CCXP COLOGNE: 25.–28.06.2020


Pre-accreditation for CCXP COLOGNE 2019
is closed

Dear colleagues

Please keep in mind that we will not be able to process any more requests for advance accreditation as from 27th June 2019. You can of course also receive accreditation after the pre-accreditation period has expired at our accreditation counters on site. Please see opening hours for onsite accreditation here .

Please have your valid press card and/or editorial assignment ready. Unfortunately representatives of online media/podcast sites as well as members of the Youth Press cannot get accredited on site.

Due to the regulations regarding the protection of minors, we request that all media representatives wear a wristband corresponding to their age category (according to USK regulation). The wristbands will be available at the entrance to the trade fair.

The accreditation of journalists for the purpose of reporting on Koelnmesse GmbH events is governed by Koelnmesse GmbH’s General Accreditation Guidelines, described below. We request all media representatives to observe these guidelines and seek accreditation in good time prior to the trade fair. Accreditation is granted solely for the purpose of journalistic reporting.

General information

  • Please note that because of the numerous enquiries and checks, delays may occur in sending out press passes. We shall endeavour to get back to you as quickly as possible
  • Everyone must apply for accreditation individually via our online tool; collective enquiries cannot be entertained

Many questions - hopefully the appropriate answer

We would like to help you observe and satisfy the accreditation guidelines for 2019. Please follow the links relevant to you and check whether your medium/ your occupation comply with the relevant guidelines required for the issuing of a press pass.

Holders of a valid press pass recognised by Koelnmesse

Do you possess a valid press pass recognised by Koelnmesse GmbH (e.g. DJV, DPV, DFJV)?

Then use our online accreditation form. Please use our online tool to upload the scanned image of your press pass for validation.

You will receive your high-quality CCXP COLOGNE badge within a few weeks by post. On the back you will find the parking ticket and the VRS-ticket. Lanyards are available at the accreditation counters.

Holders of a valid press pass but not one recognised by Koelnmesse

Do you possess a press pass not recognised by Koelnmesse GmbH (e.g. DVPJ, GNS, European News Agency)?

Unfortunately we are unable to accredit you based on a press pass not recognised by Koelnmesse GmbH. You are however welcome to use one of the other validation options. You will find additional information on accreditation conditions and options under the heading “You do not possess a valid press pass”.

You do not possess a valid press pass - additional validation options

  • Are you able to produce a current article (not more than 6 months old) on a topic related to CCXP COLOGNE or are you identified as an author/editor in the masthead of a relevant publication? Feel free to send it to us.
  • You have an official editorial assignment. The requirement here is that the assignment is from an in-house editorial team with a topic related to CCXP COLOGNE (not an agency/editorial office,production company etc.) on official letter-headed paper and is signed by the editor in chief or his deputy.
  • The publications will also be assessed for “quality” and “quantity”. Information on your medium's reach will also be useful in checking your accreditation application. So please forward this information as well.
  • Are you employed in the marketing / sales field? We are unfortunately unable to issue you with accreditation. Accreditation is for the purpose of reporting on Koelnmesse GmbH events and is governed by Koelnmesse GmbH’s General Accreditation Guidelines. We would be delighted to welcome you to CCXP COLOGNE as a trade visitor. You can purchase tickets in the Ticket Shop.

The proof required for accreditation can be attached as a PDF in the online accreditation form. All accreditation applications are to submitted exclusively via the online accreditation.

Youth press / School press

Youth press

To issue you with a press pass we require your youth press pass and which medium you work in. Important point to note: here too we check the medium's reach and topicality.

School press

Yes we also give accreditation to school press representatives. However, owing to the number of enquiries we issue accreditation to only one press representative per school /school newspaper. Ask your teacher to get in touch with us so he or she can confirm your involvement as an editor on the school newspaper.

Accredited persons under the age of 18 are not allowed access to FSK 18 content.

YouTubers/Online media/ blogs/ podcasts

Do you have a blog, podcast, YouTube or Instagram channel? Then you are welcome to apply here for an accreditation as "Creator" with us. If your accreditation is successful, you will receive a season ticket that gives you free access to CCXP COLOGNE on all four days and is valid as a VRS ticket and parking ticket.

Accreditation guidelines

To gain accreditation for Koelnmesse, you must provide proof of your status as a journalist.

Accreditation guidelines
Press Center

Press Center

During the entire duration of CCXP COLOGNE, the Press Centre North will be open for you.

Opening hours and services of the Press Centre


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