GCB German Convention Bureau e. V.
The GCB German Convention Bureau represents Germany as a leading sustainable destination in the world for meetings and conventions. It supports its members and partners in national and international marketing of their products and services as well as providing wider support for the sector.
The GCB enables congress and conference organisers worldwide to access a Germany-wide network of first-class venues, congress centres, event agencies and marketing organisations that deliver customised solutions for your events.
At the same time, we are not only a partner for event planners, but in a wider sense support everyone involved in the MICE industry with our network. We serve as a platform bringing people together and we provide special industry know-how.
With its specialist know-how about Germany as a conference and congress destination, the GCB supports event organisers with relevant insights and expertise: We organise seminars and provide information on regional industry hubs. We advise on sustainable event planning and green meetings, produce newsletters and help organise Educational Trips and site visits. Moreover, the GCB collects market data and provides information about trends and innovations that are relevant for the event industry.
The GCB actively supports its 200 members and partners in marketing their portfolio on a national and international level. Altogether, the GBC represents 450 leading congress centres, conference centres, event agencies and local marketing organisations. Lufthansa, German Rail (Deutsche Bahn) and the German Tourist Board (DZT) are strong strategic partners that support the GCB’s work.
GCB German Convention Bureau e.V.
European Association of Event Centres (EVVC)
The EVVC represents about 750 event centres of all kinds and sizes in Germany and Europe.
Event organisers and supply companies supplement the association’s broad range, thus making the EVVC the most versatile communications network within the sector.
About 750 event centres, congress locations, arenas and special event locations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Italy and other bordering European countries are represented by this currently unique lobbying organisation. Small, traditional town halls belong to the EVVC as well as
multi-functional arenas with up to 50,000 seats as “event-temples” of modern times.
In excess, about 70 supplier companies from the event industry currently support the association and it’s members as partners of the EVVC. By doing this they complement the communication-network in an ideal way.
The main tasks of the EVVC are to inform, provide counsel for and facilitate its members within a professional networking framework, whilst at the same time offering an ideal communications platform. As well as providing pragmatic support in the fields of marketing, legal advice, technical event equipment & the development of up-to-date industry key data, the association also places great emphasis on the area of education within the industry. EVVC’s education programme is particularly applicable to the extensive association-intern seminar programmes. As well as this, EVVC also works very closely with the organisers of a number of different educational
programmes. We see this as being an excellent way to contribute to, and support, the industry’s youth in a sustainable manner.
European Association of Event Centers (EVVC):
Eschersheimer Landstraße 23
60322 Frankfurt am Main