Cologne, germany

Key Information


Cologne boasts an impressive music history, from being the home of the Neue Musik scene, featuring composers such as Karl-Heinz Stockhausen in the 60s, to Can and a big part of the Krautrock movement in the 70s and one of the most important electronic record labels, Kompakt, who have been out operating out of Cologne since the 90s. 

After two successful editions in Liverpool (UK, 2017) and Franklin (Tennessee, 2017), Music Tourism Convention will be heading to Cologne, Germany, on August 29, 2018.

Music Tourism Convention is the world’s most extensive conference bringing together the music and tourism sectors to explore how music impacts, benefits and improves tourism offers, from festivals to heritage, music trails to food and music partnerships. 

 Music Tourism Convention Franklin (2017)

Music Tourism Convention Franklin (2017)


Theme: The Importance of Music Genres in Tourism Identity

Music Tourism Convention is heading to Cologne, Germany for its first ever mainland European edition! With the theme 'The Importance of Music Genres in Tourism Identity' the event will bring together 150 global leaders from tourism bodies to destination marketers to academia to music festivals & events.

There will be 25+ speakers from all over the world, speaking about a large range of topics, for example: community music spaces and why they matter, music heritage, music trails and guidance, music tourism strategies focused on genres, what do cities expect when investing in music projects, how to measure the economic impact of music tourism.

The event will be truly global, with the first speakers already confirmed.


Confirmed Speakers:

Johannes Everke, Marketing Director, Hamburg Marketing (Germany)
Judy Hood, Executive Director, Muscle Shoals Music Foundation (USA)
Ryo Kitaaki, Organizer, NorthernSoulMusic Kobe (Japan)
Josef Sommer, CEO, Cologne Tourist Board (Germany)

 Music Tourism Convention Liverpool (2017)

Music Tourism Convention Liverpool (2017)


€99 - Early Bird 1 (until Jan 31, 2018)
€119 - Early Bird 2 (until March 16, 2018)
€139 - Early Bird 3 (until May 18, 2018)
€159 - Early Bird 4 (until July 20, 2018)

€175 - General Admission
€49 - Student Admission

Tickets include:

Access to delegate database via the event app
Food, drinks and evening reception
Discounted hotel rate

Dates & Times:

Wednesday, august 29, 2018

Main Convention - 09:15am - 6:00pm

Evening Event - 6.00pm - late



 Cologne band Erdmöbel playing on the roof of Kranhaus

Cologne band Erdmöbel playing on the roof of Kranhaus