Your safe bet for unique events

Congregate. Connect. Communicate. At the World Conference Center Bonn, the Main Building and the former Plenary Hall - with a total capacity of up to 7,000 participants - provide you with a host of opportunities.

Our flexibility is second to none, as we are able to adjust the size of the main conference halls to your conception. Whether you are planning an on-site meeting or preparing for a digital or hybrid set-up, at our conference center we offer ample space to successfully carry out unique, safe and secure events.

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News

Annual Congress of the DGRA

The 24th Annual Congress of the German Society for Regulatory Affairs (DGRA) will take place as a hybrid event on 27 and 28 June in our Plenary Hall. The DGRA is a scientific professional society in the field of marketing authorisation of medicinal products. The annual congress offers members and interested parties the opportunity for exchange and further education.

Ninth Session of the Plenary of IPBES

The ninth plenary session of the Bonn-based Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES 9) takes place from 3 to 9 July 2022 at the World Conference Center Bonn. IPBES is dedicated to providing scientific policy advice, following the example of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Around 800 participants are expected to attend the conference in Bonn.

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We score points for you with our new image film

Congregate. Connect. Communicate: Our new image film takes you on an atmospheric journey through our unique building ensemble with the emotions of a presence event that we want to share with you. Starting from the clear, calm set-up to the absolute highlight of a live event. Be part of it!

Impressions

History of the Plenary Building

In May 1949, Bonn is designated as provisional seat of the federal bodies. The Bundestag as the federal parliament convenes at the Pedagogical Academy.

In late 1949 Bonn is declared the capital of the Federal Republic of Germany, and up until the 1980s the parlia­mentarians use the extension to the Academy’s former gym­nasium as their meeting venue.

In 1987 , after many years of debate and planning, the old plenary hall is demolished. A new plenary hall is built according to the plans of architect Günter Behnisch.

The construction works for the new plenary hall start in 1988; its inauguration takes place in 1992. During the construction phase the parliamentarians meet at the nearby waterworks.

Ever since fall of 1999 the former plenary hall is part of the WorldCCBonn and can be rented for events of any kind.

Capacities

Facts
and figures
about the building
1,230
seats in the Plenary Chamber
3,730
persons in Hall New York
5,100
m² floor space net
7,000
total capacity of persons