K2016: online ticket shop open; customised offers for travel and accommodation


Tickets for the industry’s largest plastics fair K2016, to be held from 19-26 October in Düsseldorf, Germany, are now available online at www.k-online.com. The eTicket offers dual benefits, as it saves time and money, says the organiser Messe Düsseldorf. Visitors can purchase their tickets online, print them out on their own printers or download them as codes, and then travel free of charge to the trade fair by bus and rail. The eTicket is also much cheaper than tickets bought on site. The 1-day ticket thus costs EUR49, while the price over the counter in Düsseldorf is EUR65. The 3-day ticket can be had for EUR108 online, and for EUR135 over the counter.

As those who travel frequently to the triennially-held show would know, accommodation has to be booked months, or even years in advance, from past experience. But the organiser says the pressure in the hotel sector has eased further. Within Düsseldorf’s boundaries alone, some 1,000 new hotel beds have been created in the last few years, and in the neighbouring cities (e.g. Essen, Krefeld, Mönchengladbach and Wuppertal) these are joined by another 900 beds. In the Düsseldorf region, roughly 79,000 hotel beds are currently available. Thus, the organiser says anyone still looking for accommodation during K2016 is well advised to make use of the services of Düsseldorf Marketing & Tourismus GmbH (DMT). This subsidiary of the city has the best overview of the hotels and private rooms available in Düsseldorf and environs, it says. DMT has put together its entire package of services for K2016 online: http://business.duesseldorf-tourismus.de/messe/K/

On top this comes an attractive offer from Messe Düsseldorf, Deutsche Bahn and DMT specifically for visitors to K2016 from all over Germany: the price of the special return ticket (tied to specific trains and as long as stocks last) to Düsseldorf is:

  • EUR99, 2nd class
  • EUR159, 1st class

This offer is available online for about three months before the fair opens.

K2016 is open daily from 10.00 am to 6.30 pm. All admission tickets entitle the holder to free travel to and from the fair by bus, tram/metro and trains within the VRR and VRS integrated transport systems (2nd class, surcharge-free trains only). Further information on the transport network can be found at www.vrr.de and www.vrs-info.de

At K2016, over 3,000 international exhibitors will be presenting their latest developments in the areas of machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industry, raw materials and auxiliaries, and semi-finished products, technical parts and reinforced plastics. Some 200,000 trade visitors from all over the world are expected at the trade fair, which was last held in 2013.


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