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Ralph Christoph, Managing Director of the c/o pop Convention, explains on our blog why the event takes place in Cologne and what happens at the Pop Convention.

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Benjamin Beil, an assistant professor at the Institute for Media Culture and Theatre, University of Cologne, talks on our blog about computer games and the gamescom congress.

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Meeting Point Cologne

Cologne Convention Bureau publishes new edition of Meeting Point Cologne.

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Enjoy the advantages of a central location: Just 8 minutes distance to Cologne Cathedral and the old town in the middle of Cologne.

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Not better. different.

New meeting prospects in the Lindner Hotel City Plaza Cologne.

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The "senior" CCB team ® Axel Schulten, KölnTourismus GmbH

Cologne's event market is highly accessible

CCB survey of local event industry on demographic change

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Impressionen von dem E-Sports-Event League of Legends (Riot Games) auf der gamescom 2014. ©Koelnmesse GmbH

Find Cologne event venues with a click

The CCBs new online meeting planner is now available.

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Grand Deluxe Schlafbereich © Excelsior Hotel Ernst Köln

Excelsior Hotel Ernst - Behind the scenes

Gain an exclusive insight into the transformation of a Superior room into one of our 28 brand new Grand Deluxe rooms and suite.

 

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Titel 'Meeting Point Cologne 2015/2016' ©Axel Schulten / KölnTourismus GmbH

The convention destination Cologne is on fire

Meeting Point Cologne emphasizes the city’s variety with the theme “longevity and diversity in Cologne".

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Cologne improves its standing in international conference market ranking

The cathedral city has significantly improved its position in the ICCA ranking — It offers optimal conditions for organizers and participants.

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Hyatt Biergarten © Hyatt Regency Cologne

HYATT REGENCY COLOGNE: New conference offers

The HYATT REGENCY COLOGNE has prepared three new, exclusive conference offers for you.

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KölnKongress: Facts & Figures for the year 2014

KölnKongress can look back on an eventful and successful year in 2014. The Flora reopening and the company’s 20th anniversary were festive and emotional  highlights.

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Special art’otel cologne © art'otel cologne

Plan your event with art'otel today and get four fantastic benefits free of charge for your meeting.

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Meeting Point Cologne ©KölnTourismus GmbH, Axel Schulten

Conventions meet science and business — new brochure presents Cologne's strengths.

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European Design Award comes to Cologne

One of the leading competitions in the European communication design sector has been successfully persuaded to come to Cologne.

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Stephanie Franke, Director Conventions & Marketing, Josef Sommer, Managing Director, Elisabeth Thelen, Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of Cologne Tourist Board

Tourism figures in 2013: Cologne maintains its good position

Once again, more than 5 million overnight stays in Cologne; number of guests rises for the fourth time in a row. Although the number of arrivals has increased, the shorter amount of time that people remain in the city has caused the number of overnight stays to remain unchanged.

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Results of the TagungsBarometer Köln 2012 study

Five per cent increase in the number of events; medical and pharmaceutical industry organizes the greatest number of events in Cologne.

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Astronaut in front of Cologne Cathedral ©KölnTourismus GmbH, Axel Schulten

Cologne is “spaced out” in July

Concentrated aerospace expertise in Cologne: 26th “Planetary Congress” / Opening of :envihab / 19th “Humans in Space” symposium.

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IMEX, Team Meetropolis

Meeting & Event Barometer 2012/13

“KÖLNDÜSSELDORF – The Meetropolis” is a top German destination.

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Meeting Point Cologne 2013/2014

New edition of Meeting Point Cologne 2013/2014

Cologne Convention Bureau (CCB) builds on the key industry sectors strategy of the German Convention Bureau (GCB).

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The Meetropolis team at the joint trade fair stand

“We custoMICE your meeting”.

Cologne and Düsseldorf focus on customer orientation at IMEX Frankfurt.

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Josef Sommer, General Manager of the Cologne Tourist Board; Elisabeth Thelen, Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board; Stephanie Franke, Director of Conventions & Marketing (left to right)

A Record for Tourism in Cologne for 2012: Breaking the 5 Million Mark

More overnight stays than ever before in Cologne — 2.4 per cent increase in
arrivals, 2.3 per cent more overnight stays — large increases in tourists from
the Netherlands and the BRIC countries — 5 per cent more events.

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Cologne Convention Bureau

Cologne Convention Bureau Reorganized

The Cologne Convention Bureau (CCB), which operates under the aegis of the Cologne Tourist Board, has been reorganized.

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Dom Hotel Cologne

Upgrade of the Dom Hotel in Cologne to a Five-Star Superior Hotel

The Dom Hotel in Cologne is to receive an exclusive upgrade this year and will unveil its new look in Summer 2014 when it reopens as a five-star superior hotel under the ALTHOFF Hotel Collection brand.

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Procurator Klaus Odenthal goes into retirement

Procurator Klaus Odenthal goes into retirement

Procurator Klaus Odenthal goes into retirement.

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ifo Study

ifo Study: Economic importance of events of KölnKongress GmbH in 2011

Congresses, conferences and events are an important economic factor and make an important contribution to the economic effects in a region. The City of Cologne also profits from the average of 2,000 events which are held annually on the premises of  KölnKongress GmbH.

