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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.


The Zukunft Personal Europe is aimed exclusively at HR-decision makers and managers, directors and leaders from commercial companies, administrative and non-profit organisations. The event organiser therefore reserves the right to deny admission to visitors with other professional backgrounds.


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NOTE: This year you can use the carpark Zoobrücke, acces via Zoobrücke. A shuttleservice will take you to the South Entrance directly and free of charge.

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Top Line Facts


17 to 19 September 2019


Halls 2.1, 2.2, 3.1 & 3.2
SOUTH entrance

Koelnmesse GmbH
Messeplatz 1
50679 Köln

Opening hours

Daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Over 770 top exhibitors cover the entire spectrum of the HR sector.

You can find more information in the Exhibitor and Product Search.

Advisory Committees

The advisory committees of the German personnel trade fairs unites managing directors of exhibiting companies, renowned representatives of associations and HR initiatives. They represent the entire HR sector with its diverse range of topics.
Members of the advisory committees


Expert knowledge on three packed days. Over 450 programme items. Stage presentations and interactive formats.

Presentation Programme

Media Lounge

You will find a wide range of newspapers and magazines in Hall 2.2, booth L.42: HR management, corporate health, IT & digitisation, start-ups, employment law, business & politics and industry. They are free of charge.

Here you will also find the digital editions of the newspapers and magazines, which you can view at one of the terminals and send comfortably by e-mail for later reading.


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:


Christine Morgenstern

Senior Project Manager

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

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