SSP Group plc, a leading operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations worldwide, has partnered with Dusseldorf Airport to open a state-of-the-art conference centre in the heart of the airport.
The new conference centre DUSconference plus was officially opened on 10th May. It is operated by SSP who were awarded the contract last year for the conference centre, along with a deal to open eight food and beverage units at the airport.
Dr. Jan-Henrik Andersson, CCO of SSP DACH said: “We are delighted that SSP and Dusseldorf Airport have partnered to open this brand new state-of-the-art conference centre. Its modern infrastructure and unique configuration makes it an ideal location for meetings or for conferences. We have already received a great number of bookings which shows the high demand for work spaces and meeting rooms with a direct connection to the airport.”
DUSconference plus spans approximately 3,000 square metres and has a range of business-friendly facilities from individual workstations, small meeting rooms, to board rooms and large conference spaces.
Individual workstations that allow travellers to carry on with business in a work-conducive calm environment away from the bustle of the main airport can be booked in advance. ‘Think tank’ meeting rooms offer space for small group meetings without the need to book, making them perfectly tailored to those working on the move. There are also 15 boardrooms available for up to 12 people, each with a view of the runway. For larger meetings or events the convention centre offers 10 conference rooms with space for up to 320 people. In addition to these workspaces, DUSconference plus’ business lounge is the perfect place to meet in a more relaxed atmosphere.
The conference centre’s location within the airport makes it the ideal venue for visitors arriving by plane, with just a short walk from the gates to the conference room. The airport also has excellent local and long distance railway connections as well as a nearby motorway network, ample parking and various hotels in close proximity for longer stays.
Guests of the DUSconference plus will also be able to enjoy a wide range of food options. In addition to a diverse range of self-service snacks in the foyer, guests in the board and conference rooms can choose from a selection of diverse brands from the SSP portfolio from fine pastry goods from the French Boulangerie Epi to creations from the famous TV chefs Tim Malzer and Jamie Oliver served in the Hausmann’s and Jamie’s Deli.
“The DUSconference plus conference centre will provide a solution for the modern way of working,” said Thomas Schnalke, chairman of the management board of Dusseldorf Airport. “This 2.5-million-euro investment is situated amidst the Rhine-Ruhr region, the third strongest economic region in Europe and is an ideal place for national and international conferences.”
As one of the main operators at Dusseldorf Airport, SSP has now opened seven new gastronomic units since the beginning of 2017, ranging from internationally recognised brands such as KFC to concepts designed exclusively for the airport such as the oriental Mosaic.