November 5, 2018
As DIGITAL2018 is shortly due to start in Hall 8 at the Cologne Trade Fair Centre, it is important to ask yourself whether or not you have finished with all the necessary preparations. Reason enough for us to summarise a few of the most important points. Please go through the following checklist to be sure you’re fully prepared!
Step 1 – Preparation
✔ DOWNLOAD THE EVENT APP
Be perfectly prepped with the DIGITAL2018 app. All visitors have received an email containing a download link and their personalised access details. It’s as easy as that – download the app ahead of time and benefit from a wide range of features. The app is also available on your respective provider’s app store under the name “DIGITAL2018”.
Your paperless ticket for DIGITAL2018 is integrated into the app itself – quick and easy to find.
✔ PUT TOGETHER MY PLANNER
Ready for digitalisation? Under “Mein Planer” (“My Schedule”), you can put together your personal highlights of DIGITAL2018 – just pick out the agenda items and enter them into “Mein Planer”.
✔ BOOK A GUIDED TOUR
DIGITAL2018 in 30 minutes: the guided tours help give you an overview of all the products and solutions to be presented and experienced at DIGITAL 2018. The tours are offered every half hour and can be booked in advance via the app. Each tour is limited to 16 participants, so seize the opportunity and secure your spot in just one click!
The dress code is smart-casual.
✔ EARLY CHECK-IN
The doors of Hall 8 will be open for visitors to check in early on 06/11/2018 at 5 – 7 p.m. All participants with a badge can enter directly and save themselves a wait on 07/11/2018.
Step 2 – Doors Open
Travelling by car: simply follow the green “Koelnmesse” signs once you’re off the Cologne ring road.
Travelling by public transport: S-Bahn lines S6, S11, S12 and S13 to stop “Köln Messe/Deutz”, or tram lines 3 and 4 to stop “Koelnmesse”.
Parking lots P21 and P8 have been reserved exclusively for DIGITAL2018 visitors, providing 2200 parking spaces in total.
The doors of Hall 8 will be open to DIGITAL2018 visitors from 9 a.m. on both days. After tickets are checked via the DIGITAL2018 app, badges will be given out to visitors for entry. The programme begins on 07/11/2018 at 10 a.m. with the official opening and on 08/11/2018 at 10 a.m., both on their respective stages.
With the DIGITAL2018 app, visitors have everything they need in hand. Anything else can be left in the cloakroom.
✔ HALL OVERVIEWBe in the right place at the right time. The app presents the perfect overview of over 16,000m² of digital market place. All stages and partners are linked in the hall overview so visitors can get to their destination with ease.
DIGITAL2018 partners are offering exclusive workshops on all themes related to digitalisation – all of which can be booked directly on the app.
Step 3 – Stay tuned
✔ DOWNLOAD WIRTSCHAFTSWOCHE MAGAZINE’S APP “BUSINESS INSIGHTS” FOR FREE
All DIGITAL2018 participants can take advantage of 24 months free access to Germany’s leading business magazine and high-quality industry-specific knowledge on telecommunications (normal price €499).
Here’s how it’s done:
- click on the WiWo banner in the Xing ticket
- this opens a landing page for registration
- register to download the app
- start the app and log in
✔ LINKEDIN – STAY IN CONTACT
Join the “DIGITAL-X” group on LinkedIn and benefit from its network. DIGITAL2018 is a starting point for a wide network that can keep the spirit of the event alive until it’s time for DIGITAL2019.
We look forward to seeing you at DIGITAL2018!
your DIGITAL2018 team