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Conference location Leipzig presents itself at IMEX 2019

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Pay the conference destination Leipzig a visit at IMEX 2019 at Stand F 150.

After a convincing debut last year, the conference location of Leipzig and the “Feel the spirit...” congress initiative will once again be presenting a joint exhibition stand at IMEX 2019. At the most important trade fair for the international congress, meeting, events and incentive sector, which will be held from 21 until 23 May in Frankfurt, Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH and seven of its partners will be presenting Leipzig’s versatile conference facilities and services for organisers.

At the joint stand, representatives of the Congress Center Leipzig (CCL) with the KONGRESSHALLE am Zoo Leipzig, Porsche Leipzig, the Red Bull Arena Leipzig, The Westin Leipzig, the Leipzig Marriott Hotel as well as Zoo Leipzig will all be available for individual discussions. Having won an IMEX Wild Card, the Kunstkraftwerk Leipzig will also be making its first ever appearance at the trade fair.

A sustainably inspired stand
Leipzig’s presentation will be an ambassador for a modern, liveable and outward-looking city. Like Leipzig itself, the stand invites visitors to marvel and feel at home, to discover, enjoy and be inspired. At the same time, it illustrates ideas that play an important role in the conference destination. An example of this is the pooling of resources to market the location and other sustainable concepts. Culinary delights with a number of local Leipzig specialities and other charming details will convey a special sense of the flourishing Saxon city.

CCL and KONGRESSHALLE: Sustainable ideas for the conference location
Hosting a large number of major congresses, medical conferences and top-class industry meetings, 2018 was one of the Congress Center Leipzig’s most successful years to date. With its particularly packed schedule, the KONGRESSHALLE am Zoo Leipzig contributed to this success – with plenty more bookings already placed. In February 2019 the German event industry gathered here for the “greenmeetings and events” conference, organised by the German Convention Bureau (GCB) and the European Association of Event Centres. Practising sustainability at all levels, Leipzig and the KONGRESSHALLE were the perfect choice to host the conference. The day-to-day congress sector is benefiting from numerous measures such as mobility concepts and socio-economic approaches to ensure sustainable destination management.

Porsche Leipzig: Experiences behind the scenes and at the wheel
Porsche Leipzig is one of the most modern automobile factories in the world. At the same time, Porsche in Leipzig is more than just a production location. The on-site Customer Centre offers visitors and customers alike a wide range of opportunities to discover Porsche up close and in its most breathtaking form. Its characteristic shape has earned the Customer Centre the nickname the Diamond, and it is the heart of the Porsche experience. More than 40,000 guests from all over the world are welcomed here every year. One highlight is the supporting programme, for example in the form of factory tours or driving experiences on the FIA-certified Porsche circuit, which is modelled on bends from eleven world-renowned racetracks.

Red Bull Arena Leipzig: Top division for events
On the one hand, the Red Bull Arena Leipzig offers first-class football. But the stadium is also a popular event location away from sporting fixtures. Whether ten or 10,000 guests, whether conferences, meetings, galas or open-air events – the home ground of the Red Bulls offers a perfect setting for virtually any occasion. Guests are bowled over by a modern ambience paired with the emotional stadium atmosphere. Nine different rooms and 19 boxes are available for this purpose. The interior of the stadium can also be used for events – spine-tingling moments guaranteed.
The Westin Leipzig: Investment in design and functionality
Visitors to The Westin Leipzig can enjoy the perfect blend of modern design and functionality. Extensive refurbishment work has just been completed in the 58 Grand Deluxe Rooms, 14 Junior and 18 Deluxe Suites and the 16 hotel corridors. The owner has invested around two million euros in the 436-room business and conference hotel, which boasts 4000 square metres of event space in more than 50 conference rooms. This completes the series of investments that began in 2015 with the renovation of all deluxe rooms, continuing in 2017 with the overhaul of the entire event area.

Marriott Leipzig: New event venue in the heart of the city
From cooking courses to show acts, from corporate events to parties: with BRÜHL Events, the Leipzig Marriott Hotel unveiled its new event venue in mid-February. With its central location, the Marriott is the perfect choice for congresses and meetings in ten variable conference rooms with the latest conference technology, but also a quiet oasis after an exhausting day of sightseeing and shopping. There are 231 comfortable rooms and a relaxing wellness area. At Champions - The American Sports Bar, enjoy live sports on 19 HD flat-screen TVs plus the best burgers in town.

Zoo Leipzig: A world tour for your event
The “zoo of the future” is now a reality in Leipzig. The innovative concept combines welfare-oriented animal husbandry with unrivalled animal encounters for visitors and a global commitment to species conservation. More than 1.7 million visitors each year discover the “urban jungle” in the heart of Leipzig, at one of the most advanced zoos in the world, which includes Gondwanaland – the largest tropical rainforest in Germany. But it’s not just worth visiting for the animals: Zoo Leipzig is an exciting alternative for congresses, receptions, parties and workshops. Eight venues offer the perfect ambience for events, guaranteeing an exotic time spent amidst fascinating fauna and flora.

Kunstkraftwerk: Events in an industrial landmark
The Kunstkraftwerk, a former heating plant built in 1900, is located in trendy western Leipzig. Since being renovated in 2012 it has staged immersive and digital art. At the same time, this industrial monument’s exceptional architecture is ideal for organisers planning events of various types and sizes. In addition to two large industrial halls, the three floors include a variety of rooms and a show kitchen. Visible details from the building’s industrial past have been preserved, resulting in an impressive ambience. As the winner of a Wild Card, the Kunstkraftwerk will attend IMEX and join the GCB’s German stand (F100).

About the “Feel the” congress initiative
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 around 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. Search functions allow 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 specific contact details, a shortlist feature and all the latest news about Leipzig as a meeting location.

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