GCB Newsletter 7 | 2021 
Meetings Made in Germany - News for Event Professionals
The ecosystem of events is undergoing massive and lasting change. But what are the specific factors influencing future meetings? This is the main question addressed in the latest whitepaper by Future Meeting Space. In it, the innovation network’s researchers discuss ten fields of action ranging from mobility and sustainability to new work.
In the summer issue of our newsletter, you will also learn more about:
•  Open Innovation
•  The Latest on the GCB’s Summer Campaign “Germany – at the heart of future events”
•  ITS World Congress 2021 in Hamburg
•  Germany’s Studios for Streaming Hybrid Events
•  Goodbye, eventcrisis.org
Enjoy the read, stay safe and hopefully see you soon!
MICE Think Tank
Ten topics that impact on future events
Future Meeting Space 2021 is exploring the challenges of the post-Covid-19 era – factors like new work, mobility, or sustainability experience massive changes and will influence future business events. In the first whitepaper on this year’s research focus, the Fraunhofer IAO and the GCB have identified these topics that will impact on future business events.
 » Click here to download the whitepaper.
Open Innovation –
We are looking for your expertise!
What technologies will be needed for future events? How can we better activate event attendees? How must hybrid events be marketed? The open innovation platform Response Room provides business event professionals from all over the world with a space to discuss current topics and future events. Do you have a question or idea that you would like to discuss with the community? Let us know! Let's collaboratively work on tomorrow’s business events.
 » Click here to learn more.
Meetings Hands On
ITS World Congress 2021 in Hamburg
Hamburg is the hosting city for this year’s ITS World Congress. From 11-15 October the congress will showcase mobility solutions for the future – face-to-face, on-site and „for real“. For this celebration of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Hamburg is not just the location, but an integral and defining part of the event as the real-world stage where the digitalisation of transport is happening.
 » More information and tickets here.
Next Stop Germany
Discover the Virtual Market Place
The GCB’s summer campaign ”Germany – at the heart of future events” has been up and running since June, with education sessions and lots of activities taking place in the GCB Virtual Venue. Now the focus is set on the Virtual Market Place: Discuss your ideas on event formats in the New Now with our partners and get inspired by what they have in store for you. Meet the exhibitors in the GCB Virtual Venue Summer Campaign Exhibition, have a look at the 360° virtual stands and arrange your individual appointment!
 » Click here to visit the Virtual Venue.
Streaming Studios of Germany
Face-to-face meetings will very likely have their comeback, but even after the pandemic hybrid set-ups of meetings and conferences will stay and presumably increase. Germany provides event professionals with a wide variety of high-quality streaming studios for future hybrid events. With this in mind, the GCB has put together an overview of streaming studios that a few of our German cities have to offer, including details on room sizes and technological equipment
 » Click here to find out more.
Let's talk GCB
Goodbye eventcrisis.org
After more than 16 months of intensive work and the publication of more than 500 articles addressing the Corona crisis’ effects on the meetings industry and new solutions in a challenging environment, it is time to say "Goodbye, eventcrisis.org". The platform’s joint initiators, the GCB and tw tagungswirtschaft of the dfv media group, are now turning their attention to new projects on the future of business events.
 » Visit the website’s “International” section one last time.
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