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German Convention Bureau

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About us

Germany is the number one conference and congress destination in Europe and comes second worldwide behind the USA. To secure this position and improve on it, is among the GCB’s core tasks. Conferences, congresses and events are platforms for exchanging experiences and ideas. They promote innovation and know-how transfer and contribute to international understanding which is a key concern for the GCB. It is our aim to further the exchange of experiences and ideas as well as promote conferences and congresses with the forum that we provide for the industry.

The GCB German Convention Bureau represents Germany as a leading sustainable destination in the world for meetings and conventions. It supports its members and partners in national and international marketing of their products and services as well as providing wider support for the sector.

Products and services

The GCB enables congress and conference organisers worldwide to access a Germany-wide network of first-class venues, congress centres, event agencies and marketing organisations that deliver customised solutions for your events.

At the same time, we are not only a partner for event planners, but in a wider sense support everyone involved in the MICE industry with our network. We serve as a platform bringing people together and we provide special industry know-how.

With its specialist know-how about Germany as a conference and congress destination, the GCB supports event organisers with relevant insights and expertise: We organise seminars and provide information on regional industry hubs. We advise on sustainable event planning and green meetings, produce newsletters and help organise Educational Trips and site visits. Moreover, the GCB collects market data and provides information about trends and innovations that are relevant for the event industry.

News & Innovations

Germany retains its position as number one in Europe and second worldwide in ICCA rankings Berlin is number one city internationally  Berlin leads the International Congress & Convention Association’s (ICCA) annual rankings, hosting 195 meetings in 2015. Germany’s capital city has risen from fourth place last year to pole position this year in both the worldwide and European rankings.

Munich and Hamburg join Berlin in the top 100 worldwide rankings and eight German cities feature in the top 100 European rankings.

Germany retains its place as a global leader in the industry, ranking number one in Europe and second worldwide (only behind the U.S.) for the 12th consecutive year, with 667 meetings.

Germany is set to welcome a wide range of association meetings this year, ranging from the 10th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media ICWSM-16 in Cologne this week and the IATA 138th Slot Conference Association next month in Hamburg, to the 20th International Conference on Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy -ISPD- in Berlin later in the summer and the 28th AACR-NCI-EORTC Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics in Cologne towards the end of the year.

Commenting on Germany’s long-standing leadership in the global meetings market Matthias Schultze, Managing Director of the German Convention Bureau, said: “Germany’s cities are renowned for using their individual areas of expertise to attract and support conventions and it’s great to see so many of these cities recognised in the latest rankings, with Berlin leading the way.


German Convention Bureau
Kaiserstr. 53
60329 Frankfurt

Phone: +49 69 242930-0
Fax: +49 69 242930-26

Ursula Winterbauer
Head of International Business
Phone: +49 69 24293012

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

Phone: +1 212 661 4582
Fax: +1 212 661 6192

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