International trade fair for secure communications – 27 to 29 November 2018 at Koelnmesse

The PMRExpo is the leading European convention on secure communications and has firmly established itself as the chief industry meetup for specialized audiences, experts and companies. In its 18th year, the professional exhibition will host exhibitors and visitors from all over the world from November 27 to 29 2018 at Koelnmesse.

The international exhibition is complemented by a comprehensive conference programme with a professional focus – in this year for the first time with the “Secure Communications Summits” and the symposium “Secure Communications for the Energy Industry”, as well as interesting professional forums, varying daily. Look forward to it!

Programme 2018

Our conferece programme has undergone a ´facelift´ this year.
Find out more about the reason why and benefits in the current press release.

Secure Communications Summit

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 10:30 to 16:30
Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 10:00 to 16:30

Focus Command and Control Centres:

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 09:00 to 15:30

The Secure Communications Summit offers – as its name offers – three days of top-level presentations on the topic of secure communication for professional users and further current command and control centre topics!

Look forward to these topics:

  • Shared Networks and Campus Solutions: One grid, many users and one solution?
  • Smart City between logistics and emergency: Where is secure communication needed?
  • Digitalisation and Industry 4.0: Economic security through secure communication
  • Challenge increase of public transportation density – how secure communication can help
  • Current challenges in Indoor Radio Coverage
  • Critical infrastructures as a target: Defence and cyber security
  • The last metres: Everything Bluetooth, everything secure?
  • Operation of a command and control centre: Between security and economic efficiency

Specialist Forums

Due to increasing popularity, we are happy to announce that we are able to provide a varied presentation programme in the exhibition again this year.

  • International Public Safety Forum
  • Indoor Coverage Forum
  • Career Forum - Graduates ask, Recruiters reply
  • Specialist Trade Forum
  • Energy Industry Forum


Secure Communications for the Energy Industry

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 09:30 to 17:45

This one-day symposium examines topics from the PMR area specific to utilities. Its intended audience are utilities and energy suppliers.

These topics, amongst others, are planned:

  • Communication Networks for smart grid, current state of debate
  • 5G for the enegry industry
  • KRITIS: security analysis and security concepts according to BSI Basic protection
  • Temporary communication Solutions for the Blackout
  • Future usage of the frequency range 450 MHz - Status Quo, Frameworks for an application



PMRExpo Career

PMRExpo Career is taking off! This year, interested young professionals will gain focused insights in exciting opportunities within the secure communication industry. The On-Site-programme of the PMRExpo Career – Take off! connects companies with students of selected majors. New dialogue formats not only provide participating companies with the opportunity to awaken professional interest, but reach potential new employees at the trade fair.

Through our PMRExpo Career – Job Board at the Career stand and online additionally increases the chance to find qualified professionals amongst the trade fair visitors.


Exhibition Opening and Welcome-Coffee

Herbert Reul, Interior Minister for North Rhine-Westphalia, will officially open PMRExpo on Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 10 am at the Offenbachsaal.
Enjoy a free barista brewed coffee speciality during the opening ceremony!


Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 17:00

Review the first exhibition day with a cool drink and a musical backdrop.

Opening hours fair

27 November 2018      10:00 to 18:00

28 November 2018       09:00 to 18:00

29 November 2018       09:00 to 15:30


Silvia Dabankah

Project Manager

Telephone +49 (0) 69 710 46 87-173
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