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Stuttgart Convention Bureau / Stuttgart-Marketing

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Stuttgart metropolitan area – innovative, dynamic and strong

Stuttgart is one of the most prosperous conurbations in Europe. With its industry and science, culture and cuisine, relaxation and recreation, it is guaranteed to help make your congress a success.

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Autopanel 2016 © Stuttgart Marketing GmbH
Autopanel 2016 © Stuttgart Marketing GmbH


Stuttgart Convention Bureau / Stuttgart-Marketing GmbH
Rotebühlplatz 25
70178  Stuttgart


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The thriving economic region of Stuttgart is a well-known center for the automotive industry, including the electromobility, as well as for mechanical engineering, electronics and electrical engineering, aerospace engineering, finance and creative industries.

Surrounded by delightful countryside with an abundance of parks, gardens, forests and vineyards, the Stuttgart metropolitan area combines the highest quality of life and security with international verve and vibrancy, warm hospitality and high-calibre attractions.

Great add-ons for congress delegates and trade fair visitors include the Mercedes-Benz Museum, Porsche Museum, Stuttgart State Gallery, Stuttgart Museum of Art, Stuttgart Ballet and Opera, Schlossplatz square and the television tower, the Stuttgart Beer Festival/Cannstatter Wasen, Stuttgart Wine Festival and the Christmas Market.

Stuttgart is easy to get to and easy to get around thanks to its international airport, InterCityExpress train station, nearby autobahns and excellent public transport network. With the ICS International Congress Center Stuttgart and Messe Stuttgart, the Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Liederhalle and around 220 other congress centers, conference hotels and event locations, Stuttgart area has an excellently diverse infrastructure for the business community.

Its future-oriented concepts for sustainability also make this a destination of choice for green meetings.

Stuttgart Convention Bureau is the central point of contact for event planners, offering comprehensive consultancy services and support, as well as services covering aspects such as hotel allotments and room reservation, social activities, recreational itineraries, ticketing etc.


SustainableMeetings in the Stuttgart Region

A survey published in 2012 confirms Stuttgart's leading position as Germany's most sustainable city. In the overall rankings of the WirtschaftsWoche Sustainable City Indicator (WWSCI), Stuttgart achieves higher-than-average results among Germany's 50 largest cities in every category (economic strength, environment, human capital, social affairs, energy and transport, and transparency and commitment).

Our company, the Stuttgart-Marketing GmbH, participated successfully in the state of Baden-Württemberg's sustainability check, and the city of Stuttgart has held certification as a Baden-Württemberg Sustainable Destination since October 2014.

In the Stuttgart Region event organisers can find congress venues, hotels and special locations which are deeply involved with the theme of sustainability, hold certification to this effect or have already implemented sustainability strategies. In figures, this means:

  • 32 congress centres, conference hotels and locations offer a sustainable infrastructure and services
  • 410 rooms are available for meetings
  • 121,500 persons in all can convene there
  • the conference venues have 168,900 sq.m./ 1.818,017 sq.ft of space at their disposal

The Stuttgart Convention Bureau has various supplementary services and information in its portfolio for all-round sustainable solutions. These include:

  • Destination-oriented advice incl. sustainability aspects
  • Contacting conference providers committed to sustainability
  • "Meet Green" signet for researching and identifying conference providers committed to sustainability
  • Preferential rates for the 3-day congress ticket for the regional transport network
  • Free travel on local public transport when you reserve accommodation through the Stuttgart Convention Bureau up to 31.12.2017 in one of our many partner hotels
  • DB (German Rail) Event Ticket for climate-neutral travel to the congress destination at a concessionary price
  • Travel advice for visitors to the region (i-Punkt Tourist Information Stuttgart Region)
  • The Stuttgart Region is a model region for sustainable mobility 
  • Car2Go fleet Stuttgart is the biggest of its kind, with 500 vehicles, all electrically powered
  • Stuttgart Airport consistently adheres to the guidelines of the "fairport" codex and successfully enforces CSR-compliant procedures.


Stuttgart: The creative powerhouse


It is no secret that Stuttgart knows cars inside out. However, it is also worth mentioning that the University of Stuttgart trains around 80 percent of German space engineers, is home to 80 percent of all research institutes in Baden-Württemberg and is also strong in production technology. Consequently, the Swabian city is heavily focused on transport + logistics and technology + innovation.

