History of Koelnmesse

1922-04-01 00:00:00

Foundation of the trade fair company

1924-05-11 14:07:59

First trade fair

1926-01-01 00:00:00

New types of trade fairs

1927-05-13 05:41:27

International Auto Show

1928-05-12 11:43:57

The international press exhibition Pressa

1930-04-06 00:00:00

First Furniture Fair

1934-07-01 12:44:03

National Socialist propaganda in the trade fair programme

1935-10-23 06:33:33

"A Struggle for 1.5 Billion Marks"

1938-01-01 06:33:33

Record turnover, fully booked trade fairs

1939-09-20 12:44:02

Prisoners of war in the Eastern Hall

1941-01-01 18:54:31

Trade fairs next to the transit camp

1942-01-09 11:27:44

Cancellation of all trade fairs

1945-05-08 00:00:00

Destruction of the exhibition grounds

1947-09-14 00:00:00

Reconstruction

1948-04-18 00:00:00

The fall trade fair as an acid test

1950-05-06 00:00:00

First photokina

1951-10-06 03:50:16

Anuga stays in Cologne

1953-05-01 00:00:00

25 representative offices abroad

1954-09-12 21:42:48

Men’s Fashion Week

1956-09-16 00:00:00

Ludwig Erhard

1957-04-26 00:00:00

German Garden Show

1960-01-07 00:00:00

Child-orientated trade fairs

1962-01-01 00:00:00

Second phase of construction

1963-04-26 20:18:52

The exhibition grounds grow

1965-10-01 00:00:00

Greater transparency in the trade fair business

1968-08-01 00:00:00

Fair tower reopened

1972-01-01 00:00:00

New corporate organisation

1974-05-11 00:00:00

North-Rhine Westphalia as a shareholder

1975-06-13 00:00:00

China's business and trade show

1977-09-01 00:00:00

Construction of the Eastern Halls

1980-05-01 00:00:00

A new logo

1983-06-23 00:00:00

U.S. Computer Show

1986-01-01 09:23:03

Technical advances

1987-11-03 00:00:00

Prinz Charles

1990-01-01 00:00:00

260,000 m² of hall space

1992-04-20 00:00:00

EXPO Seville

1993-07-01 00:00:00

Trade Fair Tower renovation

1996-01-01 00:00:00

ISC independent subsidiary

1998-08-13 21:14:39

Mega event Popkomm

1999-05-11 00:00:00

Record figures in the anniversary year

2000-12-20 00:00:00

Two new subsidiaries

2002-12-03 00:00:00

New Cooperate Image

2004-01-01 00:00:00

Master Plan

2005-01-01 00:00:00

Messehochhaus

2006-01-16 00:00:00

The "new" Koelnmesse

2007-01-01 00:00:00

No Copy! – Pro Original!

2008-01-02 20:18:07

Koelnmesse all over the world

2008-08-19 22:15:14

gamescom is launched in Cologne

2010-05-01 00:00:00

EXPO 2010 in Shanghai

2011-01-18 00:00:00

Kitchens return to Cologne

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