Photo: From left, Dr Jan-Henrik Andersson and Thomas Schnalke
Food and beverage outlet operator SSP Group has teamed up with Düsseldorf Airport to open a state-of-the art conference center within the German airport.
The center, called DUSconference Plus, officially opened on May 10 and will be operated by SSP, which was awarded the contract last year along with a deal to open eight food and beverage units at the airport.
DUSconference plus is a 3000m² space built to be business-friendly, with individual work stations, small meeting rooms, 15 boardrooms with a view of the runway and large conference spaces that seat up to 320 people.
Jan-Henrik Andersson, CCO of SSP DACH, said, “We are delighted that SSP and Düsseldorf Airport have partnered to open this brand new state-of-the-art conference center. 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.”
Guests of the DUSconference Plus will also be able to enjoy a wide range of food options. In addition to a range of self-service snacks in the foyer, guests in the board and conference rooms can choose from a selection of brands from the SSP portfolio from fine pastry goods from the French Boulangerie Épi to creations from the famous TV chefs Tim Mälzer and Jamie Oliver served in the Hausmann’s and Jamie’s Deli.
Thomas Schnalke, chairman of the management board of Düsseldorf Airport, commented, “The DUSconference Plus conference centre will provide a solution for the modern way of working.
“This €2.5m (US$2.7m) investment is situated amid the Rhine-Ruhr region, the third strongest economic region in Europe and is an ideal place for national and international conferences.”