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SYSBOARD Wall | Conventions in Leipzig
SYSBOARD Wall | Picture: Studio Hartensteiner

Forward-looking ideas for meetings

Analogous innovations of interior design

In line with the motto “simpler, lighter, more sustainable”, the Leipzig-based Studio Hartensteiner develops environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional methods for conferences, workshops and exhibitions. The designers translate these ideas into their innovations for conferences – in all sorts of ways. In 2019, this environmentally friendly lightweight wall system earned Studio Hartensteiner the Saxon State Prize and the Green Product Award.
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100. Deutscher Röntgenkongress | conventions in Leipzig

The 100th German X-ray Congress at the Congress Center Leipzig


In June 2019, the German Radiological Society hosted the 100th German X-ray Congress at the Congress Center Leipzig. Over 7000 participants were attracted by the largest German-language congress on imaging diagnostics and therapy. Much of the supporting programme was reminiscent of a festival, with plenty of opportunities for impromptu personal interaction.
Prominent speakers presented surprising perspectives on the subject. At the same time, the congress’s social media gave wide range of glimpses into the conference proceedings.

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Kunstkraftwerk Leipzig | LEIPZIG | Conventions in Leipzig
KUNSTKRAFTWERK LEIPZIG | Picture: Kunstkraftwerk - Fotohaus Klinger

Kunstkraftwerk Leipzig – Digital Art Center

Pay Kunstkraftwerk Leipzig a visit at IMEX 2019 at Stand F 100.

Event location in a former power plant The Kunstkraftwerk is located in the west of Leipzig - a former industrial district, which today is a trendy suburb. After the decommissioning of the heating plant in 1992 (commissioning in 1900), it was empty for several years and was purchased and renovated in 2012 by the investors. At the heart of the new usage is immersive and digital art. MORE THAN ART ... exhibition location The "Immersive Art Shows" immerse visitors into the renaissance era with "Leonardo da Vinci - Raphael - Michelangelo", take you into the world of the painter with "HUNDERTWASSER experience", let the charm and the power of a "Work in Progress" be Revive industrial buildings or enchant with "The Wonder Worlds of... more information
TEAM LEIPZIG | IMEX 2019 | Stand F 150 | Conventions in Leipzig
TEAM LEIPZIG | IMEX 2019 | Stand F 150 | Picture: Philipp Kirschner

Leipzig at IMEX 2019: Strikingly sustainable

Modern, innovative and the perfect place for a change of perspective: this is how the conference destination Leipzig will be presenting itself from 21 until 23 May at IMEX 2019 in Frankfurt. At the most important trade fair for the international congress, meeting, events and incentive sector, Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing (LTM) GmbH and seven partners from the congress initiative “Feel the spirit…” will showcase the venues, services and sustainable ideas that Leipzig offers event organisers. Take a “coffee to go – to Leipzig!” Inspired by traditional American diners, the centre of the action will be a shipping container that has been converted into a street food joint with an urban charm. Here IMEX... more information
Red Bull Arena Leipzig| LEIPZIG | Conventions in Leipzig
RED BULL ARENA LEIPZIG | Picture: Eric Kemnitz

Red Bull Arena Leipzig – The No.1 venue for your event!

Pay Red Bull Arena Leipzig a visit at IMEX 2019 at Stand F 150.

Leipzig’s Red Bull Arena is used to hosting top-class football matches. But the stadium is also a popular event location – even for non-sporting events! Whether for ten or 10,000 guests, or for conferences, meetings, galas or open-air events, the home of Die Roten Bullen provides the perfect conditions for almost any need. Quality facilities and a special atmosphere The modern ambience twinned with an emotional stadium atmosphere creates the perfect location to excite your guests. There are nine different rooms and 19 boxes available for use, either individually or in a combination package. Varying room sizes in the hospitality area provide a diverse range of conditions for all kinds of business events. The stadium interior... more information
The Westin Hotel Leipzig | LEIPZIG | Conventions in Leipzig
THE WESTIN LEIPZIG | Picture: Matthias Hamel

The Westin Leipzig invests 2 million Euro in the room area

Pay The Westin Leipzig a visit at IMEX 2019 at Stand F 150.

The extensive renovation of the 58 Grand Deluxe Rooms, 14 Junior and 18 Deluxe Suites as well as all 16 hotel corridors in The Westin Leipzig has been completed. The owner invested around 2 million euros in the 436 room business and conference hotel with an event area of 4,000 square metres in over 50 conference rooms. The modern concept for the rooms was designed by leading and internationally recognized architect Cornelia Markus-Diedenhofen. Great importance was laid on international design and functionality: The air-conditioned rooms now present themselves in a simple, elegant design with harmonizing color, material and light. In addition, the carpets were replaced by parquet flooring to meet cleaning and hygiene requirements.... more information
Leipzig Marriott Hotel  LEIPZIG | Conventions in Leipzig
Leipzig Marriott Hotel | Picture: Jürgen Jeibmann Photographik


Pay Leipzig Marriott Hotel a visit at IMEX 2019 at Stand F 150.

