Business is our strength, consulting is our passion

We are the first port of call for all businesses, associations and agencies planning a congress, meeting, event or incentive in Hamburg.
The Hamburg Convention Bureau is Hamburg’s official, non-partisan agency for marketing Hamburg as a destination. Our Conventions unit comprises experienced experts who will navigate you through all planning stages. We are well acquainted with the local industry, and we will support you in achieving your objectives as swiftly as possible.

Our team of dedicated marketing professionals can provide you with free and independent advice with regard to securing suitable venues and hotel accommodation and in compiling a social programme. We maintain an extensive network with local service providers, public authorities and economic clusters. We organise inspection visits whenever required and use our industry expertise to support you in preparing your conference bid.

In the area of conventions, we focus on acquiring international business events related to those industries that are part of Hamburg’s economic clusters. In particular, we concentrate our efforts on Hamburg’s local cluster initiatives and scientific landscape. In addition, we also focus on the strategic development and expansion of our target markets.

In our role as ambassadors for Hamburg as a MICE destination, we promote the Hamburg Metropolitan Region at trade fairs and industry events as well as in reputable media.

Areas of expertise

Destination marketing

We specialise in B2B events and promote Hamburg as a destination in our target markets at trade fairs and via dedicated HCB events.

Location development

We develop Hamburg as a location: we raise public awareness for promotable business tourism and we highlight the MICE industry’s benefits for Hamburg. We harness the city’s potential and we are committed to developing the quality of local services with a view to the future.

Consulting

Based on our consulting expertise, we navigate our clients through Hamburg’s MICE landscape and make recommendations tailored to our clients’ specific needs.

Contacts & networks

We have in-depth knowledge of Hamburg, and we maintain an extensive network with local service providers and stakeholders from politics, academia and business, which enables us to establish relevant contacts for you.

Acquisition of conferences and conventions

We are experts in acquiring conferences: we know the national and international MICE industry inside out, and our active approach to bidding and approval procedures enables us to strengthen Hamburg as a destination especially via cluster-specific business events.

Client support

We provide you with professional support before, during and after your conference: we obtain quotes and secure hotel accommodation, and we conduct site inspections. We make use of our local network to facilitate your event, and we are available for feedback meetings.

Our services for you

Conference bidding

We advise you from the early stages of the bidding process, which enables us to help you compile a bid book and jointly identify services and facilities suited to meeting the requirements specified by the organiser.

Accommodation capacity

For events with a large number of participants, we can assist you in securing hotel accommodation. We take care of contacting partner hotels and enquiring about room capacity during the desired event period.

Location scouting

Thanks to our extensive network we can assist you in finding suitable conference facilities and locations and in providing you with a choice of options for your event. As an independent point of contact we can swiftly refer you to relevant contact persons.

Networks

We organise inspection tours upon request and establish contact with public authorities, cluster initiatives, businesses and science institutions.

Site inspections

We can arrange for a site inspection tour prior to your event so as to give you an overall view of the premises and the local conditions of the relevant venue.

Funding

During low demand periods, we can support you by providing congress funding. For more detailed information, please contact us.

Marketing

We make our marketing and communication channels available to you so you can promote your event and publish information relating to your event.

Contact

Kai Dieterich

Kai Dieterich

Head of Strategy and Communications

kai.dieterich@hamburg-tourismus.de
T +49 (0)40 / 30051-613

Kai Dieterich is interim head of the Conventions division. In this role, he manages the division’s operational business – from strategic marketing to activities in target markets and communication issues.

Kai Dieterich is also head of the Strategy & Communication department. In this function, he is responsible for the further development of the corporate strategy of the Hamburg Convention Bureau. This is done in close coordination with the companies belonging to the Hamburg Marketing GmbH holding company at a higher level. In order to successfully position Hamburg as a premium location for congresses and conferences, Kai Dieterich coordinates and optimises the further profiling of destination marketing and the associated operational processes. This also includes the management of corporate communications both internally and externally.

The Strategy & Communication department is also responsible for supporting the HCB partners and for market research and observation. It also supports the conventions divisions in individual areas by exploiting synergies within the company. Kai Dieterich has been a member of the HCB core team since the HCB was founded in 2009 and previously headed strategic and operational marketing in the Conventions division. He acquired his in-depth specialist knowledge among other things through a Bachelor’s and Master’s programme in England.

Florian Gerdes

Florian Gerdes

Marketing Manager Conventions
Focus: UK, USA & China

florian.gerdes@hamburg-convention.com
T +49 (0)40 / 30051-652

      

As a marketing manager, Florian Gerdes is responsible for clients from Great Britain, the United States and China. Florian deals with queries emerging from these markets, while also managing target group-specific events and PR measures for clients. At trade fairs, forums and sales calls, Florian serves as the contact person for event planners from agencies and private enterprises in particular.

