Must attend event: Koelnmesse selected to hos...
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Koelnmesse selected to host UFI Global Congress in its centenary year

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UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has announced that its 91st UFI Global Congress will be held in Cologne, Germany. It will be hosted by Koelnmesse and take place from November 20 to 23, 2024. The congress will be hosted in the new Confex Congress Center at Koelnmesse, one of the most modern trade fair centres in Europe. UFI president, Monica Lee-Müller, says: "What a way for me to end my turn as the UFI president – being able to share the news that our association's biggest event will return to Cologne, one of UFI's 20 founding members, in 2024.

„In 2024, we will celebrate 100 years of Koelnmesse.“
Gerald Böse, CEO of Koelnmesse
Cologne won the bid against strong competition from around the world. After Muscat this year and Las Vegas in 2023, this is certainly another world class destination." CEO of Koelnmesse, Gerald Böse, says: "In 2024, we will celebrate 100 years of Koelnmesse. Thus, 2024 will be the year when tradition and future come together in a very special way. The time and place will be just right for another major event of our industry. Be part of it and celebrate together with us in the circle of our worldwide trade fair family. We cannot wait to welcome you in Cologne." As a city fair in the heart of Europe, the venue occupies the third-largest exhibition centre in Germany and, with nearly 400,000 m2 of indoor and outdoor space, is among the top ten in the world. With more than one million inhabitants, Cologne is the fourth largest city in Germany. The UFI Global Congress is the "must attend" event for the exhibition industry. As the largest global meeting of the year, it gathers hundreds of industry leaders from around the world to network and to learn.