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"Meetings made in Germany" - The Destination Guide of the German Convention Bureau

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  • Where quality and value meet

    Tel: +1 212 661-4582 / Internet: www.germany-meetings.com

  • MEET IN STUTTGARTWhere Quality is at Home

    www.meet-in-stuttgart.com

    www.si-centrum.dewww.stuttgart-airport.com www.congress-stuttgart.com

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  • WHAT'S INSIDE / THE GERMAN CONVENTION BUREAU 03

    n The German Convention Bureau 03n IMEX incorporating Meetings made in Germany 04n Getting to and around Germany 04n German Rail Map 05n Advertorial - Munich Airport 06n Why Come to Germany 07

    n Berlin 09n Advertorial - Frankfurt 12n Stuttgart 14n Mannheim, Karlsruhe, Baden-Baden 16n Bonn 18n Travel Tips 19

    The German Convention Bureau

    German Convention Bureau 122 East 42nd Street, Suite 2000New York, NY 10168-0072, USA

    n Your First ContactYour first contact for planning an event in Germany is the German Convention Bureau. You can count on assistance choosing a location, finding the right contacts and getting proposals that meet your specifications. There are more than 250 members of the GCB that include Germanys leading hotels, convention centers and destinations, car rental firms, DMCs and PCOs and other service providers. Our preferred providers are Maritim Hotels, city of Leipzig and the congress center, darmstadtium.

    n Planning the Economical WayGermany may be the Mercedes of events locations, but the costs of holding events in Germany are surprisingly low.

    The GCB can help you choose the optimal location in Germany that is within your budget. Germanys most well-known locations are much less expensive than their counterparts in most other European countries, and for that matter, than in locations in North America. There are smaller interesting, easily accessible cities all over Germany with state-of-the art facilities and fine accommodation that will make your clients experience both exceptional and affordable.

    n Your Ideal Location is Easy to FindTo help you find the best venues for your requirements in Germany, visit the GCB website at www.germany-meetings.com. The sites online planning assistant will take you through the steps to help you meet your clients criteria. In addition to the GCB website, the GCB can be found on StarCite, the industry website designed especially for meeting planners.

    n We Stand Ready to HelpTo contact the GCB in North America, e-mail [email protected], telephone +1 212 661-4582 or fax +1 212 661-6192.

  • 04 IMEX / GETTING TO AND AROUND GERMANY

    IMEX

    Getting to and around Germany

    Going into its seventh year, IMEX has become an important meetings industry bulwark. This year IMEX is on course to be the largest show in its history, with more buyers from more global markets than ever before, where exhibitors and buyers will have every opportunity to come together. In fact, 3,500 exhibitors from more than 150 countries are participating.

    This year, IMEX is proving to be more important than ever. During this time of economic stress, IMEX provides the opportunity for industry leaders to meet and discuss such issues as the worth of this multibillion dollar sector and to share their views on the future of the meetings market.

    A new program introduced this year is the Meetings under the Microscope education program, which is designed to help planners demonstrate increased return on investment for their clients.

    The GCB is the strategic partner of IMEX and provides assistance in Frankfurt to exhibitors and visitors. We invite you to take advantage of this opportunity to make personal contact with German destinations, convention centers, hotels, product experts and service suppliers.

    www.imex-frankfurt.com

    With 30 airports, a 40,000-kilometer/24,855-mile railway network and 11,000 kilometers/6,835 miles of motorways, Germany offers excellent travel connections. Lufthansas extensive air network extends to over 330 cities in 90 countries. Lufthansa, a Star Alliance member, also offers access to 19 member airlines schedules and discounted fares worldwide. Conventions Plus is a Star Alliance service that also helps make organizing and attending conferences much easier.

    For the North American market, Lufthansa makes it easy to come to Germany, with connections from 21 North American cities including Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Calgary, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth,

    Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Newark, Orlando, Philadelphia, Portland, , San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, and Washington DC. to Germanys two hubs, Frankfurt and Munich.

    Other nonstop connections between North America and Germany include Deltas flights between Atlanta and Stuttgart, Continentals flights from New York to Berlin and Hamburg, Air Berlins flights between New York and Berlin.

    German Rail (Deutsche Bahn) makes seamless connections to all major cities directly from the international airports. The high-speed ICE train with speeds of up to 300 kilometers per hour makes travel by train both convenient and fast.

