Cologne, February 27, 2020
53,397 events (+1.2 per cent) with 4.44 million participants (+2.2 per cent)
Main international source markets: UK, USA, Netherlands
Cologne’s conference and convention market continues to grow steadily. In 2019 a total of 53,397 events (conferences, conventions and other events) were held in Cologne. This corresponds to an increase of 1.2 per cent. The number of participants rose by 2.2 per cent to a total of 4.44 million. The number of event venues also increased slightly, by three, to 194.
These figures are based on the results of the current TagungsBarometer (Conference Barometer), a survey of convention centres, conference hotels and event venues that is conducted regularly by the Cologne Convention Bureau (CCB) in cooperation with the Europäisches Institut für TagungsWirtschaft (EITW).
“The conference market is a very promising tourism segment in Cologne, also due in part to the activities of the Cologne Convention Bureau. I am delighted about this successful development. In the future, the Cologne Tourist Board will focus even more strongly on the MICE segment,” says Dr. Jürgen Amann, CEO of the Cologne Tourist Board.