Practical Guide

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Greetings in the name of the living God!

Welcome to the 26th General Council of the World Communion of Reformed Churches, taking place in Leipzig, Germany, 29 June – 7 July 2017.

This guide provides you with the logistical and practical information you will need to successfully arrive in Leipzig and ensure you have the best experience possible during the Council.

Of course, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask any of us—staff or stewards. We are here to help!

We wish you a very pleasant stay with us in Leipzig and a most blessed Council meeting!

The General Council Staff Team

Key Phone Numbers

  • General Council Office: +49 (0)175 6027798
  • Participant Emergencies (during travel or while at Council): +49 (0)175 6060734
  • Emergency Contact Number (for family, colleagues): +49 (0)175 6003705

One note on our main meeting location: Most of the General Council will take place at the “Leipziger Messe.” In German, “Messe” means conference grounds (sometimes translated as “fairgrounds”), but we refer to it simply as the “Messe” throughout this document. At the Messe itself, the Council will occupy two buildings: the Congress Center Leipzig (CCL) and Hall 2. The CCL contains the registration desk, offices and smaller meeting rooms while Hall 2 has the plenary hall, the dining room and the display area.

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