Copenhagen – now better known as ICOPAnhagen!

Copenhagen is a clean, peaceful, and safe city with a low crime rate. It is a green, bicycle-friendly city that has multiple awards for being the world’s most liveable city. The culture is informal and firmly rooted in a thousand-year-long history, upon which stunning architecture, design, and world class Nordic gastronomy has been built. Denmark is a knowledge-based society with a strong history in the field of parasitology, and several institutes working actively in the field of parasitology are located in Copenhagen.

Copenhagen has extensive experience in hosting large congresses and has in recent years been welcoming a range of large congresses, such as ECCMID 2015, EAACI 2014, ESPEN 2016, and the record-breaking ESMO 2016 with 20,500 delegates. All these were held in Bella Center Copenhagen – the venue of ICOPAnhagen.

Congress venue: Bella Center Copenhagen

  The carefully selected venue for ICOPAnhagen is  Bella Center Copenhagen, the largest conference venue in Scandinavia. Bella Center Copenhagen is optimally located close to both the airport and  the city centre. Bella Center Copenhagen is an ultra-modern venue which stages meetings, conferences, congresses, exhibitions and events of all sizes from 20 to 20,000 delegates. It is a unique facility known to many as one of the most beautiful venues in Europe. As an ICOPA venue, it is optimal.

Accommodation for the ICOPA XV participants

Copenhagen offers a wide variety of hotel accommodation ranging from luxurious 5-star hotels to very affordable budget hotels and hostels. With a total of more than 28,000 hotel rooms in all categories, the ICOPA XV participants will have ample choice.

Infrastructure: Transportation and accessibility

Copenhagen Airport is the main hub in Scandinavia and has easy access from all continents. With direct flights to over 180 destinations, including  intercontinental routes, and more than 4,000 weekly departures it is very easy to get to Copenhagen from all over the world. Once here, the transfer from the airport to the city center takes less than 15 minutes – the fastest airport-to-city-center link among European capital cities. The international train  connections are also excellent.

Social events, sightseeing, and tours

In addition to the scientific and professional contents of the congress, a range of social opportunities for networking and for enjoying Copenhagen and its surroundings will be provided to delegates and accompanying persons. Wonderful Copenhagen CVB will be happy to provide suggestions for this. Moreover, we will suggest a range of pre- and post-congress activities in Copenhagen, Denmark,  the Nordic-Baltic region, and other parts of Europe.

Bella Center Copenhagen: 

Why Copenhagen:


Getting to Copenhagen:


Information about flights to Copenhagen:


Getting around in Copenhagen:


Travel pass for public transport in Copenhagen:

In Denmark, everything is closer


See and do in Copenhagen:




Copenhagen Convention Bureau:

Photographer: Thomas Høyrup Christensen

Copenhagen Media Center