27,000 guests from 170 countries – the Rotary World Convention is a convention of superlatives. Kontrapunkt is partly responsible that Hamburg hosted this mega event for the first time. Since 2015, we supported the Hamburg Host Committee with the conception, layout and production of a 120-page bidbook. The application phase was followed by various delegation visits from the US Rotary headquarters. In September 2016 the decision for the Hamburg location was made and at the beginning of June 2019, the convention finally started.
Ticketed und Site Events present Hamburg as the host city
During the congress week from June 1st until 05th, , 2019 Kontrapunkt was responsible for the logistical planning of all “Ticketed Events” as well as all “Site Events”. The many thousands of guests should get to know Hamburg from its best side. From the town hall market to the Jungfernstieg, from the Chamber of Commerce to the glamorous evening events in Laeiszhalle, St. Michaelis and Elbphilharmonie, the guests from all over the world were offered a top-class program.
“Win-Win” in Hanseatic style
The international guests were thrilled by the flair and charisma of the city, by its diversity, which they could experience at sailing, running and cycling events or just by shopping on an open Sunday.
The people of Hamburg had many interesting encounters with the international Rotarian family, for example at the information mile on Jungfernstieg or at the town hall market, where Rotary’s social projects were impressively presented.
Hamburg also benefits from the international event, as mega-events such as the Rotary Convention support the city standing as an international destination and as a “place to be”.