Facts and figures about the congress year of 2016 Outlook for the event year of 2017

KölnKongress GmbH can look back on a successful business year and one that included a wide range of events. The highest turnover in the company's history was achieved and the number of events as well as the number of visitors remained at the high levels of the previous year.

Record result: KölnKongress was able to record the best result in its company history for 2016 with turnover of 13.5 million Euros. An enormous increase compared to the early years of the KölnKongress GmbH: in 1997 the company recorded a turnover of 2.06 million Euros. In the portfolio at that time, however, were "only" the Congress-Centrum Koelnmesse and the Gürzenich Cologne (just renovated and re-opened). KölnKongress benefits from the many years of experience and the synergy effects of the eight locations: not only technical equipment and furnishings can be shared, but all the facilities can also call upon the know-how of the employees.

In 2016, 2,192 events with 944,000 guests were held on the premises KölnKongress. A particularly successful crowd-puller was the Tanzbrunnen with its open air facilities and theatre with 522.000 visitors.

The outlook is once again good for 2017: the Gürzenich has already been able to book numerous events in the medical field, the calendar of the Tanzbrunnen is already filled with popular crowd-pullers, the Congress-Centrum Koelnmesse is the guarantee for successful congresses, meetings and branch meetings and the Flora Köln Is in great demand for company events, conferences, cultural events as well as private parties.

Outlook for the event year of 2017
An extract from the event calendar of the Congress-Centrum Koelnmesse:

Annual Conference of the German Civil Servants Union (dbb), EINSTIEG Köln, Berufe LIVE Köln, the Annual General Meetings of STRABAG AG, Deutz AG, INDUS Holding AG and Ströer SE & Co. KGaA, Sports Media Summit, Deutsche Tonmeistertagung 2017, Missionale, Bildungskongress 2017, the 4th PVH Congress, 23rd Trade Logistics Congress, Absolventenkongress and the VdS Fire Protection Days as well as various medical congresses (see further in the text).

An extract from the events calendar of the Gürzenich Köln:

8th Cologne Real Estate Fair, Cologne Fair for the Future, 2017, Kölner Edelsteintage, 10th European Congress for Energy Efficient Building with Wood, Congress of Tax Advisors, 20th European Symposium on Organic Chemistry (an event organized by the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker eV), the Kölner Debütantenball, musical events (Vienna Johann  Strauss  Concert Gala, the most beautiful opera choruses, concert of the Symphony Orchestra of the University of Cologne, DEUTZ Chorus Cologne), balls and social events, numerous jubilees and Christmas celebrations as well as various medical congresses (see further in the text).

An extract from the event calendar of the Flora Cologne:

The Flora Cologne has already been booked for numerous company events as well as social and private events for 2017, among other things, with anniversaries, graduation balls, birthdays and weddings as well as musical events: HÖHNER – Akustik-Tour, concert of the Flora Symphony Orchestra, Flora concert of the Gürzenich Orchestra, Benefit concert of the German Paediatricians concert of Accordion Orchestra Köln-Deutz. Further events: the Grimme Online Award, the gala for the Ice Hockey World Cup 2017 and the "Cologne Handball Night" of the EHF. In addition, eight international congresses and four events on the programme of lit.Cologne will take place in the Flora

An excerpt from the event calendar of the Tanzbrunnen Cologne:

Apart from Chris de Burgh and Dieter Thomas Kuhn & Band, the Wise Guys will be appearing with two farewell concerts (already sold-out), Alligatoah und Deine Freunde as well as Cologne cult bands such as Bläck Fööss, Köbes Underground, Räuber and Brings besides numerous popular comedians (for example:  Helge Schneider, Mrs. Jahnke, Wilfried Schmickler, Jürgen B. Hausmann) and “Frau Höpker bittet zum Gesang”, will be appearing at the Tanzbrunnen. To open the season, Cat Ballou will be rocking on stage - 8,000 tickets have already been sold. Other events: the Amphi Festival, the Cologne Lights, the Fish Markets, the Linus Talent Show and 18 events as part of lit.Cologne.

In the medical field, the 6th Annual Congress of the German Knee Association, the Conference CECAD (the International Conference on the Background to the Ageing Process), the Congress for Child and Adolescent Medicine, the 25th Annual Congress of DIGAB eV (German Interdisciplinary Society for Home Mechanical Ventilation), the health conference of the West 2017, the Karl-Häupl-Kongress 2017 and the 14th European ISSX Meeting are registered at the KölnKongress locations. The "International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics" (ISSX) is one of the largest scientific organizations for researchers in the field of chemical processes and structure of xenobiotics and is represented in almost 50 countries with almost 2,250 members.

The World Congress of Pathologists was already successfully conducted in September 2016 - despite very tight scheduling and thanks to the flexibility of KölnKongress: already constructed while Photokina was running, it was possible to open on the final day of the trade fair in the 
Congress-Centrum Koelnmesse. After five days, 4,500 highly satisfied visitors and organizers left Cologne and were not only enthusiastic about the congress city, but also full of praise for the organization and the location. Equally enthusiastic were the visitors and organizers of the 10th International Hodgkin Symposium in the Gürzenich, the world's largest international interdisciplinary conference on Hodgkin's lymphoma.