Information for stand constructors

Important Note

In order to ensure a smooth build up, please make your orders for suspension points, electricity, compressed air, water, etc. until the 28.11.2018 in the Koelnmesse-Service-Portal . This increases the predictability and improves the control capabilities of the affected service providers before they are build up for the ISM.

With the rules regarding traffic and access for constructing and dismantling stands we want to help you and your stand construction companies to have as trouble-free a time on the Koelnmesse grounds as possible.

Please note that Cologne’s Zoobrücke bridge has been closed to heavy-duty vehicles over 30 tons gross vehicle weight since 15th October 2010. Please use the detour routes that have been posted by the city of Cologne.

Alternate route recommendation of the city of Cologne (.pdf)

Because of ongoing fire safety improvements and the refurbishment work that will follow, the Grenzstraße street tunnel, which is located on the city motorway between the Zoobrücke bridge and the Köln-Ost motorway interchange, has been closed to trucks over 7.5 tons since the beginning of August 2012 and will remain closed until further notice.

Therefore, please take the Köln-Buchforst exit and follow the posted detour route. This will take you to Frankfurter Straße, then onto the Vingster Ring and from there onto the eastern connecting motorway (A559) in the direction of the exhibition centre. As an alternative, you can take the A4 to the Gremberg interchange, which will also lead you onto the eastern connecting motorway (A559).

Build up    
Start: Thursday, 24 January 2019 8:00 a.m.
End: Saturday, 26 January 2019 8:00 p.m.
Start: Wednesday, 30 January 2019 from 6:00 p.m. consistently to 31.01.19: till midnight
  Thursday, 31 January 2019 midnight till 01.02.2019, 7:00 a.m. dismantling is not possible!
End: Friday, 1 February 2019 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

If you have any questions regarding traffic and logistic, please contact:

Person in charge
Thomas Krohm
Tel. +49 221 821-2978
Fax +49 221 821-3209
Write an e-mail

If you have any question regarding our technical stand engineering (Suspended installations, electrical and water connections), stand fittings or stand services please contact:

Tel. +49 221 821-3998

For further information please have a look at your fair presentation.

If you have any questions regarding event technology and approval please contact:

Write an e-mail
Tel. +49 221 821-3666

For questions regarding our technical stand engineering (Suspended installations, electrical and water connections) please have a look at "Your fair presentation".

Please download here at november our Traffic Guidelines and Vehicle admission plan.

Please observe the technical guidelines for trade fairs and other events; the guidelines are binding on all exhibitors and organizers.
Technical guidelines (.pdf)