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Voucher exhibitor and stand construction passes

We play it safe: new process for vouchers for exhibitor passes and voucher work passes

We look forward to welcoming you at ISM in January. For the first time after long months of purely digital contacts, the industry is once again meeting in person. To ensure your security, we have adapted some of our processes.

This includes a full registration of all trade fair participants. This means that all persons wishing to enter the exhibition grounds before, during or after the trade fair must register online in advance for their exhibitor pass or work pass. In this way, we ensure that Koelnmesse can quickly identify contact persons in the event of a corona infection. Access to the exhibition grounds is only possible after a personalised online registration.

You will therefore no longer receive your exhibitor passes as paper tickets together with the invoice, but in the form of codes in a separate message. These codes will be sent to the respective contact person of the exhibitor, who has to distribute them to the crew of the stand. Each participant must then register in the ticket shop on the ISM website and can print out her/his online ticket there.

Together with the codes for exhibitor passes, you will also receive codes for work passes that are valid during stand construction and dismantling times. Please distribute these codes (subsequent orders are possible free of charge) to all contractual partners. They can then register with these codes in the ticket shop on the ISM website and receive their online ticket.

For service providers who make a delivery to your stand during the trade fair, registration takes place when entering the fairgrounds.

You can conveniently order your vouchers for exhibitor passes for stand personnel and stand construction passes for stand builders here online soon.

Good to know!


The vouchers offer you a number of advantages.

For you as exhibitors and/or stand constructors:

  • You can register for the trade fair and redeem your vouchers quite simply online.
  • The exhibitor passes or construction passes can be printed immediately after the voucher has been redeemed. This enables you to enter the trade fair without delay.
  • When you redeem the voucher online, you will receive the free public transport ticket in a separate e-mail. The public transport ticket is valid for buses and trains in the extended network of the Rhein-Sieg Transport Authority (VRS) . Exempted are Deutsche Bahn AG trains that are subject to a surcharge (e.g. IC/EC or ICE trains)
    (Please be informed, that this only applies to exhibitor passes. Not construction passes!)
  • Please note, that you have to redeem the vouchers online. You will not be able to redeem the vouchers at the box offices on site.

Important information on how to redeem the vouchers

Please note: Each person needs his own ticket shop account, because the ticket will always be automatically issued in the name of the account holder. It is not possible to redeem the voucher for another person.

  1. Go to the link to the Ticket Shop.
  2. Enter your voucher code in the input field and click on »Continue«.
  3. Register in the ticket shop or log in with your existing account.
  4. Complete the order by clicking on the button » Yes, redeem the Business Ticket / Ticket reservation for [name]«. For you as a voucher code holder, the order is free.
  5. The admission ticket is available for printing or download to your mobile device directly after ordering.
  6. You will receive your free travel ticket in a separate e-mail shortly after your ticket (Only valid for exhibitor passes, not construction passes). To use the public transport system please print out the PDF file in size A4 or download the PDF file to your mobile device. The public transport ticket is non-transferable and only valid in connection with a valid photo identification and an admission ticket of Koelnmesse GmbH.


Exhibitor passes are valid from the first day of build up period up to and including the last day of dismantling.

Stand construction passes are only valid during build up and dismantling period, not during the trade fair.

You can find the build up and dismantling period times here .


Vouchers for exhibitor passes
- EUR 67.00 EUR incl. VAT

Vouchers for stand construction passes are available free of charge.

Note: If the invoice recipient fails to meet its payment obligations, the company registered with us still has a payment obligation!

Information on your free passes can be found in the Special Conditions of Participation. (.pdf)

Travel ticket

Exhibitor passes

Additionally to your exhibitor pass, you will receive a 2nd class ticket for public transport in a separate e-mail. The tickets for public transportation are valid during the trade fair (not during assembly and disassembly) within the extended Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Sieg (VRS) network . This does not apply to Deutsche Bahn AG trains subject to a surcharge such as IC/EC or ICE trains.

The ticket only entitles the holder to travel to and from Koelnmesse GmbH during the specified trade fair period. It is non-transferable and only valid in conjunction with a valid photo ID.

Further information on arrival and departure can be found in the "Travel and accommodation" section.

Stand construction passes

Your stand construction pass cannot be used as transportation tickets.

Neither will you receive a separate ticket for public transportation.


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50679 Köln
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