Dresden – a unique international congress destination
Dresden has everything to make its congress visitors feel well looked after in every way, including hotels and conference venues with the highest standard of quality, a compact size and a high level of security.
Those looking for a very special venue for their meetings need to look no further than Dresden. The city boasts a wide range of exceptional venues guaranteed to satisfy even the most discerning requirements.
The BÖRSE DRESDEN is the conference centre at the exhibition centre in Dresden, which can accommodate up to 10,000 visitors and offers direct access to Dresden's city centre. The International Congress Centre is suitable for conventions and conferences and can hold around 4,000 delegates. The building is renowned for its striking modern architecture and fabulous location on the banks of the Elbe River close to the historical old quarter. Professional partners are on hand to help with preparations for your conferences, conventions and incentive activities. PCOs, event agencies, conference interpreters, hostess services, conference and event technicians, and transport companies offer a great service. Attractive supporting programmes round off your congress by ensuring plenty of memorable moments.
Discover the dramatic rocky landscape of the Elbe Sandstone Massif, explore the Dresden Elbe Valley with the world's oldest and largest fleet of paddle-steamers or be captivated by the 'white gold' in the porcelain town of Meissen.
Don't miss out on the opportunity to enjoy some true Saxon hospitality, dining in baroque courtyards or high above the Elbe River, or at one of the city's lively pubs and bars. Dresden is an extremely dynamic, major international centre of business and research.
In Dresden, science and art, tradition and innovation are far from mutually exclusive – they go hand in hand.
Dresden at a glance:
- Length of the Elbe within the city boundaries: 30km
- Bridges over the Elbe within the city boundaries: 9
Dresden: Pioneer in research and beauty.
Dresden's high level of expertise in the areas of chemicals + pharmaceuticals and technology + innovation prove that the capital of the state of Saxony not only has a wealth of cultural and art treasures but also of brilliant minds. The city is home to intensive research in biology and genetics as well as in nano and solar technologies. It is an important location for both research institutes and companies in the pharmaceutical and semiconductor industries.
Chemistry and Pharma
With intensive research and development work inbiotechnology and life sciences, the chemicals + pharmaceuticals sector is a major stimulus for growth and development in Dresden. However, the pharma industry was the seed from which these sectors grew. In 1874, Friedrich von Heyden laid the foundations of the modern pharmaceutical industry through the technical synthesis of salicylic acid, and the chemical laboratories established by the industrialist Karl August Lingner in 1911 gave birth to the Sächsisches Serumwerk Dresden and the Institute for Bacteriotherapy. The focus of this dynamic young life sciences und biotechnology cluster is on molecular bioengineering, regenerative medicine, tissue engineering and stem cell research. The Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, the Max Bergmann Centre of Biomaterials, the DFG Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden and the Biotechnology Center of the TU Dresden in combination with networks such as biosaxony e. V. provide an extremely effective research framework in these sectors.