It’s been 3 long years since the crème de la crème of advertising descended on Cologne, but the wait is almost over, as DMEXCO 2022 is just around the corner. Even if you’re a seasoned DMEXCO-er, you may feel as though time has muddied the mind and you’ve forgotten everything. If you’re a first timer, we have some bad news – you won’t be jetting off to Cancun. We all know there’s no I in team, but unfortunately for us, there isn’t one in DMEXCO, either.
But fear not – with all that DMEXCO has to offer you’ll forget about the tequila in no time, and we’ve compiled a list of all the best events to attend this year to help you on your way. Whether you’re looking for a high-end networking dinner where the delegate’s watches are insured for more than your house, or a thumping party where you’ll see the sun come up – we got you covered.
But first, if it is your first time, here’s a few of our top tips to get around like a pro:
- Download the DMEXCO app now to access your ticket! Don’t do it in the cab on the way to the messe.
- It’s business casual all the way, but make sure you’re wearing comfortable shoes – there’s more standing involved than a King’s guard.
- If you can walk to the messe, do it. Taxis are a commodity only for the well prepared or the lucky.
- If you’re attending booth parties, don’t just stick to one. Make sure you take a good walk around and experience as much as possible.
- Stages can get busy, so if there’s something you really want to see get there a little early.
- Stay hydrated! Remember, beer doesn’t hydrate as well as water no matter how hard you pray for it.
So, now that the important stuff is settled, here’s how to spend that extra-curricular time this year at DMEXCO.
If you’re going to make the most of DMEXCO, we recommend you’ll need to warm-up with a couple of choice events that will be happening the day before things kick off at the Kölnmesse.
FreeWheel Warm-up Drinks
When: 20th September 2022, 18:00
Where: Rheinloft Cologne, HAUS DES KÖLNER HANDWERKS, Frankenwerft 35, 50667 Köln, Germany
How: See details and Save The Date here.
What: Ease yourself into a hectic few days before DMEXCO kicks off with a few casual drinks. Sip a cocktail with your contacts, enjoy a bite to eat and savor the last of the summer as we raise a glass to the dynamism of our industry!
Data & Drinks: 1st Party Data & CRM Best Practices
When: 20th September 2022, 18:00
Where: Achterdeck im Marienburger Bootshaus, Oberländer Ufer, 50968 Köln, Germany
How: Head to the event homepage here.
What: Get in the mood for the trend topics of 2022 the evening before with BBQ and drinks. You can expect: Impulse presentations, a houseboat and the unique opportunity to exchange ideas with CRM users and marketing professionals in a relaxed atmosphere! You don’t want to spend the evening before in your hotel room? Then secure one of the limited and free places and register directly via the event page.
EVENTS DURING DMEXCO
If you’re 21, or generally lucky enough to not wake up with a headache in desperate need of an aspirin, you’ll now be ready to hit the town and soak up what DMEXCO has to offer. Here are all of our top picks for events during the conference!
Asana After Hours
When: 21st September 2022, 18:30
Where: Hall 6, Booth No. B-030
How: Just turn up!
What: On Wednesday 21st September from 6:30pm until midnight, Asana will be hosting a party at booth B-030 to wrap up Day 1 of DMEXCO! Put on your party hat and join them for an evening of drinks, nibbles, good tunes, and networking. If they can organize a party as well as they can organize your schedule then you’ll be in good hands!
Learn with Erik Siekmann, Dr. Markus Wübben and Martin
When: 21st September 2022, 12:00
Where: KölnSKY, Ottopl. 1, 50679 Köln, Germany
How: Free admission on arrival.
What: Podcast icon and digital transformer Erik Siekmann, together with Martin Twellmeyer and Dr. Markus Wübben, will show you how to master the current challenges of customer retention. Discussions with selected industry experts and a free lunch buffet round off the practical masterclass away from the hustle and bustle of the trade fair.
OMR Aftershow Party
When: 21st September 2022, Late
Where: Boathouse Cologne, Auenweg 173, 51063 Cologne
How: This is not one to miss. Buy your tickets here.
What: The OMR Aftershow is BACK! The line-up is handpicked for maximum hedonistic enjoyment in one of Europe’s top club destinations. It’s said that the best things in life are free; well, put your wallet away because all drinks here are on the house!
When: 21st September 2022, 21:00
Where: HERBRAND’s ehrenfeld, Herbrandstraße 21, 50825 Köln, Germany
How: Enter for the chance to win tickets here.
What: The OMClub has always been an alternative to the official trade-fair party, with one goal. To Party! And after a few years away, this year it’s promised to be THE party of the year! So if that sounds like a bit of you, hen enter the ticket raffle or become a sponsor now!
So that’s our choice of the best events happening at DMEXCO 2019. Think we’ve missed something? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to know what we’re up to this year, see all the information on our activity at https://dmexco.integralads.com