Stuttgart: Technologies for the future

Many of the region's enterprises involved in vehicle, plant and machinery construction have recognised that the intelligent combination of commercial and environmental interests holds enormous potential for the future. Environmental technology has thus become an additional central field of technology – over 300 firms represent the Stuttgart Region's Clean Energy Cluster. They include not only major global enterprises and medium-sized businesses, but also tradesmen, specialised architects and consultants and innovative new businesses. They supply components for photovoltaic systems or wind generators, for example, or produce ready-to-use biogas and hydroelectric plants. Other companies develop fuel cell systems, construct pumps for solar collectors or specialise in energy-saving house and air-conditioning technologies.


Clean Tech in regional research and cooperative projects

Many of the institutes at the region's universities and technical colleges are involved in sustainable energy and environment technology. They conduct research into the utilisation of renewable energy sources and efficient, low-emission energy use. Researchers experiment with new materials, evolve innovative storage technologies and test electronic drive systems. Stuttgart University also boasts Germany's first (endowed) research chair in wind energy. The clean-tech cluster brings together business, scientific and public institutions, with the aim of accelerating an awareness of the Stuttgart metropolitan area as a leading location for environmental technology.


Stuttgart: Inventors' paradise

Traditionally, the engineering sector has always played a leading role in the region's economy. In particular, this branch of the economy owes its outstanding reputation to the manufacture of tools and special-purpose machinery, intelligently combined with product-related services. With around 66 000 employees and a turnover of almost 18 billion euros, it is the location's second technological flagship. This includes numerous global leaders, such as the machine tool manufacturers Trumpf, the world's leading producer of industrial paint shop machinery Dürr, Schuler, Putzmeister or Stihl, Kärcher and Festo. These are all prime examples of the countless highly-innovative engineering companies in the region, primarily typified by medium-sized Swabian companies, whose machinery and equipment guarantee fast, precise and reliable production processes.

Germany's biggest engineering faculty

The location's high standard of expertise in the plant engineering and construction sector is also reflected in the research and training facilities at Stuttgart University, which is home to Germany's biggest engineering faculty, with no fewer than 36 institutes. Esslingen University, too, is renowned for its close contact with the region's engineering industries and for its outstanding engineering courses. Mechatronics, nanotechnology, laser technology and surface technology are just a few of the subjects in which the region's research and development scientists are engaged.


Dynamic initiatives

The regional "Netzwerk für Produktionstechnik Manufuture-BW e.V." is an influential associated network for production technology, consisting of nearly 100 companies, 15 research and educational institutes and several organisations and local competence centres. It operates all over Europe with the aim of creating the factory of the future. The Stuttgart Region is represented in the association by the Cluster Initiative for Engineering, set up by the local Office for the Promotion of Trade and Industry. The regional innovation centres for mechatronics, packaging technology and virtual reality link leading knowledge holders in the production technology sector.



Stuttgart: Cradle of mobility

The region which saw the birth of the automobile can still today claim to be the world's leading centre of the automobile industry.


In the year 2014 almost 180 000 people were employed in the regional automotive cluster, with a turnover of more than 40 billion euros in automobile construction alone. Around the premium vehicle producers Daimler and Porsche, and also Bosch, the largest automotive supplier, a highly innovative mix of medium-sized ancillary industries and specialised service contractors has sprung up. Over 300 enterprises and institutions have joined to form the cluster initiative "CARS" (Clusterinitiative Automotive Region Stuttgart), with the aim of further strengthening the region's position as an automotive hub and establishing it as a provider of new mobility technologies. The "Brennstoffzellen- und Batterie-Allianz Baden-Württemberg" (Baden-Württemberg Fuel Cell and Battery Alliance) is engaged in the development and distribution of sustainable and environment-friendly energy-producing and storage technologies. In addition, sector-specific competence centres interlink the diverse regional resources in the fields of virtual engineering, mechatronics and technical textiles.


Research and training centre for the automotive sector

Research and training facilities exist for almost all the relevant key and future-oriented fields of vehicle technology in the region. Stuttgart University is home to leading research centres and faculties of this industry. Furthermore, the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) operates its own institute on the campus for innovative vehicle concepts, with the focus on new materials, lightweight design and emission-free propulsion systems.


Model region and showcase for electromobility

On the basis of its 130-year-old tradition of vehicle construction, the region is also emerging more and more as Europe's leading location for electromobility. Major showcase in this field is the annually held World of Energy Solutions in October. Along with this event, the worldwide leading International Electric Vehicle Symposium EVS will take place in Stuttgart in 2017.