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The metropolitan city of Copenhagen is compact, waterfront, safe, vibrant, eco-friendly, and efficient. It’s the capital city in Denmark, built on respect for the past, but focused on the future. Copenhagen has repeatedly been named ‘World’s Most Liveable City’ and the Danes have repeatedly been ranked World’s Happiest People.

Copenhagen has been in the top 20 on both ICCA’s and UIA’s list of the world’s most popular convention cities for decades. In recent years, Copenhagen’s range of hotels has grown exponentially and today, the city offers more than 27,500 hotel rooms. Copenhagen also offers a wide selection of modern meeting facilities, culture, sights and activities.

Copenhagen Airport is the largest in Scandinavia with non-stop flights from 167 international destinations. The city expects these numbers to be back to pre-pandemic conditions in 2023 (190+ international destinations, 41 intercontinental routes and more than 4,900 weekly departures and arrivals).

Once you’ve landed, Copenhagen’s centre is only 12 minutes away by metro or train. The city itself is compact and safe – and it is easy to walk around. Or you can do as more than 40% of the locals and grab a bike.

Copenhagen is a frontrunner when it comes to adopting sustainable solutions and the city has one of the world’s most ambitious climate policies – with a goal of being the first carbon-neutral capital city by 2025.

As an extension of the city’s green ambitions, Copenhagen CVB wish to ensure that events, meetings, and congresses hosted in the city act as drivers of sustainable development. For this reason and as part of Wonderful Copenhagen’s sustainability strategy, Copenhagen CVB has created a next-generation sustainability guide, which offers a holistic and hands-on approach to staging sustainable congresses, meetings, and business events in the city.

Copenhagen Sustainability Guide will be further developed to contain measurement indicators; making it possible to learn more about the effects of green and sustainable behavior, as well as choices throughout the planning process.

The Copenhageners have an easy-going and relaxed approach to life – but don’t be fooled. Behind the relaxed facade lies a steely professionalism and a high awareness of quality. According to the U.N., the Danish workforce is among the world’s most productive.

The 14,000 researchers, 160,000 students, 10,000 PhD students, 27 science parks and innovation incubators and 12 universities and colleges of higher education in Greater Copenhagen provide a wealth of expertise and create Scandinavia’s most knowledge-intensive research and business environment. Due to compulsory free schooling and universities, Danes are also among the world’s most educated people. This tradition for education has also had a positive impact on the meetings industry, which offers much more than merely logistical solutions.

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Danes are thus also highly skilled in foreign languages. The Danish workforce are the third best non-native English speakers in the world, and in addition the Scandinavian languages, it is also quite common for Danes to know German, French, Spanish, and other languages too.

Copenhagen is a harbor city and in terms of cultural life and creative growth it’s flourishing any time of the year. Considering the city’s size, Copenhagen is packed with events and festivals of all genres; food, fashion, jazz, rock, ballet, art, design and sustainability.

As such, there is a wide variety of events taking place in Copenhagen throughout the year, from the annual Copenhagen Beer Festival and the Copenhagen Carnival to various music festivals such as the Copenhagen Jazz Festival. There is something there for everyone! Find out more about events taking place in Copenhagen.

Danish cuisine has also never been better or more creative, and Copenhagen currently holds an impressive 23 Michelin stars – more than any of its Scandinavian neighbors. The New Nordic Cuisine is based on fresh produce from local purveyors and the surrounding sea. The restaurant scene is sizzling, and you’ll find exquisite food in all price ranges.

To support and develop a positive, long-lasting and sustainable impact from international congresses, Copenhagen CVB has launched the Copenhagen Legacy Lab initiative – an industry first!

With this nexus, Copenhagen CVB offers a strategic and concrete initiative that systematically explores and identifies activities that integrate international congresses with the local public and businesses, as well as scientific communities. The goal is to generate long-term, sustainable impacts for both the association and the destination.

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Copenhagen CVB is the official convention, event, and tourism bureau of the Greater Copenhagen Area. As well as helping you to plan an exciting congress, meeting or event, it also provides tourism information for your delegates.

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