Cologne Convention Bureau: New Digital Presence

Meeting Point Cologne.

Meeting Point Cologne.

The Cologne Convention Bureau (CCB) has published a new version of the handbook Meeting Point Cologne (MPC) for the year 2017/18. The first part of the 156-page handbook is produced in a magazine-style layout and provides the reader with highly informative and entertaining editorial content on Cologne as a congress location.

The second part features an overview of around 150 partners from the following sectors: congress locations, conference hotels, event locations, and event services. Meeting Point Cologne therefore combines a wide range of both hard and soft facts on the advantages of Cologne as a location for the MICE sector and provides congress planners with first-class assistance in staging their event. Three interviews with specialists from the start-up scene and the field of science underscore Cologne’s importance as a business and science location for the conference and congress sector.

For example, Till Ohrmann, initiator of the start-up event Pirate Summit, explains how he brings together entrepreneurs and investors in an unusual setting and why this works so well in Cologne. Prof. Lars Ribbe, Executive Director of the Institute for Technology and Resources Management and content consultant to this year’s annual programme of the Cologne Science Forum, “Alles im Fluss – Lebensader Wasser” (“Everything in Flux — Lifeline Water”), talks about how the world’s management of water can be improved and why good advice on this topic is to be found in Cologne. Last but not least, Prof. Aria Adli, Director of the Sociolinguistic Lab at the University of Cologne, explains why the city provides the ideal environment for his research.

Quick and easy access to information via smartphone or tablet too

For the first time, the editorial content of this year’s annual handbook is also available via a responsive website for smartphone or tablet. Access is via a “teaser wall” at, where the handbook content supplements an online conference planner, an event calendar with dates of trade fairs, congresses and scientific events, and a presentation of the Cologne Convention Bureau and its services.

All the content of the new Meeting Point Cologne is also available at A print copy can be ordered free of charge at

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