Messe Cologne (Cologne Trade Fair) is the name of the third largest international exhibition center with 284,000 m² exhibition floor area in Germany located in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia. It is founded in 1922 and the first trade fair was held in 1924. Messe Cologne has 284,000 m² space engaging 11 halls plus 100,000 m² of outdoor area.
The shareholders are the city of Cologne (which provides two thirds of the equity share capital, amounting to 300,000 deutschmarks), the Cologne Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Cologne Chamber of Trades, regional industrial associations, and a number of private individuals.
Official Messe Cologne address: http://www.koelnmesse.com/Koelnmesse/index-4.php