Florian studied hotel management in Switzerland with a focus on marketing. He holds a BA in business administration and a diploma from the Swiss Hotel Association. His career path has also led him to the United States, Italy and Tanzania.

Sarah Meyn

Sarah Meyn

Marketing Manager Conventions
Focus: Hamburg Economic Cluster

sarah.meyn@hamburg-convention.com
T +49 (0)40 / 30051-410

A trained geographer, Sarah set the course for her career in tourism at an early stage by following her interest in internationalism. Thus, her private life as well as her tourism studies and her work have led her e.g. to Australia, Japan and Africa. As a member of the event marketing unit, she was in charge of coordinating the networking reception in London, the PR work, and the social media channels for Hamburg on Tour, the HCB’s live communication event. With her international perspective and her hands-on knowledge in project management, Sarah contributes valuable skills to the HCB’s event unit. Her current focus lies on systematically attracting association events across all economic clusters.
Caroline Molitoris

Caroline Molitoris

Marketing Manager Conventions
Focus: Media & IT, Creative Industries, Renewable Energies & Smart City

caroline.molitoris@hamburg-convention.com
T +49 (0)40 / 30051-615

   

With a special focus on Hamburg’s locational expertise and economic clusters, Caroline Molitoris is responsible for acquiring meetings and events. Caroline is your contact person for cluster-related events and queries from the fields of media & IT, creative industries, renewable energies and smart city and can connect you with the right person for your event. Thanks to her excellent networking links with these industries and the combined expertise resulting from this, Caroline can provide systematic advice and support to stakeholders from associations, agencies and businesses organising their events in Hamburg.

Caroline also benefits from her previous experience as project manager of the Hamburg Ambassador programme at the HWF Hamburg Business Development Corporation. Having studied tourism and event management at the EBC College in Hamburg, Caroline also holds an MBA from the FOM University of Applied Science.

Frank Pflugfelder

Frank Pflugfelder

Marketing Manager Conventions
Focus: Logistics, Maritime Industries & Aviation

frank.pflugfelder@hamburg-convention.com
T +49 (0)40 / 30051-655

      

Born and bred in Basel, Frank Pflugfelder advises clients from the economic clusters of logistics, maritime and aviation wishing to hold an event in Hamburg. Besides managing event queries, Frank’s range of tasks includes developing innovative concepts for advancing the meeting business, as well as participating in promotional industry events.

Frank has in-depth knowledge and 15 years of experience in the trade fair and event industries. He has worked e.g. with Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH and, on behalf of Karlsruhe Messe und Kongress, as a project coordinator for Learntex, a specialist fair.

Karin Samland

Karin Samland

Marketing Manager Conventions
Focus: Germany, Austria & Switzerland

karin.samland@hamburg-convention.com
T +49 (0)40 / 30051-614

      

Karin Samland advises and supports clients from Germany, Austria and Switzerland who are interested in Hamburg as a venue and who are seeking to hold a conference or meeting in Hamburg. Karin has many years of experience in the meetings and convention industry and previously worked for various renowned hotels in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region. She has strong local knowledge and an excellent local network. On behalf of the HCB, Karin also develops and coordinates promotional, communication and marketing activities specifically tailored to the German, Austrian and Swiss markets.

Born in Austria, Karin trained in tourism management and has a long track record in organising large-scale conventions, conferences and events. As a convention sales and events manager at the Grand Elysée Hamburg she was in charge of organising events of up to 1,000 guests. Prior to joining the HCB in early 2015, Karin worked as director of sales and marketing at the Privathotel Lindtner Hamburg.

Karine Serra

Karine Serra

Marketing Manager Conventions
Focus: Medical, Healthcare & Life Science

karine.serra@hamburg-convention.com
Tel +49 (0)40 / 30051-617

At the HCB, Karine Serra is in charge of actively attracting international congresses to Hamburg. A graduate event manager, Karine is dedicated to the cluster industries of medicine, healthcare, and life sciences. Karine is a native of France and has lived in Hamburg since 2001. As well as knowing the the city inside out, she has in-depth knowledge of the tourism and MICE sectors. Karine has gained many years of  experience in planning and implementing international events, e.g.with Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH as project manager for trade fairs abroad. Most recently, Karine held the role of senior project manager in destination management with MR Congress & Incentive GmbH, where she was responsible for the French market.

