Koelnmesse has placed its bets on the FairMate entrance solution from dimedis

Koelnmesse, the Cologne trade fair organizer, is now using the FairMate ticketing and entrance system from dimedis – Koelnmesse 3.0: a comprehensive investment program

Cologne, July 21, 2015 – As part of a comprehensive investment program, Koelnmesse is also placing its trust in FairMate, the all-round solution for trade fairs and events from dimedis. After a thorough evaluation, FairMate was able to prevail against the competition, and from now on it will be used to control the ticketing and entrance system at the Cologne trade fair.
This covers the entire process from registration through ticket offices and voucher management to cash registers and entrance solutions on-site. Besides a FairMate exhibitor portal, Koelnmesse will also use the FairMate modules MobileShop, ConfigTool, Cashier/Helpdesk, MobileEntry, Entry, SocialLogin and SelfCheckIn. The newly developed FairMate turnstiles will also be making their début at the Cologne trade fair to control the flow of visitors.
 The decision to use FairMate is part of the Koelnmesse 3.0 investment program, with which the company intends to develop the Cologne exhibition grounds into one of the most attractive inner-city trade fair sites in the world over the course of the next 15 years.
With a total of more than 49,000 exhibiting companies from 117 countries and 2.7 million visitors from 211 states, Koelnmesse is one of the world's largest international trade fair organizers. With 284,000 m2, the exhibition grounds in Cologne are the world's fifth largest. The best-known trade fairs include the Anuga, the gamescom, the imm cologne and the photokina.

Gerald Böse,  President and CEO of Koelnmesse, explained the decision to install FairMate as follows: "Using FairMate we will be able to further improve the high service quality of our events and of the trade fair location in Cologne. We are convinced that the system will make things significantly easier for all our customer groups, for example with regard to admission, ticketing and visitor management, and will simplify our internal processes."

"The strategic partnership with one of the world's largest trade fair organizers is yet another chapter in our company's ongoing success story. We are looking forward to working with Koelnmesse to expand our 'access to the future'," explained Wilhelm Halling, Managing Director at dimedis.

Klaus Friedrich Meier, Head of the Trade Fair Business Unit at dimedis, added the following: "After a long and intensive evaluation, Koelnmesse has decided to implement FairMate. Besides using tried and true modules, FairMate turnstiles will be employed on-site for the first time. We are delighted with the decision to install FairMate and are very much looking forward to an excellent business relationship in the future. FairMate is the ideal solution for all trade fairs that want to digitalize their processes in the long term. We are proud that Koelnmesse has decided to rely on our expertise!"

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»Video: Koelnmesse 3.0 (youtube)
»FairMate Website
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»High-res photo of Wilhelm Halling
»High-res photo of Klaus Friedrich Meier
»High-res phot of Gerald Böse

About dimedis
dimedis stands for digital media distribution. Founded 1996 in Cologne, the software company is specialized in trade fair- and digital signage solutions. FairMate is a visitor management solution and kompas a digital signage and wayfinding system. The customers are amongst others Messe Düsseldorf, Koelnmesse, Stockholmsmässan, Messe Stuttgart, Reed Exibitions Deutschland, Westfalenhallen Dortmund, a chain of supermarkets in France called "Casino" and shopping malls from ECE, SEC and mfi. 50 employees currently work for dimedis.
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About FairMate
The FairMate family of products offers intelligent customer relationsship and visitor management for trade fairs, conventions, events and exhibitions of all sizes. The FairMate range of products revolves around a central database and includes an online shop, a mobile shop, Passbook ticket support and tools for data analysis as well as cash registers, self-service counters and visitor admission terminals on site. FairMate covers every aspect of visitor management: Online ticket sales, fast admission on site and comprehensive statistical data at any given time.
FairMate is used successfully in several trade fairs all over the world. Customers like Stockholmsmässan, Reed Exhibitions Germany, Messe Düsseldorf, Messe Stuttgart, Westfalenhallen Dortmund and Koelnmesse rely on FairMate.
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About Koelnmesse
Koelnmesse is the number one exhibition centre for about 25 sectors, for which the company organises the world’s leading trade fairs. The most well known of these events include Anuga in the food sector; imm cologne, the International Furnishing Show; gamescom, the trade fair for computer and video games; and photokina, the world’s leading trade fair for the photographic and imaging sector. Koelnmesse organises and conducts more than 80 trade fairs, exhibitions, guest events, and special events in Cologne and in the world's most important markets. 2.7 million visitors from 211 countries and around 49,000 exhibitors from 117
countries regularly take part in the events. The Cologne exhibition centre –  with its 284,000 m² of exhibition space the fifth largest facility of its kind in the world –  is just a stone’s throw away from the centre of Cologne and has excellent connections to the German and international transport networks. The company’s trade fairs are among the most internationally diverse in the world, with an average of over 70 per cent of exhibitors and more than a third of visitors coming from outside of Germany.

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