IGA Conference, Bonn, September 26-29,  2024

Bonn Greeters are pleased to welcome you to the 2024 International Greeter Association conference. Managers, and their companions, from every Greeter destination are welcome! We are excited to meet you, to spend time with you, and to show you our wonderful city.  

Your host city Bonn

If you have never been to Bonn, Germany, you are in for a treat. It is a city of contrasts: it is the former capital city of Germany and yet it feels like a village with its cobblestoned streets; it is both the historical birthplace of Beethoven and host to a yearly international Beethoven music festival; it was a Roman settlement and now the UN Headquarters for climate change.


Bonn is:

  • nestled on the banks of the river Rhine
  • a Roman settlement dating back to 11 BC
  • a sustainable city with a large pedestrian-only city-centre
  • Beethoven’s birthplace and host to the yearly Beethoven music festival
  • the former capital of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1949 to 1990
  • home of the Rheinische Friedrich-Willhelms-University with the most “centres of excellence” of all German universities
  • home to headquarters of Deutsche Post / DHL and German Telekom / T-Mobile
  • home to 26 United Nations institutions including UN Headquarters for climate change
  • … and home of the Haribo Gummi Bear!

The Conference

The international greeter conference is a chance to connect with international friends, to exchange ideas and to experience first-hand a new Greeter destination.

During the conference in Bonn, you will have the opportunity to:

  • meet with fellow managers in Bonn University’s Electoral Palace, built in 1705
  • walk the cobblestoned streets with a Bonn Greeter
  • cruise down the Rhine river and see castle ruins and 19thC villas
  • climb the Siebengebirge, Seven Hills to the Drachenfels castle ruins
  • visit the federal guest house Hotel Petersberg and join the guest list which includes Chamberlain, Shah of Persia, Queen Elizabeth ll, Gorbachev, Mandela, Clinton….
  • experience a musical concert as part of the yearly Beethoven Festival (optional at own cost)
  • come as a guest and leave as a friend.

Conference Outline

Thursday evening: Official start of the conference with welcome reception & dinner.

Friday & Saturday: For managers: full days of workshops and discussions, including a general assembly and key note speaker. For companions: a selection of Greets. For all: evening program and dinner.

Sunday morning: Greets in the city, as well as farther afield to Hotel Petersberg and Drachenfels.

Optional: Wednesday or Sunday evening: Classical concert as part of the yearly Beethoven Festival. Information regarding concert and discounted prices coming soon.

A detailed programme will be available soon.


Please complete the registration form below.

Please note: participation is open to 1 manager or delegate (with companion) per destination.  The conference language is English.

Conference Fee

Fee for managers: €159. This includes conference, drinks and snacks during meetings, a variety of Greets, Rhine river cruise and three evening meals (Thursday, Friday and Saturday).

Fee for companions: €129. This includes a variety of Greets, Rhine river cruise and three evening meals (Thursday, Friday and Saturday).

Your registration is complete upon receipt of your fee payment.

Please pay via bank transfer and reference your full name as well as your Greeter destination and country. 

Volksbank Köln Bonn eG.

Gangolfstrasse 2
53111 Bonn Germany

IBAN: DE74 3806 0186 2008 0950 11



Hotel Accommodation

We have reserved a block of rooms at the centrally-located hotel Motel One, Bonn-Beethoven at the following rates:

  • €89 per room / night single occupancy
  • €109 per room / night double accupancy
  • Breakfast is optional at €16.90 per person

If you wish to book this hotel, please complete the attached form and send it directly to the hotel as per instructions in the form. Please note that check-in time is 15:00.




Feel free to contact us with your questions.

1. If you have questions about your registration or hotel reservation, or wish to alter your registration, please write to:

Marisa at marisa@bonn-greeters.org

2. If you have questions about your weekend and need advice on a pre- or post- conference programme, please write to:

Susanne at welcome@bonn-greeters.org