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Frankfurt am Main – city of contrasts

Frankfurt am Main, the city at the heart of Europe, is an attractive mix of contradictions, offering the traditional and the modern, business and culture, the big-city bustle and peace and quiet.

Frankfurt am Main Alte Oper © Tourismus+Congress GmbH Frankfurt am Main, Foto: Holger Ullmann
Frankfurt am Main Alte Oper © Tourismus+Congress GmbH Frankfurt am Main, Foto: Holger Ullmann
Kap Europa © Messe Frankfurt GmbH
Kap Europa © Messe Frankfurt GmbH
Senckenberg Naturmuseum, Frankfurt am Main © Senckenberg Naturmuseum Frankfurt
Senckenberg Naturmuseum, Frankfurt am Main © Senckenberg Naturmuseum Frankfurt
Frankfurt am Main Skyline © Tourismus+Congress GmbH Frankfurt am Main, Foto: Holger Ullmann
Frankfurt am Main Skyline © Tourismus+Congress GmbH Frankfurt am Main, Foto: Holger Ullmann
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The choice of conference and event facilities on offer in Frankfurt am Main is as diverse as the city itself: in addition to conventional meeting rooms and historical buildings, there's also a variety of more contemporary event locations.A successful blend of both can be found at the famous Alte Oper, whose prestige exterior is complemented by modern facilities inside. You're sure to find the appropriate setting for every kind of event, whether it's at the historical Römer town hall , the new university campus in the Westend district with its state-of-the-art conference facilities, the restored Palais Frankfurt on Hauptwache square, the renovated Carmelite abbey with its famous frescos and, of course, at the many conference hotels.The most famous of the venues in Frankfurt is the Messe exhibition centre, one of the largest exhibition sites in the world that also includes the Congress Center, Forum, Festhalle and the Kap Europa. The fact that Frankfurt is a popular destination for the international events industry speaks for itself. The IMEX trade fair, for example, attracts congress planners from all over the world.There are also a number of venues and options for supporting programmes on offer in the region around Frankfurt. From the city, it's just a short hop to the wineries of the Rheingau, the spa town of Wiesbaden, Darmstadt – the city of science, the natural sightseeing attractions of the Odenwald and Hanau – the birthplace of the Brothers Grimm.Frankfurt at a glance: Hotels/beds: 276/57,00013 minutes from the airport to the main train station by suburban railway, 15 minutes to the city centre, ICE train station in the city (Hauptbahnhof) and at the airport


Frankfurt – The multifaceted metropolis on the River Main

Boasting a superb infrastructure and quick and easy access to the global traffic and transport network, Frankfurt has become the home of countless corporations, associations and scientific institutions. At the same time, its international orientation has helped to make the knowledge centre of Frankfurt Rhine-Main one of Germany’s most popular event locations.


Today, a wide range of industry sectors thrives in the Frankfurt Rhine-Main region thanks to these superb framework conditions. Four of the most prominent ones combine to provide an excellent example of the knowledge bundling and networking opportunities that are available in and around Frankfurt:

* Chemicals/Pharmaceuticals/Life Sciences

* Financial Services

* IT/Telecommunication

* Logistics/Mobility


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Frankfurt is the city of the euro

Nowhere else in Germany does one find a greater concentration of financial service providers than here in the Main metropolis. Aside from being the home of hundreds of credit institutes, Frankfurt also serves as the headquarters for a number of leading global finance institutions. These include the German Stock Exchange, the European Central Bank and EIOPA (European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority), not to mention numerous internationally operating corporate law firms, industry associations and auditing companies. In August of 2014, Frankfurt also became one of the first cities outside of Asia to allow free trade of the renminbi, making it a premier trading centre for business conducted in Chinese currency.


Frankfurt is also a leading location for finance-related research and training, featuring two universities – the Goethe University of Frankfurt and the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences – as well as more recently established learning institutions like the House of Finance, the European Business School and the E-Finance Lab, all of which offer various fields of study and plenty of opportunity for academic advancement.


As a leading international finance centre, Frankfurt has also taken on the role of meeting place for the finance industry, hosting events such as the Euro Finance Week, held annually at the Frankfurt fairgrounds, and the so-called World of Trading, Germany’s foremost trading exhibition.