    PICTURE CREDITS Cover: Tourismus+Congress GmbH Frankfurt am Mainp. 7: A. Kupka / Munich Tourist Office p. 8: Hamburg Tourismus GmbH, www.visitberlin.de, Dsseldorf Marketing & Tourismus GmbH, Wissenschafts- und Kongresszentrum Darmstadt GmbH & Co. KG

    p.10: Koch / www.visitberlin.dep.11: Atelier Tesar, Andrew Cowinp.16: Baden-Baden Kur & Tourismus GmbH

  • HamburgBremen

    Berlin

    Hanover

    Dresden

    Leipzig

    Frankfurt

    CologneDsseldorf

    Bonn

    Stuttgart

    Munich

    SWITZERLAND AUSTRIA

    CZECH REPUBLIK

    FRANCE

    NETHERLANDS

    BELGIUM

    LUXEMBOURG

    DENMARK

    POLAND

    The long distance rail network

  • 06 ADVERTORIAL - MUNICH AIRPORT

    Connecting at Europes Best Airport Munich Airport

    n More than just a place to landMunich Airport offers quiet, bright, open, clearly marked state-of-the art terminals complete with all the amenities of your favorite small, modern city. Enjoy fine dining at international and regional restaurants and shopping (at downtown prices) in more than 150 shops. And for pure Gemtlichkeit, visit Airbru, the worlds first airport brewery and beer garden. Take a short, rejuvenating nap or a long satisfying rest in a cozy, private napping cabin and even obtain first-class inpatient and outpatient medical care at a full-service medical clinic.

    www.munich-airport.com

    n Munich Airport is well connectedA favorite hub, Munich airport has the second highest number of flights to the 27 European Union countries as well as to Central and Eastern Europe. Its two terminals were designed for quick and

    easy transfer between gates, making possible connecting flight times as short as 30 minutes just one of the reasons Munich Airport was chosen Best Airport in Europe for the fourth consecutive year.

    n Land, meet and flyWith such good connections, coordinating international meetings becomes much easier. And, when time is of the essence, meeting at Munich Airport is the perfect solution.

    n Municon Conference CenterThe Municon Conference Center features 35 conference rooms, many with spectacular Alpine views, and a full range of services. Between meeting sessions visit the centers comfortably appointed lounges.Tel: 011 49 89 975 932 00Email: [email protected]

    www.municon.com

    n Regus Business CenterThe Regus Business Center provides the perfect business environment away from home. Located in the same building as the Municon Conference Center, the business center has

    six conference and event rooms accommodating up to 38 people as well as 79 fully equipped offices with 240 work stations. A professional secretarial team, technical support and catering services are also available.Tel: 011 49 89 97 00 70Email: [email protected]

    www.regus.com

    n Kempinski Hotel Airport MunichMeet your business partners in the grand plaza of the design-winning Kempinski Hotel Airport Munich under a canopy of live palm trees and hundreds of flowers. For meetings, conferences, events and seminars, the hotel features 30 conference rooms for up to 1,000 guests.

    Located between Terminals 1 and 2 of the airport, the 343-room, 46-suite five-star Kempinski Hotel Airport Munich offers superior amenities including the Fit & Fly Spa.Tel: 011 49 89 978 20Email: [email protected]

    www.kempinski-airport.de

    n Gateway to Germanys No. 1 holiday region BavariaAnd when your meeting is done, keep in mind that you are in a land of lush mountains, majestic alpine peaks, deep green forests, crystal clear lakes, UNESCO World Heritage sites, charming towns and villages, and so much more. Flying to Munich Airport means flying right into the heart of Romantic Europe.

    Nonstop flights from North America

    n Atlanta (ATL)n Boston (BOS)n Charlotte (CLT)n Chicago (CHI)n Los Angeles (LAX)n New York (JFK)n Newark (EWR)n Philadelphia (PHL)n San Francisco (SFO)n Washington, D.C. (IAD)n Toronto (YYZ)n Montreal (YUL)*n Calgary (YYC)*n Vancouver (YVR)*

    * = Seasonal

  • WHY COME TO GERMANY? 07

    Why come to Germany?

    CONFERENCE EVENT DESTINATION ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT

    Global Event Solutions for 25 Years

    www.cpo-hanser.de

    CPO HANSER SERVICE has been specialising in the fi eld of Conference, Event, Destina tion and Association Management organising events of any size throughout Germany and worldwide for 25 years.

    Please meet us at IMEX Frankfurt, IT & ME Chicago and / or EIBTM Barcelona.

    OFFICE BERLINPaulsborner Strasse 4414193 Berlin, Germanyphone +49-30-300 669-0fax +49-30-305 73 91email [email protected]

    Further offi ces in Hamburg and Dresden

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