dmexco 2021

Advertising Marketing Paper and printing industry Media production
Sep 7, 2021 - Sep 8, 2021
Important: dmexco 2021 will take place digitally!
Messe Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Messeplatz 1
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The Digital Marketing Expo & Conference 2021 will bring together key innovators and members of the media and marketing sector. The latest appointment of the fair – DMEXCO @home 2020 – was an important milestone as its first fully digital edition and the continued influence of the COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated the decision to host DMEXCO 2021 as the show's second fully virtual edition. DMEXCO@home will make its return on 7 and 8 September 2021.

Over 1,000 exhibitors participate in DMEXCO every year, creating a showcase that encapsulates the entire digital marketing ecosystem. From technological giants to the most forward-thinking newcomers, a variety of professionals and corporate entities present their innovative solutions in the areas of advertising, broadcasting, content-creation and more. With about 40,000 professionals from all levels expected to attend, DMEXCO 2021 will be filled with opportunities for networking, discussion and lead generation.

Not only offering a comprehensive exhibition, the two days of DMEXCO also feature a rich supporting programme with the participation of global experts. Through the DMEXCO Conferences, seminars, and masterclasses at the WorkLabs, businesses can learn how to reach their media goals, discover the leading trends and come together to chart the future of the industry.


Although it was established just over 10 years ago, dmexco has become the most influential business and information platform in the world of digital economy. Scheduled on 7 - 8 September, dmexco 2021 will bring together over 1000 exhibitors and more than 41,000 visitors. Half of these decision makers will come from abroad, confirming the international character of the event.

Who can you meet there

Professionals visiting dmexco 2021 represent various sectors - from creative and media through advertising and marketing to technology. The biggest brands in the global digital economy take part in the event every year, joined by young start-up leaders. Key influencers and visionaries in the industry take the stage as speakers.

Past editions

What makes it special

The 2 trade fair and conference days are full of marketing ideas, trend predictions, strategies and deals. With focus on dialogue, dmexco is a catalyst for innovation and growth. The Start-up Village at dmexco connects young media, marketing and tech companies with potential customers, investors and associates. The World of Experience’s focal points are connected products and consumer experience.

What is new for dmexco 2021

"Setting new priorities" is the motto of dmexco 2021, demonstrating the show's aim to answer major questions like what role does digitalisation play in the post-COVID world and what priorities the digital industry should set for its future. Sustainability, digital platforms, intelligent infrastructures, and new work will be among the key topics discussed at the upcoming dmexco.

Quick info

Organiser:Koelnmesse GmbH
Frequency:every year
Next Edition:dmexco 2022 
Sectors: Advertising | Marketing | Paper and printing industry | Media production
Visitors:Tickets for dmexco
Exhibitors:Exhibitor registration

Important facts

  • 1000+ exhibitors in 2018
  • 550+ speakers
  • 41,000+ visitors
  • 19 stages
  • 250+ hours of programme
Trade fair location
Messe Cologne location map

Messe Cologne

Messeplatz 1, Cologne, Germany
Coordinates: 50.94666 , 6.9833

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