GCB Newsletter 07 | 2020 
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Germany and its Industry Expertise Await You
 
In this newsletter you will find news on the following topics:
 
•  Series of Articles "Made in Germany": German Industry Expertise
•  Calling UK-based Meeting Planners: Virtual Destination Showcase Germany
•  Experience Hamburg Virtually
•  German Hotels’ Extensive Hygiene and Social Distancing Measures Ensure Safe Events
•  BOCOM is Back – Experience Borderless Communication on September 3rd 2020
•  “At the Heart of Future Events”: Connecting Technology Know-How and Emotions
•  GCB General Meeting 2020: Creating a Hybrid Future
 
Enjoy the read and stay safe!
Next Stop Germany
Series
Series "Made in Germany": German Industry Expertise
(Re-)Discover the six key industry sectors in Germany through our series of articles „Made in Germany“. Can you guess which German chemical and pharmaceutical invention is in your daily use? Do you know why Germany is a sustainability pioneer? Could you name all other German regional finance hubs besides of Frankfurt? Do you know who or what Combino is? Or a T-pod? You will find answers to all of these questions in our series of articles.
 
 » Click here to learn more.
 
UK Showcase
Calling UK-based Meeting Planners: Virtual Destination Showcase Germany
Meet the GCB German Convention Bureau and its partners Dusseldorf Convention, Frankfurt Airport Marriott Hotel Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel & Conference Center and visitBerlin Berlin Convention Office at the Virtual Destination Showcase, on August 27th 2020. Learn about our concepts and strategies to deliver meetings under safe distancing conditions and hear about our latest product updates. Participants will have the opportunity to schedule one-on-one video-calls with suppliers from Germany and other international destinations. UK-based meeting planners, who are interested in participating, can register now.
 
 » Please register your interest here.
 
Hamburg
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Experience Hamburg Virtually
It may not yet be possible to experience Hamburg's many and varied attractions in person, but planners can immerse themselves in the city with virtual tours. Join the Hamburg Convention Bureau team on a trip to Hamburg's various venues. Experience a contrasting mixture of maritime history, industrial culture and maritime flair in the Port of Hamburg. Go on a journey of discovery into the future. Discover the latest highlights of the Hamburg hotel scene and see how meetings can be combined with creative flair and outdoor fun.
 
 » The discovery tour starts here.
 
Hotels
German Hotels’ Extensive Hygiene and Social Distancing Measures Ensure Safe Events
The German Convention Bureau’s member hotels have opened their doors again and are very much looking forward to hosting your events. Planners can count on the well-known quality as well as new concepts that have been developed in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. But what do safe events look like nowadays? We would like to showcase a selection of some of our members’ safety and hygiene measures to you.
 
 » Read more.
 
MICE Think Tank
BOCOM
BOCOM is Back – Experience Borderless Communication on September 3rd 2020
Companies and organisations have been able to gain a wide range of experience with hybrid events and new technologies in recent months. The spatially distributed congress "BOCOM - Experience Borderless Communication" on September 3rd is not only a test lab for communication and collaboration of the future, but also evaluates the experience scientifically with its accompanying research. The central conference hub of BOCOM in Berlin will be interconnected with locations around the globe, and via live stream anyone interested can participate free of charge from anywhere in the world. The registration opens at the beginning of August.
 
 » Check www.bocom.online to stay current.
 
“At the heart of future events”
“At the Heart of Future Events”: Connecting Technology Know-How and Emotions
Positioning Germany as a destination for meetings and conferences not only at the top, but also ‘at the heart of future events’ requires a twofold focus on personal meetings as well as digital interconnection. The GCB German Convention Bureau’s new marketing strategy puts this synergy into the limelight. Matthias Schultze reveals more about this in his article.
 
 » Read more.
 
Let's Talk GCB
Hybrid GCB Genereal Assembly
GCB General Meeting 2020: Creating a Hybrid Future
The GCB German Convention Bureau’s General Meeting on June 29th 2020 was a first: In addition to the face-to-face event at the Estrel Congress Center in Berlin, GCB members were also able to attend the event virtually for the very first time - the GCB’s first hybrid General Meeting was born. The event’s concept was very well received and implemented by all participants and partners.
 
 » Read more.
 
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