Open hotels in Hamburg

HOTEL Adress Postcode Place Phone Mail
25hours Hotel HafenCity Überseeallee 5 20457 Hamburg (040) 2577770 hafencity@25hours-hotels.com
a&o Hostel and Hotel Spaldingstr. 160 20097 Hamburg (040) 18 12 98 40 00 booking@aohostels.com
Adina Apartment Hotel Hamburg Michel Neuer Steinweg 26 20459 Hamburg (040) 22 63 500 info@adina.eu
Adina Apartment Hotel Hamburg Speicherstadt Willy-Brandt-Str. 25 20457 Hamburg (040) 33 46 080 info@adina.eu
Airport Hostel Hamburg Alsterkrugchaussee 439 22335 Hamburg (040) 59 35 11 11 office@meinhotelinhamburg.de
ALTAN Hotel Hamburg Beim Grünen Jäger 23 20359 Hamburg (0152) 34 39 30 23 info@altan-hotel.de
Altstadthotel Harburg Neue Str. 61 21073 Hamburg (040) 76 73 160 info@altstadthotel-harburg.de
Aparthotel York Hofweg 19 22085 Hamburg (040) 22 71 420 info@aparthotel-york.de
Apartment-Hotel Hamburg Mitte Borstelmannsweg 133 20537 Hamburg (040) 21 11 50 info@apartment-hotel.de
Appartello Sportallee 4 22335 Hamburg (040) 60 99 29 21 00 info@appartello.de
Arcade-Hostel Kieler Str. 385 22525 Hamburg (040) 54 48 00 info@arcade-hostel-hamburg.de
ARCOTEL Onyx Reeperbahn 1a 20359 Hamburg (040) 20 94 090 onyx@arcotel.com
Arena Hostel Hamburg Fangdieckstraße 20 22547 Hamburg (040) 54 80 15 85 kontakt@arena-hostel-hamburg.de
Auszeit Hotel Hamburg Bauernweide 11 21149 Hamburg (040) 70 20 40 post@auszeit-hh.de
Auto-Parkhotel Hamburg Lincolnstr. 8 20359 Hamburg  (040) 31 00 24 info@auto-parkhotel-hamburg.de
Baurs Park Privat-Hotel Elbchaussee 573 22587 Hamburg (040) 86 66 620 info@baurspark.de
bedpark Stellingen Volksparkstraße 62 22525 Hamburg (040) 54 80 12 60 Stellingen@bedpark.de
Best Western Hotel Hamburg International Hammer Landstr. 200-202 20537 Hamburg (040) 21 04 30 info@hotel-hamburg.bestwestern.de
Best Western Plus Hotel St. Raphael Adenauerallee 41 20097 Hamburg (040) 24 82 00 info@straphael-hamburg.bestwestern.de
Best Western Premier Alsterkrug-Hotel Alsterkrugchaussee 277 22297 Hamburg (040) 51 30 30 info@alsterkrug-hotel.de
Boutique 020 Hamburg City Ellmenreichstraße 20 20099 Hamburg (040) 24 84 80 reservierung@centro-hotels.de
Bundt’s Gartenrestaurant Hasselwerder Str. 85 21129 Hamburg (040) 35 70 310 info@bundts.de
Cap San Diego Überseebrücke 20459 Hamburg (040) 36 54 81 info@capsandiego.de
Citadines Michel Hamburg Ludwig-Erhard-Str. 7 20459 Hamburg (040) 30 06 180 hamburg@citadines.com
Citysurfer Guesthouse Hostel  Amsinckstr. 44 20097 Hamburg (0013) 15 63 64 835 office@citysurfer44.de
Clipper Boardinghouse Große Elbstr. 47 22767 Hamburg (0800) 25 47 737 info@clipper-boardinghouses.de
Condi-Hotel Brillkamp 8-10 22339 Hamburg (040) 53 90 080 info@condi-hotel.de
Courtyard Hamburg Airport Hotel Flughafenstr. 47 22415 Hamburg (040) 53 10 20  
Dorint Hotel Hamburg Eppendorf Martinistr. 72 20251 Hamburg (040) 57 01 500 info@dorint.com
Elsa Brändström Haus im DRK e.V. Internationales Bildungs- und Tagungshaus Kösterbergstr. 62 22587 Hamburg (040) 1813107312 info@ebh-hamburg.de
Empire Riverside Hotel Bernhard-Nocht-Straße 97 20359 Hamburg (040) 31 11 90 info@empire-riverside.de
Europäischer Hof  Kirchenallee 45 20099 Hamburg (040) 24 82 48 info@europaeischer-hof.de
