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From 30 May to 3 June, the World Canals Conference (WCC) will be held in the Congress Hall at Leipzig Zoo, and thus for the first time in Germany. Around 100 speakers from 20 nations on 4 continents will be taking a look at how waterways, tourism, regional development, flood and environmental protection and urban renewal can be efficiently promoted and how water and health can be thought of together in the midst of a far-reaching transformation process from lignite to a water landscape.

The detailed conference programme including all planned excursions is available here.

In the margin, representatives of the media will find important information, downloadable materials and further links for their research on the WCC.

Information for journalists / accreditation

A limited number of places will be available for print and radio journalists and camera teams during the conference programme and excursions. The selection will be made after receipt of the accreditation applications. After registering via the online form, you will be informed by eventlab about your registration. Please note that excursion places are limited and you will be informed accordingly after accreditation.

You will receive all your documents on site in the congress hall at the registration counter.

Photographers are allowed during the conference.

The conference language is English, the keynote lectures will be translated simultaneously.


Please note that accreditation can only be granted on a personal basis. Accreditation is for journalistic coverage only. Please have your press card or other suitable proof or references ready for this purpose.

Media Contact

Heike König
Head of Public Relations WCC 2022, Grüner Ring Leipzig
+49 (0)162 2807860,

Angela Zábojník
Scientific Director WCC 2022, City of Leipzig
+49 (0)151 70520285,

Katja Schmidt
Participants Management WCC 2022, eventlab GmbH
+ 49 (0)341 30888482,

Press Packages

Ad package

Print-ready ad banners for A5 and A6 (3mm bleed, ISO Coated V3), 12,5 MB

Graphics package

Official maps and graphics, 4,94 MB

Logo package

All WCC2022 logos for print and web application, 1,95 MB

Image film

Official image film for the WCC2022, watch on youtube, 79,39 MB

Photo package

Selection of press photos, 106 MB


Press Texts

IWI and WCCs since 1988

Overview of conferences, 0,23 MB

student competition – ship lifting

Student competition entry, 0,14 MB

WCC 2022 comes into my HERE

Essay from Heike König, 0,07 MB

WCC 2022 Facts

Facts and information about the 2022 conference, 0,1 MB