is popular among trade visitors and exhibitors alike, as it brings numerous successful business deals.

Accommodation in Cologne during ISM

  • Direct contracts with a great variety of hotels
  • Special exhibitor and visitor rates available
  • Customised expo travel booking system
  • Personal travel management at no extra cost
  • Save on average €810 and 25 business hours per booked expo trip

Cologne is always a busy place for trade fair professionals. The fourth largest fairground is based in the city and there is always something on the calendar. The city is a big tourist hub in Germany as well. These and other factors make securing a hotel room for ISM a difficult task.

We have hundreds of clients attending various trade fairs in Cologne and to make sure we can provide each and every one of them our industry leading b2b accommodation service we have secured exclusive contracts with many hotels and hotel chains.

You can take advantage of our hotel offers by booking via our hotel reservation system in three easy steps or by filling our hotel reservation form. Our team will make sure to meet all your requests and provide you with hotel options you will not find anywhere else.

Hotels for ISM 2017

ibis Cologne Airportibis Cologne Airport
2 kmFrom €79
Burns Art CologneBurns Art Cologne
0.5 kmFrom €225
art'otel cologneart'otel cologne
2 kmrequest
Leonardo Hotel KölnLeonardo Hotel Köln
2 kmrequest
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Domestic exhibitors223222n/a
Domestic visitors15 15015 328n/a
Foreign exhibitors1 2831 353n/a
Foreign visitors24 23725 003n/a

Venue: Messe Colognedetails

Founded in: 1971

Industry: Food and Beverage, Foodprocessing and Packaging Machinery

Frequency: every year

Where: Cologne, Germany

Organiser: Koelnmesse GmbH

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Travel Info For Ism

Airport: Cologne Bonn Airport 13.5 km

Railway station: Köln Hauptbahnhof 4.1 km

Subway station: Köln, Deutz Bf Deutz/Messeplatz 1.4 km

How to get to Messe Cologne

By Rail

Cologne Messe is directly adjacent to Köln Messe/Deutz train station to the south. The station has ICE connections by Deutsche Bahn, to Köln Hauptbahnhof and Cologne/Bonn Airport.

Stations near the Koelnmesse:

  • Entrance South:
    • S-Bahn: S6, S11, S12, S13 drop off on Köln Messe/Deutz
    • Tram and subway: Line 1 and 9 drop off on Deutz/Messe (U)
  • Entrance East, West, North:
    • Köln-Deutz train station - Line 3 and 4

By Car

Ten highways lead into Cologne’s beltway, which brings you directly to Koelnmesse without junctions. There are 14,500 parking lots around the exhibition center and free shuttle buses are available to the venue.

GPS coordinates: latitude 50.947086 ; longitude 6.982777

Map of Messe Cologne

We can help with your airport transfer or Rent a Car in Cologne during ISM

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Our Clients


Full assistance and quick feedback by David DIMOV and the 24/7 service I called. Good organisation, very reliable! We are very happy with the service provided.

Brigitte DURAND

Booked for: ISM 2015