The Leipzig Marriott Hotel provides a new event location called BRÜHL Events. It is the perfect venue to celebrate social and corporate occasions such as cooking classes, show acts, business outings or parties. There are for example the Art Nights, held on a regular basis. The guests paint or draw (with guidance of a local artist) their own piece of art they can take home afterwards. While they are happily moving around the paint brush, they can make new contacts or swap knowledge. No matter if you wish for a meeting point for congresses and meetings or an enjoyable place to rest after a long day out – with its central location, the Leipzig Marriott Hotel is the perfect address for business and private activities. Relax in our... more information
Zoo Leipzig Leipzig | LEIPZIG | Conventions in Leipzig
ZOO LEIPZIG | Picture: Zoo Leipzig GmbH

Zoo Leipzig: This is where events become memorable!

Pay Zoo Leipzig a visit at IMEX 2019 at Stand F 150.

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. More than 1.6 million visitors per year come to discover this city jungle in the middle of Leipzig. 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 history was the Tropical Experience Theme World Gondwanaland that opened in 2011. The tropical dome that is one of its kind in the whole of Europe takes... more information
CCL CONGRESS CENTER LEIPZIG | at night | Conventions in Leipzig
CONGRESS CENTER LEIPZIG | Picture: Leipziger Messe GmbH - Jörg Singer

Sustainable Ideas for the Meeting Destination Leipzig

Pay Congress Center Leipzig and KONGRESSHALLE am Zoo Leipzig a visit at IMEX 2019 at Stand F 150.

Numerous partners have pooled their strengths and know-how to make meeting business even more successful   With a sizeable number of large congresses, medical conferences and high-calibre industry meetings, 2018 was one of the most successful business years of Congress Center Leipzig (CCL). A total of 78 events attracted 120,700 participants. The good occupancy of the KONGRESSHALLE am Zoo has contributed to this success as well. There, 59,000 participants attended a total of 95 events.   The event calendar for 2019 again features numerous highlights. Already in February the KONGRESSHALLE was proud to welcome German meetings industry representatives to ‘greenmeetings und events‘, a conference organised by the German... more information
PORSCHE LEIPZIG |On-Road Circuit | Conventions in Leipzig
PORSCHE LEIPZIG | Picture: Porsche Leipzig GmbH

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

Pay Porsche Leipzig a visit at IMEX 2019 at Stand F 150.

Back in the year 2000 when Porsche added a second production plant in addition to the main 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. The factory is among one of the most modern and sustainable car factories in the world. Panamera and Macan are produced here. However, in Leipzig Porsche is a lot more than merely a production facility. The Customer Center in Leipzig offers visitors and customers many diverse Porsche experiences first hand. An experience to set the pulse racing!   Experiencing Porsche in Leipzig at first hand – behind the scenes and behind the wheel. In... more information
Leipzig at IMEX 2019 | Conventions in Leipzig
Leipzig at IMEX 2019 | Picture: event lab. GmbH

Conference location Leipzig presents itself at IMEX 2019

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... more information
LVB | The new XL | Conventions in Leipzig
LVB | The new XL | Picture: Eric Kemnitz

Let`s talk about sustainable mobility

Sustainability is one of the big topics that is currently driving the MICE industry. Over an espresso Matthias Schulze from the German Convention Bureau (GCB) and Ulf Middelberg, Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe (LVB), spoke about sustainable mobility. ... more information
LEIPZIG SKYLINE | Conventions in Leipzig
LEIPZIG SKYLINE | Picture: A. Schmidt

Tourism in Leipzig continues to grow:

Overnight stays reached a record high of 3.4 million in 2018

With a total of 1,836,797 arrivals and 3,376,257 overnight stays, Leipzig has once again surpassed itself, overtaking its previous record set in 2017. The city can look back with pride on the best year in its history for tourism. Yet again, significant growth of 7.5 per cent by comparison with the previous year was recorded for arrivals, and growth of 6.5 per cent for overnight stays. 2,069,490 overnight stays in the Leipzig region can be added to these figures, giving a total volume of around 5.4 million overnight stays in the overall destination LEIPZIG REGION. This represents 27.1 per cent of all overnight stays in Saxony. In 2018, visitors to Leipzig could choose from 135 accommodation providers offering 18,922 beds (+12.7 per... more information
UFZ | Leipziger Kubus | Conventions in Leipzig
UFZ | Leipziger Kubus | Picture: A. Kuenzelmann

Leipzig: Interconnected competence for international industry meetings

The International Society for Microbial Ecology (ISME) is the most important scientific association in the field. Every two years it meets for a symposium attended by participants from all over the world. In August 2018, the ISME made its debut at the Congress Center Leipzig (CCL). Together with the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), the CCL secured the symposium with an attractive pitch highlighting Leipzig’s interconnected competence as a centre for science and conferences. The UFZ is a world-leading institution in the field of environmental research and enjoys high social recognition. It points out ways to use natural resources sustainably for the benefit of mankind and the environment. Leipzig is therefore an... more information