Organize your participation
This overview is intended to provide exhibitors and stand constructors with a brief summary of all questions and issues relating to stand construction. All exhibitors must check whether their stand requires official approval or not. Approval is based on whether the technical guidelines of Exhibition Centre Cologne and the design specifications of the FIBO's organizers have been adheredto.
Please also take note of the regulations for light effects and sound equipment.
Please send two copies of the documentation (in English or German) at least 8 weeks before the start of the trade fair (15 February 2018) by post to:
Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH, Project FIBO, Völklinger Straße 4, 40219 Düsseldorf, Germany or mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Earlier Setup, chargeable
Thursday, April 5th, 2018, 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday, April 6th, 2018, 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Please apply in the Online Service Tool!
Saturday, April 7th, 2018, 7 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Sunday, April 8th, 2018, 0.00 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Monday, April 9th, 2018, 0.00 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Tuesday, April 10th, 2018, 0.00 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Wednesday, April 11th, 2018, 0.00 a.m. - 4 p.m.
After the official end of assembly on Wednesday, April 11th 2018, no further constructions are allowed! The passages have to be cleared at this time. All vehicles must leave the halls by 3.00 p.m., to 4.00 p.m. little works at the both are allowed.
Sunday, April 15th, 2018, 7.00 p.m. – 12 p.m. (midnight)
Monday, April 16th, 2018, 0.00 a.m. – 12 p.m. (midnight)
Tuesday, April 17th, 2018, 0.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m.
Arrival by Truck
Due to road closures and vehicle weight restrictions in the vicinity of the exhibition centre, special conditions are in effect for trade fair delivery traffic.
Closure of the Zoobrücke bridge for heavy-duty vehicles over 30 tons
Cologne's Zoobrücke bridge has been closed to heavy-duty vehicles over 30 tons gross vehicle weight. Please use the detour routes that have been posted by the city of Cologne.
Closure of the Grenzstraße street tunnel for trucks over 7.5 tons
The Grenzstraße street tunnel, which is located on the city motorway between the Zoobrücke bridge and the Cologne-Ost motorway interchange, has been closed to trucks over 7.5 tons until further notice. Therefore, please take the Köln-Buchforst exit and follow the posted detour route. This will take you to Frankfurter Straße, then onto the Vingster Ring and from there onto the eastern connecting motorway (A559) in the direction of the exhibition centre. As an alternative, you can take the A4 to the Gremberg interchange, which will also lead you onto the eastern connecting motorway (A559).
Do you want to have a meeting or presentation during the show without disturbance? The exhibition centre Cologne offers a manifold variety of conference rooms. Please do not hesitate to contact Anja Heßmer per telephone +49 211 90191-359 or per email email@example.com.
Our official partner 'STANDout' offers you attractive shell scheme alternatives for your stand at FIBO. There are three different types of schell schemes.
The more uniquely you design your space, the more you will catch the visitors' eye. Offer your customers a memorable experience.
There are no limits to your creativity and ideas when it comes to turning your wishes into reality. The trade fair booth is your company’s business card and will leave an impression on the customer. To offer you the greatest possible convenience, STANDout will handle the coordination and execution for you.
You will receive everything from one source.
The benefits include
- a conventional construction
- an individual setup and design with various elements and materials
- a harmonious appearance with a unique effect
- more creative possibilities and an eye-catching design
- very individual customization for the exhibiting company
- specific in form and functionality
Following a thorough consultation, you can choose between a complete booth concept or a booth in a system construction that is customized for your company.
STANDout uses state-of-the-art technology throughout the construction process. Executing your marketing strategies while staying within budget is our top priority. Engineered by STANDout, transparent for you.
The system construction gives you a cost-efficient and functional version of a trade fair booth.
The benefits include
- the systems distinguish themselves in terms of shape, appearance, and possible uses
- multiple uses are worth considering from an economical perspective
- a system booth can be set up quickly and flexibly
- expansions and adaptations can be completed instantly
- the booth’s color scheme can be varied with different panel elements
- storage and transport are easy to handle and plan for
The FIBO Innovation & Trend Award is the most important European award for the fitness, wellness and health industry – and a one-of-a-kind opportunity to make your innovations the centre of attention at the world’s biggest fitness fair.
In 2018 the reconstituted panel will be selecting winners from the categories Health/Prevention, Digital Fitness, Start-up, Lifestyle / Life Balance / Wellness and Performance – areas that are extremely relevant in the industry today.
Registering your innovations for the FIBO Innovation & Trend Award is easy:
- Log in to the online service centre
- Select “Products” from the top menu bar.
- Go to “Enter product information”.
- You can either select the blue “plus” icon and add a new product, or you can edit an existing product by selecting the “pencil” icon.
- Select “Nominate a product for the award”.
- Select the appropriate categories.
- Fill in all of the necessary information and upload a good picture of the product.
Here you can find the participation guidelines for FIBO Innovation & Trend Award.
Please note that the deadline for submissions is 31 January 2018. Unfortunately we cannot accept any submissions received after this date.
We look forward to receiving your products and innovations. If you have any questions about your participation at any time, please contact Ms. Eva-Maria Geef by phone on +49 (0) 2161 / 5493676 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org – she will be happy to assist you.
Be it body scans, bioimpedance measurements, coordination tests or physiological measurements – without sound fitness diagnostics and regular health check-ups, successful and healthy training is impossible.
That is why fitness diagnostics will be given an entirely new and one-of-a-kind platform at FIBO 2018 on 13 and 14 April:
The “Anamnesis Parcours” fitness diagnostics – comprising six stations – will be set up in the Konrad-Adenauer Hall in CC North, where it will offer a unique and relaxed setting in which fitness diagnostics equipment can be presented and talks with customers can be held.
Here you can find more information about the Anamnesis-Parcours.
The FIBO trade show management in the Service–Center North on the Boulevard is opened during the following opening hours:
Monday 9 April 2018 8.00 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Tuesday 10 April 2018 8.00 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Wednesday 11 April 2018 8.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m.
Thursday 12 April 2018 8.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m.
Friday 13 April 2018 8.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m.
Saturday 14 April 2018 8.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m.
Sunday 15 April 2018 8.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m.
Please note that there is no office of Koelnmesse on–site. If you have technical questions or problems please contact the respective hall caretaker. The offices at the entrances of the halls are open during the entire assembling, trade show and dismantling time.