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Here are the eleven UK companies booked in so far.

A & J Europe Manufacturing Ltd

Adcal Labels Ltd.

Bicycle Association of Great Britain Ltd.

Carradice of Nelson Ltd.

Clarks Cable Systems

Eurolight Marketing Ltd.

Fibrax Ltd.

Powabyke Ltd


Universal Cycles PLC

Weldtite Products Ltd.

More will follow. And as this is the show where Shimano is showing the only major Euro, ie German, show they are doing this year IFMA is going to be the key European trade event in 2000.

15th to 18th September 2000



Opening hours:

daily from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Hall and display area:

Halls 12 and 13, gross display area: 66,000 m_


Entrance Eastern Halls/Congress Centre East (Halls 13 and 14)

Participation 2000:

Around 740 firms from 37 countries,

Foreign participation: some 460 firms

Visitors 1999:

40,046 visitors from 65 countries

Abroad: 6,934 visitors

Accommodation agencies:

KölnMesse Service GmbH,

Fax: +49/[0]221/821-3409


Cologne Tourism Office

Unter Fettenhennen 19, D-50667 Cologne

Fax: +49/[0]221/221-23320


Airport links:

Cologne/Bonn Airport: 20 minutes by airport bus (route 170) to the exhibition centre bus station (Osthallen),

Düsseldorf Airport: 50 minutes by KölnMesse bus to the exhibition centre bus station (Osthallen),

Access by car:

The exhibition grounds can be accessed directly via the motorway feeder service from the Cologne motorway ring, into which 10 European motorways link parking spaces for 14,500 cars are available at the exhibition grounds a shuttle-bus service carries visitors to and from the exhibition halls.

Access by rail:

One of Europe's busiest rail routes runs directly past Cologne's exhibition grounds. With 1.300 rail movements daily, Cologne Main Station is also one of Europe's busiest stations.

KölnMesse ferry:

Direct ferry link across the Rhine between main station/ cathedral and the exhibition grounds.

City rail shuttle:

The "KölnMesse" Express (route 14) tram service runs between the Hauptbahnhof/Dom stop via Neumarkt to the Eastern Halls/Congress Centre East entrance (Halls 13/14)

Free use of local public transport services:

The ifma Cologne 2000 admission ticket entitles exhibitors and visitors to use all local public transport services in and around Cologne (including the Cologne/Bonn airport bus) free of charge. Excluded from this offer are the Deutsche Bahn AG's rail services for which supplementary charges are payable.


The electronic KÖlner-BEsucher-Informations-System (Cologne Visitor Information System) provides guests with quick and easy orientation guidance around the exhibition halls, information about exhibitors and, if required, an individually tailored route plan through the halls.

More information:

KölnMesse GmbH

Postfach 21 07 60, 50532 Köln/GERMANY

EXHIBITORS: Andrea Friese

Phone: +49/[0]221/821-2576

Fax: +49/[0]221/821-3003


VISITORS: Hildegard König

Phone: +49/[0]221/821-2449

Fax: +49/[0]221/821-3905


Other useful websites:

Cologne/Bonn Airport

German Railways (Überregionaler Schienenverkehr)

Düsseldorf airport

Traffic-Cams in Cologne


German Tourist Office

Hotel Reservation Service

Köln Tourist Office


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