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“We must go down unusual paths and enter into cooperation”

In the current corona crisis, the event industry's most important task is to show solidarity and break new ground together. David Friedrich-Schmidt, Head of Projects & Administration of the German Society for Neurology (DGN), is convinced of this.

Read the second GCB FutureTalks interview with him about emotional Skype meetings and limits of virtual events.

Global conferences tackle world challenges beyond the scope of national governments

Internet technology, environmental sustainability, migration of peoples, disease control – these are all global challenges. Surprisingly, global conferences have stepped up to the plate to tackle many such issues and facilitate positive change.

Read more about conferences that have taken place at the Estrel Congress Center (ECC) over the past 18 months. 

“Customers are looking for solutions – our industry can deliver them”

In the coming weeks and months, Matthias Schultze, GCB’s Managing Director, will be talking to some of the leading heads of the event world about their future concepts and will present their ideas here: GCB FutureTalks. The kick-off is made by René Proske, Managing Director of the event agency of the same name.

Read the first GCB FutureTalks interview with René Proske here.

BOCOM is moved to 3 September 2020

Due to the current dynamic development in connection with the spread of the corona virus, we have now decided, in close cooperation with our partners, to postpone BOCOM, the innovative test lab and multi site congress.

Together we will overcome this crisis and rock the future of the event world with many fresh ideas. Stay tuned: www.bocom.online

Future Meetings Space Hits the Road: Learning Through Knowledge Exchange in Barcelona

Now in its third research phase, the “Future Meeting Space” (FMS) innovation network is currently exploring the value of meetings and events in a time when technology is enabling new ways of interacting.

Read more about the recent learning journey to Barcelona of the FMS team.

Virtual Reality is Transforming the Event Planning Industry

Sandy Hammer, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of AllSeated, recently talked with Stephanie Senger, Manager Communications at the GCB, about the potential of virtual reality in the event industry.

Read more about how this technology is making an impact on the event industry and can help save time.

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