You can pay by PayPal or credit card (MasterCard, VISA, American Express) in the Ticket Shop.
Buy tickets for the IDS 2023
The IDS ticket shop will be available here as of the end of 2022. Exclusively digital admission tickets are being issued. The free travel ticket is valid for public transport in the expanded network of the VRS and VRR.
The IDS is a trade fair. Koelnmesse GmbH reserves the right to conduct suitable trade visitor inspections on site.
Children and youths
Children up to the age of 15 years are not admitted to IDS. Children only from a minimum age of 16 years are admitted to the trade fair and pay the price for a Students' day ticket.
It is prohibited to bring dogs and other pets to our fair grounds.
You will receive your free travel ticket in a separate e-mail.
The free travel ticket (2nd class) is valid for public transport in the expanded network of the Rhein Sieg Transportoperated by the Rhein Sieg Transport Authority (VRS) and Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr (VRR) .
Exempted are trains of the Deutsche Bahn AG subject to a surcharge, e.g. the IC/EC or ICE.
The public transport ticket only provides authorization for arrival and departure in the context of a visit to Koelnmesse GmbH within the indicated period of the trade fair. It is non-transferable and only valid in connection with a valid photo identification and an admission ticket of Koelnmesse GmbH.
Further travel information can be found under the rubric Travel and accommodation
The admission process for IDS 2023 in three simple steps
1. You buy a ticket or redeem your digital ticket code
Please register your new Koelnmesse account in the Ticket Shop from the end of 2022. These access data are also valid for access to the trade fair app and the digital event platform IDSconnect.
From end 2022 you can buy your ticket or redeem your digital ticket code in the ticket shop.
2. Download the IDS app
Exclusively digital admission tickets are being issued. It is thus necessary for you to download the IDS app, which is available from the App Store or from the Play Store from the end of 2022.
After registering in the app using the log-in data from your Koelnmesse account, your admission ticket will be displayed automatically in the ticket wallet of the app. It can take up to 10 minutes for the ticket to be displayed after the order has been completed.
3. Arrive at IDS
You will be granted access to the fair grounds on presenting the admission ticket in the IDS app.
The Covid restrictions for trade fairs and events in North Rhine-Westphalia were lifted in April 2022. However, Koelnmesse strongly recommends that you only enter the trade fair grounds if you have been vaccinated against, have recently recovered from or have tested negative for Covid, and that you voluntarily wear a medical mouth nose protection.
If you have a ticket for IDS you can also use IDSconnect. You can log in using your access data from your Koelnmesse account.
Travel to Germany
Cologne is well prepared to welcome its trade fair guests and to offer them the best possible quality of stay, which is also pleasant under the current conditions. Public life is functioning - with strict observance of official regulations and with responsible behavior on the part of citizens and out-of-town guests.
In addition to the presence exhibition, IDS 2023 offers exhibitors and visitors the digital platform IDSconnect. The hybrid approach enables visitors from all over the world, who are unable to travel to the fair, to discover attractive trade fair profiles and products and to get in touch with their contacts via innovative channels. After all, whether at the trade show or in everyday business, a company's success is based on three fundamental building blocks: Inspiration, exchange and business. Where these aspects currently fall short, IDSconnect now opens up additional opportunities. Comprehensive functions make it easy to reach more potential customers, experience trends and presentations on demand, and make valuable contacts completely independent of where you are.