L o g i s t i c s

To make it easier for you, we have created a GISTT Summit 2024 Googlemap to give you an overview of where everything is located. You can also find it at the end of this page.

M e e t i n g  v e n u e

The GISTT Summit 2024 will take place at the Oktogon INTERARTES GmbH at Zeche Zollverein the UNESCO World Heritage Coal Mine Industrial Complex.


The OKTOGON was rewarded Best Event Location in 2014 already and has been the meeting venue for the last two FORTRESS Essen meetings in 2020 and 2023.

The building itself is the old cooling tower II of the Zollverein colliery and offers an extraordinarily open and interactive athmosphere in a culturally historic surrounding. 


Find out more about this very unique venue.

t r a ve l i n g  t o  e s s e n

Due to our very central location you will be able to reach Essen easily via train, car or airplane. The city is connected to the national and international Autobahn network by the A40, A42 and A52. 


If  you  choose  to  arrive  by  train,  our  central  station  Essen  Hauptbahnhof  (Hbf)  should  be  your destination. From here you can easily connect to the innercity public transportation system.  


If you choose to travel by plane, you may choose to fly into FRA Frankfurt International Airport and conveniently connect to Essen via the Intercity Express ( ICE - 2 hour ride).


Alternatively the closest airports are: 

s t a y i n g  i n  e s s e n

Below you will find a list of suggested hotels that are mostly located between the main station and the planned  evening  venues.  From  the  main  station  you  could  walk  through  Essen`s nightlife hot spot „Rüttenscheid“; an area filled with cafés, bars, clubs, boutiques, snack joints and restaurants to reach them within 20min. 

ATLANTIC Congress Hotel Essen

Messeplatz 3, 45131 Essen

Tel. +49 (0) 201 946280      


Hotel an der Gruga 

Eduard-Lucas-Straße 17 - 45131 Essen

Tel. +49 (0) 201 84 11 8-0 


Mercure Hotel Plaza Essen

Bismarckstr. 48-50  -  45128 ESSEN

Tel. +49 (0) 201 878580



SHERATON Essen Hotel (Marriot)

Huyssenallee 55, 45128 Essen 

Tel. +49 (0) 201 10070 


Hotel Essener Hof 

Am Handelshof 5 – 45127 Essen

Tel. +49 (0) 201 2425-0 


GHOTEL hotel & living Essen 

Hachestraße 63, 45127 Essen 

Tel. +49 (0) 201 170020 


h e l p f u l  i n f o r m a t i o n


GISTT Summit map with all relevant locations


Innercity public transportation

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Information on our planned social events surrounding the GISTT Summit


Official tourism homepage of Essen 

Deutsche Bahn

National railway company

Zeche Zollverein 

Venue coal mining complex