Hameln’s significance as a location for conventions has clearly grown in recent years. One factor in this was completion of the modern and centrally situated event venue Weserbergland-Zentrum (WB-Z) in 1996. The building’s technical equipment is state-of-the-art by any standards, its approx. 1,500-m² premises with flexible room size arrangements providing convention venues for groups from 17 to 700 persons. As the Weserbergland-Zentrum is directly connected to the Hameln theatre, it is possible to use a further 700 seats (fixed seats in rows) and a complete theatre stage. This ensures a large auditorium while at the same time having the premises at the convention centre available for workshops or exhibits. A further convention venue in Hameln is the multi-purpose hall Rattenfänger-Halle. It offers space for various kinds of large business, cultural and sporting events of up to 2,200 seats and trade fairs / exhibitions.