The convention and business event hub Düsseldorf is excellently positioned for the future. The capital of North Rhine-Westphalia boasts excellent accessibility, a dynamic economic climate, and a first-class infrastructure. In addition, the venue providers are constantly expanding their factors of success, such as sustainability standards, technical equipment, industry expertise and marketing strategies, reacting to the critical “future challenges” in the industry to ensure continuous dynamic growth.
Convention hub Düsseldorf: consistent growth
Düsseldorf Congress Sport & Event and CCD Congress Center Düsseldorf have been growing consistently for several years – in terms of quantity and quality. That is to say, the dimensions of event inquiries (number of participants, additional space for parallel exhibitions, international reach) have been increasing consistently. An example from the healthcare industry: in 2011, Düsseldorf Congress Sport & Event hosted 8 conventions with 13,500 visitors and by 2013 those figures had risen to 12 conventions with 27,000 visitors. In 2014, approximately 38,000 visitors are expected to attend 13 conventions here, and in 2015 about 16 medical conventions are expected to draw about 44,000 people to Düsseldorf.
Such figures underscore the results of the well-respected annual “German Meeting & Event Barometer” , which finds that North Rhine-Westphalia with the center in Düsseldorf has consistently remained the favorite German state among German event hosts and the second favorite German state among international event hosts. “Conventions are an important economic factor in North Rhine-Westphalia – and especially in the capital city,” says Düsseldorf’s Mayor Dirk Elbers. “The consistently increasing number of large events and our regular strong ranking in industry surveys indicates that we have chosen the right path.”
Düsseldorf is also an attractive destination for business events. As a dynamic economic center in North Rhine-Westphalia, the capital city is a popular place to hold corporate events – ranging from smaller meetings and seminars to product presentations and general assembly meetings. For example, in 2013 Daimler AG held an international training event spanning several weeks focusing on the launch of the new Sprinter series, attracting 6,000 participants from 26 countries worldwide. In HV Magazine’s ranking of favorite venues for general assembly meetings, Düsseldorf is regularly among the top.