Important information at a glance
Venue: Filmforum Museum Ludwig
Registration & Champagne Reception: 2.30 pm
Opening Ceremony: 4 pm-5.15pm

Our opening ceremony will take place at the Filmforum Museum Ludwig, Bischofsgartenstr. 1, 50667 Cologne. The venue is located within walking distance of Cologne’s Central Station.

Registration will take place here from 2.30 pm. If you won’t be able to make it to the opening ceremony, please refer to our schedule for more information on early and late registration.

Our opening ceremony will feature two amazing Keynote Speakers:

Golineh Atai is German-Iranian journalist. Since 2013, she has been working as the ARD’s foreign correspondent in Moscow. In 2014, she received the “journalist of the year” award for her coverage of the Euromaidan in Ukraine.



Michael Seckler works as Junior Professional Officer (JPO) in Public Information for the United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC) in Bonn. He holds a joint degree from the University of Aarhus and University of Amsterdam in „Journalism, Media and Globalization“. Before joining the United Nations, Michael has worked for several media outlets and, most recently, the Communication Department of the European Commission in Brussels.


We are also excited and proud that our Masters of Ceremony will be two former delegates of the Cologne MUN Society:

 Jonas Hollacher started his MUN career in 2016 and since participated in conferences all over Europe and the Middle East, including Vienna, Tel Aviv, Cambridge and London. Jonas’ passion for MUN is a result of not only the interesting topics but also of the fellow delegates he met on the conferences and within the Cologne MUN Society. He currently pursues his Master in Finance degree at the Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden.


Pursuing her interest for International Relations and diplomacy, Sylvia Sabarth was part of the MUN delegations of the Cologne University from the very beginning and has had the pleasure to represent it at conferences in London, Istanbul and New York amongst others. She is now pursuing a Master’s degree in Political Communication in Wroclaw, Poland, but still feels very attached to her original MUN Society in Cologne and is proud to be a part of its first conference.