CARBON EXPO 2005: Representatives from the Entire International Carbon Market to Meet in Cologne

Ideal business platform for participants in the global carbon market - Around 100 exhibitors expected

Cologne - Following its successful premiere in June 2004, CARBON EXPO - Global Carbon Market Fair & Conference - will continue to build on its leading role in 2005 as the world's only fair and conference for emissions trading and the carbon market. The organizers - the World Bank, the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) and Koelnmesse - expect that the event will attract around 100 exhibitors from over 20 countries to Cologne, representing an increase of almost 100 per cent compared to last year (50 exhibitors). The exhibitors will include consulting firms, banks, legal consultants, issuers of certificates/ verification, institutions, project developers, trading platforms, financial service providers, suppliers of software and technology, suppliers of emissions certificates and companies and government representatives from developing countries. At the international forum, these exhibitors will present services and products for an effective emissions market and state-of-the-art technology for the reduction of carbon emissions to trade visitors from all over the world. About 1,000 participants are expected at CARBON EXPO 2005. CARBON

EXPO May 11 - 13, 2005

Holger Büth

phone: + 49 221 821-2368

fax: + 49 221 821-2153

e-mail: h.bueth@koelnmesse.de

Koelnmesse GmbH

Messeplatz 1,

50679 Köln

P.O. Box 21 07 60

50532 Köln,


Tel. + 49 221 821-0

Fax + 49 221 821-2574




Jochen Witt

(President and Chief Executive Officer)

Wolfgang Kranz

Oliver P. Kuhrt

Herbert Marner

Dr. Gerd Weber

Chairman of the Supervisory Board:

Mayor of the City of Cologne

Fritz Schramma

Headquarters and place of jurisdiction:

Cologne District Court Cologne, HRB 952