DMEXCO 2023: Parties and events guide

Written by Raquel Ríos Dafonte - Marketing Specialist at Techsoulogy
Created Aug 25, 2023 - Updated Sep 06, 2023 | 4 min read
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(Guide to be continuously updated until DMEXCO 2023) The countdown has begun for DMEXCO 2023, one of the most important events in Europe’s advertising and digital marketing industry, not only due to the presentations and all the inspiration that arises from the Koelnmesse exhibition and fair center between September 20 and 21 but especially for the afternoon and evening networking sessions held that week all over the city of Cologne.

In this guide, we have compiled a list of the unmissable DMEXCO 2023 parties and events if you want to get the most out of networking and forging new connections with industry partners. We will be updating the list as new events are announced until the date of DMEXCO, so do not forget to save the URL to stay up to date.

The list is organized in chronological order to make it much easier for you to plan and enjoy DMEXCO 2023 to the fullest.

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We will be at DMEXCO Cologne 2023 (Sep 20 – 21)


BE.THE Future is one of the first community events on the eve of DMEXCO 2023. It promises a unique atmosphere of keynote speeches and networking on digital technologies and examples of practical applications. 

The information to attend is:

  • Date: Tuesday, September 19
  • Time: 1-12 pm CEST
  • Location: DOCK2 Hafenstr. 1 D-51063, Köln
  • Ticket information

Kickstart DMEXCO with a BBQ

Organized by eyeo in their Cologne offices, this barbecue is one of the earliest events to emerge at DMEXCO 2023. The event will begin at six o’clock in the afternoon on Tuesday, September 19.

Here are all the details:

  • Date: Tuesday, September 19
  • Time: 6-11 pm CEST
  • Location: eyeo GmbH Lichtstraße 25 50825 Köln
  • Ticket information

Equativ & ShowHeroes’ Pre-DMEXCO Party 2023

Another event that also begins at 6pm on September 19 is Equativ & ShowHeroes’ Pre-DMEXCO Party 2023, a networking party before the two busy days of DMEXCO.

Here’s the information you need:

  • Date: Tuesday, September 19
  • Time: 6pm CEST
  • Location: Hostel | die wohngemeinschaft Köln Richard-Wagner-Straße 39 50674 Köln Germany
  • Ticket information 

Smarketer Roadshow Microsoft

Another event onTuesday, September 19 is the Smarketer Roadshow at the Microsoft office in Cologne. An evening for presentations, networking, food and drinks.

This is the information to attend:

  • Date: Tuesday, September 19
  • Time: 6-10 pm CEST
  • Location: Microsoft Office, Holzmarkt 2, 50676 Köln
  • Ticket information

Mollie x Shopware Developer Meetup

Right before DMEXCO, Mollie and Shopware are hosting a community pre-event in Cologne to meet and connect with teams from both companies.

These are the details:

  • Date: Tuesday, September 19
  • Time: 6-10 pm CEST
  • Location: Zoogarage Stammheimer Str. 9 · Köln
  • Ticket information

Drinks with Loopme

LoopMe is another company hosting a DMEXCO opening party with food and drinks. If you want to attend, here are the details:

  • Date: Tuesday, September 19
  • Time: 6-8 pm CEST
  • Location: Brauerei zur Malzmühle, Heumarkt 6, 50667 Köln
  • Ticket information

DMEXCO Kickoff Drinks

Also on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, one day before the congress officially begins, the DEMXCO 2023 Happy Hour will be held. An ideal occasion to begin to meet the attendees face-to-face while providing and sharing impressions.

Here is the information to attend:

  • Date: Tuesday, September 19
  • Time: 6:30 pm CEST
  • Location: Craftbeer Corner, Martinstraße 32, Köln, NRW
  • Ticket information

Pre-DMEXCO Dinner

The third event on the list for the afternoon of Tuesday 19 is the Pre-DMEXCO Dinner. It will start from six-thirty and run until midnight.

Here are the details to attend:

  • Date: Tuesday, September 19
  • Time: 6:30-12 pm CEST
  • Location: Brauwelt Köln Kalker Hauptstraße 260 51103 Köln Germany
  • Ticket information


Cleverbridge and CoreMedia look forward to welcoming you to this exclusive VIP Pre-DMEXCO cocktail party. An opportunity for valuable insights, fun and exclusive networking for executive, C-level, VP and Director attendees.

These are the details to attend:

  • Date: Tuesday, September 19
  • Time: 6.30-10 pm CEST
  • Location: Cleverbridge, Gereonstraße 43 50670, Köln
  • Ticket information


DoubleVerify invites digital media and advertising experts to a cocktail party the day before DMEXCO 2023 to discuss on trending topics such as attention, AI, streaming and CTV.

This is the information to attend: 

  • Date: Tuesday, September 19
  • Time: 7-10 pm CEST
  • Location: Little Link Maastrichter Str. 20, 50672 Köln
  • Ticket information


MMA Germany, Verve Group, AppsFlyer, Moloco and Upday are hosting their annual PREMEXCO 2023 party and here’s the information you need to attend:

  • Date: Tuesday, September 19
  • Time: 7.30-11.30 pm CEST
  • Location: Zum scheuen Reh Hans-Böckler-Platz 2, Köln
  • Ticket information

Cocktails & Commerce

You can also join the exclusive pre-networking event organized by Actindo, Sinch Engage, minubo and trbo on Tuesday afternoon.

Here are the details:

  • Date: Tuesday, September 19
  • Time: 7.30-10 pm CEST
  • Location: Woods Bar, Friesenstraße 49, 50670 Köln
  • Ticket information


On the evening of the 19th, from 8 pm, the DMEXCO x Via Drinks will be held, a party that returns for another year to promote networking among international industry colleagues.

All the information to attend DMEXCO X Via Drinks 2023:

  • Date: Tuesday, September 19
  • Time: 8-12 pm CEST
  • Location: Keulen TBA 1234NTB Keulen Germany
  • Ticket information

Shopware Agency Lunch

Taboola Happy Hour

Yext Digital Experience Platform Party

Another opportunity to network with marketing peers and enjoy a drink at DMEXCO is Yext Digital Experience Platform party.

Here’s the information:

  • Date: Wednesday, September 20
  • Time: 5 pm CEST
  • Location: Hall 07 Booth D028 – C021 Koelnmesse, Köln
  • Ticket information

Pimcore Alpine Fusion Party

Pimcore Alpine Fusion Party promises to throw a bash that’ll rock the Alps with the best electronic and party music.

Here are the details: 

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OMClub is a DMEXCO classic. Since it was first organized in 2008, more than 3,000 guests from the online marketing industry enjoy what the organizers themselves call “the craziest party at DMEXCO” every year.

The motto of OMCLUB 2023 is “Beyond Illusions”, and these are the details released to date:

  • Date: Wednesday, September 20
  • Time: to be confirmed
  • Location: Bootshaus Club, Auenweg 173, 51063 Köln
  • Ticket information


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