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SUSTAINABLE MEETINGS IN
openhagen, Denmark, is built on respect for the
past, but focused on the future, offering meeting
professionals and attendees modern facilities and
venues, state-of-the-art hotels, culture, sights and activities.
The Danish capital has repeatedly been named the "World's
Most Livable City," and the Danes have been ranked World's
Happiest People over and over again.
With a population of 1.9 million, Copenhagen is the largest
city in Scandinavia. Though smaller than many other Northern
European cities, the Danish capital has proven itself leading
in organizing successful events in innovative and appealing
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 and meetings
venues has grown exponentially - today, the city offers more
than 21,000 hotel rooms.
Bring Your Walking Shoes
Copenhagen is known as one of the most environmentally
friendly cities in the world and was the official European Green
Capital in 2014, so organizing a sustainable event here is no
Copenhagen holds the world record for consumption of
organic food, 52 percent of all Copenhageners commute by
bicycle every day, and 71 percent of the city's hotel rooms are
eco-certified. The city is so green that the chances are your
meeting will be sustainable, whether that was your aim or not!
With the majority of hotels venues, sights and attractions
within walking distance of each other, you can spend your time
making the most of them all. In fact, Copenhagen was named
the most walkable city by Walk 21 in 2013.
Danes are highly skilled in foreign languages, and 86 percent
of the workforce speaks English, but it's also quite common
for Danes to know German, French, Spanish and other
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Copenhagen is located in a major knowledge area with
10 universities, 165,000 students and 16,000 scientist and
Due to compulsory free schooling and universities, Danes
are 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
Hotels, venues and PCOs adhere to the Danish meeting
concept, Meetovation, aiming to enhance the professionalism
of events through close dialogue between meeting planners
and suppliers via a carefully tested model improving the
return on meetings investment.
Business With Pleasure
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.
Copenhagen is a city that effortlessly combines old and
new, preserving its 1,000-year history yet always looking
to the future and equally skilled at combining business with
To learn more about what Copenhagen has to offer for
meetings, visit www.copenhagencvb.com.
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