31 July – 03 August, 2018       Cologne, Germany                  Early Bird Booking extended until 28 February


  • 10 years ago – the father of CEFE, Rainer Kolshorn, passed away. We want to memorize his work.
  • Global brand – without any doubt CEFE is a global brand and a best practice instrument for empowering entrepreneurs all over the world. In the past years, CEFE International has been intensively involved in supporting the strengthening of the branding at regional level. Now, it is time to think more globally and bring the regional experiences and approaches together.
  • New exercises / modules – one of the beauty of CEFE is its flexibility and high adaptability to the context. In turn, so many exercises and modules have been developed. Let’s compare trends and share new approaches at a global level, and enjoy some new exercises.
  • Self-organisation – more formalised national CEFE networks facilitate acceleration of the method, market positioning and exploration, and quality orientation. We want to compare pros and cons of different approaches.
  • B2B – joining forces increases competitiveness, offers more opportunities, establishes links for project or strategic cooperation. Use the chances to get to know other participating CEFE drivers.
  • CEFE quality – how to define it. Within an extraordinary continental network effort, the CEFistas and CEFE International have agreed on minimum standards and new procedures for certification. Let us globalise our common understanding of quality.

Participation Fee

CEFE International organizes the CEFE Global Conference as a non-profit event. The participation fee is for the sole purpose of financing the conference.

The fee includes: organisation, venue, coffee breaks, one special dinner, two touristic events

Participation fee: 550,00 €

Early bird fee (extended until 28.02.2018): 440,00 €

Deadline: 15 March 2018 for registration and at least 50% pre-payment

Payment methods:

Bank transfer

Bank: Deutsche Bank
Location: 51373 Leverkusen; Friedrich-Ebert-Platz 20
Account Name: CEFE International
IBAN: DE19375700240713885200
Tax N°: 214/5802/5664
Subject: Your name and “CEFE Global Conference”


Receiver´s Email: coordination@cefe.net

Subject: Your name and ‘CEFE Global Conference’

Western Union

Recepient’s name: Marlinde Baerenz

Recepient’s address: Hohenstaufenring 11, 50674 Cologne / Germany

Recepient’s phone number: +49 02218801010

Please ensure that possible remittance costs for any payment method are at your charge.

Kindly send a payment receipt to Pauline, sautter@cefe.net


Please fill our online registration form to participate at the CEFE Global Conference 2018.

CEFE Global Conference Registration form



Cologne provides over 250 hotels and other kind of accommodation – ranging from low-budget lodging and state-of-the-art design hotels to stylish suites in one of the large international top-quality hotels.

In order to make it easier for you to choose the accommodation that best fits your requirements; we have listed some recommendable hotels near the conference site here.

Hostels between 20 to 40€ per night in a private room:

A&O Köln Dom

Distance to conference venue: 2,5km

Komödienstraße 19-21

50667 Cologne

+49 221 257 2257 – 45 00



Distance to conference venue: 2,5km

Engelbertstraße 33-35

50674 Cologne

+49 221 924090


Hotels from 50€ per night:

Hotel Cristall Köln

Distance to conference venue: 2,8km

Ursulaplatz 9 –11
50668 Köln

+49 2 21 16 30-0


Centro Hotel Ariane

Distance to conference venue: 1,5km

Hohe Pforte 19-21
50674 Köln

+49 221 – 75 988 02 10


Hotel Chelsea

Distance to conference venue: 2,8km

Jülicher Str. 1
50674 Köln

+49 221 207150


Do you know Airbnb? It is a platform that allows you to rent private accommodation for short term stays. Private rooms can be rented in a shared apartment with the landlord – or entire accommodation with private bathroom and kitchen. Nevertheless, these are usually cheaper than hotel rooms.

Here we have selected four private accommodations from English-speaking landlords. All are within 2 km of the conference venue.

Get in contact with the landlords on Airbnb to check availabilities and book your accommodation.

Free time in Cologne

Cologne is the largest city in the German federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the fourth most populated city in Germany (after Berlin, Hamburg, and Munich). It is a major cultural center hosting more than 30 museums, hundreds of galleries and numerous churches, not least the Cologne Dome, a Gothic cathedral with its two towers and the landmark of the city.

In contrast, the Rheinauhafen with it’s extraordinary “crane houses” is characteristic for the modern side of Cologne. Also the historic center of Cologne was completely redesigned and nowadays represents the modern city.

Find below a list of our favorite cultural sights:

  1. Cologne Cathedral and Old Town
  2. Museum Ludwig (Bischofsgartenstrasse 1, 50667 Köln, Phone: +49 221 221 26165)
  3. Romano-Germanic Museum (Roncalliplatz 4, 50667 Cologne, Phone: +49 221221 22304)
  4. 4711 Colognes (Glockengasse 4, 50667 Cologne, Phone: +49 221 270999 10)
  5. Wallraf-Richartz Museum (Obenmarspforten 50667 Cologne, Phone: +49 221 221 2 11 19)


Cologne is one of the most popular shopping venues in Germany. The ”Schildergasse” attracts 15,000 people an hour at peak shopping times, making it the most popular high street in Germany. Just like the neighbouring “Hohe Strasse”, it accommodates large department stores and branches of familiar brands. Small, exclusive designer boutiques and studios with offbeat clothing and accessoires, you’ ll find in the “Belgian Quarter” and in Ehrenfeld.

Getting there: Metro to Neumarkt or Central Station (Köln HBF)


Whatever you feel like eating or drinking – you can have it in Cologne -But don’t forget to try one of the typical brewhouses, where “Kölsch” is not only spoken as a German dialect but drunk as well, and where a friendly and open-minded atmosphere will make you feel at home.

The countless bars, restaurants and brewhouses also invite visitors to party. No other German city has as many pubs per capita as Cologne. They offer something for everybody, from jazz, reggae and R&B to techno.

These are our favorites:

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