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International Academy of Pathology and Cologne Convention Bureau put congress visitors in Cape Town in the mood for Cologne in 2016

International Academy of Pathology and CCB put congress visitors in Cape Town in the mood for Cologne in 2016

To represent the host country and host city of the future congress, a delegation from the German Division of the International Academy of Pathology and the Cologne Convention Bureau will travel to this year’s congress, which will take place in Cape Town from 30th September to 5th October.

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Excelsior Hotel Ernst

150 years of Excelsior Hotel Ernst

Excelsior Hotel Ernst will be celebrating its 150th anniversary on 16th May 2013. 150 years of Excelsior Hotel Ernst

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Cologne conference barometer 2011

Cologne conference barometer 2011

The results of the study “Cologne Conference Barometer 2011” are out: growth in the number of events and participant figures, huge potential in international markets and the academic sector.

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Flora Köln – Palace in the Park

Flora Köln – Palace in the Park

Considerable structural defects of the historic house demanded that a fundamental decision be made in the recent past - the Council of the City of Cologne decided on the general restoration of the Flora in June 2011.

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Cologne and Düsseldorf present themselves as the “Meetropolis” at IMEX 2012

Cologne and Düsseldorf present themselves as the “Meetropolis” at IMEX 2012

With the project "KÖLNDÜSSELDORF – The Meetropolis", the Cologne Convention Bureau (CCB) and the convention bureau DÜSSELDORF (cbD) joined forces at IMEX to present all that these Rhineland convention destinations have to offer.

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Loft 2 in Alte Gaswerk: events with Kirberg

Loft 2 in Alte Gaswerk: events with Kirberg

In April, bathroom specialist Ultramarin officially opened the old gasworks “Alte Gaswerk” in the Braunsfeld district of Cologne, making the cathedral city one new and attractive location richer! As Ultramarin’s catering partner, Kirberg will operate the new event location Loft 2.

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PK Bilanz 2011

2011: Cologne sets new tourism record

Best year in history of city's tourism – 9.7 per cent more visitors, 8.6 per cent more overnight stays – Big increase in German and international vacationers – Attractive congress and conference destination.

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World Congress of Pathologists 2016 in Cologne

World Congress of Pathologists 2016 in Cologne

KölnKongress is delighted once again to have attracted an important international congress to the cathedral city. The World Congress of Pathologists 2016 will be held in Cologne in the Congress Centre East of Koelnmesse.

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Cologne conference barometer 2010

Cologne conference barometer 2010

During 2010, about 42,750 events, attended by 3.3 million participants, took place in Cologne.

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Opening of the latest Eventlocation by Lifestyle Hotel "The New Yorker

Opening of the latest Eventlocation by Lifestyle Hotel "The New Yorker

A special location. 1,200 square meters of indoor space, 900 square meters of outdoor space, accommodating up to 1,200 people.

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Köln und Düsseldorf gemeinsam auf der IMEX 2011

Cologne and Dusseldorf at IMEX 2011

Building on last year’s successful cooperation, the convention bureau DÜSSELDORF (cbD) and the Cologne Convention Bureau (CCB) will highlight Rhineland convention destinations in tandem again this year at IMEX.

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MS RheinFantasie just christened!

MS RheinFantasie just christened!

The new KD location on the Rhine offering a spacious and unique atmosphere for your event.

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WOLF CODERAs SESSION POSSIBLE meets Sparda-Bank

With its new programme, this summer Cirque Bouffon will enchant audiences in Cologne

Breathtaking moments and a sensually poetic show: with its new programme, this summer Cirque Bouffon will enchant audiences in Cologne.

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Marsiliussaal Gürzenich

Hall in the Gürzenich named after Cologne’s hero Marsilius

The 303-square metre room in  the Gürzenich Köln, named the “Grill Restaurant” back in the 1950s, has now been renamed “Marsiliussaal”.

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It is decided! The Flora is to be renovated

It is decided! The Flora is to be renovated

The jewel of the City of Cologne, the Flora, is to be renovated and its domed roof, which was destroyed during the 2nd World War, is to be restored.

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KÖLNDÜSSELDORF The Meetropolis.

City partnership “KÖLNDÜSSELDORF – The Meetropolis" awarded project funding

Through the "KÖLNDÜSSELDORF — The Meetropolis" project, the two convention destinations, Cologne and Dusseldorf, aim to further fuse and strengthen their expertise and capacities when it comes to hosting conventions and events.

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Cologne wins convention bid

Cologne wins convention bid

Working in partnership with the specialist Paediatric Oncology department at the University Hospital of Cologne, the Cologne Convention Bureau (CCB) has won the bid to host an international convention.

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Kirberg Catering "Caterer des Jahres 2010"

Kirberg Catering is „Caterer des Jahres 2010“

Kirberg Catering has been awarded with the title “Caterer of the Year 2010“ in the category “Food Concepts & Equipment“. The company stood up to entire 30 competitors.

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GCB

GCB German Convention Bureau: Successful general assembly in Potsdam

New Managing Director Matthias Schultze offers an outlook on future topics and fields of action of the marketing organisation.

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Cologne conference barometer 2009

Cologne conference barometer 2009

Over the course of 2009, the city of Cologne played host to around 41,000 events, attended by 3.13 million visitors.

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Meetings & Celebrations with KD

Meetings & Celebrations with KD

KD’s Charter Service is looking forward to a new season with many beautiful days and enjoyable cruises.

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