GCB Newsletter 04 | 2020 
Meet Germany digitally in these times
In this newsletter you will find news on the following topics:
•  GCB's New Social Media Campaign #MeetGermanyFromHome
•  Global Conferences Tackle World Challenges
•  Survey on the Use of Digital Tools for Event Planning
•  Virtual Fireside Chat: COVID-19 and the Meetings Industry
•  New GCB Members
•  Information Platform eventcrisis.org Provides English Content Now
•  Ready for 2020? - A Curation of our Published Articles From January to April 2020
•  GCB FutureTalks Series with Industry Experts
Enjoy the read and stay safe!
Next Stop Germany
Don't Miss Our Social Media Campaign #MeetGermanyFromHome
Despite of today's challenging times, we want to keep you posted about the meeting destination Germany and its exciting highlights. Follow the hashtag #MeetGermanyFromHome or subscribe to our Twitter (GCB International) and Instagram (germany_meetings) channels to learn more about meetings made in Germany.
Global Conferences Tackle World Challenges
Internet technology, environmental sustainability, migration of peoples, disease control – these are all global challenges. Surprisingly, global conferences have stepped up to the plate to tackle many of these issues and facilitate positive change. Read more about such conferences that have taken place at the Estrel Congress Center (ECC) over the past 18 months.
 » Learn more.
Meetings - Hands On
Survey on the Use of Digital Tools for Event Planning
The cancellation of face-to-face events and the ongoing social distancing regulations leads to an immense acceleration of the digitalisation of our industry. We are interested in learning more about which digital tools you are currently using for event planning purposes and whether certain technologies have become more important during this crisis. By answering our short questionnaire, you can help us gain valuable insights into your future needs. We would greatly appreciate your participation by May 8th.
 » Participate here.
Virtual Fireside Chat: COVID-19 and the Meetings Industry
The GCB Office New York, Quinn PR and Meetings Today partnered to organise a panel discussion between German GCB members (Diane Pentaleri-Otto, Estrel Congress Center Berlin and Katharina Bitterle, Stuttgart Convention Bureau), US-planners and Clinical Assistant Professor at NYU, Richie Karaburun. The distinguished industry experts shared some of their learnings, experiences and adapted strategies resulting from the ongoing crisis. After this succesful launch, we are currently planning a second episode for mid-May. Stay tuned!
 » You can watch the first recording here.
Let's Talk GCB
New GCB Members
Frankfurt Airport Marriott Hotel
Palais Kulturbrauerei, Berlin
Information Platform eventcrisis.org Provides English Content Now
Last month, GCB & tw tagungswirtschaft jointly launched the information platform www.eventcrisis.org. From now on, current news can also be found in English in the "International" category. The platform provides business event profesionnals with informative multimedia content for events during the crisis.
 » Read all Englisch news here.
WrapUp Jan-Apr
Ready for 2020? - A Curation of our Published Articles From January to April 2020
2020 has clearly shown the importance of staying up to date with the latest trends and innovations in the meetings industry. Re-read or learn more through our published blog articles, best practices and interviews from the last four months.
 » Click here for the overview.
GCB FutureTalks Series with Industry Experts
For our new interview series GCB FutureTalks, Matthias Schultze, GCB’s Managing Director, has been talking to some of the business event world's thought leaders about their future concepts and ideas. In the recent weeks he has already spoken with Oscar Cerezales (Global Executive Vice President Corporate & COO MCI Group Asia Pacific) and Carina Bauer (CEO IMEX Group).
 » Read our previously published GCB FutureTalks.
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