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Conference location Leipzig presents itself at IMEX 2018

Leipzig-Team  IMEX 2018 - Stand G 170 (Picture:
Leipzig Team - IMEX 2018 - Stand G 170 (Picture:

Pay the conference venue Leipzig a visit at IMEX 2018 at Stand G 170

A premiere for Leipzig and “Feel the spirit…”: At IMEX 2018, the city and the congress initiative will be running their first-ever joint exhibition stand.
At the most important trade fair for the international congress, meeting, events and incentive sector, held from 15 until 17 May, Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH and five partners of the congress initiative will present Leipzig as a destination along with its many attractive conference facilities. Representatives of the Congress Center Leipzig (CCL) and its KONGRESSHALLE am Zoo Leipzig, of Porsche’s Leipzig plant, the Red Bull Arena Leipzig, event lab. and Zoo Leipzig look forward to discussions with trade fair visitors in Frankfurt. In addition, visitors will experience live the creation of an interactive work of art.

Every minute the exhibition stand will be transformed thanks to Berlin artist collective OLD YELLOW, which brings walls to life. The unique work created during the fair will ensure the perfect setting for lively exchange. At the same time, the performance underscores the intention to focus Leipzig’s presence at IMEX on the urban and creative sides of the city just as much as its classic attractions and highlights. Against this backdrop, Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH and the partners of the “” conference initiative will present a whole host of Leipzig’s conference facilities.

Congress Center Leipzig and KONGRESSHALLE attract new conferences to Leipzig
In a varied conference year, the CCL welcomed around 93,500 participants to 73 events in 2017. The CCL’s KONGRESSHALLE am Zoo Leipzig also recorded a positive development in every respect. Among other events, the annual conference of the German Society for Radiation Oncology, the annual conference of German-speaking SAP users, the congress of the International Society for Microbial Ecology (ISME) and the 72nd German Jurists Forum will be hosted by the CCL for the first time in 2018. The KONGRESSHALLE has also succeeded in attracting the likes of the “greenmeetings und events” conference, which it will host in 2019. As winners of the Meeting Experts Green Award, both CCL and fairgourmet – the KONGRESSHALLE’s exclusive catering partner – are pleased to have secured this conference of the German-speaking event industry.
Porsche Leipzig – More experiences per event
Porsche Leipzig is more than just a production site. The diamond-shaped customer centre located on the plant premises offers space for events of various types and sizes. Whether a conference, gala dinner or customer event – with an indoor area of well in excess of 5000 m² for more than 800 guests and an outdoor area of more than 400 hectares, the possibilities are endless. The extraordinary extras are a real highlight. For instance, event participants can choose a factory tour for a behind-the-scenes look at how the Panamera and the Macan are built, or test the Porsche range at the site’s very own, FIA-certified circuit and on the off-road tracks.
Red Bull Arena Leipzig – More than just football
Even when RB Leipzig aren’t playing a home game, the Red Bull Arena Leipzig is a great place for unique events. A wide range of companies benefit from the perfect conditions offered by the Red Bull Arena to stage events in an extraordinary atmosphere. Nine modern and elegant rooms as well as 19 VIP boxes are available, both individually and in combination. The hospitality areas vary in size between 30 and 1000 square metres. When no matches are scheduled, the stadium interior is also used for events. Whether seminars, meetings, conferences, presentations or open-air events – the Red Bull Arena Leipzig offers the perfect setting.
Planning professionals from event lab. to present at IMEX for the first time
As a partner in the PCO sector, the agency event lab. will be presenting at IMEX for the first time in 2018. At more than 60 events in Leipzig, Central Germany and nationwide, the 25-strong team serves several thousand participants, hundreds of exhibitors, sponsors and speakers from all over the world every year. Besides scientific congresses, event lab. also organises corporate events for German automotive groups and companies from across Leipzig.
Conferences at the ‘zoo of the future’
Since being modernised as a ‘zoo of the future’, Zoo Leipzig has developed into one of the most modern zoological gardens in the world. In 2017 it unveiled its new Himalaya mountain landscape, a home for endangered snow leopards and red pandas, while a themed South American area is planned for May 2018. The zoo will also celebrate its 140th birthday in June. Event organisers can find exciting alternatives for conferences, receptions, parties and workshops all year round. A total of eight locations offer the perfect ambience for events of all kinds. The event rooms in the interactive tropical world of Gondwanaland, the Hacienda Las Casas, the African-style Kiwara Lodge and the Palmensaal allow companies, organisations and families to enjoy an exotic and exciting time spent amidst fascinating fauna and flora – whatever the season. In the summer months, the Asian pagoda, the African jungle village, the Kiwara Kopje event area and the former concert garden all offer fascinating additional locations. Zookeepers take guests on a journey of discovery, while regional and international artists provide inspiring entertainment.
From IMEX to Leipzig in the blink of an eye
IMEX visitors can also explore each of these facilities at the trade fair. This is made possible by Virtual Site Inspection, which has been further developed and expanded since its launch in 2017. Using the web application, organisers can interactively and individually discover the many congress, conference and event facilities Leipzig has to offer – anywhere in the world and at any time. Seven impressive panoramic views provide an overview of the city and the conference locations. Just one more click transfers the user to the respective provider. Virtual Site Inspection can be accessed via the service portal
About the congress initiative “Feel the spirit… do-it-at–”
If you’re organising a national or international congress, Leipzig’s unique team spirit is what makes the city an ideal meeting place. The congress initiative “Feel the spirit…” is a network of more than 50 partners, including congress and event venues, conference hotels, service agencies, local PCOs and logistics partners. They work together to promote Leipzig as a place to meet, supporting event planners and cooperating closely on the planning, organisation and implementation of events of all formats and sizes. The initiative is the first port of call for PCOs, event agencies, international associations, organisations, clubs, businesses, scientific institutions and many more. The service portal at brings all of these providers together, introducing the services they offer the congress and conference sector. A search function allows users to filter suitable services for their specific requirements, access detailed information about room sizes as well as photos, and submit enquiries directly. The portal also includes individual contact details, a shortlist feature and all the latest news about Leipzig as a meeting location.

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