Team CCB ©KölnTourismus GmbH, Axel Schulten
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24 May 2016

Cologne Convention Bureau showcases both traditional and urban aspects of the city’s event industry

· Cologne Convention Bureau publishes new edition of Meeting Point Cologne

· Brochure for 2016/17 presents different facets of Cologne as a congress


· Focus on new campaign #urbanCGN – cologne urban lifestyle


The latest edition of Meeting Point Cologne is now available. Published by Cologne Convention Bureau (CCB), the brochure once again highlights the many features that make Cologne one of the world’s top
congress locations. In line with the Cologne Tourist Board campaign for 2016/17 #urbanCGN – cologne urban lifestyle, the new publication highlights the numerous spheres in which traditional and modern elements of the event industry can meet and create synergies in Cologne. The imagery of the brochure’s high-quality photography likewise reflects Cologne’s urbanity and atmosphere.

In a total of seven sections, Meeting Point Cologne presents all the many facets of the event industry in Cologne – ranging from business and science to congresses, trade fairs, incentive programmes, and arts and culture – along with lots of information, facts and tips. With its lively “Veedelskultur” – each neighbourhood has its own distinctive character – and its committed creative industry, Cologne offers not only individual visitors countless opportunities to discover the city’s charms as an urban space for living. In similar fashion, the conference industry is building on the #urbanCGN trend to explore new approaches and expand its portfolio. For example, locations such as former industrial properties are now providing the perfect urban environment for events; more and more caterers are moving into street food; and conference supporting programmes are being enriched by the incorporation of graffiti workshops and street-art tours.

Organisational help is available here from both the “Service” section of Meeting Point Cologne and the conference planner at, which list well over 100 location and event partners. Furthermore, especially themed #urbanCGN supporting programmes are also available there online.

In line with the competence area strategy pursued by the CCB in conjunction with the German Convention Bureau, Meeting Point Cologne once again features interviews with three key figures, all of whom offer an insight into their work and into Cologne’s strengths as a location for science and business. The interview with Prof. Dr. Reinhard Büttner, for example, Director of the Institute of Pathology at the University Hospital of Cologne, shows how science can be an important generator of conferences and congresses. He also offers a look forward to the World Pathology Congress, to be held in Cologne in September 2016.

Multipliers from the local MICE sector will have an opportunity at the forthcoming CCB networking event at the beginning of June to find out more about the new campaign. The meeting is to be held in the industry location Jack in the Box e.V. and will feature a special supporting programme along with street food.

The e-paper is available at A print copy can be ordered free of charge at

1) Team Cologne Convention Bureau ©Axel Schulten / KölnTourismus GmbH
2) Cover of Meeting Point Cologne 2016/2017

About the Cologne Convention Bureau:
The Cologne Convention Bureau (CCB) is the competence centre for all sectors of the
event industry in the City of Cologne. Integrated within KölnTourismus GmbH, it offers
event organisers an initial, neutral point of contact for questions regarding Cologne as a
conference, congress and incentive location.

About Cologne Tourist Board’s new campaign:
The new Cologne Tourist Board campaign for 2016/2017 is called #urbanCGN – cologne
urban lifestyle. Its aim is to highlight Cologne as a creative hotspot and focuses on
Cologne’s urban culture as well as attractions beyond the beaten tourist path and the many
highlights the city has to offer in the areas of design, music, art, fashion and food. All the
relevant information is available on the corporate blog at, on special pages
at and in all the social media channels of visitkoeln via the hashtag

Judith Blümcke, Corporate Communications
Tel.: +49 (0)221 34643 231,
Social media: @VisitKoeln #VisitKoeln #urbanCGN

Meeting Point Cologne 2016-2017
Meeting Point Cologne 2016-2017


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