GCB Newsletter | March 2018

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GCB Newsletter 03 | 2018

Get Ready for the Future

Spring has just begun and this often means: out with the old, in with the new. In the meeting industry this is easier said than done. While exciting new meeting venues debut all over, it is crucial to ensure that classics stay up to date and get ready for the future.

On this note we provide you with research backed knowledge on the future of meeting spaces, share our expert’s take on how to meet new demands, and share our insights on how to sell a venue that hasn’t opened yet.

As an extra spring treat we invite you to assess the future of the meeting and event market, take part in our networking event in Brussels, and find out the talking point of IMEX Frankfurt 2018.

We hope spring has arrived wherever you are ☀

Enjoy the read!

P.S. Have you heard of the conference center darmstadtium yet? We are certain you'll want to know about them!








Preparing Event Venues for the Future

The way we meet, meeting formats, and the requirements on how we want to meet and exchange know-how in the future are evolving. Digitalization is a great part of this, however, will not replace face-to-face meetings.

See how you can facilitate a meeting of the future








Meeting new Demands: How to Prepare Venues for Interactive Events

Events should be inspiring places for people to learn something new and make experiences that engage all their senses. Our expert Prof. Dr. Christine Kohler weighs in on how to accomplish exactly that.

Click here for the full expert statement




Take our survey and reveal your meeting personality

One size fits all was yesterday! Find out what kind of meeting participant you are. Simply take our Future Meeting Space Survey and learn more about yourself as well as your meeting participants.

Click here to reveal your meeting personality








#GCBTV presents: Darmstadtium

In another episode of #GCBTV Linda Nuss interviews Lars Wöhler, Managing Director and Michael Cordt, Director Sales & Marketing at the darmstadtium - a versatile all-rounder conference center that can realize the most extraordinary events.

Learn more in this convenient on demand format








Here's how GCB Members Market Their Renovated or Newly Built Facilities

Renovating or opening a new venue is exciting and your customer’s will show great interest – that is – if they know about it! In the age of technology there are countless options of reaching your customer. Which ones should you choose?

Find out what our GCB members are doing



New Members in the GCB

The GCB welcomes its newest member and partner:
Brandenburger Tor Museum (Immersive Showroom)/Triad Entertainment Enterprises GmbH
marinaforum Regensburg
easyRAUM GmbH
WUQM Consulting






How do you assess the future of the whole meeting and event market?

Once again, the Meeting and Event Barometer is investigating both the convention and event sector in Germany. Until March 29th, you as an event manager still have time to join the survey of the MICE industry, providing important industry insights and results!

Click here to join the survey



Networking Event in Brussels

The GCB German Convention Bureau is delighted to invite Belgium meeting planners to one of its networking events in Brussels on April, 26t at the Cospaia Restaurant,Brussels.
Qualified planners can chose to participate in a Networking Lunch: 12 pm – 2 pm OR an After-work Networking Dinner: 6 pm – 9:30 pm. So if you are based in Belgium and plan meetings, events, or congresses in Germany then join us and meet some of the leading national suppliers from Germany:


• Dorint Kongresshotel Düsseldorf/Neuss
• Dresden Convention Bureau
• Mercedes-Benz Museum
• Maritim Hotels
• DOLCE Bad Nauheim
• Düsseldorf Congress Sport & Event GmbH
Please contact Ilse Schamun for any inquiries.





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IMEX Talking Point 2018: Legacy

The IMEX Talking Point for 2018 is ’Legacy’. What’s yours going to be?

Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group, explains why ‘legacy’ will be a hot topic for the company in 2018


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