If you are looking to organise an event with a difference, then come to Berlin. In this continuously evolving city, train stations become museums, fragments of the Berlin Wall become open-air galleries and old factories become modern event halls.
The choice of venues ranges from the 368-metre-high television tower to a 25,000-square meters capacity at the new meeting complex at the Estrel Berlin. The Estrel Berlin, Europe's largest hotel, Congress- & entertainment center, now has a new meeting complex. The Convention Hall II 10,000 additional square meters of meeting space areavailable for the future. The entire Estrel Congress & Fair Center now has 25,000 square meters for conferences, meetings, special exhibitions and events for up to 12,000 visitors now. The CityCube Berlin celebrates in May this year his 2-year anniversary. The city on the river Spree also offers excellent value for money, some of the most modern hotels in Europe and superb transport links. In short: Berlin is the perfect host city. This is reflected in the city's latest congress statistics. 135,100 events were held in 2015, involving approximately 11.4 million participants, thus representing a 3% rise in events and an 4% rise inparticipants compared to 2014. The number of overnight stays also increased by 7% to 7.5 million. According to the latest ICCA figures, the German capital top choice for international conventions and most important location in the world for association conferences. Since 2008, the number of organisations holding conferences in Berlin has steadily increased. The German capital has been successfully asserting its status as a top conference location for the past ten years. The ICCA ranking is an important indicator in the international congress business. It helps organisers decide where to hold their events. Selected highlights of the past year were the German Congress of Orthopaedics and Traumatology with 11,000 participants, the Congress of the German Society for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Neurology - DGPPN 2015 around 9,000 participants. For the first time also took place with 1,000 participants in the Global Social Business Summit, 2015. The Berlin Convention Office (BCO), part of visitBerlin, offers expert assistance with the organisation of congresses, conferences and incentive activities. Customers benefit from the team's many years of experience, a broad network of contacts and free booking of hotel allocations. The BCO website at convention.visitBerlin.de presents Germany's leading conference destination in a clear and interactive way. For event planners, it serves as a compass for incentive travel. 'BerlinCentives' provides comprehensive information free of charge about the fantastic experiences on offer in Berlin and helps customers to choose the right events.Berlin at a glance: - Hotels/beds: 774/137,300. Nearest international airports: Tegel airport (TXL): 8km. Schönefeld airport (SXF): 18km. The Berlin/Brandenburg (BER) city airport is under construction on the grounds of the former Schönefeld airport.
- Chemistry and pharma
- Medicine and healthcare
- Technology and innovation
- Transport and logistics
Berlin: A leader in progress.
Berlin, Germany's capital city, is also a leading heavyweight in business and technology. There is a high concentration of companies operating in the areas of chemicals + pharmaceuticals, technology + innovation, medicine + healthcare as well as transport + logistics in Berlin – and the city also hosts many events in these sectors.
Chemistry and pharma
The chemicals + pharmaceuticals sector has been developing extremely dynamically in the Berlin-Brandenburg region for many years with biotechnology the undisputed leader in this area. More than 190 biotechnology companies alone have their headquarters here and the density of universities and research institutes is unique. Every year, these spawn new companies and the large number of expert networks intensify the partnership between business and the scientific research community still further. Genome and proteome research, biohybrid technologies, regenerative medicine and nutrigenome research are enjoying particularly strong growth and are supplemented by important enabling technologies.
Medicine and healthcare
The Berlin-Brandenburg region is one of Europe's leading locations in the medicine + healthcare sector. Around 300 medical technology companies with their own products or services close to production are active here. One reason for their strong presence in and around the German capital is the presence of renowned institutions such as the Charité, Europe's largest university hospital, the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, the German Heart Institute Berlin and the German Institute of Human Nutrition in Potsdam. These provide an ideal environment for conventions, conferences and symposia such as the World Health Summit organised by the Charité, a major international event with some 1,500 medical experts from over 90 countries.
Technology and innovation
In the area of technology + innovation, the Berlin region is the preferred home of four key sectors: information and communications technology, media, optical technologies and microsystems technology. Over 3,000 companies and 25,000 workers, over € 2 billion in revenues, 14,000 students in 30 information technology and media science degree courses: the facts speak for themselves - and for Berlin. The IT and sector in the region is typified by a high density of research institutes and universities, close links to the media and creative economy and a large number of highly specialised small and medium-sized companies.
Germany has a long tradition in optics and has always been a world leader - but optical technologies are also a field of the future. Microsystems technology, in contrast, is a relatively new sector and the third largest cluster in Germany with around 250 companies is in Berlin.
Transport and logistics
The competence field transport + logistics, and especially transport systems technology, is superbly positioned in Berlin-Brandenburg. The location is home to many of the world's market leaders and is characterised by a good blend of all sub-sectors and fields of technology, a wide-ranging research environment and close links between users and operators. The senate has defined specific areas for action in a transport & mobility competence centre, which aims to help science and business to network more closely. These areas are traffic telematics, logistics, rail transport technology, aerospace and road traffic/automotive.