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Strong convention year for CCL and KONGRESSHALLE

DDG Kompakt at the KONGRESSHALLE am Zoo (Picture:  Leipziger Messe)
DDG Kompakt at the KONGRESSHALLE am Zoo (Picture: Leipziger Messe)
National and international event organisers value Leipzig as a convention venue
Congress Center Leipzig (CCL) and KONGRESSHALLE am Zoo Leipzig can look back on a strong performance during the first six months of the year. Numerous conventions with several thousand participants from around the world and high-ranking guests, along with a consistently filled events calendar, contributed to this result.
Many national and international conventions have been held at the CCL on the Leipzig exhibition grounds since the beginning of the year, starting with the Leipzig Interventional Course (LINC). The number of participants at this convention for vascular physicians continued to increase over the previous year, as almost 5,000 physicians from more than 80 countries came to Leipzig in January. The 10th International Congress on Autoimmunity in April was attended by more than 2,000 participants, and was the setting for interdisciplinary exchange and continuing education about auto-immune diseases. This event was organised by Kenes International. The global leader in organising events for the medical and natural science fields has already selected CCL as a venue location several times since 2013.
This is the ninth time the International Transport Forum (ITF) of the OECD was held at the CCL in May; the event received more than 1,000 participants from 70 countries, including numerous ministers and other decision-makers from politics, the economy, research and society. It is the most important meeting place of the global transportation industry.
Other top-class national conventions also relied on the services offered by the CCL. In May, the first German X-Ray Congress (Deutscher Röntgenkongress) was held in Leipzig, welcoming 6,800 participants to the exhibition grounds. Another high-ranking medical event includes the German Anaesthetics Congress (Deutscher Anästhesie Congress (DAC)) with 3,500 participants. This was the fourth time that the annual meeting, which was held in May, came to the CCL. With the German Foundation Day (Deutscher StiftungsTag), the CCL was also the venue of the largest European foundation congress in May. It was opened by Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel, and welcomed 1,900 guests.
Strong demand for KONGRESSHALLE am Zoo Leipzig
The CCL officially started operations of the KONGRESSHALLE am Zoo Leipzig at the beginning of the year; since then, the venue has benefited from many bookings and a steady stream of inquiries from event organisers. The spectrum ranges from medical and scientific meetings to society and cultural events and trade fairs. In the scientific area, this includes the German Biology Days (Deutsche Biotechnologietage) and the International Symposium on Neuroprotection and Neurorepair. With approximately 650 participants, a congress programme spanning over 12 rooms and approximately 40 exhibitors in the Great Hall (Grosser Saal), the DGG Kompakt der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft convention was one of the most complex events held in the KONGRESSHALLE to date.
The social traditions of this organisation, which was founded in 1900, found their expression in the  dance balls, and the Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk recorded its entertainment show “Kulthits” in the Great Hall. In addition, the KONGRESSHALLE was one of the key event venues for the German Day of Catholics 2016 (Deutscher Katholikentag) in Leipzig.  The building also presented a suitable trade fair setting for the “Heldenmarkt – Messe für nachhaltigen Konsum” and the Central German Real Estate Convention (Mitteldeutscher Immobilienkongress).
The outlook to the second half of the year promises a continuation of the positive booking situation for both locations, and therefore a very positive business result.
About the CCL and KONGRESSHALLE am Zoo Leipzig
Congress Center Leipzig (CCL) belongs to the Leipziger Messe Group of companies and is part of the Leipzig Trade Fair Exhibition and Convention Centre. It is one of the most modern meeting venues Europe. A special feature of the CCL is customized support for each event, and the complete range of event-related services. Every year, the CCL hosts approximately 100 meetings and conference programs. The flexible concept for the use of space, with 23 independent halls and rooms, exhibition halls that can be integrated as required, and the Glass Hall as an event location, makes it possible to hold events of almost any size and any kind. Beyond its own venue, the CCL team operates the KONGRESSHALLE am Zoo Leipzig, a modern meeting venue in historical guise. The fine Wilhelminian and Art Nouveau-style edifice in the heart of Leipzig features 15 halls and rooms, several foyers and exhibition space. The CCL and the KONGRESSHALLE am Zoo are members of the '' campaign, an alliance of meetings industry suppliers in Leipzig who are jointly committed to maintaining highest standards throughout Leipzig as a meeting destination.
Press Contact:
Heike Fischer                                                                                    
Abteilungsleiterin Kommunikation Unternehmensgruppe
Telefon: +49 (0)341 / 678 81 81                                          

Claudia Laßlop
Kommunikation Unternehmensgruppe
Telefon: +49 (0)341 / 678 65 79
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