Convention statistics - TagungsBarometer Cologne 2019
Cologne Convention Bureau (CCB) publishes TagungsBarometer (Conference Barometer) for 2019
53,397 events (+1.2 per cent) with 4.44 million participants (+2.2 per cent)
Main international source markets: UK, USA, Netherlands
The more than 53,000 events held in Cologne in 2019 represent a 1.2 per cent increase compared to the previous year. The number of participants rose by 2.2 per cent to a total of 4.44 million. The number of event venues also increased slightly, by three, to 194.
The growth in the number of events and participants shows that Cologne continues to be in great demand as a convention destination. According to the survey, the number of organizers has increased from the regions South (+2 percentage points) and West (+4 percentage points) as well as from abroad (+2 percentage points).
Compared to the previous year, there was a change in the most important source markets for the MICE segment in Cologne. The UK and the USA continue to be in first and second place, respectively, and the Netherlands rose to third place, pushing Austria down to fourth.
The sectors of the organizers remain unchanged from the prior year: banking and insurance are still the most important sectors, followed by medical and pharmaceutical companies. Communication companies are in third place.
These figures are based on the results of the current TagungsBarometer (Conference Barometer), a survey of convention centres, conference hotels and event locations that is conducted regularly by the Cologne Convention Bureau (CCB) in cooperation with the Europäisches Institut für TagungsWirtschaft (EITW).
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