The German Chancellor recently announced that Germany’s second city is to host the G20 summit on 7th - 8th July 2017, stating: “I believe that this is well suited to Hamburg’s cosmopolitanism.”
Hamburg Messe is the venue set to welcome members from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States and the European Union.
“Hamburg connects people by tradition. We offer professional networks and a world class meeting infrastructure to ensure top standards of quality and safety,” commented Thorsten Kausch, managing director of the Hamburg Convention Bureau (HCB).
Alongside the heads of state and governments from the most important industrialised countries and emerging economies, the city will also accommodate participants from other international organisations as well as thousands of media representatives. Ahead of the G20 summit, Hamburg is also set to host another major meeting of global relevance. On 8 - 9 December this year 57 foreign ministers will convene for the annual Ministerial Council of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).
Hamburg offers excellent infrastructure for large events and conferences. The congress and meeting industry is becoming an increasingly important source of revenue for the economy in the region with one-fifth of overnight stays in the city attributable to meetings, incentives, conventions and events.