ISM: 30.01–02.02.2022 #ISMCOLOGNE

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Buy tickets for the ISM 2022

New: the easy admission process for ISM!

  • Register and redeem a code/buy a ticket: Create a personal Koelnmesse account in the ISM Ticket Shop and redeem a digital ticket code or purchase a ticket
  • Download the ISM app from the Google Play Store or the App Store (expected availability from mid-November)
  • Access ISM with your digital ticket in the ticket-wallet of the ISM app and your EU Digital Covid Certificate of vaccination, testing or recovery. For non-EU citizens without access to the EU DCC certificate, the following exception applies: Click here for all information.

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Admission to the trade fair occurs in three simple steps:

1. You buy a ticket or redeem your digital ticket code:

  • Please register in the Ticket Shop and create your new Koelnmesse account. These access data are also valid for access to the trade fair app and the digital event platform ISM & ProSweets @home.
  • In the Ticket Shop, you can buy your ticket or redeem your digital ticket code.

To the Ticket Shop

2. Download the ISM app (expected availability from mid-November):

  • This year exclusively digital admission tickets are being issued. It is thus necessary for you to download the ISM app, which is available from the App Store or from the Play Store.
  • After registering in the app using the log-in data from your Koelnmesse account, your admission ticket will be displayed automatically in the ticket wallet of the app. It can take up to 10 minutes for the ticket to be displayed after the order has been completed.

Download App

3. You arrive at ISM

  • You will be granted access to the fair grounds on presenting the admission ticket in the ISM app.
  • You additionally require a EU Digital Covid Certificate (vaccinated, tested, recovered) as well as valid ID. For non-EU citizens without access to the EU DCC certificate, the following exception applies: Click here for all information.
  • If you have a ticket for ISM, you can also use ISM & ProSweets @home. You can log in using your access data from your Koelnmesse account.

Access Control Covid
TicketsPrices 2022
Day ticket EUR 69.00
2-day ticket EUR 83.00
Season ticket EUR 111.00
Ticket ISM & ProSweets @home
(digital only)
EUR 69.00

Further information

Payment methods

You can pay by PayPal or credit card (MasterCard, VISA, American Express) in the Ticket Shop.

Access authorization

Trade visitor
The ISM is a trade fair. Koelnmesse GmbH reserves the right to conduct suitable trade visitor inspections on site.

The trade character of ISM is fundamental to the success of this event. Therefore, qualifications as a trade visitor must be provided when entering ISM.

Buyers of the following retail and wholesale will be admitted:

  • Confectionery, food and beverage wholesale, import and purchasing associations
  • Trade chains and their regional branches
  • Filling stations-chains - central/local administration
  • Hypermarkets
  • Suppliers for foodservice
  • Retail confectionery trade
  • Pastry shops, cafés, bakeries, confectioneries
  • Cash & carry operations
  • Bakery requirement wholesale
  • Health food wholesalers
  • Drugstore chains
  • Department stores
  • Online-food retailers
  • Vending machine operators
  • Nutrition scientists
  • Food chemists
  • Producers of sweets and snacks according to the list of products

Guests with trade visitor tickets are not allowed to bring suitcases, trolleys or backpacks onto the trade fair grounds. These have to be deposited at the cloak room for a small fee. Large empty bags are to be left at the cloak room as well. Briefcases, handbags and pilot suitcases in standard carry-on sizes (approx. 55x40x20 cm) are permitted.

Children and youths
Please note, if you want to bring children along! Children over the age of 12 are admitted only when accompanied by adults and in possession of a valid admission ticket. Children below the age of 12 are not admitted. Infants up to the age of one year may be brought to the fair if they are carried. Baby carriages are not permitted for safety reasons (danger of tripping).

There are no buggies or strollers allowed!

Accompanying pets
It is prohibited to bring dogs and other pets to our fair grounds.

Travel ticket

You will receive your free travel ticket in a separate e-mail. For use of the public transport system please print out the PDF file in size A4 or download the PDF file to your mobile device.

The free travel ticket (2nd class) is valid for public transport in the expanded network of the Rhein Sieg Transportoperated by the Rhein Sieg Transport Authority (VRS) .

Exempted are trains of the Deutsche Bahn AG subject to a surcharge, e.g. the IC/EC or ICE.

The public transport ticket only provides authorization for arrival and departure in the context of a visit to Koelnmesse GmbH within the indicated period of the trade fair. It is non-transferable and only valid in connection with a valid photo identification and an admission ticket of Koelnmesse GmbH.

Further travel information can be found under the rubric Travel and accommodation


Travel to Germany

Cologne is well prepared to welcome its trade fair guests and to offer them the best possible quality of stay, which is also pleasant under the current conditions. Public life is functioning - with strict observance of official regulations and with responsible behavior on the part of citizens and out-of-town guests.

The currently valid regulations of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia can be found here.

Information from the tourism umbrella organization of North Rhine-Westphalia (Tourismus NRW e.V.)

Information from KölnTourismus

In addition to the presence exhibition, ISM 2022 offers exhibitors and visitors the digital platform ISM @home. The hybrid approach enables visitors from all over the world, who are unable to travel to the fair, to discover attractive trade fair profiles and products and to get in touch with their contacts via innovative channels. After all, whether at the trade show or in everyday business, a company's success is based on three fundamental building blocks: Inspiration, exchange and business. Where these aspects currently fall short, ISM @home now opens up additional opportunities. Comprehensive functions make it easy to reach more potential customers, experience trends and presentations on demand, and make valuable contacts completely independent of where you are.

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