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Leipzig St. Thomas Boys Choir (Picture: Peter Hirth)
16.11.2018

New event highlight for Leipzig, the City of Music

Discover and experience musical instruments at musicpark 2019

Music lives in Leipzig. Big names like Johann Sebastian Bach and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy shaped the musical history of the city. Music ensembles like the renowned Gewandhaus Orchestra and the St. Thomas Choir, high-calibre festivals like the Bach Festival, the Jazz Days or those geared towards the young, such as the Highfield festival or the TH!NK? Open Air Concerts attract thousands of music fans from all around the world to Leipzig every year. In November 2019, another public event will be added to the calendar: from the 1 to 3 November, the music experience fair dubbed musicpark is to be held for the first time. The public event is aimed at music enthusiasts, hobby musicians, music students and novices who want to try out,... more information
SpinLab (Picture: Tom Weber, Bertram Schultze)
SpinLab (Picture: Tom Weber, Bertram Schultze)
04.10.2018

‘Made in Leipzig’ – a place to get off the ground

Leipzig is a city of start-ups: all sorts of young, innovative new businesses and creative professionals will find the best conditions to realise their ideas here. There are great examples of successful business models, professional support, a wide range of funding and a large network of committed partners on the road to success.


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Congress Center Leipzig (Picture: Andreas Schmidt)
CCL Congress Center Leipzig (Picture: Andreas Schmidt)
12.09.2018

Leipzig: Specialist excellence as the driving force behind the congress sector

Leipzig is one of the most popular congress venues in Germany and Europe. Every year, this booming city hosts a wide variety of conferences. It welcomes many thousands of attendees invited by renowned stakeholders from the fields of medicine, science and research, business, politics and society. In every respect, the city and surrounding region offer ideal conditions for industry get-togethers with a wide appeal. In order to unleash its full economic potential, the City of Leipzig has developed a cluster strategy to concentrate on establishing networks between, and supporting, growth-oriented and forward-looking industries. Besides energy and environmental technology, logistics and the automotive and supplier industries, these also... more information
Leipziger Virtual Site Inspection (Picture: 360 ° Sachsen)
Leipziger Virtual Site Inspection (Picture: 360 ° Sachsen)
08.08.2018

User experience: On the way to successful conferences

Organisers take the first steps towards staging a conference long before the first participants register. It starts with searching for and finding the right destination, the right city with the right hotels, venues and partners. In Leipzig, organisers are professionally accompanied right from these first steps, with effective use made of site inspections. Even organisers who don’t come here in person gain a special insight.

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Leipziger Messe (Picture: Christian Krause)
Leipziger Messe (Picture: Christian Krause)
03.07.2018

Leipziger Messe successfully concludes its 2017 financial year

Leipziger Messe had a successful 2017 financial year: Sales of 87.1 million euros are higher than in the reference year of 2015 (79.9 million euros) and thus clearly exceeded the targets. With a total of 29 trade fairs in Germany, 178 congresses and events in the Congress Center Leipzig (CCL) and the KONGRESSHALLE am Zoo Leipzig, 64 guest and other events as well as three trade fairs abroad, the number of events has once again risen to 274. The Leipziger Messe Group of Companies welcomed over 15,500 exhibitors and over 1.2 million visitors to Leipzig and other national and international locations.   "The Leipziger Messe Group of Companies was able to continue its positive development in 2017. Thanks to the results of all divisions,... more information
LINC 2018 (Picture: Messe Leipzig)
LINC 2018 (Picture: Messe Leipzig)
01.07.2018

Flexible, transparent, modern – congresses focus on new formats

It has been five years since the German Convention Bureau presented the LINC Leipzig Interventional Course in its study on the future as an example of best practice for the congresses of tomorrow. Industry experts were already praising the LINC’s visionary ideas back in 2013, and a look at 2018 shows that the congress has perfected its forward-looking formats. The German Neurological Society is also treading new paths with its congress.
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Leipzig Stand G 170 at IMEX 2018
Leipzig Stand G 170 at IMEX 2018
30.04.2018

Conference location Leipzig presents itself at IMEX 2018

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

When Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH and the congress initiative “Feel the spirit…do-it-at-leipzig.de” appear together at IMEX 2018, their focus will be on Leipzig’s creative, urban flair and its attractiveness as a conference destination. To stand out among the many exhibitors at the most important trade fair for the international congress, meeting, events and incentive sector, which will be held from 15 until 17 May, the team will be shining a spotlight on what makes the city so special, on interactive art and on impressions that appeal to all the senses. The stand concept was developed by the Leipzig design agency studio Hartensteiner.   The word ‘Leipzig’ will be visible from afar. This is where... more information
Red Bull Arena Leipzig (Picture: Eric Kemnitz)
Red Bull Arena Leipzig (Picture: Eric Kemnitz)
27.04.2018

More than just football: Aside from hosting home games for RB Leipzig, the Red Bull Arena is also used for many other excellent events

Pay the Red Bull Arena Leipzig a visit at IMEX 2018 at Stand G 170

For more than two and a half years the club has strengthened its advertising of the stadium’s floor to third-party events. Countless companies have decided to host events at the Red Bull Arena, and marked occasions and celebrations in perfect surroundings with a fantastic atmosphere. High quality facilities and a special atmosphere: It does not matter what type of event you wish to host: Seminars, meetings, congresses and product presentations are all available. Gala or open air events – the Red Bull Arena offers all those who enter the perfect environment. There are a total of nine elegant rooms and 19 lodges available for hire, which can be used individually or in conjunction with each other. The sizes of the room in the hospitality... more information
Porsche Leipzig - Circuit (Picture: Porsche Leipzig)
Porsche Leipzig - Circuit (Picture: Porsche Leipzig)
26.04.2018

