GCB Newsletter 8 | 2021 
Meetings Made in Germany - News for Event Professionals
In times of a pandemic, planning or attending business events requires comprehensive and transparent information for event professionals. In cooperation with the German National Tourist Board, the GCB has therefore launched the new #SafeBusinessTrips campaign. On the landing page of the same name, you can soon learn all about hygiene and safety concepts of suppliers along the entire delegate journey of a business trip.
In this issue of our newsletter, you will also learn more about:
•  The latest Response Room Innovation Blog Article
•  GCB Future Talks – North American Edition, Vol. 7
•  ICE Awards Germany 2021
•  The Latest from the GCB’s Virtual Venue
Enjoy the read, stay safe and hopefully see you soon!
MICE Think Tank
Teamwork makes the dream work
„Teamwork makes the dream work“ and “knowledge is power” – these are just some of the many sayings we’ve heard all too often, or have we? As part of the Response Room Innovation Blog, we took a closer look at how these principles can be applied to our every day working lives and how living by them can help the meetings industry grow. What are your thoughts?
 » Click here to learn more.
GCB Future Talks – North American Edition, Vol. 7
Monica Sayers from Venue West has recently spoken with Matthias Schultze to discuss her thoughts on which specific skills will be needed to create successful virtual and hybrid events in the future. She argues that it’s important to know “all new meeting terminology that has come out of the virtual event planning“ and that one should “definitely collaborate with other event professionals by seeking out their experiences with the numerous platforms available to us.“
 » Click here to learn more.
Meetings Hands On
ICE Awards
ICE Awards held in Germany for the first time
For the first time, the annual ICE awards will take place in Munich on December 9, 2021. The event will reward corporate event planners for the crucial work corporate teams are achieving in the virtual and live events world, whilst also sharing best practices and creating great ideas. The awards system is now open for submissions with nine categories to choose from. If you need help or guidance with your submission, ICE have a series of How to Enter Workshops taking place in September.
 » Click here to book a spot.
Next Stop Germany
Discover the GCB’s Virtual Venue
From a wide range of online events organized by the GCB and its partners through inspiring on-demand content in the Library to the Virtual Market Place with almost 70 exhibitors from our summer campaign "Germany - at the heart of future events": Event Professionals shouldn’t miss their chance to pay (at least) one visit to the GCB Virtual Venue in September. Take a look around, get new impulses and feel free to contact us and our partners - we look forward to seeing you!
 » This way to the Virtual Venue.
Let's Talk GCB
GCB launches new campaign #SafeBusinessTrips
How can business trips be organized during and after a pandemic? How can the health and safety of business travelers be ensured in the best possible way? To address these questions, the GCB has launched its new campaign “#SafeBusinessTrips”. On the campaign website you will soon find comprehensive information on safety and hygiene concepts along the entire delegate journey of business trips to and in Germany. We also invite you to share your own experiences on social media under the hashtag #SafeBusinessTrips.
 » Click here to learn more.
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