COLOGNE, February 22, 2018
- Cologne Convention Bureau (CCB) publishes its convention statistics for 2017
- Almost 30 per cent growth in participant figures since 2009
- Organizers of corporate events top the list of conventions and congresses
- Event planners from Germany and abroad create economic benefits for Cologne
In 2017, the event market in Cologne exceeded four million participants for the first time. That’s the conclusion 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).
A total of 49,521 events (+1.8 per cent) with 4.003 million participants (+4.7 per cent) were held last year. In addition, the number of event locations increased to 174 (+5) in 2017. The new venues include a new conference hotel and four event locations.