Over the coming days, Hamburg will be transformed into “Rotary City” as more than 25,000 Rotary members from around the globe will be getting together in Hamburg from 1st to 5th June for the annual international meeting. The event is considered to be one of the most prestigious and international congresses worldwide and touches the hearts not only of the Rotary community, but also that of the host city and its residents.
扶轮国际大会多姿多彩，富有多元性和世界性。参加汉堡大会的扶轮社成员将会启动项目，进行交流，为创造一个更美好的世界一起努力，而这与扶轮社的口号“Capture the moment”相一致。
The Rotary international convention is colourful, diverse, and cosmopolitan. In keeping with the tagline “Capture the moment,” Rotary members attending the Hamburg convention will initiate projects, engage in exchange, and work together for a better world.
“Hamburg is known as the gateway to the world, and with 25,000 people from 170 countries expected to attend our convention, Rotary is excited to bring the world to Hamburg,” said Rotary President Barry Rassin. “We are looking forward to introducing the city to our members from abroad and familiarizing the community with local Rotary members who take action to make the world a better place.”
In addition to the convention in the exhibition halls of Hamburg-Messe, Rotary members will be able to also enjoy a comprehensive supporting programme in Hamburg – including bicycle-tours, an opening party at the Chamber of Commerce, a sailing trip on the Alster-Lake as well as exclusive Rotary concerts in the Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg’s iconic new concert hall. Attendees of the convention will be able to immerse themselves in a truly European music city and experience one of the most exciting culinary hotspots in Germany, countless maritime tourist attractions, a legendary nightlife scene, plenty of culture, as well as vibrant startup and media scenes.
What is more, Hamburg’s locals will be able to get in touch with the Rotary community as the organization’s members will be present at some of the city’s most prominent venues, with information stands and events providing insights into the various projects.