GCB Newsletter 05 | 2019 
Discover Meetings Made in Germany
In this newsletter we provide you with information about
•  insider's guides for Hamburg and Stuttgart
•  how Berlin puts sustainability in the limelight
•  financial hubs and expertise across Germany
•  our Educational Trip for North American Planners in August
•  latest results of the Meeting- & EventBarometer 2018/2019
•  why local expertise and sector know-how build better events
•  Best of IMEX 2019
Enjoy the read!
Next Stop Germany
Florian's Must-See Hamburg List
During the first week of June, Hamburg will host more than 26,000 attendees from 180 countries for the Rotary International Convention. Florian Gerdes, Marketing Manager, Hamburg Convention Bureau, will provide you with an insider guide for the city. Read more about Florian's list with the best things to do and see in Hamburg.
 » Full list here. 
How Berlin puts sustainability in the limelight
Making sustainability something that is natural and shouldn’t really be discussed anymore is a responsibility of everyone working within the meetings and events industry. visitBerlin’s Berlin Convention Office (BCO) approaches this task with the innovative “Sustainable Meetings Berlin” initiative that has just been launched at IMEX in Frankfurt and is based on the vision of establishing Berlin as one of the most sustainable event destinations worldwide.
 » Read more about the initiative here. 
Made in Germany: Plan your Finance Event in the Heart of Europe
When you think of financial services in Germany, Frankfurt is probably the first destination that comes to mind. With hundreds of commercial banks, the European Central Bank and Deutsche Börse (German stock exchange).
Read more about the financial hubs and expertise across the country and the perfect setting for insightful events.
 » Full story. 
An insider’s guide to Stuttgart
The city is home to global players like Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Bosch is gaining more and more importance in the international meetings industry. Let your delegates tap into the city’s vibrant atmosphere.
Follow Karina Grützner to her favorite spots and discover Stuttgart like a local.
 » Read more about what to do in Stuttgart. 
Educational Trip for North American Planners, August 11 to 17th 2019
This year’s trip will give you an overview of Germany’s northern region, while you visit Germany`s 2nd largest city Hamburg and Lubeck – a UNESCO World Heritage Site -, before we are heading south for a short stop-over to Frankfurt!
During your 7-day trip, you will discover new and unique meeting venues, visit various UNESCO Heritage Sites, and experience Hamburg’s innovative and maritime flair! Get a glimpse on what Frankfurt has to offer – besides IMEX!
Find out what we have planned for you!
 » Apply here. 
Meeting- & EventBarometer 2018/2019
The German National Tourist Board (GNTB), European Association of Event Centres (EVVC) and GCB German Convention Bureau have released the results of the “Meeting- & EventBarometer 2018/2019”: With attendee numbers on a continued upward trend, the German meeting, congress and event market has become more diversified in 2018 and is increasingly influenced by the megatrends digitalisation and internationalisation.
 » Follow this link to the Management Summary. 
MICE Think Tank
Tap into local expertise and sector know-how to build better business events
How do conference planners choose destinations? Why do they go for one country or city and not the other? The parameters influencing this choice are complex and intertwining. However, if Matthias Schultze had to name one element that is taking on increasing importance in the decision-making process, he would go for relevant industry expertise at your chosen destination that enriches the experience attendees have.
 » Read here why. 
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Best of IMEX 2019
Three days IMEX 2019 in Frankfurt lie behind us with many great discussions and new impressions. We have summarized our highlights for you. Have fun looking through!
 » Here are our digital highlights. 
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