Forsthaus Seebergen  Seebergen 9-15 22952 Lütjensee (04154) 79 290 info@forsthaus-seebergen.de
Gästehaus Picklapp Krögen 3 22523 Hamburg (040) 57 04 230 info@picklapp.de
Generator Hamburg Steintorplatz 3 20099 Hamburg (040) 22 63 58 460 pr@generatorhostels.com
GreenLine Hotel Holst Hauptstraße 29 21224 Rosengarten (04108) 59 10 rezeption@hotel-holst.de
Hampton by Hilton Nordkanalstr. 18 20097 Hamburg (040) 30 23 720 hbh.hamburg@fmhos.com
Heikotel – Hotel am Stadtpark & Stadtpark Residenz Flüggestr. 5-6 22303 Hamburg (040) 27 84 00 stadtpark@heikotel.de
Holiday Inn Hafen-City  Überseeallee 15 20457 Hamburg (040) 32 50 38 50 guestrelationsemea@ihg.com
Holiday Inn Hamburg Berliner Tor Wikingerweg 2 20537 Hamburg (040) 33 46 490 guestrelationsemea@ihg.com
Hotel “Zum Studio” Sonnenweg 27 22045 Hamburg (040) 66 07 22 info@hotel-zum-studio.de
Hotel Alsterblick Schwanenwik 30 22087 Hamburg (040) 22 94 89 89 info@hotel-alsterblick.de
Hotel Alte Wache Adenauerallee 25 20097 Hamburg (040) 28 40 660 post@hotel-alte-wache.de
Hotel Am Elbufer Focksweg 40 a 21129 Hamburg (040) 74 21 910 info@hotel-am-elbufer.de
Hotel am Rothenbaum Rothenbaumchaussee 107 20149 Hamburg (040) 41 53 780 info@hotelamrothenbaum.de
Hotel Blankenese Schenefelder Landstr. 164 22589 Hamburg (040) 87 47 42 info@hotel-blankenese.de
Hotel Cabo Hamburg Holstenstr. 119 22765 Hamburg (040) 43 29 31 0 info@hotel-cabo.de
Hotel Commodore Budapester Str. 20 20359 Hamburg (040) 31 99 96 03 info@hotel-commodore.de
Hotel Cristobal Dorotheenstr. 52 22301 Hamburg (040) 35 70 300 d52@hotel-cristobal.de
Hotel Domicil Stresemannstr. 62 22769 Hamburg (040) 22 94 71 70 info@goldentulipdomicilhamburg.com
Hotel Engel Niendorfer Str. 55-59 22529 Hamburg (040) 55 42 60 mail@hotel-engel-hamburg.de
Hotel Fürst Bismarck Kirchenallee 49-50 20099 Hamburg (040) 79 02 51 640 hotel@fuerstbismarck.de
Hotel Hafen Hamburg Seewartenstr. 9 20459 Hamburg (040) 31 11 30 info@hotel-hamburg.de
Hotel Helgoland Hamburg Kieler Str. 173-177 22525 Hamburg (040) 85 70 01 helgoland@hamburg-hotels.de
Hotel Jungclaus Hamburger Landstr. 21 21465 Wentorf (040) 72 00 090 info@hoteljungclaus.de
Hotel Mare Armgartstr. 14 22087 Hamburg (040) 51 90 09 440 info@hotel-mare.de
Hotel Marienthal Garni Am Husarendenkmal 33 22043 Hamburg (040) 68 11 99 info@hotel-marienthal.de
Hotel Miramar Armgartstr. 20 22087 Hamburg (040) 51 90 09 40 info@hotelmiramar.de
Hotel Mittelweg Mittelweg 59 20149 Hamburg (040) 41 41 010 hotel.mittelweg@gmx.de
Hotel Pacific Neuer Pferdemarkt 30/31 20359 Hamburg (040) 43 95 095 info@hotel-pacific.de
Hotel Panorama Billstedt Billstedter Hauptstr. 44 22111 Hamburg (040) 73 35 90 billstedt@panorama-hotels-hamburg.de
Hotel Panorama Harburg Harburger Ring 8-10 21073 Hamburg (040) 76 69 50 info@panoramaharburg.de
Hotel Rosengarten Poppenbüttler Landstr. 10b 22391 Hamburg (040) 60 87 140 info@hotel-rosengarten-hamburg.de
Hotel Sachsentor Bergedorfer Schlossstr. 10 21029 Hamburg (040) 72 69 670 rezeption@hotelsachsentor.de
Hotel Stadt Altona Louise-Schroeder-Str. 29 22767 Hamburg (040) 41 30 72 40 post@hotel-stadt-altona.de
