The new CCH
Location, Hamburg
04 Nov 2015

The New CCH – Stage to the World

Beginning in 2017, the CCH – Congress Center Hamburg will undergo a remodeling and comprehensive modernization campaign. With 12,000 sqm of exhibition space, 12,000 sqm of foyer space and 12,000 seats in up to 50 halls, the new CCH will be in perfect shape for the varying requirements of today's conventions and events when it reopens in 2019. The all-new center will be able to accommodate several concurrent events virtually without limitations. Plus, the generously-dimensioned entrance foyer gives the CCH an extra multi-purpose space that is perfectly suited for special events, such as product exhibits or marketing shows. "history designs future," says Edgar Hirt, Senior Vice President Congresses & Events at Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH, describing the underlying concept for the new center. "In 2019 history will repeat itself: The new CCH – Congress Center Hamburg continues a unique tradition. When it first opened in Hamburg in 1973, it was the most advanced convention center in Europe. We will shape our future based on over 40 years of experience."

Key economic factor with a bright future
The new CCH will further enhance the attractiveness of Hamburg as a business hub. Key objectives include:

•    Reinforce Hamburg's position as a leading European location for conventions
•    Strengthen Hamburg's reputation as a cosmopolitan city
•    Promote Hamburg as a meeting place for international / global corporate executives
•    Position Hamburg as an innovation and science center
•    Enhance the attractiveness of Hamburg as a host to global enterprises

The truly great aspects of the CCH will remain the same: Situated in the central part of the city in the immediate vicinity of numerous hotels and the Dammtor mainline train station, the CCH – Congress Center Hamburg is as attractive a venue as ever, and a world-class convention center.

Strong advance bookings

The basic customer acquisition strategy of the CCH – Congress Center Hamburg targets major national and international conventions with more than 1,000 participants. A number of advance bookings for the new CCH - Congress Center Hamburg have already been received from new and existing customers for the years 2019 and 2020. They are all national or international congresses of several days, primarily of the medicine and healthcare sector. Furthermore, various so-called cluster-related conferences and conventions addressing the aviation, maritime, logistics, healthcare or other industries are currently in the planning stages, supported by the Hamburg Convention Bureau. To be specific, to date the CCH has been booked for as many as 16 national or international congresses scheduled for 2019 or 2020 which will bring 48,000 attendees to Hamburg.

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About Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH
The CCH is a division of Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH. Hamburg's fair site comprises some 87,000 sqm of exhibition space in eleven halls as well as 10,000 sqm of open-air space. Located in the heart of the city, the CCH – Congress Center Hamburg is just a few minutes' walk away from all key points of arrival. With the Dammtor main line train station, the airport, various rapid-transit and subway stations as well as several highway exits nearby, the CCH is well-connected. Hamburg Harbor, the "Gateway to the World", the city itself with its shopping districts, the famous Reeperbahn, numerous hotels and many fascinating neighborhoods are within walking distance, as well. Every year the fair site is host to roughly 40 events organized internally or externally. The site allows several events to take place in parallel.

Vera Többen
Sales Manager
Phone: +49 40 3569 2021


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