Münster – beauty and brains – a venue for successful conferences since 1648
Münster is one of Germany's most beautiful and long-established conference locations. A university and Hanseatic city where the Treaty of Westphalia was signed and a member of the Historic Highlights of Germany, Münster has everything you need to make your congress a great success. Cosmopolitan and dynamic, it hosts national and international conferences, seminars and congresses every day.
With the university and technical college, Halle Münsterland trade fair and congress centre, many hotels and a number of other service providers, the city has a wide selection of conference venues - from the dedicated congress centre for 4,000 people to more unusual locations such as Münster's Horse Museum, the Chapel of Peace (Friedenskapelle) and idyllic Lake Aasee.
Thanks to Münster-Osnabrück International Airport (FMO), which is around 25 minutes away, the city is easily accessible from the rest of Europe within a few hours. This makes Münster the ideal venue for international conferences and congresses.
Münster Marketing's convention bureau has a professional team of advisors who can provide a wealth of information about conferences, answer any queries about locations and accommodation, and provide advice and assistance every step of the way. We offer individual service components, from finding suitable venues and booking hotels to organising bespoke packages and concessions to ensure that your event is a complete success. The convention bureau has the key to unlock all the doors in the city for organisers. What's more, the services provided by this municipal bureau are free of charge.
Münster: Germany's centre of healthcare.
Münster has an outstanding profile in the area of medicine + healthcare with close links between science and industry. The emphasis is on medical prevention and nanobioanalytics.
Medicine and healthcare
The competence field medicine + healthcare in Münster is primarily focused on the areas of medical prevention and nanobioanalytics in medical-technical systems and pharmaceuticals. As a member of the national "Healthy Cities Network", the city is highly involved in medical prevention and health management. Scientific studies survey risk profiles for the city's residents and a number of research institutes are investigating and developing potential treatments and cures of the future. Münster is home to the Alliance for Science, a strategic network that includes representatives of the business and scientific communities as well as local government. The network brings together centres of excellence and combines their expertise to maintain Münster's outstanding reputation as a city of science - as well as sharpening its profile as a venue for various major medical events such as the annual health conference.
One factor underlying the city's high profile is its early decision in the 1990s to start developing structures for a nanobioanalytics cluster. Today, there is a strong network of competence incorporating research, industrial and public institutions from the entire region and including the University of Münster (WWU), the Münster University of Applied Sciences, Münster University Hospital, the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine and the Center for Nanotechnology (CeNTech). With physical, chemical and engineering science institutes, Münster has a tradition of scientific excellence in nanoanalytics. The city's commercial landscape also prospers from this expertise. There are currently approx. 30 companies with around 1,000 employees engaged in developing and manufacturing analytical and diagnostic products and services in Münster and its surrounding area.