The centrepiece of the extensive expansion and modernisation of the Cologne Exhibition Centre are three new buildings. The new exhibition hall 1plus was recently completed as part of these measures. It is located in the northwest of the area and offers approx. 10,000 m² of exhibition space.
In the southwest, “Confex” complements the exhibition grounds as a multifunctional trade fair, congress and event hall. In future, a central east-west terminal will connect the old and new exhibition areas. In addition, the Cologne Exhibition Centre will have a new, distinctive East Entrance.
The expansion is intended to make the site next to the Cologne Trade Fair/Deutz ICE station fit for the future by 2030.