For the very first time, the visitBerlin Berlin Convention Office will be taking part in The Meetings Show London, the most important gathering for the British meetings industry.
Between 13 and 15 June, experts from the Berlin Convention Office and representatives of ten selected hotels, venues, and agencies will be showing all that Berlin has to offer at Stand E500. In addition to the city’s classic offerings, the stand will feature current trends and the latest hotels and locations to join the strong network of providers that ensure the success of any every event in Berlin. The day before at the Barbican Centre, 160 associations will assemble at the Association Meeting Conference where the visitBerlin Berlin Convention Office is one of the main partners.
“Berlin is one of the world’s leading cities for conventions and meetings. In London, we will be informing visitors about the latest developments in the Berlin meeting and events market”, says Heike Mahmoud, Director Conventions of the visitBerlin Berlin Convention Office. “Berlin is inspiring and one of the European epicentres of the Tape Art movement. Our modern Berlin map in a tape-art style will draw in visitors by giving them room to express themselves creatively, while we and our partners demonstrate just how much customers can benefit from our expertise, network, and services for their next event.”
Modern Tape Art, Berlin Style: Interactive City Map at the Exhibition Stand
One special feature at The Meetings Show stand will be an interactive Berlin map which will use adhesive tape and a carpet knife to create a map in the street art style known as Tape Art. The map will not only visitors where they can find BCO partners, but also some of the most popular spots in the city. And those who have visited Berlin before will be invited to mark their favourite spots on the map with Polaroids and to pass on tips to other visitors. The Berlin city map will thus take on a design of its own and become a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
New service for event planners: convention.visitBerlin.com
The BCO is also presenting a new website at London convention. visitBerlin. com. It offers a variety of tools that make it an essential tool for event planning. The Meeting Guide Berlin is integrated into the new site. This extensive search engine lists some 360 offerings which event planners can select from for optimal, easy planning of their next meeting, convention, or incentive.
The Convention Kit is also available at convention.visitBerlin.com. It is comparable to a shopping basket on e-commerce sites: planners can put the information they need to plan, organise, and execute their events into the kit and then download it directly for later reference. They have access to an extensive selection of Berlin-related images and texts, restaurant recommendations, convention statistics, and presentations about the German capital, among other highlights.
Also new is the Meetings Calendar that lets users filter events by scheduled dates and industries through 2020. The calendar also contains selected Berlin highlights for the coming year. The new blog BerlinMeetings provides inspiration and practical tips for event organisers.
Another new service from the BCO is the Berlin Speakers Pool which helps event organiser find suitable high-calibre speakers, local experts, and moderators for their programme to further ensure successful and inspiring events.
The future is open for discussion in Berlin
Berlin is international, creative, and open-minded and inspires and attracts talent from all over the world. The city is now considered a major centre for science and start-ups in Europe and is a sought-after location for events that deal with the global future. Berlin’s MICE industry not only offers high-quality service, it is also closely linked to the city’s technology and science scenes. These include world-renowned universities, more than 22 technology parks, and some 2,000 start-up companies. This environment makes the city an ideal venue for future-orientated events.
Berlin partners at The Meetings Show London:
• AMANO Grand Central
• Ameron Hotel Abion Berlin
• andel’s by Vienna House Berlin
• Centrovital Hotel * SPA & Sport * Health center
• Crowne Plaza Berlin City Centre
• Ellington Hotel Berlin
• InterContinental Berlin & Crowne Plaza Potsdamer Platz
• MR Congress & Incentive
More information about Berlin as a meeting destination: convention. visitBerlin. com.