GCB Newsletter 06 | 2020 
Germany is getting ready to restart
In this newsletter you will find news on the following topics:
•  "Future Meeting Space"-Survey on Events of the Future
•  Meeting Destination Germany's Strong Profile Convinces Planners Worldwide
•  Study on the Coronavirus' Impact on the European Convention Sector
•  Top Picks for Maritime Event Spots in Hamburg
•  Virtual Fireside Chat No. 2: Three Months into the Crisis
Enjoy the read and stay safe!
MICE Think Tank
FMS Kano
Your Opinion Counts! What do you Expect from the Event of the Future?
The events industry is undergoing massive changes - this is particularly true for business event planners and organizers. As part of the "Future Meeting Space" innovation network's current research phase and by means of a Kano survey, we would like to learn more about your needs and expectations for the events of future. We are looking forward to your answers!
 » Click here to access to the questionnaire.
Next Stop Germany
Expertise ICCA
Meeting Destination Germany Convinces Planners Worldwide with its Strong Profile
According to ICCA's ranking for international association congresses in 2019, Germany took first place in Europe and second place worldwide for the 16th consecutive year. Strong competencies in important science and industry sectors rooted throughout Germany have signifcantly contributed to this achievement. Learn more about which German fields of competence are in particular demand among event planners.
 » Read more.
Oxford Economics
Study on the Coronavirus' Impact on the European Convention Sector
The Strategic Alliance of the National Convention Bureaux of Europe has released the results its study on “The Impact of Coronavirus on Europe’s Convention Sector”. The analysis, prepared by Tourism Economics, aims at providing a constructive narrative of the meetings and conference sector's pathway through the crisis and towards recovery. Tourism Economics has developed three scenarios to reflect the possible range of outcomes from this crisis.
 » Find out more about the results.
Ahoy Meeting Planners! Florian’s Top Picks For Maritime Event Spots in Hamburg
Many visitors to Hamburg are enchanted by the city’s rich maritime heritage and are often surprised just how many of these venues have been meticulously restored and are available for events. If you would like to inspire your attendees and tap into Hamburg’s storied seafaring past, Florian Gerdes, Marketing Manager Convention at the Hamburg Convention Bureau, has plenty of suggestions for unforgettable event venues!
 » Explore more.
Staying in contact despite of the COVID-19 associated restrictions, discovering Germany digitally and planning for later: These were our motivations when we launched our #MeetGermanyFromHome social media campaign in April. Numerous GCB members have presented their range of services as well as the diversity of Germany as a meeting and congress location. Now that the campaign has come to an end, we have curated all of the postings for you.
 » Have fun discovering them!
Meetings - Hands On
Virtual Fireside Chat No. 2: Three Months Into The Crisis
After a successful first episode, GCB and Quinn PR organized a second one in June. Thought leaders from Germany and the United States discussed month 3 of the global COVID-19 pandemic – what does the current situation look like for them and their respective businesses and how are they planning for the future?
 » Watch the second virtual chat here.
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