Extensive provision of services not just procurement
This has been a main aim since the founding of the EUROBAUSTOFF FORUM in 2010. Moving away from pure procurement management, to service providers who offer a wide range of services. The EUROBAUSTOFF FORUM created the appropriate platform to achieve this aim. EUROBAUSTOFF business partners can marvel at innovative products, make connections with service providers from the transport, logistics and advertising industries, be inspired by exhibition samples or learn from our specialist presentations.
The forum in previous years
In the meantime, the EUROBAUSTOFF FORUM can look back on many successful years. Visitor and exhibitor numbers have steadily increased since the first exhibition in 2010. Most recently, in 2015, more than 10,000 visitors attended the FORUM to admire innovative new products and exhibitions, which were showcased in three exhibition halls totalling over 40,000 m² of exhibition space.
The forum is now not only a meeting and discussion platform for business partners and their employees, but it has also become one of the most important industry events alongside the construction trade fair in Munich.
The idea behind the Order Trade Fair
Following the 2011 FORUM, it was clear that in addition to the existing exhibition, a solely ordering event was required in a smaller setting. This allows business partners to focus even more on exhibitors and suppliers from the retail sector.
To achieve this aim, the EUROBAUSTOFF FORUM Ordering + Concepts was created. This forum always has just one focus. As in 2012 and 2014, the 2016 Order Trade Fair focused on specialist retailers, gardening and hardware stores. The FORUM Ordering + Concepts alternates yearly with the regular exhibition.
Venue – Cologne
The Cologne atmosphere is truly unique, this vibrant city on the Rhine captivates visitors with its long-standing traditions and international hospitality. Business partners can combine their visit to the EUROBAUSTOFF FORUM with a trip to a very special city and the world-famous sights and experience Cologne’s characteristic feeling for life. Cologne is the city of carnival kisses and lively carnival speeches, the cathedral and many brewhouses. The entire city pulsates with life, it's forward-thinking and modern and yet their traditions remain. In short: Cologne is a beautiful and exciting city, which is definitely worth a visit.
The EUROBAUSTOFF FORUM – the eighth time in Cologne
This year the EUROBAUSTOFF exhibition is being held for the eighth time in the city on the Rhine. In addition to attending the top industry event, many more attractions await to be discovered by our business partners including the cathedral, the famous landmark of Cologne, great shopping opportunities and the numerous traditional brewhouses, which tempt you to visit with their Kölsch beer and delicious Halve Hahn (the Rhineland version of a ploughman's). But above all, it is the people of Cologne’s characteristic feeling for life that fascinates every visitor. This inspired the musical group Höhner’s most famous song: “Hey Kölle – du bes e Jeföhl!” (Hey Cologne, you’re a feeling!).
A special feeling for life
And so that you can also join in with this Cologne “feeling for life”, here is the Cologne constitution, article 10, which aptly describes the idiosyncrasies of these joyful and unique people: Cologne's Constitution..
We are looking forward to your visit to Cologne and to the exciting time you will have in this vibrant city, which delights visitors with its lust for life, hospitality, idiosyncrasies and traditions.
Koelnmesse, Messeplatz 1, 50679 Köln, North entrance