DENMARK – The demand for conventions in Copenhagen has never been bigger
Year to date, 56 international conventions have been confirmed for Copenhagen in the years to come. In comparison to the same time last year, 45 conventions had been secured. Already, 2011 was a record-breaking year for Copenhagen in terms of number of bid wins, and 2012 ended on an all-time high.
”The increasing popularity of Copenhagen is partly due to the fact the city’s growing hotel and conference capacity in recent years, and partly because this city has all the necessary ’hardware’ needed” says Steen Jakobsen, Convention Director at Wonderful Copenhagen Convention Bureau.
More than 10 of the bid wins are for large conventions with more than 2,000 delegates.
One of the conventions secured in 2012 is the World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics (WCPG), which is scheduled to take place in Copenhagen in 2014. Other future events lined up in the Danish Capital also include the Annual Meeting of the European Academy of Childhood Disability 2015 and the Congress of the European Academy of Neurology 2016.
Moreover, Copenhagen is particularly known for its green profile and has become a frontrunner in staging sustainable meetings. Since some 30,000 people attended the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 15) in the city back in 2009, the Danish capital has become a leader in staging sustainable meetings. To give an example, 64 % of all hotel rooms in Copenhagen are now eco-certified.