As the books close on 2014, Wonderful Copenhagen Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) in Denmark reported 2014 as the fourth consecutive record year in terms of bid and lead wins. Added to the list of events to take place in Copenhagen were 72 international conventions and 341 corporate meetings and incentive leads.
A record number of both international conventions and corporate events have chosen Copenhagen to be their host city, underlining the Danish capital’s position as a world-class meetings destination.
The increase in won bids and leads from 2013’s 57 and 271 respectively, equals an increase of 26 percent, which may be attributed to the close cooperation between Wonderful Copenhagen CVB, the partners in Meetingplace Wonderful Copenhagen and VisitDenmark.
In total, the secured events represents more than 367,000 room nights. In 2014, Copenhagen reported 9 million commercial room nights and 25.6 million airport passengers.
Copenhagen is a university city and has a long tradition as a knowledge hub with an especially strong reputation within clean-tech, life-tech, human rights and IT, attracting association congresses. The city’s strengths were mirrored in some of the bid wins for 2014.
Among the congress wins are the prestigious Women Deliver 2016, a conference organized to bring into focus the rights, health, and well-being of girls and women around the world. Denmark, known as a strong advocate of women’s and girls’ rights, will bring together over 5,000 attendees ranging from HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and Hilary Clinton, to impoverished midwifes from Bangladesh.
World Hydrogen Energy Congress 2020, WHEC, will bring 1,500 delegates to the world’s most well-known conference in the field of hydrogen energy and fuel cells.
The 27th Congress of the International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT) 2017 is expected to attract 2,500 doctors, scientists and exhibitors to Copenhagen over the course of four days.
Additionally, the Danish Meetovation Concept offers sustainable meetings management as a key priority, focusing on meetings design, which has strengthened the city’s profile as an innovative and sustainable destination.