The Cologne Convention Bureau (CCB) has produced five new video clips with city partners from the sector to promote Cologne as a convention destination.
The videos are part of the ‘Cologne. Ready when you are’ recovery initiative and are designed to demonstrate that it is possible to hold events in Cologne which are safe and compliant with the coronavirus regulations.
Five testimonials present altered daily work routines under the influence of the pandemic. In the clips, Koelnmesse represents the tradefair and convention segment through its concept B-SAFE4business, whereas the Lanxess arena stands for the venues and event locations.
The caterer Kaiserschote presents business catering; the 25hours Hotel The Circle represents Cologne’s hotel business, and a taxi driver speaks for the transportation sector.
All of them show how they are preparing for the day when events can once again be held under safe conditions.
“The convention and meeting industry has been severely affected by the coronavirus crisis. We want event planners to know that our partners from the MICE sector in Cologne are co-operatively doing everything in their power to enable the execution of safe events,” says Dr Jürgen Amann, CEO of the Cologne Tourist Board. “Cologne is ready and looking forward to welcoming the congress and convention business.”
The five video clips with English subtitles can be viewed on social media channels and YouTube and are also embedded in the homepage of the Cologne Convention Bureau. Partners are free to use the clips as part of their recovery initiative.