Congress Metropolis Munich: Dynamic - Innovative - Charming
Munich - the city of dreams in Southern Germany is situated in the midst of a beautiful pre-alpine countryside and offers a spectacular variety of culinary, artistic and cultural highlights - a perfect environment for your conference.
Metropolis, village of a million, high-tech hub, cultural wonderland, city with zest for life: Munich excels by its multifaceted profile. The standard of living is high as are safety and security. Munich’s guests feel welcome, also thanks to citizens who are open, understanding and meet visitors with friendliness and affection. The relaxed atmosphere and cultivated environment promote an agreeable working climate. Guests perceive that the city is in great shape. The framework conditions for successful congresses, conferences and meetings – infrastructure, access and value for money – are perfect.
As Germany’s third largest city and leading economic metropolis, Munich commands an efficient infrastructure. After Frankfurt, the Munich airport ranks among the most important hubs for European
aviation. The Munich international airport has received several awards and offers scheduled flights to more than 68 countries. Owing to these numerous continental and intercontinental connections,
guests from all over the world can reach the metropolis on the Isar river by direct flight. The city center can be accessed from the airport in just 35 minutes. By train or car, Munich is perfectly connected due to its central location in Europe. A well-developed region-wide public transport system enables guests to move around the city swiftly and comfortably.
Approximately 38,000 hotel rooms in all categories offer sufficient capacity, even during congress-intensive periods. The Munich Hotel Alliance, an association of 25 leading deluxe and first-class hotels in Munich (7,200), provides customized conference and overnight facilities. Munich offers excellent value and is internationally competitive. Compared to other European major cities, the prices for hotel rooms in Munich are in the mid-range.
The congress and conference market enjoys high priority in the capital city of Munich. Its Convention Bureau engages in intensive congress marketing in close cooperation with the meeting industry and its
congress partners, such as the Munich Trade Fair, the ICM, the hotels and the airport. The
Convention Bureau of München Tourismus is the first professional port of call for planning any event. As unbiased and official contact of the City of Munich, the Convention Bureau has successfully promoted congresses and conferences for more than 60 years. The services comprise acquisition, consultation and coordination.
In order to implement the marketing of Munich as congress and conference metropolis and to position the city successfully on the market, all partners of the Munich congress industry act in concert. The Munich Congress Alliance, the network of Munich event professionals under the auspices of the Convention Bureau of the City of Munich, has the objective to promote the congress and conference business in a targeted manner.
There is plenty of “scope” for events: state-of-the-art locations such as the ICM, the Munich Trade Fair, BMW Welt and Hypo Forum; upscale venues such as the Royal Residence and Bayerischer Hof; traditional facilities, such as Hofbräuhaus and Löwenbräukeller beer halls. Since its re-opening on May 8, 2013 the Municipal Gallery in Lenbachhaus has presented its new generous foyer (with a spectacular
sculpture by the artist Olafur Eliasson) and technically ideal conference rooms for events of up to 80 people (architects: Foster and Partner, London).
The soft location considerations, art and culture, parks and gardens, festivals and markets, beer garden culture and “Gemütlichkeit”, as well as a tremendously attractive surrounding region have put a mark on the economic metropolis Munich and ensure an agreeable ambiance for all events. Munich also excels by everyday aspects that contribute to the quality of life: It is clean. It is green. It is safe. Distances are short. It is easy to combine the enjoyment of culture with shopping sprees and visits to sophisticated restaurants. The culinary offer ranges from an international award-winning cuisine to a snack at Viktualienmarkt or at down-to-earth Bavarian inns. A visit to a beer garden, the epitome of Bavarian lifestyle under shady chestnut trees, perfectly complements participation in a congress, conference or meeting in Munich.
Munich: A global city with an enquiring mind.
Bavarians hold the trump cards: They are strong in transport + logistics, technology + innovation and medicine + healthcare. The automobile industry serves the entire value added chain for the automotive sector and, thanks to powerful synergy effects, businesses in the IT and medical-technical systems sectors also profit from this strength. In addition, Munich sees itself as an international cluster for high-tech expertise.
Medicine + healthcare
Medical-technical systems, like the entire medicine + healthcare sector, is one of the most important engines of growth in Germany and Munich. Some 230 mostly young, flexible companies represent the highest levels of technical expertise and innovation. Companies based in Munich focus in particular on mechatronics, telemedicine, minimally invasive technologies, computer aided procedures and process systems. The region is estimated to produce approx. 60 percent of electro-medical instruments and 30 percent of all medical-technical systems in Germany with around 70 percent of these destined for export. As an outstanding location for technology, business and health, Munich also has an excellent medical and clinical infrastructure.
Technology + innovation
Due to the strong presence of the information and communications sector, Munich is one of the most powerful German locations in technology + innovation and one of the pillars of Munich's economic development with around 29,000 companies and 370,000 employees. Synergies with the automotive, aerospace and medical-technical sectors have also resulted in the development of another important sector - embedded systems. State institutions and dedicated sector initiatives are advancing the development of the location. Research and education are also of a high international standard. Until 2008, the Systems trade fair took place in Munich. Today, a number of annual sector events attract the international IT and ITC community to the Bavarian capital.
Munich's important high-tech cluster enjoys a great international reputation and can, among other things, be traced back to its outstanding scientific landscape. There are 14 renowned universities and universities of applied sciences in the city. In addition, Munich is home to the Fraunhofer Society, the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science with its general administration department and 12 further establishments as well as the Helmholtz Centre.
Transport + logistics
Automotive is one of the leading sectors both in terms of volume and quality in the greater Munich area. The productive efficiency of this field in the Bavarian capital is based on its wide variety of products, a deep understanding engineering and finely honed innovative abilities. The automobile industry in Munich is characterised by the remarkable breadth of companies delivering supplies and services along the entire value added chain. Not only manufacturers such as BMW, MAN and Audi contribute to the sector's strength in the region, countless high-tech suppliers also play their part. 50 percent of companies in the automotive sector in the Munich metropolitan region are suppliers and a further 40 percent provide specialised services. The Federal Ministry of Transport declared Munich as one of eight model regions for electromobility around Germany.