Berlin is a top international convention city and has been for the past 5 years. BER should make it even more popular.
Berlin has been named as one of the top five convention cities worldwide by ICCA for the past five years – not for one but many reasons. The German capital convinces with a large number of convention centres and locations – including the award winning International Congress Centre ICC – as well as Europe’s most modern hotel landscape. The opening of the new capital airport in June 2012 will result in an increase in long haul flights ensuring Berlin becomes even more attractive for international event planners.
Berlin hosts more than 113,000 events a year, an especially impressive number when you consider that it only just started actively marketing to the convention industry in 2001. More than 9.1 million travel to Berlin to conduct business and the 2012 opening of the new Berlin Brandenburg airport should only cause those numbers to soar even further.
Meeting planners are appreciative of the city's commitment to green initiatives. The new fairground hall of ICC Berlin is also highly anticipated by event organizers. It is also interesting to note that Berlin is the world market leader for medical conventions.
When business comes to an end for the day, convention-goers may find themselves at a loss as to just where to begin as Berlin is renowned for just about everything, from its orchestras and museums (check out the East Side Gallery for a moving display showcasing the Berlin Wall as art) to its architecture and nightlife.