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CONGRESS CENTER LEIPZIG | IBC 2024 Press conference | Conventions in Leipzig
IBC 2024 Press conference | Picture: Lutz Zimmermann


Leipzig Trade Fair hosts the international broadcast centre

As announced by the UEFA and the German Football Association (DFB), the international broadcast centre of the UEFA EURO 2024 will be set up on the Leipzig Trade Fair (Leipziger Messe) grounds. “Leipzig offers outstanding facilities and the Messe is an attractive, modern venue” explained Martin Kallen, CEO of UEFA Events SA, the UEFA’s decision during a press conference on December 8, 2020. The Saxon city was chosen out of six host cities which all submitted applications with potential venues.

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OTWorld 2018 | digital medicine | Conventions in Leipzig
OTWorld 2018 | Picture: Tom Schulze

Smart and inspiring: Medical innovation made in Leipzig

A report about the medical insdustry hub and congress destination Leipzig

Internationally renowned top-class research and state-of-the-art training, a history going back centuries and contemporary innovation – Leipzig sets standards as a medical industry hub. Pioneering developments make their way from here around the globe, while a large number of start-ups come up with innovative ideas. At the same time, respected figures invite international experts to Leipzig to share information and ideas at the conference destination.

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Leipzig Skyline | LEIPZIG | Conventions in Leipzig
Leipzig Skyline | LEIPZIG | Picture: Punctum - Peter Franke

ICCA and BestCities Global Alliance Announce 2020 Incredible Impacts Winning Associations

The Incredible Impacts Programme, run collaboratively by ICCA and BestCities Global Alliance, has selected three winning associations as leading examples of excellence within the global meetings industry that each display these inspiring qualities. One of this years`s winners is the International Society for Microbial Ecology (ISME). In August 2018, ISME held its 17th Microbial Ecology symposium in Leipzig. As well as the regular scientific program and its established events, the association had ambitions to engage with the wider public while in the city, by educating them about the importance of ecology and inspiring an interest in the field with a new audience. Working in partnership with the city, ISME created ‘The Night of... more information
Congress Center Leipzig | Conventions in Leipzig
Congress Center Leipzig | picture: Leipziger Messe

Concept of Health and Hygiene at Congress Center Leipzig

Face-to-face meetings are possible again

In early September 2020 the Congress Center Leipzig (CCL) played host to 600 delegates at the annual meeting of the German Society for Phlebology. A spacious layout and the professional organisation made for a relaxed atmosphere and a safe, successful congress.

See in the video that face-to-face meetings are possible again even with somewhat larger numbers of persons, provided thorough health and hygiene – including social distancing.


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Pentahotel Leipzig | Convention in Leipzig
PENTAHOTEL LEIPZIG | picture: Philipp Kirschner

Pentahotels are welcoming back business and leisure guests

Introducing new standards

As business and leisure guests are steadily returning to Pentahotels, the team at Penta has implemented new 'distance proof' operational measures, guaranteeing guests a safe stay while still providing their relaxed neighbourhood lifestyle vibe. The brand used the lockdown period to prepare for a safe return of its guests, deconstructing and reassembling its entire scope of products and services to provide maximum safety. The result is an enhanced experience with many added benefits for the guests of Pentahotels.
Read the complete interview with the Chief of Operations, Andrew Munt to learn more about the operational measures of ‘Between Us’.

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LEIPZIG | Buntgarnwerke at Weisse Elster river | Conventions in Leipzig
LEIPZIG | Buntgarnwerke at Weisse Elster river | Picture: Andreas Schmidt

Leipzig’s overnight stays peak at 3.6 million in 2019

2019 has been another record breaking year in a row for the tourism industry in Leipzig. The city registered 1.929.694 arrivals (+5.1 per cent) and 3.602.857 overnight stays (+6.7 per cent) last year.

The largest growth was generated among German travellers.
Most visited were the months June (295.000 overnights) and October (293.862 overnights). more information
LEIPZIG | Skyline | Conventions in Leipzig
LEIPZIG | Skyline | Picture: Ronny Friedrich

Leipzig: From progressive underdog to major player

The boom town of Leipzig in Saxony has emerged as a hidden favourite of many international conference and event planners. With sustainability in action and a recent accolade from the New York Times, Leipzig’s transformation into a top-tier player is in full swing. The congress initiative wants to show audiences at this year’s IMEX how. The demands placed on the perfect conference destination are high: excellent infrastructure, comfortable hotels and an open-minded culture are a must. At the same time, the place should be as unfamiliar and hip as possible. Organisers and guests alike want to see new things and be surprised. Leipzig meets these criteria with ease. Only recently, the trade fair city made it... more information