July 11 2012.

Fully three months before INTERMOT Cologne, which starts on 3rd October 2012, the countdown has begun for the final adjustments to the stand placements for exhibiting companies and for alterations to the supporting programme.

"The structure of the event is set," says Christoph Werner, Vice President of Trade Fair Management at Koelnmesse and responsible for INTERMOT. "The layout of the halls has been planned and almost all of the exhibiting companies have been allocated their stand areas. Now it's only about nuances, agreements on questions of construction and, of course, about organizational details for the supporting programme. Otherwise, we're already pretty well prepared at this point for INTERMOT Cologne."

Once again over 1,000 exhibiting companies from around 40 countries are expected to come to INTERMOT Cologne from 3rd to 7th October 2012. Exhibitors will be premiering new products and innovations in motorcycles, scooters, lightweight and small motorbikes, bicycles, electric mobility, clothing and accessories.

INTERMOT Cologne is staged by Koelnmesse GmbH. The event's conceptual sponsor is the German Motorcycle Industry Association (IVM), which is based in Essen.

INTERMOT Cologne 2012 will take place in Halls 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.1 of the Koelnmesse exhibition centre and will occupy a total gross exhibition space of about 110,000 m². The successful concept of distributing the market leaders throughout all of the halls is being implemented once again this year. This arrangement guarantees a continuous flow of visitors to all areas of the fair. Honda will be exhibiting for the first time in Hall 9, together with Harley-Davidson, KTM and Triumph. Ducati, Kawasaki, Peugeot, Hyosung, Kymco and Kreidler be the prominent exhibitors in Hall 8. The Piaggio Group, which includes Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio and Vespa will join Suzuki and BRP with exhibits in Hall 7. BMW alongside Husqvarna, Yamaha, Victory, Royal Enfield and Sym will be showing their new products and models in Hall 6. And Hall 5 will be dedicated to exhibitors for electromobility. This is where the INTERMOT e-motion area will be concentrated. Motorcycle fans will find special shows and indoor events in Hall 10.1. Themes there will include touring, sport and customizing. The special show "Motor Britannia" featuring British bike culture and a "real" ACE Café will also be in Hall 10.1, offering visitors an absolutely authentic environment with a unique character.

INTERMOT Cologne will be open to visitors from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily from 3rd to 7th October 2012, and until 8:00 p.m. on 5th October 2012. Admission for children 11 years of age and under is free, teens aged 12 to 17 pay only €2.50. Students aged 18 and over can visit the fascinating world of motorcycles and scooters for only €6. Adults who have a biker card (available from specialist retailers) pay €10 admission, and a normal day ticket costs €14. Tickets can also be purchased in advance at the online ticket shop at

Admission tickets are valid as travel tickets for public transportation operated by the Cologne Transport Authority (KVB), the Rhine-Sieg Transport Authority (VRS) and throughout the entire area served by the Rhine-Ruhr Transport Authority (VRR). Use Park & Ride for affordable, relaxing transportation to INTERMOT Cologne 2012.

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