fvw Congress and Travel Expo move from Cologne to Essen

The travel industry has set its sights on a new target for one of their most important annual meetings: In September 2015 and 2016, respectively, FVW Medien GmbH will organise the FVW Congress in the Congress Center Essen and the accompanying trade exhibition Travel Expo at Messe Essen. With around 2,500 expected participants, the event is one of the most important industry gatherings of the year.

The German tourism industry is drawn to a new destination. After industry professionals gathered in Cologne over the last 12 years to discuss trends and developments in the travel sector, in the next two years the fwv Congress and the accompanying exhibition Travel Expo will take place for the first time in the Congress Center Essen (CCE West) and in the large hall 3 of Messe Essen.

"The conditions at the Essen location are tailor-made for our two simultaneous events. The Congress Center West offers spacious and modern meeting facilities for the fvw Congress and direct access to Hall 3, so that our visitors can switch easily between venues and can obtain maximum benefit from both events,” explains Marliese Kalthoff, Managing Director of FVW Medien about the decision for Essen.

The fvw Congress is the leading B2B event for tourism, business travel and technology and dedicates itself annually to changing, current key issues like e-commerce, travel trends or connected mobility. Top speakers from Germany and abroad will provide information in expert forums on the latest trends and share technical expertise for practical application.

As an accompanying trade fair, the parallel event Travel Expo will show insights into the future of tourism and business travel. Around 80 exhibitors will present technical innovations such as software for travel agencies and tour operators, new interfaces or innovative web content. "We are very pleased that, as of this year, the Congress Center Essen and Messe Essen will serve as an information source for all who want to experience new products and technological trends in the tourism industry, and we would like to thank the fvw media Group for entrusting us," said Oliver P. Kuhrt, Managing Director of Messe Essen.