Economic congress

On the occasion of the International Hanseatic Day 2022, the City of Neuss, the Neuss-Düsseldorfer Häfen and the Hansegesellschaft Neuss e.V. hosted a congress with a top-class line-up. The list of prominent panelists was headed by the philosopher, Prof. Julian Nida-Rümelin, and former Federal Foreign Minister, Sigmar Gabriel. The event, which was opened by Mayor Reiner Breuer and his counterpart Jan Lindenau, as foreman of the Hanseatic League, took place in the city’s historic armoury. It was supported by the Middle Lower Rhine Chamber of Industry and Commerce and the Rhein-Kreis Neuss.

You can find the complete programme in the invitation flyer, which is available for download on the website of the City of Neuss.

Program schedule

Time Programme item
9.30 Admission / Welcome coffee
10.00 Opening / welcome by foreman of the Hanseatic League and Mayor, Jan Lindenau (Lübeck), and Mayor Reiner Breuer (Neuss)
10.15 Lecture by Julian Nida-Rümelin, philosopher: “Europe as a Cosmopolitan Project.”
11.15 Statement by Sigmar Gabriel
11.45 Short break
12.00 Discussion with panelists
13.00 Lunch at the Zeughaus
14.00 Round of discussions
15.00 Presentation of the entrepreneurial initiative Kompass D – Johann-Andreas Werhahn
15.30 Company visits (with shuttle service)
  • 3M
  • Rheinmetall/Pierburg
  • Harbour tour
  • Opencast mine tour (Garzweiler)
18.00 Get-together in the Zeughaus