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Venue and accommodation

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The 26th IAKS Congress is being held at the

Congress Centre North of the Koelnmesse
Messeplatz 1
Entrance North
50679 Cologne

The trade fair halls of Koelnmesse are located at the heart of both Cologne and Europe’s largest business region, and are within one hour’s flying time of 180 million Europeans. Every year, Koelnmesse organizes and conducts more than 80 trade fairs, exhibitions, guest events, and special events in Cologne and in the world's most important markets. It is also the Number 1 trade fair location for more than 25 commercial sectors.

For more information on the venue and what the area has to offer, visit

Cologne Bonn airport is the nearest airport.

The quickest way from Cologne Bonn Airport to the trade fair ground is by train or tram. The connections are the trains RE 6 and RE 8, or the tram S13 and S19. It takes a 20-minute-ride from Cologne Bonn airport to “Bahnhof Deutz / Messeplatz”. A shuttle service will take you to the entrance on Congress Center North (about 5 minutes) or you prefer walking on foot (about 7 minutes).

Use the timetables of the public transport services to find your best connection.


The trade fair ground is around 20 minutes drive from Cologne Bonn Airport. Please note this time estimation can be impacted by traffic, so please allow up to 1 hour during peak periods.

The estimated taxi fare to/from the airport is EUR 38 (one way).

Due to its location in the center of Europe, Koelnmesse can be quickly reached by trains of Deutsche Bahn from many cities in Germany and abroad. The Köln Messe/Deutz station for high-speed trains is located directly next to the exhibition grounds.

Train lines RE 12, RE 22 and RB 24, RB 26, RB 38 serving the “Köln Messe / Deutz” station.

Use the timetables of the public transport services to find your best connection.

Subway lines serving the trade fair ground are lines 1 and 9 (station “Bahnhof Deutz / Messe”), lines 3 and 4 (station “Koelnmesse”). Tramway lines serving the trade fair ground are S6, S11, S12, S13, S19.

public transport


Ten highways lead into Cologne’s beltway, which brings you directly to the exhibition center. Simply follow the green signs marked "Koelnmesse”. There are about 14,500 parking spaces around the exhibition center. Free shuttle buses run from the car parks to the entrances.

We have arranged a special room rate for IAKS Congress delegates at

Motel One Köln-Mediapark
Am Kümpchenshof 2
50670 Köln

The hotel is located in the city centre. The next tramway station is “Köln Hansaring” is a 3-minute-walk (two stops to the trade fair ground).

The room rate for IAKS Congress delegates is EUR 81.50 per night including breakfast. The special rate is available until 23. September 2019.

Please contact the hotel
by email (
or phone +49 221 270 751 0.

Please note that this discounted rate only applies to stays between 4th–8th November 2019, and is subject to availability. We recommend you book your accommodation early .

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