Countless inventions from Stuttgart have made a global impact, and still today more patents are applied for on average in the Stuttgart Region than elsewhere. Many of these inventions have made people’s daily lives easier or more pleasant.

In 1912 Alfred Eugen Ritter and his wife Clara founded a chocolate and confectionery factory in Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt. Though Clara Ritter did not invent chocolate, she did have the brainwave of producing a chocolate bar that would “fit into the pocket of any sports jacket without breaking, yet still weigh the same as the normal, rectangular bar” – simply “square, practical, good”, as the firm’s slogan says.

Practical and good: with the leitmotif “Stuttgart2go” the stand concept of the Stuttgart Convention Bureau makes the Congress Region of Stuttgart tangible and enjoyable in an innovative way. Looking around, visitors will discover the “Inventors’ Gallery”, which shows the region’s sector-specific competencies and provides inspiration for new concepts of future-oriented conferences in the area. In the informal coffee-house ambience event organisers can find out all they need to know about the wide range of conference and congress options, and in particular about the new and extended capacities of the various stand partners.

Sharing the stand with the Stuttgart Convention Bureau, the ICS International Congress Centre Stuttgart/Messe Stuttgart trade fair centre, with its recently opened Hall 10 and second congress area, and the Liederhalle Culture and Congress Centre will present their acclaimed congress infrastructure.