GCB Newsletter 11 | 2019 
Inspire your attendees with interactive and innovative events!
In this newsletter we provide you with information on:
•  How to join the GCB at IMEX Frankfurt as Hosted Buyer
•  Analogue innovations for conferences from Leipzig
•  Maritim: 50 Years and Counting
•  25 Years of Mapping the Guest Experience at Estrel Berlin
•  Call for Speakers IMEX 2020 in Frankfurt
•  Best Case #DigiDay18: How to inspire and engage attendees with interactive events
Enjoy the read!
Next Stop Germany
Save the Date and join us as Hosted Buyer at IMEX Frankfurt!
The German Convention Bureau invites you to join one of our Hosted Buyer groups at IMEX Frankfurt May 12 - 14, 2020. Be part of the most important trade show in our industry! Choose between a 3-night pre-trip to either Munich or Berlin. Both trips include 3 hotel nights, meals, participation at the annual German Convention Bureau Hosted Buyer dinner in Frankfurt, and 1st class train ticket between Berlin/Munich and Frankfurt (your flights and hotel in Frankfurt are covered by IMEX).

If you wish to RSVP, please contact:
Lumi Hilchey, if you would like to participate in the Berlin trip
Dennis Behrens, if you would like to participate in the Munich trip
Simple, light, sustainable: Analogue innovations for conferences
Conferences are becoming more and more digital, but it is still worth considering forward-looking ideas in analogue interior design. In which environment are conference participants best placed to talk to each other? How do you devise modern workshops? And what role can sustainability play in this? The designers at Leipzig’s Studio Hartensteiner develop environmentally friendly alternatives to the traditional.
 » Read more here.
Maritim: 50 Years and Counting
Maritim Hotels is Germany’s best-known hotel chain for good reason: its comprehensive portfolio includes centrally-located city hotels, conveniently-located airport hotels, coastal beach resorts, lakeside family hotels, course-adjoining golf hotels and parkland spa hotels.
 » Read more about Germany’s Premier Hotel Chain here.
25 Years of Mapping the Guest Experience / 25 Years Estrel Berlin
What is the significance of 25 years? It marks a quarter century, the accumulation of experiences, the reaching of maturity and the foundations of a history. From inception to now, the Estrel Berlin’s guiding principle and focal point has always been our guests. Mapping the customer experience has enabled the Estrel Berlin to continually fine-tune its operation and stay abreast of this changing world.
 » Full story here.
Call for Speakers – IMEX in Frankfurt 2020
IMEX is calling for speakers to be a part of their professional education and development programme at the Inspiration Hub at IMEX in Frankfurt, 12th-14th May 2020.
If you’ve got a passion for and want to share your knowledge, be a speaker at IMEX Frankfurt 2020!
Application Deadline is 10 December 2019.
 » Register your topic here.
Let's Talk GCB
How to inspire and engage attendees with interactive events
In 2018, the GCB German Convention Bureau invited attendees to take part in the #DigiDay in Frankfurt and go on their own personal “hero’s journey” to get fitter for the digital world. During the one-day event, about 100 event professionals learned which “superpowers” they already have and in which areas they need more training.
 » Read more about interactive formats at #DigiDay18.
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