GCB Newsletter 2018

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GCB Newsletter 05 | 2018

Accessible events? This is how!

Meetings and conferences are platforms where all kinds of different people come together to network and exchange know-how. This is only possible if everyone is actually also enabled to do so. It is as important for people with physical or cognitive impairments to attend a conference or visit a trade fair as it is for everyone else. However, inclusion is much more than a ramp for wheelchair users at the entrance.

We provide you with tips of what you should consider when planning inclusive events and tell you about important steps to an accessible website.

Enjoy the read!







Accessible events for everyone

It is as important for people with impairments to attend a conference or visit a trade fair as it is for everyone else. However, inclusion is much more than disabled toilets.

Click here for tips how to create inclusive meetings and conferences





How to create an accessible event website

Accessibility needs to start prior to your event: it all starts much earlier when visitors have the first point of contact with your event, i.e., your event website.

Five steps to a more accessible event website






We are a Stella Awards 2018 nominee for Best CVB!

We're excited to announce that the German Convention Bureau is a nominee in the 2nd Annual Stella Awards from Northstar Meetings Group! We're nominated in the category of Best CVB/DMO International and U.S. Territories!

Vote for us here!



Save the Date: IMEX America and IBTM World

Come by and meet Germany at IMEX America (October 16-18, 2018 in Las Vegas) and IBTM World (November 27-29, 2018 in Barcelona) this fall!








Conference delegates with "invisible“ disabilities

People with autism, ADHD or intellectual giftedness experience events differently. What kind of environment would people who are in this group like to encounter when attending meetings and conferences?

In conversation with GCB managing director Matthias Schultze, Dr.  Christine Preißmann, who is herself on the autism spectrum, provides valuable insights. 








Best of IMEX 2018

Three days #IMEX18 lie behind us with many great discussions and new impressions.

Here are our highlights of this year!

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