Cologne, February 26, 2019
- Cologne Convention Bureau (CCB) publishes TagungsBarometer (Conference Barometer) for 2018
- Dynamic convention destination with significant growth
- Corporate events top the list of conferences and congresses
- UK is the top international source market
Cologne’s meeting market has passed the 50,000-event threshold for the first time. A total of 52,747 events (conventions, congresses and other events, +6.5 per cent) with 4.3 million participants (+8.5 per cent) were held last year. The range of event venues grew by 17 locations to 191.
These figures are based on the results of the current TagungsBarometer (Conference Barometer), a survey of convention centres, conference hotels and event locations that is conducted regularly by the Cologne Convention Bureau (CCB) in cooperation with the Europäisches Institut für TagungsWirtschaft (EITW).