the Port for Healthcare and Pharma Events

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Hamburg and the topic of medicine and healthcare – it’s a match! Why? Perhaps our congress centre, the CCH – Congress Center Hamburg, comes to mind first. Since its opening in 1973, the congress centre has been home to a high number of medical congresses, giving the city a clear focus on healthcare. Since spring 2022, the new CCH has officially opened its doors with more space, more flexibility and sustainability. But Hamburg also stands out in its entirety as an ideal location for meetings and congresses in the healthcare, pharmaceutical and medical sectors.

Numerous smaller to larger locations and conference hotels in the heart of the city, short distances and a high level of medical expertise draw the picture of a city that understands and meets the requirements of planners, companies and organisers in the pharmaceutical and medical sectors. Would you like to learn more about Hamburg? Then we would like to take you to Hamburg in a short video!

We are confident that Hamburg can offer what you and your company need. We and our service providers at the location are aware of the regulations and demands of the healthcare industry. Would you like to learn more about Hamburg? Then we have prepared something for you: We have highlighted four special topics that we believe are highly relevant for you!

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Healthcare Infrastruktur

Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany and the largest city in Europe that is not a capital. And yet Hamburg is a “hidden gem”. A jewel within the meeting industry that appears with maritime charm and a classic Hanseatic understatement. Here, the “we” stands above the “I” and business and topic-oriented solutions are found that suit all parties involved without much fanfare.

Hamburg is a city with character and exciting contrasts. For companies and associations, the metropolis at the river Elbe offers not only a good scientific infrastructure but also ideal conditions for healthcare, pharmaceutical and medical events.

The city offers numerous hotels and locations that meet the requirement profiles of healthcare events. A high level of experience and understanding of individual rules and regulations enables relaxed meetings and get-togethers. Supporting programmes within the industry can also be organised: A broad scientific spectrum, from the Paediatric Heart Centre to the Tropical Institute, characterise a city that is at home in many disciplines.

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Science and economy

Strong brands and companies such as Beiersdorf – known worldwide not only for the blue pot with the “Nivea” logo – or Philips Medical Systems, have their headquarters in Hamburg. Olympus and Eppendorf are other big names in the medical world. The vicinity to Lübeck – which belongs to the metropolitan region of the Hanseatic city and is an important region for medical technology – also speaks for itself.

Healthcare is at home in Hamburg! Its own university hospital, medical degree programmes at numerous universities and a high focus on education and training flank the basis that makes Hamburg a relevant player within the healthcare sector. Numerous applied projects and businesses such as Philips’ Health Innovation Port, which serves as a collaboration space, incubator, accelerator, community and knowledge platform, are lighthouse projects. Because there the focus is not on competition but on collaboration: start-ups from the health sector and established players in the health industry are brought together to jointly shape the future of health care.

Cooperation, collaboration and strong networks are also actively driven forward by the city: The “Life Science Nord” cluster, funded by Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, is a regional industry network for medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals for the states of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein.

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Short distances

Hamburg, located in the north of Europe, can be reached via many different routes. Not only by car, bus and train but of course also by plane and, as a port city, even by boat or ferry. When you arrive in Hamburg, you will notice that Hamburg is a city of short distances. The airport, which is only ten kilometres from Hamburg city centre, is perfectly connected to public transport.

Here, the train not only goes directly to the door of our congress centre, the CCH – Congress Center Hamburg, but also to the city centre, as both are only a few minutes’ walk apart. Within the city, you don’t necessarily have to rely on a car in Hamburg. The public transport system is excellent, many things can be reached by foot and if you want, you can simply use one of Hamburg’s city bikes, which are Hamburg’s official bike-sharing service.

Overall, Hamburg is very innovative, especially when it comes to transport – many sustainable mobility providers meet CO2-neutral transport service providers for events of all sizes. The Rotary International Convention 2019 is a great example of this: The world congress – with 27,000 participants after all – completely avoided individual transport for the participants and realised the congress, including the entire supporting programme, exclusively with public transport.

As you can see, the possibilities in Hamburg are numerous! We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to some of our partners who we can recommend with full conviction for your healthcare event!

Take a look at the Empire Riverside Hotel, Lübeck and Travemünde and the CCH – Congress Center Hamburg.

We are sure you will enjoy this little taste of our portfolio in Hamburg! Contact us if you would like to learn more!

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Empire Riverside Hotel

The Empire Riverside Hotel offers a significant number of business rooms and a flexible conference area with several meeting rooms for business events of different sizes. The privately owned hotel is not classified by stars and impresses with a clear and contemporary design. The building architecture is modern with glass fronts and designed as a tower rising into the sky.

327 rooms in a contemporary design offer at least 25sqm and functional, well-designed bathrooms. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, minibar, desk and Wi-Fi. The conference area of the Empire Riverside Hotel offers a total of 1.200sqm divided into eight rooms from 50sqm to 305sqm and foyer areas. Meetings and conferences can be held in a safe and business-like environment, as the hotel has conference rooms of various sizes and offers the option of either combining meeting rooms or using the entire area exclusively. Natural light floods the whole area through floor-to-ceiling windows. The design matches the overall concept of the Empire Riverside Hotel with a clean and contemporary interior that is suitable for business events.

The Empire Riverside Hotel contributes to the future and is committed to social, economical and ecological sustainability. Awarded with GreenSign Level 4, the hotel is constantly striving for further steps in terms of sustainability.

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Lübeck & Travemünde Convention Bureau

Lübeck is known for its maritime atmosphere, brick Gothic, the UNESCO World Heritage setting of the Old Town Island and the long sandy beaches on the Travemünde Baltic coast. With five barrier-free congress centers and conference venues, Lübeck and Travemünde have a lot to offer for events for up to 2,000 people – whether meetings with a sea view in the SlowDown Tagungscenter Travemünde, or as a green event. Many local partners have sustainable quality certificates, and the largest venue, the Musik- und Kongresshalle Lübeck (MUK), has even been Green Globe Gold certified for over 10 years.

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CCH - Congress Center Hamburg

Welcome to one of the largest and most modern Congress Centers in Europe! Over the past decades, many national and international medical congresses at the CCH have launched important innovations that have made history from Hamburg. The new CCH – Congress Center Hamburg offers perfect conditions for top-class scientific and association congresses. And it is sustainable and barrier-free.

After several years of modernisation and renovation, the CCH boasts 12,000 square metres of exhibition space, 12,000 square metres of foyer space and 12,000 seats and is one of the top congress centres in Europe. Up to 50 multifunctional halls are distributed over four levels and the three event areas West, Central and East. The three areas are accessible via separate entrances and exits. That is flexibility³. The new CCH offers the ideal conditions for the high demands of modern congresses and events in terms of technology, new event formats and sustainability.

The location of the CCH – Congress Center Hamburg is also absolutely unique. Only 20 minutes from the airport and with the Dammtor long-distance railway station right on the doorstep, the surrounding area is also attractive for congresses and conferences: 8,000 hotel beds are located within a radius of two kilometres around the CCH. Whether a highly functional business hotel with all conference and communication options or a charming private hotel, the accommodation options are diverse. And perfect for breaks: the CCH is located right next to the popular park “Planten un Blomen”.

Hamburg combines attractiveness with excellent meeting facilities, expertise in the healthcare sector, and a strong link to the industry.

We are aware of what healthcare means. The HCB team is familiar with the regulations of the pharmaceutical and medical industry, we have excellent networks within the healthcare sector and are convinced that Hamburg is an ideal location for meetings and congresses.

We would be delighted if you were interested in our destination! Just give us a call to find out more.

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Florian Gerdes

Karin Samland

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