Dusseldorf means business. With a total of 155 million people (31 percent of the German population!) living within a 311 mile radius of the city, half the buying power of the EU is represented in this area - making it a vast market for businesses. It is not surprising then, that around 100,000 companies are based in the economic area of Dusseldorf – a large portion of which are global businesses that have chosen Dusseldorf as their base for business in Europe.
Did we also mention that with its 50 yearly international trade fairs, Dusseldorf ranks as one of the most important trade fair venues in the world? Apart from its bustling business scene, the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia has a lot to offer, including: scenic views of the Rhine River, impressive architecture, a diverse culture, great recreational areas, events and shopping.
Here’s why Dusseldorf should be your preferred destination for business meetings and events!
Messe Düsseldorf – where the world meets
Dusseldorf Fairgrounds, or Messe Düsseldorf, is as diverse as the city itself. Around 50 international trade fairs and conferences, which revolve around industries from biotech to fashion and design, are held here every year. The Congress Center Düsseldorf (CCD), which is connected to Messe Düsseldorf, has the capacity to host up to 15,000 visitors and more than 2,000 events annually.
Interested in wine and spirits? The world’s leading trade fair for wine and spirits takes place every year in Dusseldorf! If you visit Messe Düsseldorf and Congress Center Düsseldorf, you can expect to find some of the world’s leading businesses in this international trade fair hotspot.
Future meets history – Dusseldorf Arena & Old Town
Bring your business partners by Dusseldorf’s international sports and music arena, ESPRIT Arena, to enjoy an international soccer game after a productive day at the trade fairs. The Dusseldorf Arena was built in 2004 and can host up to 66,500 people.
Not into sporting or musical events? Take a stroll through the historic Old Town in Dusseldorf. The area is known as the “longest bar in the world,” due to the large number of bars in the area. Drinking beer while in Germany is the equivalent of drinking wine in France, and chances are you will be able to find any type of beer that your heart desires here. We can highly recommend trying an Uerige Doppel Sticke at the Uerige brewery, which was founded in Dusseldorf!
Culinary Scene – Urban feeling or garden flair
After a hard day’s work, there is nothing better than relaxing with delicious food and great company. Whether you are going for local delicacies, like Altbier, or one of the many internationally renowned restaurants, like La Luce Due, you are in for a treat! The Radisson Blu Hotel Restaurants in Dusseldorf are also a great option. We would recommend trying one of the light fish dish seasoned with herbs from the garden or a hearty barbecue dish with homemade herb butter at our hotel’s restaurants. Another favorite would be the Amano Verde Restaurant at Radisson Blu Media Harbour Hotel, Dusseldorf, which has a variety of vegan and vegetarian options.
The perfect location for business in Dusseldorf
Thinking about hosting your business meeting in Dusseldorf? The Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Dusseldorf offers 15 state-of-the-art meeting rooms that are located on either the ground floor or the 10th floor, the latter features stunning views of Dusseldorf! Each room is equipped with all of the innovative, technical equipment you could need in a meeting, while our Brain Food menu will keep you energized throughout your meeting. This business hotel is located right next to the historic Old Town, Messe Dusseldorf, and Congress Center Dusseldorf – as well as ten minutes from great shopping at Königsallee and Dusseldorf International Airport.