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Competencies & Services

Cologne Convention Bureau. At your side. For your success.

How do you make a conference sustainable? How do you organize a hybrid event? Where do you find the best catering in Cologne, the coolest conference hotel, a view of the Rhine, proximity to the Cathedral? How do things like the shuttle service, city tour, and hygiene concept etc. work? Where do you find a special events venue or traditional seminar room?

The Cologne Convention Bureau, or CCB for short, is committed to guiding you through Cologne's events and MICE offerings - individually, free of charge and with foresight.

Armed with the right contacts, the right venues, expertise, and passion, we remain at your side for as long as you wish. 

We create connections – from event technology to event personnel. We're also well-connected and know what to do if you're looking for a convention center, green meetings, or an unusual event venue. We are also full of ideas for your corporate event and supporting programme.

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We love Cologne. We love events.

As a part of KölnTourismus GmbH, we offer impartial, complimentary, tailored advice and facilitate between event organizers and Cologne's event industry providers. We deal with location, event technology, and entertainment service providers for you and can even offer you complete event management packages. Plus, we do it willingly, quickly and free of charge.

Our goal is to raise Cologne's profile as a destination. We strive to make the Rhineland metropolis more attractive to both national and international customers – as a center for congresses, conferences, and all kinds of events.

Our competencies at a glance:

  • Acting as a neutral point of contact for event planners, offering advice and referrals to industry partners within the City of Cologne

  • Marketing Cologne as a conference destination against national and international competition

  • Providing an interface between industry and politics

  • Actively participating in industry associations, such as the German Convention Bureau (GCB) and the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA)

  • Compiling conference statistics for Cologne

  • Assisting with conference applications and preparing bid books

  • Monitoring and analyzing market potential for customers

Our services at a glance

  • Assistance in finding a suitable venue

  • Hotel reservations – needs-based advice on hotel offers, free arrangement of hotel room contingents, creation of individual booking homepages (in partnership with Kuoni Tumlare)

  • Ideas and know-how for the creation of various social activities, recommendations of contact persons for tailor-made programs and referrals to certified tour guides

  • Selection of suitable event service providers, such as incoming and event agencies, event technology, transport, or catering companies

  • Rail tickets (DB event tickets and KVB conference tickets) at reduced prices for all participants

  • Calendar of events – overview of congresses and trade fairs

  • Info and display boards – information materials for your event participants – provision of photo and film material, texts on Cologne for your brochures, display boards and roll-up rentals

  • Conference applications – assistance with document design for conference applications, such as bid books, presentations, etc.

  • Discounted giveaways – genuine Cologne souvenirs – for event organizers

Give-aways for your event

Are you looking for an appropriate giveaway or Cologne souvenir for the participants of your event in Cologne? Or would you like to present your keynote speaker with just the right gift? 

You can order all of these products individually from “Der KölnShop” (only within Germany). If you would like to place a larger order, talk to us about our special conditions: convention@koelntourismus.de.

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Information material

If you would like to order larger quantities of information material for your event participants or would prefer to receive the brochures by mail in preparation for events, please contact convention@koelntourismus.de. We have listet a selection of our brochures that can be downloaded free of charge: