Over 40,000 people attended dmexco 2017 in Cologne’s huge Koelnmesse conference center. The annual event, held in September, lets visitors experience first-hand digital trends expected to shape the future, and how they’ll affect the business models of tomorrow.
Bringing together visionaries, media professionals and techies, dmexco provides a platform for innovation and communication for the areas of marketing and creative thinking.
Planning to be part of this year’s event? Well, here’s some tips and advice for getting around and making your conference experience a breeze.
The nearest airport, Cologne (Köln), is an easy, short trip to both the conference center and the city centre. The well sign-posted Skytrain (take the S19 to Messe/Deutz) is an efficient 20-minute ride, followed by a short tram or taxi ride to the Koelnmesse conference center.
The same S19 Skytrain will take you to the city centre – alight at Cologne Central Station (Köln Hauptbahnhof).
If you fly into Dusseldorf, take the S11 Skytrain to Düsseldorf Central Station (Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof) and change for a non-stop intercity service to Köln Hauptbahnhof. Expect a journey time of approximately one hour.
Getting around Cologne is also easy with a single ticket covering the Metro and Trams – and with a well-connected system, you’ll get from A to B quickly; unless you prefer a leisurely walk.
Tickets can be purchased at KVB ticket vending machines (coins only accepted), or when you board the tram. Day tickets and tourist passes are also available.
Remember to validate your ticket at the start of your journey – look for red validating machines as your enter the vehicle.
When deciding where to stay, key in mind that Koelnmesse Conference Center is a 20-30 minute tram ride, across the Rhine River from the city centre. Trams 1, 3, 4 and 9 service this route.
We have a selection of hotels our customers enjoy staying at, whether being close to the conference is your preference, close to the river or nearer the old town and the ‘sights’.
Whatever your requirements, we’ll tailor an accommodation and experience package that's perfect for your needs. So get in touch.