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Plan meetings, conferences & conventions in Cologne

Whether they are putting on a conference, meeting, or convention, people who want to move their businesses to the next level create and seek opportunities to network, interlink, and communicate content. If you are organizing an event of this kind, Cologne provides the perfect place and enjoys huge German and international demand for meetings and conferences. Cologne's variety, versatility and state-of-the-art conference facilities speak for themselves, while the city's business focus and excellent infrastructure add to its reputation as a conference venue. 

Find out how to find the perfect Cologne conference location here!

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Finding the perfect location: conference rooms & hotels

Planning to hold a conference in Cologne? If so, you have made an excellent choice since organising a conference in Cologne comes with numerous benefits. The city's conference venues, rooms and hotels boast international standards in terms of style, facilities, and connectedness. Cologne's conference venues are as diverse as the organisers and businesses that enjoy the city's professional and inspirational working atmosphere. From conventional to artistic, in Cologne you will find the right space for every occasion. 

Decided on a meeting room in Cologne? And know exactly where you are going to hold your Cologne conference? Great! Then, send the provider a booking request by clicking on your preferred venue. You will receive a prompt reply!


The right social programme for your conference, meeting, or convention

Cologne is the perfect place for your conference, but also for any number of appealing social programmes. Would you like to familiarise your conference participants with the city of Cologne? Try a tour of Cologne's historic city centre. Why not try a wine tasting at the Casino Vinophil or create your own perfume at the 4711 fragrance house? Cologne can do that too!

Find suitable supporting programmes in our overview!


Event service providers for meetings, conferences & conventions

If you want to organize meetings, conferences, and conventions, what you need first and foremost is good technology, excellent food, and solid planning. Professionals are available to help you meet all these requirements and create a perfect event based on your ideas and organisational framework! 

Tips for planning a conference, meeting or convention in Cologne

How soon should you start planning a meeting or conference?

When to start planning depends entirely on the size and scope of your event, but an event involving lots of participants, and possibly international in scope, should be planned six months to a year in advance. Smaller meetings and events can be professionally organized within six months. 


What technical facilities should conference, meeting or congress rooms offer?

Video and audio technology should be up to date, maintained and always ready to use. This includes loudspeakers, cameras, projectors, remotes, and headsets, for example.


How does the Cologne Convention Bureau help you plan a conference, meeting, or convention?

We are happy to help you find the right location, make hotel reservations, identify suitable service providers, and plan your social program. We also provide informational material on the city of Cologne and offer you discounted rates for public transportation.

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