Success story in Saxony: Eighteen years of the Porsche production facility in Leipzig

Pay Porsche Leipzig a visit at IMEX 2018 at Stand G 170

Back in the year 2000 when Porsche started building its second production plant in addition to the plant in Zuffenhausen, nobody anticipated that it would develop so rapidly. The Swabian manufacturer of sports cars has long made a second home for itself in Saxony with its rich automotive tradition. Panamera and Macan are produced here. However, in Leipzig Porsche is a lot more than merely a production facility. With its tracks, the Customer Center on the site of Porsche plant in Leipzig offers visitors and customers diverse possibilities for experiencing Porsche at first hand and in an impact-making way. An experience to set the pulse racing! Experiencing Porsche in Leipzig at first hand – behind the scenes and behind the wheel.... more information
Congress Center Leipzig (Picture: Christian Krause)
Congress Center Leipzig (Picture: Christian Krause)
23.04.2018

Congress Center Leipzig wins new meetings for Leipzig

Pay the CCL and KONGRESSHALLE a visit at IMEX 2018 at Stand G 170

The Leipzig Trade group of companies Congress Center Leipzig and KONGRESSHALLE am Zoo Leipzig The KONGRESSHALLE am Zoo Leipzig is increasingly hosting events of complex formats 2017 was a year of considerable variety and brought 73 events with 93,500 participants to the Congress Center Leipzig (CCL). The KONGRESSHALLE am Zoo Leipzig, too, looks back on a positive development, hosting 105 events with 55.500 visitors. One of the venue’s most recent successes has been winning the bid for the greenmeetings und events conference which will bring together German-speaking meetings industry suppliers and experts in 2019. Having been awarded with the Meeting Experts Green Award previously, the CCL who operate the KONGRESSHALLE, and fairgourmet... more information
Zoo Leipzig: This is where events become memorable (Picture: Zoo Leipzig GmbH)
Zoo Leipzig: This is where events become memorable (Picture: Zoo Leipzig GmbH)
20.04.2018

Zoo Leipzig: This is where events become memorable!

Pay the Leipzig Zoo a visit at IMEX 2018 at Stand G 170

The zoo of the future is becoming a reality in Leipzig. An innovative concept that unites ethologically sound animal keeping with exceptional animal encounters for visitors and a global commitment to species conservation in an incomparable manner has been underway since the year 2000. On the 9th and 10th June Zoo Leipzig celebrates ist 140th birthday with a huge Party of the Continents.   Since the new millennium Zoo Leipzig has been developing its master plan Zoo of the Future step-by-step and is turning into one of the most modern zoos in the world. The most ambitious project in its 140-year history was the Tropical Experience Theme World Gondwanaland . The tropical dome that is one of its kind in the whole of Europe... more information
event lab. - PCO from Leipzig (Picture: event lab. GmbH)
event lab. - PCO from Leipzig (Picture: event lab. GmbH)
18.04.2018

Grand premiere for PCO from Leipzig: event lab. at IMEX 2018

Pay the PCO event lab. a visit at IMEX 2018 at Stand G 170

As Professional Congress Organizer (PCO), event lab. GmbH has been supporting national and international congresses and events in the fields of science, culture and economics for more than 15 years now. At IMEX 2018 in May, Leipzig has its very first appearance as conference location and will be represented by event lab. The full-service congress agency will provide an insight into the extensive services offered by organizers in Leipzig, Central Germany, throughout Germany and Europe. With more than 60 events, the team of around 25 employees serves thousands of participants every year, hundreds of exhibitors, sponsors and speakers from all over the world. "With Leipzig as our basis, we support our customers wherever they need us,"... more information
Leipzig-Team  IMEX 2018 - Stand G 170 (Picture: do-it-at-leipzig.de)
Leipzig Team - IMEX 2018 - Stand G 170 (Picture: do-it-at-leipzig.de)
29.03.2018

Conference location Leipzig presents itself at IMEX 2018

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

A premiere for Leipzig and “Feel the spirit… do-it-at-leipzig.de”: 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... more information
Leipzig Skyline (Picture:  PUNKTUM-Peter Franke)
Leipzig Skyline (Picture: PUNKTUM-Peter Franke)
27.02.2018

Best year ever for tourism in Leipzig

With around 3.2 million overnight stays, Leipzig set a new visitor record in 2017

Annual overnight stays have topped the three-million mark! For the tenth record year in a row, in 2017 Leipzig recorded significant year-on-year increases in arrivals and overnight stays, of 8.7 per cent and 9.4 per cent respectively. There were 1,708,913 arrivals and 3,171,353 overnight stays in total. Leipzig can thus look back on its most successful year for tourism in its history.   As of December 2017, Leipzig’s guests could choose from a total of 128 accommodation facilities with a combined 16,793 beds (December 2016: 14,864). The average length of a guest’s stay rose to 1.9 days (2016: 1.8 days).   In addition, there were 2,008,466 commercial overnight stays in the Leipzig region,... more information