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ICMA along with Member, Kalaydo are putting on an exceptional social programme for our delegates. Attending the social events is an excellent means of extending your global professional network. The costs for these unique social events are included in the conference registration fee (except for the Gala Party which is charged separately). Please make sure to sign up for the social events when registering.

Wednesday 17 April
Afternoon – Cologne Activity

Cologne is one of the oldest cities in Germany, spanning 2,000 years of history and culture. Near impossible to cover in 3 hours, but we will explore the history, the traditions and local customs of the magnificent city of Cologne. Join us as we explore Kölsch, the local dialect and beer of Cologne as we tour 3 different Kölsch breweries!

Evening – Welcome Dinner and Reception at Barcelo Cologne Hotel

Join us for dinner and drinks at the Barcelo Cologne Hotel for a warm welcome to the ICMA Cologne Conference!

Thursday 18 April
Brauhaus Group Dinner

The Brauhaus Gilden im Zims (Home Kölscher Heroes) is a protected monument built in the late renaissance style dating from the 16th century. After a series of name changes and owners through the years, the building was burned down by airstrikes in 1943. In 2006-2009 the building was completely restored to provide an official brewery of the famous Kölsch beer (local beer).

Block your calendars for Thursday evening so we can drink Kölsch together and dine on traditional German food while enjoying the fun atmosphere in this cozy beer house.

Saturday 20 April
Innovation Awards Gala Party at the Wolkenburg

Originally built on the remains of a monastery in the 12th century, this complex structure has withstood many changes throughout the centuries. From Napoloeon’s secularisation to its complete destruction during World War II, the Wolkenburg (Cloud Castle) has since undergone an extensive renovation. Today, the building stands glittering as it welcomes visitors and guests for extravagant parties and events from around the world.

Please note there is a nominal fee of €130 for gala party tickets.