June 1 to 5, 2019 | Hamburg, Germany
2019 RI Convention in Hamburg Germany
Date: June 1 to 5, 2019
Convention Location: Hamburg Messe, Messeplatz 1, 20357 Hamburg, Germany. The Hamburg Messe is the site of the convention’s general sessions, breakout sessions, and the House of Friendship.
Airport:  Hamburg Fuhlsbüttel
Visa? German visa requirements vary by country of citizenship. Citizens of European Union countries, many other European countries, the United States, Canada, Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, and many Latin American countries do not need a visa to enter Germany.
Conference Registration Deadlines:  12/15/18 early registration ends. 3/31- Pre-registration discount ends. 4/30/19 Last day to cancel registration or tickets. 6/5/19-last day for online registration. $50 cancellation fee.
Group Housing Dates: 1 October 2018: Last day to reduce or adjust your room block without penalty; full deposit required. 3 December 2018: Deposit deadline, prepayment of first and last nights’ room and tax is due. 25 February 2019: Last day to provide names on reserved rooms
Other benefits of booking through our housing partner include:
  • One low rate, including taxes and fees
  • Complimentary access to Hamburg’s public transportation network
  • Amenities including free Wi-Fi (this varies by hotel, so please review the hotel description)
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Support before, during, and after your stay, including hotel staff who can answer questions about event hours and transportation
  • Options to fit every budget
  • Ability to manage your reservation online
If you book a room at a hotel not endorsed by Rotary, they can’t help with issues regarding your reservation or the hotel.
HVV (bus and rail system): New this year, Rotary will provide every convention attendee with complimentary access to Hamburg’s public transportation network. The Hamburger Verkehrsverbund (HVV) has an extensive bus, rail, and ferry system, making it easy to travel throughout Hamburg. To get to the Hamburg Messe, the convention venue, take the U3 train to Sternschanze station or the U2 train to Messehallen station.
Please note: There is no shuttle service for the Hamburg convention.
All Host ticketed Events (https://ric2019.rotary.de/en/)
These events are organized by the Host Organizing Committee (HOC) for the 2019 Rotary International Convention Hamburg.
Saturday, 1 June 2019- Hamburg on the move: Bike tour. EUR 29
Participate in a bike tour through the beautiful city of Hamburg! The 18 km tour will begin in the tranquil southeast of Hamburg and end in the bustling city center. This is the last leg of the 14-day bike tour through Germany. Bikers are asked to meet in Bergedorf at 7am; the tour will end at 10am at the Hamburg city hall. Bikers of all levels are welcome to participate.
Hamburg on the move: 3k Walk Against Polio, EUR 29
Do not miss out on this 3-K awareness walk! We will draw attention to the work Rotary does against polio by walking through the city center.
An Evening in Hamburg: Welcome Reception, EUR 49
Hamburg's top restaurateurs welcome you to the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce! Be wined and dined at our Saturday welcome reception in this beautiful, historic building. Welcome to Hamburg!

Sunday, 2 June 2019: The Art of Hamburg: Modern Ballet meets Classical Music, EUR 59
Experience an unforgettable evening of music and dance. The National Youth Ballet company, led by renowned director and artist John Neumeier, will inspire you. The world-class dancers will be accompanied by the YoungClass X orchestra.

Monday, 3 June 2019: Enjoy Hamburg's Landmark: Music in the Elbe Philharmonic Hall, EUR 79
Experience a one hour concert performed by the German Rotary orchestra in Hamburg's famous new landmark, the Elbe Philharmonic Hall. The concert hall is known for its incredible acoustics and unique architecture.

Tuesday, 4 June 2019: Experience Hamburg Hospitality: Visit Rotary Clubs, EUR 29
Rotarians in and around Hamburg are looking forward to welcoming you to an unforgettable night with their Rotary clubs! Experience Rotarian projects and values personally and make new friends in Hamburg!
Special event: 14 day bike tour to Eradicate Polio, EUR 240
Get to know Germany by bike! The 14-day, 1,300 kilometer-long bike tour will begin in Austria and lead you through all of Germany to Hamburg. Experience German culture and participate in daily End Polio Now events. This tour is for experienced bikers.