Hotel Wagner im Dammtorpalais Moorweidenstr. 34 20146 Hamburg (040) 45 01 310 info@hotel-wagner-hamburg.de
Hotel Wedina  Gurlittstr. 23 20099 Hamburg (040) 28 08 900 info@hotelwedina.de
Ibis Hamburg City Amsinckstraße 3 20097 Hamburg (040) 30 99 860  
Ibis budget Hamburg Altona Holstenkamp 3 22525 Hamburg (040) 85 37 98 20  
Ibis budget Hamburg City Ost Wandsbeker Zollstr. 25-29 22041 Hamburg (040) 20 94 75 20  
ibis budget Hamburg Quickborn  Pascalkehre 10 25451 Quickborn (04106) 70 04 20  
IntercityHotel Hamburg Hauptbahnhof Glockengießerwall 14/15 20095 Hamburg (040) 24 87 00  
Kleinhuis Hotel Baseler Hof Esplanade 11 20354 Hamburg (040) 35 90 60 info@baselerhof.de
Kleinhuis Hotel Mellingburger Schleuse Mellingburgredder 1 22395 Hamburg (040) 61 13 91 50  
Kröger Ahrensburgerstr. 107-109 22045 Hamburg (040) 65 66 994 kroeger@underdoghotels.de
Landhaus Jenischpark Jürgensallee 124 22609 Hamburg (040) 82 27 410 info@landhaus-jenischpark.de
Leonardo Hamburg Elbbrücken Sieldeich 5-7 20539 Hamburg (040) 78 96 60 info.elbbruecken@leonardo-hotels.com
Madison Hotel Hamburg Schaarsteinweg 4 20459 Hamburg (040) 37 66 60 reservierung@madisonhotel.de
Mein Hotel Langenhorner Chaussee 99 22415 Hamburg (040) 53 16 94 00 office@meinhotelinhamburg.de
Mercure Hotel Hamburg City Amsinckstr. 53 20097 Hamburg (040) 23 63 80 H1163@accor.com
Motel Hamburg Hoheluftchaussee 117-119 20253 Hamburg (040) 42 04 141 motel@hamburg-hotel.de
Motel One Hamburg am Michel Ludwig-Erhard-Str. 26 20459 Hamburg (040) 35 71 89 00 hamburg-am-michel@motel-one.com
MY PLACE Hotel Lippmannstr. 5 22769 Hamburg (040) 28 57 18 74 info@myplace-hamburg.de
My4Walls Kapstadtring 1 22297 Hamburg (040) 55 55 01 60 reservierung@myfourwalls.de
Neuenfelder Pension Marschkamper Deich 2 21129 Hamburg (040) 74 59 229 neuenfelderpension@gmail.com
Novum Style Hotel Hamburg-Centrum Steindamm 68-70 20099 Hamburg (040) 41 18 820 stylehamburg@novum-hotels.com
Poppenbütteler Hof Poppenbütteler Weg 236 22399 Hamburg (040) 60 87 80 info@poppenbuetteler-hof.de
Prizeotel Hamburg City Högerdamm 28 20097 Hamburg (040) 63797490  
Radisson Blu Hamburg Airport Flughafenstraße 1-3 22335  Hamburg (040) 300 30 00 info.airport.hamburg@radissonblu.com
Radisson BLU Hotel Hamburg Marseiller Str. 2 20355 Hamburg (040) 35 020 info.hamburg@radissonblu.com
relexa Hotel Bellevue An der Alster 14 20099 Hamburg (040) 28 44 40 hamburg@relexa-hotel.de
SIDE Hotel Hamburg Drehbahn 49 20354 Hamburg (040) 30 99 90 m.putzer@side-hamburg.de
St. Joseph Hotel Hamburg Große Freiheit 22 22767 Hamburg (040) 42 10 33 77 empfang@st-joseph-hotel.hamburg
Stay Boardinghouse Flottbek Beselerstr. 27 22607 Hamburg (040) 82 27 410 info@landhaus-flottbek.de
Stilwerk Hotel Heimhude Heimhuder Str. 16 20148 Hamburg (040) 41 33 300 INFO@HOTEL-HEIMHUDE.DE
Strandhotel Blankenese Strandweg 13 22587 Hamburg (040) 86 13 44 info@strandhotel-blankenese.de
sylc. Apartmenthotel Kronsaalsweg 88 22525 Hamburg (040) 53 75 13 75 13 reservation@sylc.de 
Zollenspieker Fährhaus Zollenspieker Hauptdeich 143 21037 Hamburg (040) 79 31 330 infi@zf-elbe.de
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