Cologne: 01.–04.03.2020


Frequently asked questions

What are the opening hours of the Press Centre?

Please find the opening hours of the Press Centre here

I have already been successfully accredited for one of the previous events, do I have to apply again this year?

Admission to a previous event is no guarantee for renewed accreditation. A new application has to be made for each event. Please observe the current accreditation guidelines.

How can I become accredited?

From December 2019 on you can become accredited online or on-site during the current event (see point 4).

Where is the accreditation counter on-site?

Congress-Centre East

How many accreditations can I apply for per editorial office?

Access figures and the size of the medium do not play a role in the accreditation process, there is no limit on the number of people.

Is it possible to submit a group application?

No. Each person from a medium has to apply for an accreditation individually using the online form. Group applications cannot be processed.

Is there an age limit for press tickets?

Yes, press tickets will only be issued to persons aged 16 and over. Press tickets can only be issued to younger people on presentation of a youth press card.

I am a youth press card holder. For which period can I receive an accreditation?

Holders of a youth press card receive accreditation for one day.

When do I receive my press ticket?

After successful accreditation, the press tickets will be directly sent out per post. Due to the high number of enquiries, the accreditation can take up to 3 weeks.

I still haven't received a confirmation email that my accreditation has been accepted. Why?

Please check your SPAM file. The subject of the confirmation email is: Noreply Koelnmesse: Your personal press ticket.

We possibly did not receive your enquiry. Please try again!

Why have I received a refusal although I have completed the online accreditation?

The accreditation guidelines were not fulfilled or not completely fulfilled. Evidence is missing or is not sufficient.

Where are the workplaces for journalists?

Free WiFi access is available in the Press Centre East, in Conference Room A at the Congress Centre North as well as in the Web Centre in the passageway 4-5

Is there access to WiFi on the fair grounds?

The free WiFi offer for the visitors is available via the SSID (name of the WiFi network) #hotspot.koelnmesse. After registering on the portal page of this network, you will have free access to the Internet.

Which parking options do I have for my car?

Press car park is available under the Zoobrücke bridge (near Hall 8) and on the east side of Hall 11 (near gate E)

Deutz-Mülheimer-Straße 51, 50679 Köln

Which official press appointments are there?

The press appointments are listed under press appointments. We kindly ask for your understanding that we post the press appointments online shortly before the trade fair in order to secure the completeness of the appointments.