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Organizing a congress in Cologne

We support you with the organisation of your congress in Cologne

The right location is key to a successful congress or exhibition. Cologne is a vibrant multicultural city, that's perfect for that exhibition venue or conference space you are looking for. It offers a variety of different-sized multifunctional locations with a wide range of atmospheres for your planned congress – in the heart of a vibrant, lively, and economically strong city. 

Find out here what it takes to organize exhibitions and congresses in Cologne!

Finding congress rooms in Cologne

Are you planning a congress in Cologne? First, it's best to consider the setting for your event or exhibition. Do you need a lot of space or a more intimate, inviting venue? Do you want to hold workshops or seminars, or do you need multiple venues for the kick-off and final event, for example? As a congress location, Cologne offers the perfect space for every occasion. The more precisely you can define your event, the easier it will be to find the right venue!

Have you found the right place to organize your exhibition or congress in Cologne? If so, simply click on the provider in the location list to message them directly. You will receive a reply as soon as possible!

 

Event service provider for exhibitions & congresses

To ensure that you can use your congress rooms or exhibition venues in Cologne as productively, purposefully, and economically as possible, it makes sense to commission a Professional Congress Organizer (PCO) for larger events like congresses. You will also need professional catering, a transportation company to ensure that everything runs smoothly or rental furniture companies to help you with the furnishings and interior design. Technical trades for setting up and dismantling are also essential if you are organizing your congress in Cologne! Here you can find event technology providers to support your congress organisation.

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Our guide to planning a congress

Our guide provides you with step-by-step instructions for planning your association congress in Cologne.

Supporting programmes for exhibitions & congresses in Cologne

As befits a culturally vibrant city, Cologne offers a broad and vibrant spectrum of supporting events. Are you still looking to find the right vibe for your exhibition? How about the Creative Beat Connection, a mixture of event DJ and sophisticated live music? Or perhaps you want to give your congress that certain something? 

Maybe you would also like to offer your guests a fragrance seminar or give them the opportunity to get to know the city on a boat tour or city rally? As a congress location, Cologne makes it possible – and wishes of all kinds come true!

 

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Organizing an exhibition or congress in Cologne: Important tips

Are there any special features to consider when planning exhibitions & congresses?

Congresses & exhibitions are time-consuming to plan, so start the process at least a year in advance, depending on the size of your event. A congress, for example, will also require a security concept that is appropriate to the size of the event.

Are there any special requirements or permits to be complied with when organizing exhibitions and congresses in Cologne?

Check which security and data protection regulations apply and where you need to obtain permission for image and sound recordings. You should always be transparent with your participants.If your event is accompanied by music, please also remember to register with GEMA.

What support does the CCB offer you when planning your congress or exhibition?

We are committed to providing advice for your congress or exhibition. Among other things, we help you find hotels and locations, plan your social program, select event service providers, prepare your bid book and assist with communications. You benefit from our experience, our networks, and our love for Cologne.