Leipzig: The Meeting place

Leipzig: The Meeting place

Leipzig is one of the most popular places to hold conventions and conferences in Europe. It has a number of top-class venues as well as all sorts of other fascinating places to get together in a more convivial atmosphere at the end of the day. In addition, organizers can avail themselves of the professional support provided – to make their occasion an unforgettable experience!

Leipzig is one of the most popular places to hold conventions and conferences in Europe. It has a number of top-class venues as well as all sorts of other fascinating places to get together in a more convivial atmosphere at the end of the day. In addition, organizers can avail themselves of the professional support provided – to make their occasion an unforgettable experience!

Ideal setting for conventions and events

Quelle: LTM Congress Film

LTM Congress Film

Quelle: Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH

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The commercial history of Leipzig began over 850 years ago thanks to its position at the crossroads of Europe’s main trade routes. Its commercial success paved the way for its development into a city of education, science, music and art. Nowadays, the Leipziger Messe exhibition center still hosts a raft of trade shows, conventions, and conferences every year, including several internationally renowned events in medicine and the life sciences, such as the FlyPharma Conference. Organizers have a wide selection of meeting facilities at their disposal ranging from historical locations to modern conference venues. Moreover, Leipzig has a large airport with departures to all major German hubs, and there are fast trains to Leipzig from all over the country, including hourly connections from Berlin.

CCL Congress Center Leipzig

Event in one of the exhibition halls. A lot of people in black suits and on the stage a mexican music group

Networking / Messe

Quelle: Leipziger Messe

… is the main location in Leipzig for important congresses and conventions, and boasts all the facilities to be expected of one of the most modern conference centers in Europe. It contains 23 conference halls and meeting rooms with seating capacities ranging from 30 to 1,000, as well as various multifunctional spaces. CCL is frequently used to host research gatherings from the worlds of medicine and the life sciences. For very large events, it can be hired together with the adjacent Glass Hall and exhibition pavilions. As well as its main venue at the Leipziger Messe exhibition center with ample parking, CCL also operates KONGRESSHALLE – an impressive conference hall built next to Leipzig Zoo in 1900 and reopened in 2015 after being completely refurbished.

Home from home

Above the roofes of Leipzig. In the front the university library and the federal administrative court. In the back the Panaroma Tower and the new town hall

Panorama

Quelle: Bertram Kober/punctum

Visitors to Leipzig can choose from a wide variety of accommodation ranging from international chains to boutique establishments. There are almost 140 hotels and guesthouses in Leipzig, and they have a total of around 22,000 beds in about 9,500 rooms, so there’s something for every requirement and budget. Four- and five-star hotels account for nearly 40% of the accommodation on offer. The majority of them are located in or near the attractive city center and so benefit from good public transport, a wide choice of restaurants, and all sorts of entertainment on the doorstep after a busy day.

Other venues

The view of the Messe Leipzig. The lake in front an the exhibition halls in the back

Kongress / Messe

Quelle: Leipziger Messe

Apart from the main convention venues, numerous hotels and other businesses throughout Leipzig also offer a wide range of function rooms for seminars, conferences, meetings, symposia, and business events. And when it’s time to relax, some of the most striking venues for hire where unforgettable receptions and get-togethers can be hosted with a unique atmosphere and outstanding catering include the Moritzbastei (part of the city’s old fortifications), Leipzig Zoo, the Porsche Leipzig Factory in the north of the city with its own test track, and the Red Bull Arena soccer stadium, home of sporting success story RB Leipzig.

Support network for conference and convention planners

The convention initiative “Feel the spirit … do-it-at-leipzig.de” is a powerful network of around 50 partners in Leipzig, including congress and event venues, conference hotels, service agencies, local professional conference organizers, and logistics contractors. Its aim is to give those planning to stage national and international conventions all the assistance they need to make their event truly memorable. The network’s members and the services they provide are introduced on the website https://www.do-it-at-leipzig.com/ – the first port of call for anyone thinking about organizing any sort of conference or convention in Leipzig.

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© Vollack GmbH & Co. KG

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Augustusplatz in Leizig with the Panaorame Tower and the Gewandhaus in the back

Cultural city

© Philipp Kirschner

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Infrastructure

Man test AR headset while another man checks the happenings on a notebook

Next3D

© Phillip Kirschner

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