Stuttgart Convention Bureau / Stuttgart-Marketing GmbH
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 a successful congress is guaranteed.
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 a 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 and neutral point of contact for all 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.
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.
Automotive engineering / Electro-mobility
Today, the region where the automobile was born is still one of the world‘s leading automotive centers. 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 specialized service contractors has sprung up around premium vehicle producers and automotive suppliers.
Traditionally, the engineering sector has played a leading role in the region‘s economy with an outstanding reputation in the manufacture of tools and special-purpose machinery, combined with product-related services. With around 72,000 employees and a turnover of around 27 billion euros, it is the region‘s second largest technological branch and includes global leaders like Trumpf, Stihl, Dürr, Schuler, Kärcher or Festo.
Many of the region‘s businesses in the fields of vehicle, plant and machinery construction recognize the enormous potential for the future in combining commercial and environmental interests. Over 300 firms have joined the region‘s Clean Energy Cluster.
The Baden-Württemberg Aerospace Center (RZBW) at the Stuttgart University campus gives the region the largest and most important aerospace research and training facility in all of Europe today. The research center shares the joint research campus with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and is the central forum of the European aerospace sector.
With over 10,000 businesses and a turnover of 7 billion euros, the creative industry is one of the location‘s defining sectors. The region is a traditional center of publishing, with more than 250 publishing houses, and is known for its innovative advertising agencies, designers and architectural firms as well as film animation and event planning. The Stuttgart Media University and the Baden-Württemberg Film Academy in Ludwigsburg have an excellent reputation worldwide.