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  • World Pathologists' Congress in 2016 in the Congress Center of Koelnmesse © Axel Schulten
    World Pathologists' Congress in 2016 in the Congress Center of Koelnmesse © Axel Schulten

Conventions in Cologne: 169 venues with space for your ideas. World-renown conventions and trade fairs take place on the banks of the Rhine in the middle of Cologne – at the world’s sixth largest exhibition centre with its views of the Cathedral. The Rhine Metropolis not only offers a charming mix of tradition and modernity but is also ideally situated: Three airports (Cologne/Bonn, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt) and the Benelux countries are within easy reach, plus some 17 million people all live and work within 100 km radius of the city – something ...

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Conventions in Cologne: 169 venues with space for your ideas.
World-renown conventions and trade fairs take place on the banks of the Rhine in the middle of Cologne – at the world’s sixth largest exhibition centre with its views of the Cathedral. The Rhine Metropolis not only offers a charming mix of tradition and modernity but is also ideally situated: Three airports (Cologne/Bonn, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt) and the Benelux countries are within easy reach, plus some 17 million people all live and work within 100 km radius of the city – something that make Cologne an incredibly favourable proposition for organisers and visitors alike!


nice to know. facts for your perfect planning.

  • 169 venues with space for your ideas
  • Direct access to high-speed trains from the Congress Centre at the Cologne trade fair ground
  • With 20,000 seats, the LANXESS arena is Europe‘s largest multifunctional hall
  • The RheinEnergieSTADION offers seating for 50,000 people
  • Ranging from the traditional to the modern and taking in inspiring industrial venues with capacities of up to 3,000, Cologne boasts a broad spectrum of special event locations
  • Germany’s oldest conference venue is located in the Old Town
  • Large fleet of event ships on the Rhine
  • Green conference oases in the surrounding area

Hotels

  • 300 hotels with 31,000 beds
  • 150 of which are within 3 km of Cologne Cathedral
  • 55 conference hotels

In Cologne nothing is very far away. In the city centre are lots of things – the Congress Centre, the Exhibition Centre, the Old City with its cafes, sights  shops and numerous hotels – are easily reached on foot. Enjoy your stroll!

Approximately 48,700 events attended by a total of 3.82 million participants were held in Cologne in 2016. Key business sectors for event organisers are: banking / insurance, medicine / pharmaceuticals, communications and IT. Source: TagungsBarometer Köln 2016

Read our interviews and find out exactly what currently taking root in Cologne’s business sector and scientific research landscape.

Meeting calender – an overview about conventions in Cologne

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Meeting Point Cologne

Cologne and its surrounding areas boast a long trading and industrial tradition. All in all, it’s home to a future-proof mix of industries. Find out more in our section ‚Meeting Point Cologne’.

We would be pleased to send you the "Meeting Point Cologne" as a print brochure.