GCB Newsletter 02 | 2020 
Get ready for innovative event ideas
In this newsletter you will find news on the following topics:
•  Hamburg Launches New Online Guide
•  Maritim Hotel Berlin - A glance "Behind the Scenes"
•  Nuremberg’s Night of Medicine
•  Improved Sheraton Congress Center at Frankfurt International Airport
•  Attendees of F-Cell Event Charge Their Batteries in Stuttgart
•  The multisite conference BOCOM
•  Platforms in the Meetings Industry
•  Join in the Meeting & EventBarometer Germany
•  Certified Sustainability at the GCB
Enjoy the read!
Next Stop Germany
Maritime, Urban and Full of Surprises: Hamburg Launches New Online Guide
Ahoy 2020! We – the Hamburg Convention Bureau – warmly invite you to join us on a tour of the historic port of Hamburg. Discover a maritime cosmos rich in contrasts. Get to know event locations that uniquely combine seafaring heritage, industry culture and maritime flair.
 » Follow us here!
Maritim Hotel Berlin - A Glance "Behind the Scenes"
Discover how Maritim Hotels welcomes large groups of delegates at one of their two properties in Berlin: 505 bedrooms, 49 meeting rooms with a total capacity for 5,500 delegates, centrally located, 20 minutes from Tegel airport. We talked to the staff and visited some of the spaces of this "Roaring 20's" style property.
 » Watch the video here.
Nuremberg’s Night of Medicine
Kristina Kastelan, the Conventions Manager from NürnbergConvention Bureau and Lumi Hilchey, GCB Regional Director USA/Canada, recently discussed Nuremberg’s Medical Dinner, a networking dinner for leading doctors from the region, and how it has helped to unite various partners in the industry. Read more about how this event led to an increase in medical industry meetings in Nuremberg.
 » Full interview here.
Sheraton Congress Center at Frankfurt International Airport: Ensuring Maximum Flexibility for Inspiring Gatherings
The Congress Center is part of a novel dual branded hotel concept, which creates innovative hotel, meeting and event opportunities of two brands under one roof. The Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel & Conference Center now operates in partnership with the new Frankfurt Airport Marriott Hotel.
 » Read more.
Attendees of F-Cell Event Charge Their Batteries in Stuttgart
Stuttgart is home to one of the most important conferences of its kind – the annual f-cell conference, during which the city becomes the focus of the international hydrogen and fuel cell community for two days each fall. Read more about how the the f-cell community gathers for a conference, an international trade fair and more in Stuttgart.
 » Full story here.
BOCOM: The Future is Now
Megatrends such as digitalisation, sustainability and globalisation shape the world of events and it is time to put these abstract terms with their inherent opportunities and potential to a practical test. Therefore, BOCOM, the multisite conference taking place on 23 April 2020, is a future-facing format. Read more about BOCOM and why a multisite conference is coming at exactly the right time.
 » Learn more.
Platforms in the Meeting Industry: Using Tech to Human Effect
Our look at the challenges and opportunities of platforms for our community resulted in some key aspects that stakeholders should consider now because the role of event planners, suppliers and destination marketing organisations is bound to change. How does technology drive the rise of platforms in the meetings industry?
 » Read more.
Let's Talk GCB
New GCB Members
Ellington Hotel Berlin
Regensburg Tourismus GmbH
Join in the Meeting & EventBarometer Germany 2019/20!
To all event planners: Please join in our survey on the German meeting and event market 2019/20.
This survey not only looks at the dimension of the German event market but also explores general industry trends. The results will be published in spring.
 » To participate please click here.
Certified Sustainability at the GCB
The German Convention Bureau e.V. (GCB) has been taking responsibility for sustainability and implementing appropriate measures for years. At the end of 2019, the GCB was audited and certified again by Green Globe - for the first time after five years in succession with the golden certificate. Green Globe provides certification for the sustainable operations and management of travel and tourism companies and their related supplier businesses.
Would you like to learn more about sustainability or strengthen your own activities?
 » Read more here.
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