Erlangen – Meet where the best ideas are beeing created!
With its central location in Germany, easy access to all local facilities, attractive hotels and venues for any occasion, Erlangen is the ideal location for conferences, congresses and all kind of events. Take your benefit from the enormous competence in many specific sectors being located in the Huguenot city!
If modern conference hotels, representative locations in Erlangen and the surrounding countryside or the Heinrich-Lades-Hall - ETB's partners will be happy to meet to your individual demands, wishes and requirements!
As a competent partner the ETB - Erlanger Tagungsbüro - supports you in planning and organizing your conference or event in Erlangen. Regardless of whether you are looking for an event facility, an accompanying evening programme or a large number of hotel rooms, as central contact partner we will take best care of your demands.
If pencil sharpeners, astronaut food or the MP3 data compression standard - all of these innovations have been invented in Erlangen, a prominent university city and centre of research and sciences. Therefore, it is not surprising that most patents ever approved in Germany have been registered in Erlangen.Meet where the best ideas are being created, and take your benefit from this enormous competence in many specific sectors being located in the Huguenot city!
The Erlangen Convention Bureau is looking forward to assist you with any further information you may require. Visit also www.erlangen-convention.com.Welcome to Erlangen!
Facts about Erlangen
- Erlangen is famous for its university, and renowned as a medical city - take benefit from well-founded sector competence in the "secret" medical capital of Germany.
- With two Fraunhofer institutes, one Max-Planck research group and the Siemens group´s largest site worldwide being based here, Erlangen is one of the TOP economic locations and the high-tech and research centre of the Metropolitan area of Nuremberg.
- The "Neustadt" which had been constructed by Margrave Christian Ernst to host Huguenot refugees from France is one of the best-preserved Baroque planned towns in Germany, and a cultural heritage of European standing.
- Erlangen ist not only the smallest metropolis in Bavaria, it is also where the oldest beer festival in the world "The Bergkirchweih" takes place every year.
If modern conference hotels, representative locations in Erlangen and the surrounding countryside or the Heinrich-Lades-Hall - here you will find the right location for your special event.
Conference Rooms: 1 - 10
Exhibition Space: bis 3.000 sqm
Hotelrooms: approx. 3.300
Erlangen has the reputation of being the TOP business location and centre of high-tech and science of Northern Bavaria.
With Siemens, FAU university, a large number of high-tech enterprises start-ups as well as with private and public research institutes, in Erlangen you will find a concentrated technical know-how which is unique in Northern Bavaria. By the way: throughout Germany, Erlangen has the highest proportion of residents with a university degree. With around 110,000 jobs, Erlangen is one of Bavaria's major centres of employment. The biggest employer is Siemens AG, followed by Friedrich-Alexander University (FAU).
The quality of Erlangen as an economic centre and the innovative, business-friendly environment of our city is frequently demonstrated in city rankings and competitions. Whether it's the "Handelsblatt" business magazine "Atlas of the Future", the "Sustainability Potential of German Cities" study published by the Kiel Institute for World Economy or the regional rankings of the "New Social Market Economy" Initiative, Erlangen is always right up among the leaders.
Erlangen - the "secret" medical capital of Germany
Erlangen has achieved special prominence in the sector of medicine and healthcare. The city is the Medical Valley Centre of the Nuremberg European Metropolitan Region (EMN).
This unique concentration of university research facilities, clinics, medical practice networks and over 180 medical technology enterprises ensures that the region is an internationally leading "medicine cluster".
For the region the significance of medical technology is also demonstrated by the peak cluster competition organised by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Medical Valley EMN has been recognised and promoted by the Ministry as the only leading-edge cluster for medical technology in Germany.
Facts and figures about Medical Valley:
In Medical Valley more than 500 companies are active in the sector of medical engineering. Over 80 institutes at Universities for Applied Sciences concentrate their teaching and research on medical technology and engineering. In addition, these institutions are complemented by more than 20 non-university research institutions in the same sector. More than 65 hospitals being directly linked to extremly efficient outpatient care sector, provide first-class health services. Over 850,000 in-patients are treated annually in Medical Valley.
Erlangen - the high-tech and research centre of the Metropolitan area of Nuremberg
In addition to Siemens AG, a prominent role in this field is played by Friedrich-Alexander University. With around 40,000 students, it is Bavaria's second-largest university.
Applied research and technology transfer are the specific strengths of the two Fraunhofer Institutes for Integrated Circuits (IIS) and for Integrated Systems and Device Technology. IIS, which among other innovations was responsible for developing the MP3 encoding standard, has become the research organisation's largest institute.
Opened in 2009, the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Light is the first and currently still the only facility operated by the Max Planck Society in Northern Bavaria. Supported by the "Freistaat Bayern", a Max Planck Centre for Physics and Medicine is currently being established at Erlangen's University Clinic.
The Helmholtz Association has also established its first facility in Northern Bavaria: The Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nuremberg for Renewable Energies.