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January 18, 2023

The Grand Hall and the program around it - more is not possible!

Events in the Grand Hall Zollverein: This is no longer limited to the former compressor hall alone. The World Heritage site is also being used for more and more events, especially the coking plant.

 

Regardless of the season, it is the industrial charm of incorporating the outdoor area that is particularly convincing. Workshops, meetings or events can be held indoors - while the company's own fair or a small winter market awaits guests outside.

In addition, many companies appreciate Zollverein's general cultural offerings. "If you invite your customers and partners and start with a guided tour through the Ruhr Museum or over the slagheaps, you offer real added value," knows Gerald Pott, Managing Director of the Grand Hall. At the same time, he says, his team implements the sustainable strategy of the one-stop location in cooperation with all partners and suppliers. "So that the event is not only well-rounded, but also as resource-friendly as possible."

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Grand Hall News

06 December 2022

You can do it again and you should - plan the 2023 Christmas corporate event!

But you can now slowly start planning your Christmas event for next year. In fact, you should, says Gary Pott, Managing Director of the Grand Hall Zollverein in Essen.

"Of course, we're happy to get into discussions with companies early on." Overall, the more advance notice, the better, he said. At least six months, however, are necessary to still pick a date, he said. If one considers that there is also a summer break, i.e. vacations, in event locations, it becomes clear that time is almost pressing. After all, such a project raises a lot of questions. How many guests will there be, what technical equipment will be needed, what will the room layout look like, what about the stage construction, should there be a show act, and so on.

Years of cooperation create trust

In addition, caterers and suppliers, themselves involved in other projects, have to be approached. "Our advantage is that we've been working with solid partners in a trusting relationship for years," explains the managing director. "That's where we can react better than others, even when things get tight." Frequently, this security is one of the decisive arguments for companies to choose the Grand Hall. In addition to the special nature of the former industrial hall - including staged machinery and the grounds of the Zollverein coking plant.

What also convinces many is the know-how that each and every member of his or her team brings to the table. "We know how to organize and implement events." Companies just have to get in touch, and the vast majority of questions can be answered adequately in the first meeting and solutions put in place. "We are able to offer events from a single source, with really everything that goes with it. Is there anything, then, where he reaches his limits when it comes to corporate events? "No," says Pott, "we make almost anything possible."

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Grand Hall News

November 02 2022

Shopping greener, eating greener, anything goes. But organizing greener?!?

More and more companies are asking: What about sustainability when we invite to the company event?

Shopping greener, eating greener, living greener, it's all possible. But can you also plan and execute entire events green? "Yes," says Daniel Kölle, sustainability officer at the Grand Hall Zollverein in Essen, "however, we have to be that honest, we can only ever act as ecologically and economically as the framework conditions allow." The historic industrial hall Grand Hall, which was converted into an event location in 2017, stands for the careful use of resources from the very beginning with its building concept: energy-saving illuminants, intelligent water and heating systems and a 100% supply of green electricity. In addition, the ecological footprint is reduced through special travel management and cooperation with fixed, regionally based partners, adds Mareike Kuntke, sales manager of the Grand Hall. "In this way, we are meeting our customers' desire for an environmentally conscious approach."

 

More on all topics related to the green event at: https://www.grand-hall.de/nachhaltigkeit/

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Grand Hall News

October 27, 2022

Who still wants virtual events?

"Dear decision-makers, you can save the money."

Somehow we imagined it differently. "When Corona is over, life will explode," as a very old, very wise Italian writer put it some time ago. He assumed, as probably many others did, that there would be a day X when the pandemic would be over. Wishful thinking. But he was right: Life is back.

We have learned something in the meantime. First, only what we experience with all our senses leaves a lasting impression. Secondly, no one, really no one, is interested in online meetings or virtual events anymore. Well, quite honestly, dear board members, executives and decision-makers, you can save the money for that. What we want now, under reasonable consideration of the risk, is: just get out! Meet people, see each other in person, exchange ideas, and even celebrate together.

We at the Grand Hall, as organizers, have intensively dealt with all the security requirements. And looked around - the cafés are full, the stores too, there is the Day of Song in the Ruhr area again for the first time in two years, the games fair in Essen attracted around 150,000 visitors, weddings are being made up for ... the list could be continued almost endlessly.

So it is absolutely justifiable and obviously time to finally bring people together again now, also on a corporate level. Your employees and customers will thank you for it. We are looking forward to it - and with us our partners, caterers, technicians, stage builders, project planners, lighting technicians and yes, indeed the entire team at the Grand Hall Zollverein. Or as our event manager Philipp Goschau just said: "When there's hustle and bustle here again in front of the Grand Hall gate, dozens of vans parked, discussions and organization taking place, we're in our element."

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Grand Hall News

24 October 2021

GRAND HALL in 3D

We take you on a 3D tour of the GRAND HALL...

If you are unable to come to the Grand Hall for a viewing, then the viewing will come to you.
From now on, you can visit all areas of our Grand Hall and move around as if you were here with us.

From the ground floor to the upper floor and into the adjacent switch house, try it out directly and use the following link to start exploring. You can either move around on your own using the arrow keys or you can follow the displayed instructions to get a first impression. You can also use the arrow keys to control the directions yourself. We would also be happy to arrange a telephone appointment with you to explain everything to you or to accompany you on the tour.

