Holding trade fairs and congresses in Cologne has been generally permitted once again for some weeks now; however, the current situation still holds quite a few uncertainties for planning events.
For this reason, the Cologne Convention Bureau (CCB) has put together a guide in German and English to support event planners and enable them to be clear about what is involved in organizing their event in Cologne. This guide translates the aspects covered in the order regarding protection against new cases of infection with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19; coronavirus) of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia into a clearly defined checklist. This makes it possible to create the required hygiene and infection prevention concept. In addition, the CCB provides a form template so that organizers can satisfy the corresponding safety and hygiene requirements.
“Guests can hold their business events without concerns in Cologne,” reassures Dr. Jürgen Amann, CEO of the Cologne Tourist Board (KölnTourismus GmbH). “The companies of the sectors trade fair, hotel, venue, mobility and trade are thoroughly prepared and working according to the required high standards of safety and hygiene. We look forward to a large number of events. Cologne is ready.”
All in all, Cologne, the CCB says, offers an excellent event infrastructure, which planners can rely on at the moment. The local sector partners are working hand in hand in order to make business events possible without problems.
The Cologne Convention Bureau is the city of Cologne’s official convention office. Integrated within KölnTourismus GmbH (Cologne Tourist Board), it offers event organizers an initial independent point of contact for questions regarding Cologne as a destination for conventions, congresses and incentive events. According to a current study, the Cologne meeting market’s total turnover (from consumption) in Germany amounts to 1.3 billion euros annually. The CCB cooperates with the convention sector to market Cologne as a destination for meetings and congresses. It is supported by more than 170 partners in an extensive partner model.
For more information, visit location.koelntourismus.de.