HAMBURG, Germany, June 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Hamburg will be the host city of the 2019 Rotary International Convention (RIC), the annually rotating global event of Rotary International. It is expected that some 22,000 Rotarians will arrive in the north German city of Hamburg from 1 to 5 June 2019 to join the event of the worldwide oldest service-club. The Hamburg Convention Bureau and the Rotary District 1890 Germany jointly managed Hamburg's bid and have been able to convince Rotary International of the benefits of Hamburg as a host city.
The RIC serves as a networking-platform to meet friends from around the world and to establish new international contacts. The event will be attended by Rotarians and various guests from around 180 countries and regions worldwide. The overall objective of the RIC is to enable participants who are linked by shared values to engage in collaboration on service projects for making the world a better place. The Rotary International Conventions are designed to inspire, inform and engage Rotarians and their guests.
With its 1.8 million inhabitants and five million people in the metropolitan-region, Hamburg is Germany's second largest city and Europe´s second biggest port, a top European economic region, as well as a cultural center and media location. In addition to providing all the functions of a major foreign-trade, services and industrial-center, Hamburg offers a very wide range of recreational opportunities. It is thus the ideal venue for conferences and conventions, also providing a suitable setting with its opera house, theaters, museums, parks, university and downtown district known for its shopping malls full of international flair - all close to the Hamburg trade-fair and congress-center. Hamburg is Germany's nominee for the 2024 Olympic-Games.
SOURCE Hamburg Convention Bureau GmbH