The View, Cologne, © Walberer Sales und Events GmbH, Manuel Thomé

Con­fer­ences in Co­logne

Best equip­ment and Rhen­ish ease

While car­ni­val and Kölsch beer may rep­res­ent the cathed­ral city’s at­ti­tude to life, Co­logne also plays in the top league of busi­ness and con­fer­ence centres.

While the cosmopolitan, cordial, and firmly grounded manner of the people in Cologne characterise the feel of life in the cathedral city, Cologne also plays in the top league of business and conference centres. The city is one of Germany’s leading conference locations.

Cologne offers best opportunities for its conference guests with more than 210 event locations, ranging from classical to extraordinary, and 280 hotels from modern conference hotels to small and sophisticated design ones. The state-of-the-art Congress-Centrum Koelnmesse scores with an ICE connection in the inner city while construction of the new multi-functional Confex® conference location offering a conference capacity for up to 6,200 participants is underway at full power. The city’s diverse cultural and gastronomy offerings ensure a perfect setting for business events of all kinds.

As a business site, Cologne is also characterised by its great industry mix and balanced company size structure. Cologne is where industry giants, numerous family-owned medium-sized industrial companies that include a great number of hidden champions, and many start-ups meet. Beyond this, Cologne is a city with a strong knowledge base and broadly positioned science landscape that is open to innovation and transformation.

Cologne is easily accessible from around the world not least due to its airport. Many local and long-distance trains as well as a number of motorways also quickly deliver guests to their destinations.

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Tagen im Gürzenich Köln, © KölnKongress GmbH
Cologne Trade Fair East Entrance, © JSWD Architekten
View of Cologne Cathedral, © Dieter Jacobi
Cologne's Rheinau harbour, © Axel Schulten, Köln Tourismus GmbH
Love locks on the Hohenzollern Bridge, © Axel Schulten, Köln Tourismus GmbH
Business in Cologne, © Axel Schulten, Köln Tourismus GmbH
Confex, Cologne, © Kölncongress GmbH
Station forecourt Cologne, © Tobias Vollmer