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    New “Meeting Point Cologne”: Cologne for event organizers

    The Cologne Convention Bureau has published the new issue of “Meeting Point Cologne” for 2019/20. This handbook in a magazine style, which is aimed at event organizers and planners from all over the world, presents Cologne as a congress destination on 172 pages. more...
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    Cologne meeting market: Over 50,000 events for the first time

    Cologne’s meeting market has passed the 50,000-event threshold for the first time. A total of 52,747 events (conventions, congresses and other events, +6.5 per cent) with 4.3 million participants (+8.5 per cent) were held last year. The range of event venues grew by 17 locations to 191. Read the summary of the findings here. more...
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    Development of tourism to Cologne in 2018: Moderate growth at a high level

    Moderate growth at a high level: that’s a short summary of Cologne’s successful tourism year 2018. After very positive growth in 2017 and a weaker trade fair year due to the trade fair cycles, there were 3.7 million arrivals and 6.29 million overnight stays in Cologne in 2018. more...
  • Eurowings is the biggest passenger airline at the Cologne Bonn Airport. Eurowings Digital is an investment for the future of the company. © Eurowings


    Eurowings Digital relocates to Cologne Mülheim

    Eurowings Digital, the Cologne-based airline’s digital company, will be located in the Carlswerk building in Cologne Mülheim from spring. The relocationto the Schanzenstrasse is planned for February/March 2019. Within the next three years, a total of 150 digital experts are to find employment there. more...
  • The Ellipse Restaurant, Bar & Lounge forms the focal point of the hotel in the newly designed lobby. © Radisson Blu Hotel, Köln


    Radisson Blu Hotel Cologne celebrates its makeover

    After the complete renovations of the Radisson Blu Hotel in Frankfurt, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cologne now also shines in new splendor. The options for meetings and events in the hotel have increased and the CCB was invited to celebrate the opening. Here, we give an impression of the new design. more...
  • 07.02.2019

    Martim Hotels celebrates 50th anniversary

    The first Maritim Hotel opened in the town of Timmendorfer Strand in 1969 with an innovative concept: offering guests a convention venue and accommodation under one roof. Since 1988, the Maritim Hotel at the Heumarkt has been a fixed point in Cologne as well. This year the hotel chain is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Among other ... more...
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    University of Cologne secures funding for “Excellence Startup Center.NRW“

    The University can now expect up to 30 million euros in funding over the next five years. With its GATEWAY Startup Service, the University of Cologne is already pursuing the goal of significantly increasing the number of its startups and spin-offs - a service that can now be brought to a new level. more...
  • The 25hours Hotel The Circle revitalizes the spacious lobby where people insured by the Gerling Group once paid their premiums. © Steve Herud


    Robot “Robi” guides visitors through the 25hours Hotel The Circle

    The design hotel supports the company Moji in in testing robotic technologies in everyday situations to improve and develop them. The artificially intelligent machine is going to advance its service qualities during the next three years in the hotel. Find the video here. more...
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    Koelnmesse 3.0: The foundation stone has been laid for Hall 1plus

    Plans call for the multipurpose hall, which will have 10,000 m² of floor space, to be commissioned in 2021. The beginning of the Hall 1plus construction operations also marks the start of the construction phase of the Koelnmesse 3.0 investment project, which will cost €700 million and last until 2030. The aim of the project is to ... more...
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    Celebrating 100 years new University of Cologne

    After Napoleon closed the university in the 18th century, it took until 1919 . This year, the new university turns 100 years. The alma mater celebrates the anniversary with an extensive program that we have a look at here. more...

FAQs - Frequently asked questions

What does MICE mean?

The acronym MICE refers to the business travel sector of tourism. It stands for “Meetings”, “Incentives”, “Conventions” and “Exhibitions”.