First information about GCEG 2018

Dear colleagues,

we do very much appreciate your interest in the progress concerning the organisation of the GCEG-2018. Today we are happy to send our first newsletter. We will try to keep you informed on a regular basis.

1. Advisory Board complete

We are very happy to announce that the advisory board for the GCEG 2018 is complete. We do very much appreciate that 52 international experts we approached have agreed to be part of the event and we are looking forward to their contribuitons to the conference.

Advisory Board 

2. Information about the Conference Location

If you are interested in getting to know some more facts about the University of Cologne (UoC) as the location for the GCEG 2018 we kindly invite you to check the following links for some general information

UoC Campus Infrastructure

and for the international program of the UoC

International Program

The following third link provides some information on the relevance of the city of Cologne for science and research (we kindly thank the Cologne Convention Bureau (CCB) for providing the following information)

Visit Cologne

3. Conference Dinner above the roofs of Cologne

Part of the social program of the conference will again be a conference dinner on Thursday, 26 July 2018.
For this event we would like to put the whole city to your feet and have booked a three-course menu at the restaurant CologneSky on the 28th floor (about 100m above the ground) of the Cologne Triangle Tower.
Discover Cologne and its surroundings - with a direct view of the neighbouring Cathedral - in a way you've never seen it before! But the KölnTrianglePanorama does not only offers a very beautiful and unique view of Cologne, but at the same time also represents the successful realisation of a highly ambitious building project.

Interesting details about the KölnTrianglePanorama:

Height:      103,20m
Floor:      29. floor
Area:      400 sq m
Steps:      565 steps

Yours sincerely

Prof. Dr. Peter Dannenberg
Chairman local organizing committee

Global Conference on Economic Geography 2018
Institute of Geography – University of Cologne| Albertus-Magnus-Platz | 50923 Cologne | Germany
Fon: 0049 221 470 1542
E-Mail: p.dannenberg(at)

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E-Mail: gceg2018(at)