The Dortmund Congress Center and Trade Fair

The Dortmund Congress and Trade Fair Center is one of the top-locations for exhibitions and events in Germany. Facilities are equipped with air conditioning and modern audivisual equipment. Dortmund is quickly accessible from Germany, from all Benelux countries and with excellent connections to national and international airports. Dortmund is also a famous town to many breeders, handler and dog lover: two times a your biggest dog shows and trade fairs are located here as well as the headquarter of the German Kennel Club, Verband für das Deutsche Hundewesen (VDH).


In walking distance you can find several hotels and accomodations for your stay. The Mercure Hotel Dortmund Messe und Kongress is even directly connceted with the congress center.

The RRWC will take place in the Goldsaal of the Congress Center. This conference room offers  a modern ambience and atmosphere and a high flexibility of use for the planned sessions. As Dortmund is one of the largest location for dog shows in Germany (e.g. VDH Europasieger- and VDH Bundessieger-Show) this location is familiar with four-legged companion and all participants of the RRWC can of course bring their dogs.
Next to the event location is a generous foyer where participants can spent the breaks together and improve networking. The foyer also offers the possibility for all participating national Kennel Clubs and interesting associations presenting their acitvities as well as sponsoring companies to present themselves.

The gala evening is planned at the second day of the conference and will also take place in the conference facilities. We are looking forward to welcoming the conference participants and guests in a festive atmosphere spending and enjoying a special evening.

The Ruhr region

Dortmund is located in the heart of the Ruhr region. The Ruhr region is one of the largest conurbations in Europe: 5.2 billion people live in and around the 11 cities of this region. During the last years this region became a center of modern cultural, scientific and technological working and living.


The Ruhr area offers a wide variety of excursion destinations on offer. Visitors have a choice between museums, parks, gardens, castles and palaces, industrial heritage and remodelled tips.  You can find interesting informations about this area here:

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