For 20 years now the Stuttgart Convention Bureau has been the partner of the regional event sector, acting as the central point of contact for event planners. Besides the classic services which ensure the optimum planning and organisation of meetings in the Stuttgart Region, the involvement of all the congress partners and the congress destination itself with the issue of sustainability is of prime importance. The list of partners whose enterprises operate in conformance with CSR regulations is steadily growing and can be found under www.congress-stuttgart.de in the category "Green Meetings".
What does this represent in figures:
• 52 congress centres, conference hotels and locations currently provide sustainable infrastructures and services in the Stuttgart Region
• These have 504 meeting rooms on offer
• 138,333 participants in all can convene there
• 187,793 square metres of space are available at these venues
The staff of the SCB are trained by the German Convention Bureau as sustainability advisers and bundle the region's "green meeting" offers. The SCB's portfolio includes supplementary services and information to provide all-round sustainable solutions. Last year the 39th GTM Germany Travel Mart™ of the German National Tourist Board (GNTB/DZT) was held in Stuttgart as a "green meeting" with some 1,300 participants. And in June of the coming year the Region is to host the German Protestant Church Congress, one of the most environmentally friendly major events in Germany.
About the Stuttgart Region Convention Bureau
The Stuttgart Convention Bureau (SCB) – a department of the Stuttgart-Marketing GmbH and Regio Stuttgart Marketing- und Tourismus GmbH – is the central and impartial point of contact for the state capital of Stuttgart and the surrounding region for event organisers from companies, associations and institutions, as well as for event agencies. Event planners benefit from the team's extensive expertise and receive professional advice and support for the organisation of congresses and other events in the Stuttgart Region. The team markets the congress destination both in Germany and abroad. The SCB’s strategic partners are: the ICS International Congress Center Stuttgart/Messe Stuttgart (Trade Fair Centre), the Liederhalle Culture and Congress Centre, Stuttgart Airport, WRS (Stuttgart Region Economic Development Corporation), congress centres in the Stuttgart Region and the local hospitality sector.