GCB Newsletter 09 | 2020 
Meetings Made in Germany - At the Heart of Future Events
 
In this newsletter you will find news on the following topics:
 
•  Meetings Made in Germany - Sustainable and Holistic Concepts for Future Events
•  The Future of Stuttgart Meetings: Secure & Sustainable Solutions for Planners
•  Calling UK-based Meeting Planners: Virtual Destination Showcase GermanyLufthansa Group Airlines Eliminates Rebooking Fees
•  Lufthansa Group Airlines Eliminates Rebooking Fees
•  Future Meeting Space Network Publishes Innovation Catalogue 4.0
•  GCB FutureTalks #16 with Kristin Mirabal
 
Enjoy the read and stay safe!
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Meetings Made in Germany - Sustainable and Holistic Concepts for Future Events
Events of the future will require sustainable holistic concepts. Fortunately, the protagonists of the meetings destination Germany are currently showing that they are both ready and equipped for facing this challenge. Meetings made in Germany will continue to provide planners with ideal conditions for events. Learn more about BOCOM as a showcase for a hybrid multi-site event.
 
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The Future of Stuttgart Meetings: Secure & Sustainable Solutions for Planners
Beginning this fall, in September 2020, conventions and trade shows with more than 500 guests are allowed to take place again in Stuttgart – under the condition of following hygiene and safety protocols, of course. Read more about Stuttgart's improvements in their meetings infrastructure as well as their longstanding commitment to sustainablility.
 
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VirtualShowcase
Calling UK-based Meeting Planners: Virtual Destination Showcase Germany
Meet our German partner TEST Berlin at the Virtual Destination Showcase on September 29th 2020. TEST - Hotelreservation & Event has been one of German's leading agencies for hotel and event services for over 30 years. The professional hotel service arranges hotel rooms for international trade fairs and congresses. The event service creates and designs tailor-made events for sophisticated customers. UK-based meeting planner can register now for one-on-one video-calls.
 
 » Please register your interest here.
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Lufthansa Group Airlines Eliminates Rebooking Fees
Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines and Brussels Airlines are changing their ticket fare structure until the end of December 2020. With immediate effect, all fares can be rebooked multiple times free of charge – including the lowest light fares without checked baggage, for example. The new regulation applies worldwide to all new bookings on short, medium and long-haul routes.
 
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Future Meeting Space Network Publishes Innovation Catalogue 4.0
The digital transformation of business events is progressing rapidly and requires event planners as well as suppliers to critically reflect on existing event formats and to develop new ones. The “Future Meeting Space” innovation network has now released its innovation catalogue 4.0, presenting a comprehensive and sound overview of innovative technologies from AI to quantum computing that can significantly impact future business events.
 
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FutureTalk
GCB FutureTalks #16 with Kristin Mirabal
Kristin Mirabal, formerly director for global events for ACAMS, and her team recently organized the ACAMS24+ event. Within only five weeks they managed to set up a 24-hour online event with more than 70 speakers and attendees joining from around the world. In a conversation with Matthias Schultze, she shared her experiences with taking on this special project and how attendee engagement can be promoted in the future.
 
 » Read more in the interview.
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