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05 May 2015

Stuttgart: Where Industry Expertise, Travel Accessibility & Celebrated Festivals Come Together

Memorable meetings give participants the opportunity to experience the local culture, sights and sounds of the destination they’re gathering in. Success also means delegates get the chance to do true knowledge sharing with local industry experts -- bringing fresh ideas and insights back to the office. Combine all this with a convenient and accessible location and you’ve got a winner.

Stuttgart delivers in all these areas.

Industry Expertise

This April, California-based automotive infotainment software alliance GENIVI® has chosen Stuttgart as the destination for OPEN Automotive ’15. The conference --for carmakers, leading suppliers, developers, industry analysts and more --
is focused  on “Cyber Security- Protecting the Connected Vehicle.” It is presented by GENIVI and sponsored by Intel Corporation. Given Stuttgart’s long history of automotive excellence and innovation - and as the global headquarters for Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Bosch - it will provide an industry-rich location to gather and collaborate. As an added bonus, the delegates will also be able to take advantage of the popular Stuttgart Spring Festival while in town.

In addition to automotive and engineering prowess, the Stuttgart region is also well known for its expertise in engineering, life science, electro mobility, environmental technology and other industries.

Easy Accessibility

Stuttgart also brings convenience and easy accessibility in conference and meetings travel, with an international airport located within short walking distance of hotels, the Stuttgart International Congress Center, and the Stuttgart Trade Fair Center (Messe Stuttgart). Frankfurt is additionally just one short flight or train ride away.

Culture-Rich Festivals

Finally, Stuttgart’s year-round festivals suit all kinds of delegate groups and interests.  

The 77th Stuttgart Spring Festival (April 10 – May 10) --  the largest of its kind in Europe -- features a traditional keg tapping ceremony, wine and beer tents, music, food, shopping, and fireworks.  Its sister event in the fall, the historic 170th Stuttgart  Beer Festival (Sept 25 – Oct 11),  is second in size only to Oktoberfest in Munich.

If the Arts are more your attendees’ style, the Festival of Animated Film (May 5-10), Long Night of Museums (March 2016) Ludwigsburg Palace Festival (May 15– July 27), or the MUSIKFESTUTTGART (Aug 29 – Sept 13) might be just the ticket.

Stuttgart also hosts three holiday markets (Late Nov – third week of Dec), the Esslingen Medieval Market & Christmas Market, Ludwigsburg Baroque Christmas Market, and Stuttgart Christmas Market.  All include authentic German holiday gifts and crafts, hot mulled wine (Glühwein) and local foods in magical surroundings.

For more information visit: http://congress.stuttgart-tourist.de/en.


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