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Grand Hall News

24 September 2021

Corona-compliant events - state-of-the-art ventilation technology in the Grand Hall Zollverein

Corona-compliant events - state-of-the-art ventilation technology in the Grand Hall Zollverein

In the course of the pandemic, the highest demands are placed on the establishment and implementation of hygiene concepts. An essential component for the safe realisation of corona-compliant events is the supply and filtering of the breathing air in the location in order to prevent the spread of aerosols. Our technical operations manager Daniel Kölle informs us about the "ventilation and air-conditioning systems in the Grand Hall.

How suitable are the air handling units for holding events under Corona conditions?

In the course of the refurbishment, our air conditioning systems were designed with the future in mind so that extensions and optimisations are possible at any time. We are currently upgrading the air-conditioning systems with the latest technology - however, the efficiency and performance of the system are basically designed for more than 2,500 people present in the Grand Hall - so that a pleasant room climate and, above all, a virus-free supply of fresh air is guaranteed at all times. Since events may only be held under Corona conditions with a reduced number of participants, we tend to exceed the legal requirements for our air conditioning system at every event.

How is adaptation to changing weather conditions ensured in the fresh air supply?

Our air handling units are equipped with an automatic control system that adapts to the conditions independently and digitally controlled. In the colder seasons, for example, the ventilation works with sustainable heat recovery to save energy. In addition, the systems are coupled and networked with our underfloor heating - this enables cost-saving heating of the Grand Hall without long lead times. If the outside temperatures are very high in summer, it is also possible to connect cooling machines to the systems via a so-called cooling register in order to pre-cool the fresh air supplied.

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Grand Hall News

30 June 2021

Safe events in the Grand Hall Zollverein

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Safe events in the Grand Hall Zollverein - Corona Film

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Grand Hall News

24 October 2020

Intracoustics Innovation Show

A "for sure" great event!

On 8 October 2020 there will be a "for sure" great event in our Grand Hall.
INTRAKUSTIK, a cooperation of drywall and insulation dealers, invites you to the large innovation show in the Grand Hall Zeche Zollverein Essen from 09:30 to 17:00. Visitors will experience innovative strength, practical relevance as well as exciting problem and system solutions bundled at one trade fair. It's worth stopping by!

The Innovation Show 2020 offers a stage for all the fabulous ideas of the dry construction industry. It supports craftsmen and companies in becoming fit for the future. Admission is free.

Well-known exhibitors show their innovations as well as problem and system solutions.

- Numerous exhibitors with rank and name

- Competition of innovations with raffle

- Exciting live interviews with exhibitors and processors

- Livestream on intrakusik.de

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Grand Hall News

24 October 2020

GTW Summit

We are in!

The GTW GastroTageWest is launching in October to offer the industry what is important right now. The focus is on the most pressing questions of the HoReCa.

Around the lecture events, exhibitors present offers and products for hotels, restaurants, catering and other gastronomy businesses.

The two-day programme of the GTW Summit includes the entrepreneurial congress "Future Gastronomy". Well-known chefs, experienced trend researchers, food and marketing experts and innovation researchers will be on stage and in workshops, for example Sarah Wiener as well as Ralf Bos, Olaf Hartmann and Jean Georges Ploner. In almost 30 keynotes and conferences, the aim is to shake things up, get things moving, motivate people and jointly develop new ideas for the way forward. In deep dives, the topics on stage will be explored in more depth with the congress participants, and in think tanks and round tables, new possibilities and forgotten techniques will be discussed.

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Grand Hall News

15 December 2019

The best choir in the West - preliminary round in the Grand Hall Zollverein

Corona-compliant events - state-of-the-art ventilation technology in the Grand Hall Zollverein

In the course of the pandemic, the highest demands are placed on the establishment and implementation of hygiene concepts. An essential component for the safe realisation of corona-compliant events is the supply and filtering of the breathing air in the location in order to prevent the spread of aerosols. Our technical operations manager Daniel Kölle informs us about the "ventilation and air-conditioning systems in the Grand Hall.

How suitable are the air handling units for holding events under Corona conditions?

In the course of the refurbishment, our air conditioning systems were designed with the future in mind so that extensions and optimisations are possible at any time. We are currently upgrading the air-conditioning systems with the latest technology - however, the efficiency and performance of the system are basically designed for more than 2,500 people present in the Grand Hall - so that a pleasant room climate and, above all, a virus-free supply of fresh air is guaranteed at all times. Since events may only be held under Corona conditions with a reduced number of participants, we tend to exceed the legal requirements for our air conditioning system at every event.

How is adaptation to changing weather conditions ensured in the fresh air supply?

Our air handling units are equipped with an automatic control system that adapts to the conditions independently and digitally controlled. In the colder seasons, for example, the ventilation works with sustainable heat recovery to save energy. In addition, the systems are coupled and networked with our underfloor heating - this enables cost-saving heating of the Grand Hall without long lead times. If the outside temperatures are very high in summer, it is also possible to connect cooling machines to the systems via a so-called cooling register in order to pre-cool the fresh air supplied.

The kitchen fair GfM-Trend - arrived at the Grand Hall Zollverein

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The Grand Hall and the program around it - more is not possible!

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You can do it again and you should - plan the 2023 Christmas corporate event!

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event?