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2012/06/29 Newly elected EVVC board stands for continuity

Joachim König, general manager of the Hannover Congress Centrum, has been confirmed in office for another three years as President of the European Association of Event Centres (EVVC). Likewise... read more

2012/06/27 Copenhagen expands sustainability concept

BDP – Best Destination Partner is cooperating with the Copenhagen CityBee Association by adopting 140,000 bees. CityBee is a socially responsible, non-profit organisation committed to education on... read more

2012/06/26 Ruhr metropolitan region seizing opportunity

Messe Essen will be the overall organiser of the German Convention Bureau’s next general assembly on June 10 and 11, 2013. Together with partners such as Essen’s Colosseum Theatre, Ruhr Tourismus is... read more

2012/06/20 Denmark at the cutting edge

The 2012 European Union Presidency has become the first major international governmental event to be awarded ISO 20121 certification for the event management system used by the Danish foreign... read more

2012/06/19 Webcasts and info available online

For everyone unable to attend personally, the Meeting Experts Conference Berlin – a joint initiative by the GCB German Convention Bureau and the EVVC, European Association of Event Centres – provides... read more

2012/06/05 High-profile speakers at MEXCON 2012

The Meeting Experts Conference (MEXCON 2012) scheduled to be staged in Berlin from June 18 through 20 of this year has added two more high-profile lecturers to its list of speakers: Peter Hintze,... read more

2012/06/01 Stuttgart Convention Bureau wins IMEX Green Exhibitor Award

The Stuttgart Convention Bureau was attributed the fair’s “Green Exhibitor Award” at IMEX 2012 and picked up its prize at a ceremony. The award ceremony was held as part of the IMEX gala dinner in... read more

2012/05/31 Further commitment to sustainability

The Meliá Düsseldorf, which is centrally located next to the Hofgarten, is expanding its sustainability concept with three new aspects having been certified as Germany’s first biosphere hotel. In... read more

2012/05/29 World-wide presence and modern technology

The GCB German Convention Bureau e.V. has announced the relaunch of its website One of the major improvements is a greatly expanded range of available languages. Information... read more

2012/05/24 Hotel stay includes power for electric car

The Rezidor Hotel Group, a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, is co-operating with its partner RWE to equip its hotel garages with charging stations for electric cars. In time for this year’s... read more

2012/05/21 Fit for Green Meetings

The Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU) is backing a project of the GCB German Convention Bureau e.V. to train 500 sustainability advisers in the event sector. The response to the first seminar on... read more

2012/05/10 Germany number two worldwide as a convention destination

Germany has again defended its position as one of the leading global destinations for meetings and conventions. For the eighth year in succession, the study conducted by the International Congress &... read more

2012/05/08 Leonardo Royal Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz now "Certified Green Hotel"

The German business travel association VDR recently distinguished the 4-star Superior Leonardo Royal Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz as "Certified Green Hotel®". The certificate was presented by VDR... read more

2012/04/26 On the way to becoming Europe's greenest hotel city

Visitors to Gothenburg in the western part of Swedencan be sure to contribute to eco-friendliness and sustainability when bedding their weary heads on hotel pillows in most of the city's hotels,... read more

2012/04/11 Handover at Congress Allianz

The Congress Allianz, a marketing association of ten prominent congress centres acrossGermany, has a new chairperson. Now it is RuhrCongress Bochum’s turn at the helm. At the end of March, its... read more

2012/03/20 Successful international business acquisition

The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) continues to grow its market share of international meetings and conference trade. In the period from October 2011 to February 2012 it was awarded... read more

2012/03/07 All Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts in Europe Green Globe-certified

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, the upscale international hospitality group of Swiss origin, has announced that it is on track to become the most Green Globe certified hotel company in the world. All 21... read more

2012/02/29 “Professional Conference Management” for meeting and event planners

Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) together with International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) will be organising a regional seminar and training on... read more

2012/02/15 Seminar launch to train sustainability consultants

To encourage the provision of sustainable meetings inGermany, in 2012 the GCB German Convention Bureau is offering a total of six seminars for meeting planners. The one-and-a-half-day courses impart... read more

2012/02/06 Vienna Convention Bureau now certifies Green Meetings

The Vienna Convention Bureau (VCB) is committed to sustainable behaviour and meetings tourism that respects the environment. As an Austrian ecolabel licensee, in addition to supporting sustainability... read more

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