Congress Center Hamburg ready to show off its new look

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Congress Center Hamburg ready to show off its new look

The new CCH – Congress Center Hamburg will be officially opened, 29 April, by Hamburg’s First Mayor, Dr Peter Tschentscher. The complex has been undergoing comprehensive remodelling since January 2017.

Operator Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH (HMC) is confident the new design venue will compete with Europe’s finest convention centres.

“The new CCH provides Hamburg with a state-of-the-art convention centre with enormous potential, situated at an attractive location right in the middle of the city. It offers ideal conditions for hosting international conventions and other events exploring the key topics of the future. The new CCH comes as a boost for Hamburg’s tourism and hospitality sector, highlighting our city’s pivotal role as an international business and science hub,” said Dr Tschentscher.

“The new CCH will set new standards,” added Bernd Aufderheide, president and CEO, HMC. “Being able to rely on decades of expertise in the convention business, we will be able to continue the success story of the CCH – Congress Center Hamburg and win many fascinating event organisers for our beautiful city.”

“We’ve all been waiting for this moment for a long time. By officially opening our convention centre, we are back on the national and international market, and we would like to take this opportunity to extend a cordial invitation to all our customers to come and see for themselves what the new CCH – Congress Center Hamburg has to offer,” said Heike Mahmoud, the venue’s chief operating officer.

Soft opening

When the ITS World Congress opened its doors on 11 October, 2021, it was a kick off event for the venue’s soft opening. Several events have since been held at the CCH – Congress Center Hamburg as part of the soft opening phase, including several medical conventions and the Hamburg Aviation Forum.

The venue complex offers an exhibition campus and a convention centre. Planten un Blomen Park is part of the Hamburg Messe und Congress site.  

The new CCH – Congress Center Hamburg is based on designs by the architectural co-operative agn leusmann/Time Hupe Architekten and offers 36,000sqm of available space. There is 12,000sqm of event space, 12,000sqm of foyer space and 12,000 visitors can attend events at the CCH simultaneously. The complex can provide up to 50 multifunctional halls for conventions and events of any kind, spread across four levels and three event sections – West, Centre and East. Each of the three sections has its own entrances and exits.

There is a redesigned Congressplatz square.

Key target audiences of the CCH, apart from medical conventions, include scientific and association conferences as well as corporate events. Heike Mahmoud reports many events in the pipeline over coming months, with that calendar including:

Deutsche Biotechnologietage 2022 (German Biotechnology Days 2022), 4-5 May, 2022

ISC High Performance 2022,  29 May-2 June, 2022

The 20th International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology, 12-15 June, 2022

DGU-Jahrestagung (74th Annual Convention of the German Urologists Association), 21-24 September, 2022

For more information on the new CCH – Congress Center Hamburg, visit:

Photo: © Hamburg Messe und Congress/Jürgen Nerger.


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