In December 2014, the Hamburg Parliament gave the go-ahead for the conversion and expansion of the CCH. The draft planning phase was mostly completed by the end of 2014, execution planning followed soon. The construction site was set-up in January 2017, and the new CCH will begin operations in 2020.

The adjacent park "Planten un Blomen" (Plants and Flowers) in the heart of the city will soon become even more attractive with the addition of one hectare of extra green space. A landscaping company from Berlin has won the city's architectural design competition for this extension to the "Planten un Blomen" area.

This webpage will keep you informed about all new developments and the construction progress of the CCH revitalization project.

The very latest from the construction site

If you would like to know exactly how the renovation work has progressed over the last few days, watch a time-lapse movie of the action via a webcam at the construction site:

Sprinkenhof Webcam

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Porträt von Heike Mahmoud

Give me Five: That’s the name of the section on the new information platform for which Heike Mahmoud, Chief Operating Officer of the CCH – Congress Center Hamburg, just gave an interview.

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Heike Mahmoud Receives JMIC Profile and Power Award, (c) IBTM World

Heike Mahmoud, Chief Operating Officer of CCH – Congress Center Hamburg, received the coveted JMIC Profile and Power Award at the IBTM World Meetings Leadership Summit in Barcelona last night. The award was made in recognition of her leadership role not only as an active industry advocate but an…

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”The virtual journey of the CCH – Congress Center Hamburg continues. Now you can experience the new CCH in 4D,” says Heike Mahmoud, Chief Operating Officer CCH – Congress Center Hamburg, inviting all interested customers and trade show visitors. From May 21 to 23, the CCH team will present The…

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Congress Center Hamburg has been undergoing comprehensive modernization and remodeling since January 2017. With a total available exhibition space of 12,000 square meters, another 12,000 square meters of foyer space, and 12,000 seats in up to 50 halls and rooms, we will be offering our customers…

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Following a German nationwide call for tenders, the Hamburg-based trade show operator Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH (HMC) has been awarded the contract to manage the new CCH – Congress Center Hamburg. This means that HMC will continue to run the international convention center, which has been…

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CCH Showroom

The CCH - Congress Center Hamburg has been undergoing comprehensive modernization and remodeling work since January 2017. As of June, customers and potential customers will be able to see for themselves how the new CCH is taking shape. The new CCH Showroom in Hall A, right in the center of the…

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We’ve already been able to fulfil the first New Year’s resolution we made: the renovation of the CCH will start on time in January! All teams and partners involved are optimally positioned for focussing on managing this construction project – which is so important for Hamburg – over the next…

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Why is the CCH being renovated?

Large parts of the building services engineering are outdated and have to be replaced. Event organizers are also demanding more flexibility in terms of functionality, e.g. the relation between maximum seating capacity, exhibition space and foyer space. To remain…

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The CCH – Congress Center Hamburg continues its legacy as one of Europe's largest convention centers after undergoing remodeling and comprehensive modernization. With 12,000 sqm of exhibition space, 12,000 sqm of foyer space and 12,000 seats in up to 50 halls, the new CCH will be in perfect shape…

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