Dear Anna, The Hotel Monte Christo - Koln was great ! Flights was all ok. Hotel Very clean and neat. Hot inside as much as you wish. Very nice hosting service ! The Hotel receptionist man, Swen was very very nice to me, more than helpful and was a real pleasure to deal with him. Alexandra, his colleague also she was very nice, even tough I only deal with her for several hours, before I left the hotel , back to Romania. I know I might not have been so easy to deal person at times, but you was patient to me. I appreciate all your efforts to find the best deal based upon my requests. Thank you again for all your support ! Have a great day !
About the event
The coronavirus pandemic led to the cancellation of ISM 2021 as it was simply not possible to put together a trade show due to government restrictions. Instead there have been digital meetings that will lead to ISM 2022 scheduled for January 30th – February 2nd, 2022 at Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany.
The extended pause between events will ensure that life would get close to normal after COVID-19 and it will be possible to host a live event successfully and safely. Koelnmesse GmbH have also announced plans to enhance the physical edition with digital offers. Creating a hybrid event will serve a lot bigger audience!
ISM has earned itself the title of the world’s largest trade fair for sweets and snacks. It’s organised in Cologne, Germany every single year in early February. This means that exhibitors can start the year with strong sales and publicity. Programming runs for four days in total at Koelnmesse and only trade visitors are allowed to attend. In addition, ISM also shares the stage with ProSweets Cologne, which is a related event focused exclusively on confectionary products. The trade fair has been going strong for nearly fifty years and is where the newest products are released first. If you want a successful product launch, this is where you do it.
If you want to reach new markets and raise brand recognition, you have every reason to exhibit at ISM. The international trade show represents the entire value chain. Product categories include but are not limited to confectionery, frozen confectionery, candies, ready-to-eat fruit snacks, ice cream, baked goods, chocolate products, and snack products. ISM is the most important event in the year for the industry, so you see the biggest retail chains in person. Kaufland, Kroger, Metro, Coop, Whole Foods, Edeka, Aldi, Carrefour, Amazon, Walgreens and Costco attend every single year. That’s not to mention every other type of buyer like bakeries and vending machine operators. You can reach a lot of markets in Europe and North America. Buyers come from Germany, Belgium, Italy, Poland, the UK, the Netherlands, the USA and France.
Did You Know?
There’s a lot happening during ISM that benefits exhibitors and visitors alike. A highlight during the support program is the ISM Expert Stage. You have world-renowned experts deliver keynote speeches on the most important trends happening right now. If you want to adapt and stay ahead of your competitors, it’s crucial to be well-informed. Previous editions have featured events like the Cologne Coffee Forum and the Sweet Traditions Special Show. Although programming tends to change year to year there are key events that are unchanged. The ISM Award is given every year to exceptional companies and it’s a desirable award. Visitors can enjoy live cooking shows at the Sweet Kitchen or sign up for a guided tour that lasts for an hour and a half.
Your Hotel Room in Cologne
Don’t wait to book your hotel accommodation ISM and start today with a little help from Travel 2 Fairs ltd. It takes time and resources to plan a business trip, but with us it takes you just a single consultation. We work with many hotels in Cologne and can accommodate all budget sizes. It’s easy to book a hotel room close to Kölnmesse and cut down on costs at the same time. We send you a list with hand-picked offers for you to consider. The whole process lasts for about a business day. Travel 2 Fairs ltd also assists with logistics. Maybe you want to drive? We can secure a rent-a-car. Maybe you want an airport transfer to your hotel? Count on us to get you there.
international trade visitors
Our visitors for the event
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Thank you very much for your help with the reservation.Your service was excellent, and I will contact you again
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The Hotel is in the style of the late eighties, but in perfect condition. I like this atmosphere and I hope they will conserve
it as it is. The staff is always friendly and helpful - first class.
We will be in touch.
Nick Lloyd is very helpful, and friendly. He replies to questions quickly and informatively. We did not end up booking anything due to other reasons, but I would recommend Nick Lloyd to anyone wanting to book accommodation for conferences.
the clients feedback is very plain and simple: they say that everything went fine. :-)
Thank you very much
It's a budget hotel do not expect much, they provide clean room but small room size. The hotel not far from Messe Duesseldorf by car but if you want to take public transport between the hotel and Messe Duesseldorf it's not convenient. But if you prepare to take taxi so it's not far from the place about 15 minutes
Thank you for your email and please note that we have been very happy with accommodation during ITB 2018 and your service.
With very best regards,
Ms Iren Ghahramanyan
I have spoken to two of the people who stayed at the hotel.
The both said it was clean, very convenient for ExCel and good value for money compared to other hotels in the area.
- There was always an answer within a few hours.
- There were friendly reminders, should one have forgotten something.
- There was little choice at breakfast.
- For weekend arrivals the reception is empty.
- The windows could not be opened due to laws/ ordinances.
- The train is 3 - 5 minutes walk away.
- There are some good restaurants nearby
- On request you got the key to open the window
- There were shopping facilities (supermarkets) nearby
- The hotel offers parking possibilities; (Otherwise there is a parking garage 100 m away)
- The parking spaces at the hotel are free of charge
The Hotel was clean and well and the personal was friendly.
Great service, great people…
Convenient location to the Messe Duesseldorf and to the Airport. Next to the KAMPS bakery who opens at Sunday morning.