The German meetings and events industry at IMEX America
Growing significantly each year, IMEX America is one of the most important trade shows of the meetings and events industry in the North American market. Last year’s event attracted more than 4,800 trade visitors, hosted buyers and journalists from 54 countries who learned about services and products offered 2,900 exhibitors from 150 countries.
All the partners at the German Pavilion participate and look forward to pre-scheduled meetings with planners who want to leverage the local resources, experts and facilities that can make their destination an integral part of a meeting’s success.
See the future of meetings today
Wonder what the future of meetings holds? Forget the crystal ball. Join our insightful session at IMEX America. German Convention Bureau Managing Director Matthias Schultze and GCB Regional Manager of North America Linda Nuss will lead an education session at the Inspiration Hub at 4pm on Wednesday. This session will cover the Future Meeting Room and Future Meeting Scenarios - the latest developments from the GCB’s innovative Future Meeting Space program undertaken with the European Association of Event Centres (EVVC) and Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO. At this session, you’ll also hear live from program sponsors Visit Berlin and KFP Five Star Conference Service GmbH.
Six Partners to Visit
MARITIM Hotels - unique meeting spaces
Maritim Hotels is Germany’s leading hotel chain for conferences and events. With 34 first class hotels throughout Germany, Maritim offers the perfect location for any event.
One of Maritim’s most unique meeting locations is the old riding hall located at the Maritim Hotel Stuttgart. The riding hall was built in 1885 and was initially used to develop the city’s horse market.
During that period, equitation events, circus and opera shows as well as exhibitions and presentations took place in the riding hall which was built in the renaissance style.
In 1926 the riding hall was sold to entrepreneur Robert Bosch who established the original head office of the “Robert Bosch GmbH” in the area next to the riding hall.
The riding hall was severely destroyed during World War II but was rebuilt close to its original shape. Since 1993 the old riding hall belongs to the Maritim Hotel Stuttgart and has since then served as an unique meeting space for many international events and meetings.
If you would like to find out more about the old riding hall or other unique meeting spaces:
Unique and Innovative meeting spaces in Stuttgart
Stuttgart, charming metropolis in southwest Germany and gateway to the Black Forest, is the sixth largest city and one of the greenest cities in Germany. Surrounded by lush vineyards, offering great program options, you can plunge into a varied meeting destination full of tradition, historical places and futuristic venues, high-class cultural performances as well as professionalism and passion.
Especially in the automotive sector Stuttgart stands for uniqueness and innovation as it is the birthplace of the automobile and home of Mercedes Benz, Porsche, Bosch. Get inspired by the Mercedes Benz and Porsche Museum and their exclusive meeting options while taking a journey through more than 130 years of fascinating automotive history – and on into the future. You prefer historical venues? What about holding your next event in the old Stuttgart Riding Arena built in 1885? Experience the inventive spirit of the city where tradition meets future mixed with a wealth of passion.
Stop by the Stuttgart booth number 2223/09 for new meetings inspiration. Welcome to Stuttgart!
Old Town Frankfurt
Frankfurt, a vibrant city steeped with both a rich history and a thriving business economy will soon be an even more desirable destination for meeting planners when the reconstruction of the Old Town is complete by fall 2017. This project will extend the selection of state-of-the-art event facilities in the heart of this historic city.
The area of the new Old Town between the Emperor`s Cathedral (Dom) and the “Roemer” town hall is about 75,300 sq ft. The new quarter, built according to the original plans, will include 15 “old” and 20 modern houses with flats, stores, and restaurants. This area will also include the former coronation route, leading from the Cathedral to the Roemer, as Frankfurt served as the site of imperial elections. A total of 10 coronations took place at the Emperor`s Cathedral between 1562 and 1792.
Meeting planners will be pleased by the excellent selection of venues available in this area. One of these venues is the HAUS AM DOM, providing conference facilities for up to 250 people including a rooftop terrace for up to 150 persons. Also from indoors, delegates have a beautiful view of the Old Town and the Emperor´s Cathedral.
Visit us and Messe Frankfurt Convention Center at the Booth #2223/05 in order to learn more about the Old Town and Frankfurt’s venues and get your personal souvenir from the imperial times…
Discover a meeting destination full of surprises. Get ready to #unpackHamburg
Hamburg, Germany's second largest city, is full of surprises – and offers much more than just great meeting venues and unique hotels. Insiders love Hamburg’s maritime flair, cosmopolitan lifestyle, spectacular port and diverse cultural and culinary landscape.
For many, Hamburg is Germany’s finest city – refreshing by day and exciting by night. The pulsating hub of a region characterized by vast natural landscapes has a lot to offer: historic brick architecture, grand merchants’ mansions, stately homes and manicured parks make up the charm of the Hamburg Metropolitan Region. They attest to Hamburg’s civic pride in maritime traditions, economic successes, entrepreneurial spirit and its distinguished style.
Just in time for IMEX America on 10/18/2016, Hamburg will be unpacking its suitcase full of excellent travel occasions and spectacular highlights. Don’t miss out on the surprises this top destination in Northern Germany has brought along. Visit Hamburg at IMEX and experience a whole new image of a city that is waiting to be discovered by you.
Join Hamburg at the German Convention Bureau’s stand at booth 2223-12 and be in to win an elegant travel piece – a Hamburg suitcase.
Get ready to #unpackHamburg
The Oktoberfest - Munich’s world famous festival revolving around beer - is happening now, drawing attention of both visitors and eventprofs from all over the world. Additionally due to the 500th anniversary of the Bavarian Purity Law, even more events emphasizing the characteristics of beer and its stunning history are happening in Munich.
Munich Convention Bureau brings along the fresh and friendly Biergarten atmosphere to this year's IMEX Las Vegas, exhibiting with more than 10 local MICE partners at its “Simply Munich” booth.
Besides legendary beer halls of the breweries and trendy Yodeling seminars in the English Garden, there are a lot of new things to discover in the Bavarian capital. With the opening of the new airport satellite building in April, 13 future hotel projects until end of 2017, the ongoing constructions of two new fair halls, one conference center and a new concert hall, Munich proves once again its reputation as an ultra-modern metropolis, providing best infrastructure for meeting and event planners.
Our team will have the latest news on the spot – showing you how to combine culture and tradition with modern event facilities and German expertise. Come and see how our traditional Dirndl and Lederhosen fit to Vegas and find out how Munich is linked to Elvis, surfing and the meatpacking district...
Your meeting place between tradition and innovation
Imperial castle, ginger bread, the legendary brats and the world-famous Christmas market are the hallmarks of Nuremberg. In the medieval surroundings, exhibition and congress participants love to stroll around and enjoy the cozy taverns, lovely beer gardens, exclusive boutiques, charming squares with historical houses and the lively art and cultural scene.
Nuremberg, with it’s over 500,000 inhabitants, offers a big variety of exhibition, conference and meeting facilities. Along with the airport and hotels for all requirements (from five star global brands to youth hostels) the city is the perfect meeting destination.
Cluster and various industries have their home in this traditional city spanning from medicine/healthcare, power automation, toys, logistics to automotive and organic products.
The great team of the Nuremberg Convention Bureau would love to help you with requests and wants to be your host!
Please visit Nuremberg at Booth 2223/06.
All Exhibitors 2016
The German Convention Bureau teams with many German exhibitors to showcase Germany as a convention and meetings destination at IMEX America in Las Vegas. The German Pavilion is part of the Foreign Trade Fair Participation Program by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy in cooperation with AUMA, the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry. The Ministry initiated this program to promote German foreign trade, giving companies with “made in Germany” products and services the opportunity to participate in international events and trade shows at lower cost.