Messe Cologne, Cologne, Germany



ISM is the largest international trade show for sweets and snacks. The specialised fair is focused on building the right business partners and relationships. Key decision makers from Germany and abroad are visiting the show.

ISM is held each February in Messe Cologne. It brings together over 1600 exhibitors and 38,000 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. ISM covers the entire product spectrum - cocoa, chocolate, chocolate products, sugar confectionery, biscuits, snack foods, savory snacks, ready-to-eat, fruit snacks and vegetable snacks, breakfast, ice cream, deep-frozen confectionery, and many more.

During ISM there is a special Newcomers Area where all the new companies, latest designs and trend-setting themes are on display. Resulting in a great number of business deals, this area is considered a success and is popular among trade visitors and exhibitors alike.

Hotels near 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

The fourth largest fairground is based in Cologne 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 with 1st class 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 ensure that your requests are fulfilled.

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Domestic exhibitors226total: 1656n/a
Domestic visitors14 630total: 37 500n/a
Foreign exhibitors1 391n/an/a
Foreign visitors23 870n/an/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, bringing you directly to Koelnmesse without junctions. There are 14,500 parking lots around the exhibition centre 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