Facts and figures

Zukunft Personal Europe in Cologne is the flagship ExpoEvent for all matters concerning the World of Work.  It functions as a catalyst connecting people with markets when it comes to HR management, digital transformation, and leadership. On three days, conference-quality presentations, innovative solutions, and networking in the HR community take center stage: senior executives, HR professionals and influencers of the working world attend Zukunft Personal Europe to gain that all-important market overview and share their thoughts on today’s and future trends.

Zukunft Personal Europe is the perfect place to network and to showcase your company to existing and potential customers.  


After show report


17 to 19 September 2019


Koelnmesse GmbH
Messeplatz 1
50679 Köln

Halls 2.1, 2.2, 3.1 & 3.2
South entrance

Set-up times

Saturday, 14 September 2019
08:00 am - 10:00 pm

Sunday, 15 September 2019
08:00 am- 10:00 pm

Monday, 16 September 2019
08:00 am - 10:00 pm

Dismantling times

Thursday, 19 September 2019
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday, 20 September 2019
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Visitor profile

The Zukunft Personal Europe is Europe’s hot spot for HR decision-makers. With more than 770 exhibitors, a unique programme with over 450 programme items and around 1,000 HR tools, the Zukunft Personal Europe is the marketplace for innovations. At Europe’s largest specialist exhibition for human resource management, the who’s who of the HR sector gather together. The high-calibre target audience is composed of professionals working in the following areas:

  • Heads of HR departments
  • HR Directors
  • Managing Directors
  • Staff development officers / further training officers
  • HR recruitment officers
  • Payroll specialists
  • Managerial employees in HR departments
  • HR decision-makers from public administration
  • HR decision-makers from the health sector
  • Members of HR departments
  • Divisional managers
  • Departmental managers
  • Works council members
  • Employees with staff responsibility
  • Journalists and editors of trade journals and daily newspapers
  • CIOs
  • CTOs
  • IT divisional, team and department heads

Event organiser

spring Messe Management GmbH
Am Friedensplatz 3
68165 Mannheim

Your way to us

Arrival by train

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. In addition, the Köln Messe/Deutz station for high-speed trains is located directly next to the exhibition grounds.

Deutsche Bahn AG
Exhibition Station 'Köln-Deutz'
Service Number: +49 221 14-10

Departure from main station:

  • Commuter train 6, 11, 12 and 13 between 9.30 am - 7:00 pm every 10 minutes
  • Regional train (RB) to exhibition station 'Köln/Deutz'
  • Bus line 250 (route Solingen - Köln)
  • Bus line 260 (routr Remscheid - Köln)

Departure from Cologne-Bonn airport:

  • Regional train (RB) 8 towards Monchengladbach
  • Interurban train (S-Bahn) 13 to 'Kerpan/Horrem'
    7.00 am – 8.00 pm every 20 minutes

 More information:

Arrival by car

The exhibition site is directly connected to the motorway around Cologne. Simply follow the green signs. There are 14,500 parking spaces. Free shuttles will take you to the entrance south.  

Destination address:
Koelnmesse - Entrance South
Halle 2.1, 2.2, 3.1 und 3.2
Messeplatz 150679 Köln
Map of Koelnmesse   

More Information:


  • Ruhr area via A3
    at interchange 'Köln-Ost' on A4 towards 'Köln-Zentrum' to exit 'Koelnmesse'
  • Neuss/Krefeld via A3
    Turn left into 'Innere Kanalstraße'
    Across 'Zoobrücke' (bridge) to 'Koelnmesse'
  • Bremen/Ruhr area via A1
    Interchange Leverkusen on A3/4 towards Frankfurt/M

  • Frankfurt via A3
    Interchange Köln-Ost on A4 towards 'Köln-Zentrum' to exit 'Koelnmesse'

Exhibitors and suppliers

Important information:
Exhibitor car parks are adjacent to halls 2 and 3 with access via gate F (Barmer Straße). During set-up and dismantling all lorries over 3.5 t in weight will be directed via P22.

For up to date vehicle admisison please also have a look at the current traffic plan.

Set-up times:
14.09.2019     8.00 am - 10.00 pm
15.09.2019     8.00 am - 10.00 pm
16.09.2019     8.00 am - 8.00 pm

Dismantling times:
    6.00 pm - 10.00 pm
    8.00 am - 6.00 pm

More information:

Arrival by plane

Local traffic from airport Köln-Bonn:
Regional train (RB) 8 towards Monchengladbach or interurban train (S-Bahn) 13 to 'Kerpan/Horrem'
7.00 am – 8.00 pm every 20 minutes
Airport Köln-Bonn

Local traffic from airport Düsseldorf:
Bus connection between airport Dusseldorf and 'Koelnmesse': departure exhibition, bus station 'Osthallen': 9.00 am, 10.00 am, 3.00 pm and 6.00 pm.
Departure Dusseldorf to 'Koelnmesse': 10.30 am and 11.30 pm
Airport Düsseldorf

Taxi:Phone: +49 221-2882Taxi Stations: in front of the entrances and at station 'Köln/Deutz'.

More information:


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Christine Morgenstern

Senior Project Manager

c.morgenstern @ messe.org
Tel: +49 621 70019-189

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