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Plan your coporate event in Cologne

Ideas and venues for your corporate event in Cologne

Creating space for human interaction and toasting success in a relaxed atmosphere boosts company morale. Hosting a corporate event in Cologne is about combining lived history and tradition with the innovation offered by today’s Rhine Metropolis to foster economic strength as well as a creative entrepreneurial spirit. If you’re looking for something different with strong links to the city, then the Weincasino with its views over the Rhine might tick your box. Or, perhaps, you’d prefer the rustic atmosphere of the city's oldest brewery or would love to hold a kitchen party in a gourmet restaurant? Whatever you fancy, Cologne offers the perfect venue for every kind of corporate event. We’ll show you how and where!

Corporate event ideas

The right programme for your corporate event in Cologne

Cologne let’s you breathe life into a wide variety of event concepts. To choose the right venue, start by thinking about your company event's social programme. 

How about a gala evening, for example, at which your employees become glamorous stars at their own Oscars style event? You've probably never seen yourselves like this before – and a change of perspective is always exciting. Or perhaps you’d like to visit the theatre again, but with a new twist? The Mobilé company theatre’s Moving Shadows show provides a rich diversity of entertainment with its mix of visually fabulous, sensual, and mysteriously elegant shadow plays. 

Or perhaps you are more in the mood for music? If that’s the case, the Confetti Showband will play you all the Cologne hits, not to mention rock, pop, and jazz. Our tip: For smaller teams, they also perform as a duo or trio!

Corporate events: an inspirational variety of venues

When coming up with the right idea for your corporate event, ideally you should focus on the wishes and tastes of the employees – and the size of your workforce. The venue needs to provide a good match to your social programme’s concept and the number of employees attending. You will find a match in Cologne – whether it's unusual, traditional, glamorous, or relaxing. You could gaze across the Rhine while enjoying top entertainment on an event ship, imbibe Cologne’s heritage in the cellars of a historic brewery or look back over the day and into tomorrow simultaneously high above the city’s rooftops.

If you like a venue, contact it directly via the platform.





3 Meeting Rooms

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Hotel Flandrischer Hof

3 Meeting Rooms , 189 Rooms

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2 Meeting Rooms

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2 Meeting Rooms

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Leonardo Royal Cologne Bonn Airport

10 Meeting Rooms , 250 Rooms

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Event service providers for your corporate event in Cologne 

If you want to ensure your corporate event in Cologne gets remembered, you might want to fall back on professional ideas. If so, event service providers can help you with decoration, catering, technical equipment, expertise, photographic documentation and just the right acts for your social programme. Combined, they’re the ingredients that will turn your corporate event into an unforgettable experience! Would you prefer to have everything organised from a single source? Then why not hire a Cologne event agency?

Here you can find an overview of all event services!

Tips for planning a corporate event in Cologne

How do you create an event concept for a corporate event?

First determine the size, requirements, and financial framework for your event. Tailor your concept to your needs (e.g. conference, celebration, or sales fair) and seek advice from an event manager for large events.


How to plan the time schedule

Set clear programme priorities, realistically evaluate your resources, put together a detailed schedule that includes all the trades and be sure to plan in buffer times for unforeseen events.


How can the CCB help you plan your corporate event?

As your neutral contact, the Cologne Convention Bureau provides you with support via its extensive experience, broad network and free service for all questions relating to conferences, congresses, meetings and incentives!

You can contact us via e-mail: convention@koelntourismus.de or telephone: +49 (0) 221 346 43 218.

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