The Retail Academy ist überall dort, wo kreativer Wissenstransfer Raum findet. Entsprechend den Inhalten und der Konzeption des Themas wählt die Akademie ihre Orte immer wieder neu. So eröffnet sie Gesprächsflächen an ausgewählten Locations. Ob Industrieloft, Kunstsalon oder historisches Gemäuer – die Orte fördern Kreativität und Offenheit im Denken. Sie vermitteln Anspruch und Individualität. Sie bringen den Gästen und Teilnehmern Wertschätzung und Inspiration entgegen.

Alte Versteigerungshalle
Marktstraße 10
50968 Cologne (Raderberg) http://www.alte-versteigerungshalle.de

The Alte Versteigerungshalle (Old Auction House) is located at the heart of a bustling, nocturnal fruit and vegetable wholesale market, not far from the centre and the trade-fair site, in the southern part of Cologne: here there is space for conferences for up to 180 people. There are two rooms available: the charming “Kontor” with its 4-m-high ceilings and its old parquet floor, and the former auction house itself, whose design captivates thanks to its extraordinary architecture and its authentic atmosphere. The hall, the main area of which is divided into 5 ascending rows, boasts an automatic dimming system for all windows, a state-of-the-art ventilation system, a stage area, a top-quality light and sound system, and a large white wall that is optimally suited for beamer presentations.

If required, the partially covered outside area and the large cobbled market place in front of the building can also be used and, if temperatures are reasonable, we simply slide the large roller door to the side. There is adequate parking in the immediate vicinity.

Photo: Alte Versteigerungshalle