Frankfurt is known as the centre of the German logistics and mobility industries

It is the home of the country’s largest airport and its busiest railway station, erected in the city centre back in 1888. In 1926, Frankfurt took centre stage yet again with the construction of “HaFraBa” (Hamburg-Frankfurt-Basle), Germany’s first major autobahn project.


Today, the Frankfurt Rhine-Main region is Europe’s most easily accessible location, according to an ESPON survey conducted by the EU. All leading national and international logistics companies have business representations here. The region’s ever-growing infrastructure and the development of the logistics and mobility sectors have promoted the establishment of various important research and training institutes, such as the House of Logistics & Mobility (HOLM). Founded in 2010, this interdisciplinary research and vocational training centre collaborates closely with the universities of the Frankfurt Rhine-Main region, local businesses and the public sector.


The efficient bundling of the knowledge, competence and special interest groups of the Frankfurt Rhine-Main region makes the metropolis on the Main the perfect place to host trade shows and conferences for the logistics and mobility sectors. For example, the Association for European Transport met for three years in Frankfurt. The "Deutsche Mobilitätskongress" has been held in cooperation with HOLM in Frankfurt since 2013 and uses the synergies with hypermotion, the new platform for digital transformation of transport, mobility and logistics. An event organised by Messe Frankfurt.


Frankfurt is often referred to as “Germany’s largest chemist’s shop”

The city ranks highly among the nation’s most significant medical, pharmaceutical and biotechnical locations. The history of the production of insulin in Germany startet in Hoechst in 1923 for example, and - until today - the world's largest insulin production is taking place in the city. Nowadays the Höchst Industrial Park, that was established in Frankfurt over 150 years ago, is home to more than 90 companies with it`s 460 hectares.


The biotech firms based in Frankfurt, for example, are known to be some of the most prominent in all of Germany. Thousands of employees research, develop and distribute products of the pharmaceutical and industrial biotechnology sector from right here in Frankfurt, while the three most important German chemical associations – DECHEMA, GDCh and VCI – also call the Main metropolis their home. The latter of these three represents the economic interests of some 1,650 companies of the German chemical industry.


Goethe University of Frankfurt is a similarly significant place. It features a combined life sciences and biotech research department that is closely linked to the local industry. The Frankfurt Innovation Centre for Biotechnology (FIZ) is equally important. As a market-oriented technology centre, it provides business start-ups and established companies from the life sciences sector tailored infrastructures, interdisciplinary networks and comprehensive consulting services for the realisation and implementation of their products and services.


Various Frankfurt-based industry events such as ACHEMA, the world’s largest trade fair for chemical technology, and CPhI Worldwide, where countless international pharmaceutical firms present the latest innovations and trends, further underline the important role that these industries play in Frankfurt, and vice-versa.


Frankfurt has become the “digital heart” of Europe

The city is a bustling national and international data hub. Countless companies, component suppliers and service providers of the global IT and telecommunications industry have in recent years set up shop in the city. Together, they represent one of the key components of the service and manufacturing location of the city.


Frankfurt is home to DE-CIX, the most important German internet exchange node and the world’s largest and most reliable data transfer site. In 2015, De-Cix in Frankfurt became the first operator to achieve the record figure of four Terabit per second (Tbps). To give you some idea of how impressive this is, imagine printing out and filing away enough data to surround all of Frankfurt with ring binders – a mere 113 kilometres’ worth. That’s how much data De-Cix transfers in less than two seconds. Alike several thousand miles of fiber optic cables run through the city.


Frankfurt has not only taken pole position in matters of data exchange, it is also playing a flourishing role in the business of Internet infrastructures. The aforementioned companies – Amazon, iTunes and YouTube, for example – all have large-scale server installations based in the city. Frankfurt is an essential location for companies seeking business success via the Internet. At the moment, independent data centre providers operate more than 400,000 square metres of technical floor space in Frankfurt. Together, they represent one of the key components of the service and manufacturing location of Frankfurt am Main. 

Bundesverband Informationswirtschaft, Telekommunikation und neue Medien e.V. (Bitkom)






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