A warm welcome!

We’re glad you’re interested in the 17th Federal Congress on National Urban Development Policy, happening on September 17-18, 2024, at the newly opened Heidelberg Congress Center (HCC).

The theme is “Collaborations in Urban Development – Alliances for the Common Good.” Please mark your calendars.

The detailed congress programme and the possibility to register are expected to be published in July.

Heidelberg is offering a limited number of hotel rooms at special rates for attendees, available until early to mid-August.

Alternatively, you can book accommodations through Heidelberg Marketing or other booking platforms.

A recap of the last congress’s program in Jena is available in the media library and the video hereunder.

Event location

Czernyring 20, 69115 Heidelberg

https://www.heidelberg-congress.com/locations

Space as Performance

The newly inaugurated Heidelberg Congress Center (HCC) in April 2024 is the chosen venue for the 17th Federal Congress. It stands as a beacon of innovation with its visionary architecture, openness, cutting-edge event technology, and sustainability awarded with gold.

The design offers immense freedom across three levels, featuring a 6,600 square meter space for dialogue and a flexible room concept, including a brightly lit main hall for up to 1,800 people, adorned with the world’s third-largest LED wall, another versatile hall for 800, 10 meeting spaces, a 2,600 square meter foyer, and a Sky Forum with seating.

A highlight is its own TV studio for live streaming, recording, and video production. The HCC aims to foster opportunities, relationships, creative teamwork, enjoyment, and a space for constructive exchange.

Central location

The Heidelberg Congress Center boasts a prime location, being just about a minute’s walk from the main train station, in the vibrant and sustainable district of Bahnstadt.

It offers excellent accessibility with direct connections to public transport and highways, and features a two-level underground parking garage with 70 car charging stations and space for 115 bicycles, including 50 charging stations.

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