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  • 27.01.2021

    Confex® construction at Koelnmesse to start

    As planned, the construction of the hybrid location Confex® will begin in spring as part of Koelnmesse 3.0. more...
  • Visit Cologne © Axel Schulten KölnTourismus GmbH


    Business destination Cologne ready for events

    Holding trade fairs and congresses in Cologne has been generally permitted once again for some weeks now. The Cologne Convention Bureau has put together a guide to support event planners and enable them to be clear about what is involved in organizing their event in Cologne. more...
  • MPC_2020 © KölnTourismus GmbH, Axel Schulten


    New “Meeting Point Cologne”: Cologne for event planners

    The Cologne Convention Bureau published the "Meeting Point Cologne" for 2020/2021. The publication presents event planners with advantages and facets of Cologne as a congress and conference location. more...
  • Into the crisis from a strong position - serious losses in 2020 © Koelnmesse


    Koelnmesse: Record-breaking year 2019

    Koelnmesse has again surpassed itself with new records in 2019: at 412.7 million euro, sales are more than 15 percent up on the previous record year 2017. more...
  • 27.02.2020

    Cologne’s meeting market continues to grow steadily 2019

    Cologne’s conference and convention market continues to grow steadily. In 2019 a total of 53,397 events (conferences, conventions and other events) were held in Cologne. This corresponds to an increase of 1.2 per cent. more...
  • Panorama Köln Kranhäuser © INTERPIXELS, Shutterstock.com

    Tourism results 2019: Cologne posts record result with 6.6 million overnight stays

    Cologne as a travel destination has achieved another record high in the number of overnight stays. According to IT.NRW, 3.83 million visitors came to Cologne in the tourism year 2019, representing an increase of 3.4 per cent on the prior year. more...
  • 28.01.2020

    Cologne Convention Bureau team realigned

    The Cologne Convention Bureau (CCB), which is part of the Cologne Tourist Board, is heading into the year 2020 in a new constellation. At the turn of the year, Filiz Ük became the head of this unit. In addition, Sandra Aufschnaiter who has been supporting the CCB since the summer of 2019 is now completing the team together with Lea ... more...
  • 11.11.2019

    New CEO for Cologne Tourist Board

    At the beginning of 2020, Dr. Jürgen Martin Amann will become Chief Executive Officer of KölnTourismus GmbH (Cologne Tourist Board), the official tourism organization of the city of Cologne. Amann is currently the Managing Director of Dresden Marketing GmbH and he was the Procurator and Head of Ingolstadt Tourismus und Kongress GmbH ... more...
  • Event planning © KölnTourismus GmbH, Volker Voigt


    New service: Checklists for event planners

    Event planners can now find a set of guidelines at locations.cologne that will help them optimally plan their event. In six steps complete with checklists, planners of a meeting or an evening event are guided through the process of organizing their event. more...
  • Annual Meeting of the international society for health-technology assessment HTA International was Held in the Maritim Hotel in Cologne. © welcome Veranstaltungs GmbH, Dieter Jacobi


    HTA International (HTAi) Annual Meeting in Cologne

    In June 2019 more than 1,200 participants from over 75 countries attended the 16th Annual Meeting of the international society for health-technology assessment HTA International (HTAi). The meeting was held in the Maritim Hotel in Cologne. 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”.