The events held in Leipzig reflect the city’s success as a venue for medical congresses and conferences. Successful events such as the recurring congress for visceral medicine and BIO-Europe 2022
are proof of the city’s deep commitment to establishing itself as a reliable international host.
Leipzig has a competitive advantage for the industry: a state-of-the-art healthcare system characterised by intelligent medical technology and advanced treatment and diagnostic procedures. This makes the city in central Germany one of the world’s leading centres for medical research, production and organisation.
The Congress Center Leipzig (CCL)
, the city’s largest event centre, hosts a variety of major medical congresses each year, providing a forum for new ideas and professional exchange. It also hosts the Leipzig Interventional Course (LINC)
, an interdisciplinary congress that has become a global platform for vascular medicine. LINC is internationally recognised in the convention world as a prime example of the integration of digital solutions and innovative space concepts.
The region also boasts first-class infrastructure with excellent transport links: the modern Leipzig/Halle Airport
is another of Leipzig’s advantages as a location, especially for freight and supplies. Leipzig has an efficient public transport network, which plays a key role in allowing people to move around the city in a comfortable and environmentally friendly way.
Local stakeholders have teamed up to support Leipzig’s event industry: around 50 partners such as congress centres, conference hotels and service agencies are working together in the congress initiative “Feel the spirit ... do-it-at-leipzig.de”. This strong network assists organisers with the application process as well as the planning, preparation and delivery of industry events.
The city itself is also committed to promoting major events, with the city administration ensuring clearly defined responsibilities and quick decision-making. In cooperation with Leipziger Messe
and the local host organisation, the city identifies event formats locally and establishes its future role as host. Leipzig invites organisers, associations and decision-makers to ‘site inspections’, letting them see for themselves the advantages of this first-class congress destination. Unique venues for evening receptions
include the Gewandhaus
, the Kongresshalle
and Gondwanaland at Zoo Leipzig