Hamburg brings top-class medical congress to the city

In 2021, the eyes of the international community of neurosurgeons will be on Hamburg as the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) will be holding its annual congress here. Around 2,000 specialists are expected to join the event, which will take place at the CCH – Congress Center Hamburg and once again confirm Hamburg’s relevance as a science location.

A new addition to the HCB’s conventions team

Hamburg, 2 July 2018 – Karine Serra has joined the Hamburg Convention Bureau’s Conventions unit. A graduate event manager with a focus on business tourism, Karine Serra is filling the previous role of Nele Aumann, who has been serving as head of the Conventions unit since March 2018.

Yes ICANN: Hamburg to host 2020 annual meeting of Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

Hamburg, 27 June 2018 ¬– In 2020, Germany could provide the setting for important decisions on core functions of the internet as the City of Hamburg, together with the eco – Association of the Internet Industry e. V. and Denic eG, has been chosen as the host for the 69th meeting of ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) from 17 to 23 October 2020. This was decided at the recent ICANN 62 Policy Forum in Panama City.

4,000 international experts in stem cell research to meet in Hamburg in 2021

Hamburg, 25 May, 2018 – Hamburg and the CCH – Congress Center Hamburg — are pleased to be selected to host the 2021 annual meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR). The largest global gathering of stem cell scientists, ISSCR 2021 will bring as many as 4,000 researchers from around the world to Hamburg to share and discuss the latest news and discoveries in the stem cell field.

Nele Aumann is new head of the HCB’s Conventions unit

Hamburg, 12 March 2018 – Nele Aumann has taken on the role of head of the Hamburg Convention Bureau’s (HCB) Conventions unit. As part of her new position, she will be coordinating the unit’s team of six in charge of marketing Hamburg as a MICE destination in Germany and abroad. With this, the HCB’s executive tier is yet again complete.

Hamburg to host the 2021 ITS World Congress: strategic focus on cluster events is once again paying off

Hamburg, 01 November 2017 – The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg has won the bid to host the 2021 World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). The decision of the international ITS committee was announced last night by the European interest group ERTICO-ITS and Hamburg Senator Frank Horch during the Hamburg evening at the 2017 ITS World Congress in Montréal, Canada. In addition to Hamburg, there were three other international cities competing to host this large-scale event.

Successful launch of Hamburg on Tour event in London

London, 20 October 2017 – The City of Hamburg is on tour, providing locals with the opportunity to hear, feel and experience the rhythm of Hamburg first-hand. This is the essence of the Hamburg on Tour live communication event that was kicked off in London yesterday. Over the next few days, London’s locals will be able to experience Hanseatic design, maritime flair, networking and exchange opportunities with stakeholders from science and business, and plenty of culture and music – facilitated by the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, festivals from the Hamburg Metropolitan Region, as well as partners such as the CraftBeerMarket and the FC St. Pauli football club. A dedicated networking reception on Thursday with some 130 guests from science and business marked the successful launch of the event.

Positive trend in Hamburg’s MICE sector as figures continue to rise

Hamburg, 25 August 2017 – The number of conference and convention guests in Hamburg continues to grow. According to the most recent Conference and Convention Market Survey commissioned by the Hamburg Convention Bureau GmbH, the number of overnight stays attributable to meetings, incentives, conventions and events (MICE) increased from about 2.3 million in 2013 to approx. 3.0 million in 2016, with a potential monetary value added of more than 706.5 million euro.

Establishment of new conference hotel as a further milestone for Hamburg as a convention destination

Hamburg, 22 August 2017 – The recent decision to establish an international conference hotel in Hamburg’s HafenCity district represents a further important step on the road to becoming a competitive meetings and convention destination. Once completed in 2021, Hamburg will be able to offer a much broader range of options for hosting medium-sized conventions. The Hamburg Convention Bureau GmbH (HCB) believes that this will increase Hamburg’s position when it comes to competing with major international convention destinations.

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