Dresden Convention Service c/o Dresden Marketing GmbH
DRESDEN. MEETINGS. MOMENTS. MEMORIES
Meeting experience with culture moments
Dresden is where first-class European convention and event facilities are complemented by an equally outstanding cultural scene – the ideal formula for successful conferences, meetings and incentives of all sizes.
The convention location
Dresden scores high marks for its excellent transport links and accessibility. Most of the hotels and locations hosting events and support programmes can be reached conveniently and quickly on foot or by public transport. Dresden Messe (Trade Fair), the International Congress Center and the events campus in the Ostragehege (including Ostra-Dome and Erlwein-Capitol) offer outstanding conference logistics for up to 6,000 delegates. For events on a smaller scale, we have some especially attractive and inspiring locations to recommend: for example, romantic castles overlooking the Elbe, eminent wine estates, museums and galleries packed with valuable art treasures, former factory buildings that testify to the city’s industrial heritage and even paddle steamers. Dresden is a major hub of manufacturing and scientific research; its main institute of higher education – TU Dresden – has attained the much-coveted status of ‘University of Excellence’. Yet more reasons why the city ticks all the right boxes for international networking that extends far beyond the event itself.
The cultural location
More than just an add-on: Dresden offers your guests incomparable cultural experiences. Delegates will appreciate the magnificent architecture of the Zwinger, the elegant buildings that line Brühl’s Terrace, the restored Frauenkirche and the Semper Opera House. We propose high-level support programmes for discerning visitors: ballet, musicals, classical concerts, contemporary performance, world-famous art treasures, drawing from a range of cultural modules that make every event an extraordinary experience and create memories to remember. We will be happy to advise you on the many attractive possibilities – and to help you with the planning.
The location professionals
The prerequisites for any successful event are sound advice, fair and transparent offers and bright ideas. We offer all of the above. Plus insider tips, first-class networking with professional service providers and our communication skills at the preparatory stage. We organise comprehensive site inspections, put you in touch with useful local contacts and arrange trade visitor trips, fam trips, trade fairs and workshops. And don’t forget that we are also the people behind the Dresden Congress Award and the prestigious advanced training workshop brand „Dresden – Fit4Congress“.
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Dresden at a glance:
Population: 536,000, forecast for 2024 557,000
Dresden is Germany's capital of birth
Dresden's high-tech skills lie in Microelectronics / Information and Communication Technology; New materials / Nanotechnology / Photovoltaics; Lifesciences / Biotechnology
46 research institutions, including: Dresden University of Technology- University of Excellence since 2012, 11 Fraunhofer Institutes, Largest Fraunhofer site in Germany, 3 Max Planck Institutes, 3 Leibniz Institutes, 1 Helmholtz Center
High proportion of skilled workers: 46% of the employees work in a technical and scientific profession
with 60% green area one of the greenest cities in Europe
Lengthof the Elbe within the city boundaries: 30km
Bridges over the Elbe within thecity boundaries: 9
Dresden: Pioneer in research and beauty.
Dresden's high level of expertise in the areas of chemicals + pharmaceuticals and technology + innovation prove that the capital of the state of Saxony not only has a wealth of cultural and art treasures but also of brilliant minds. The city is home to intensive research in biology and genetics as well as in nano and solar technologies. It is an important location for both research institutes and companies in the pharmaceutical and semiconductor industries.
More information Dresden as a centre for science and business