Where to meet & network

IPIWoCo 2017 Venues

In the heart of Hamburg

House of the Patriotic Society | Hamburg City Hall |  G+J | …

(Hamburger Rathaus)

The Hamburg Rathaus is the city hall of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. It is the seat of the government of Hamburg and as such the seat of one of Germany’s 16 state parliaments. The Rathaus is located on the main market square in the city centre. Built from 1886-1897 in neo-Renaissance style, the city hall still houses its original governmental functions with the office of the First Mayor of Hamburg and the meeting rooms for Hamburg’s parliament and senate. With its 112 meter high tower, it is one of Hamburg’s main landmarks.

Address: Rathausmarkt 1, 20095 Hamburg, Germany (see on the map)
Date:  18 May 2017
Events:  Opening Ceremony | Town Hall Meeting | IPI Award Ceremony
Website: english.hamburg.de

(Haus der Patriotischen Gesellschaft)

In 1765 Hamburg’s middle-class intellectuals founded a society for the improvement of the public good, which became known as the Patriotic Society. The Society’s neo-Gothic building, built between 1845 and 1847, is considered one of Hamburg’s most important monuments. It is located in the city centre (3 minutes walking distance from the City Hall) where the former town hall stood until it burnt down in 1842. The history of the Society starts with the rise of the middle classes, where 24 years before the French Revolution, citizens of Hamburg formed a new society in the spirit of enlightenment and egalitarianism, aspiring to improve civil liberties and public welfare.

Address: Trostbrücke 4-6, 20457 Hamburg, Germany (see on the map)
Date:  19 and 20 May 2017
Events:  All panel discussions, presentations, workshops and interviews
Website: saalhaus.de


Headquarters of one of the Europe’s largest printing and publishing houses will welcome IPI World Congress participants on 19 May. Our guests will have an opportunity to see the World Press Photo exhibition 2017 which Gruner und Jahr traditionally hosts in the foyer of this impressive, modern building overlooking the Elbe river.

Address: Am Baumwall 11, Hamburg, Germany (see on the map)
Date:  19 May 2017
Events:  Evening Reception & World Press Photo Exhibition
Website: guj.de

All venues for the Congress will be located in the city centre and within walking distance of each other. The official Congress hotel, the Renaissance Hamburg Hotel, is only 7 minutes walking distance from the City Hall and the House of the Patriotic Society, the main Congress venues. This hotel offers special, reduced rates for IPI World Congress participants. Book your room here.

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