Germany’s capital city is a world center for culture, politics, media and science. With an economy supported by high-tech, pharmaceuticals, biomedical engineering and renewable energy, it’s understandable why it ranks among the elite meeting destinations in the world.
“Extraordinary meeting facilities and great value for money are only two of many advantages of Berlin. Europe’s most modern hotel landscape can be found here as well as unique cultural offerings. These features make Berlin a perfect MICE destination and, according to the latest ICCA statistics, one of the top three cities for association congresses worldwide. With the Berlin Convention Office of VisitBerlin, meeting planners also have competent support in organizing and staging an event in our city. Customers benefit from our years of experience, a wide network of contacts and booking blocks of hotel rooms at no charge.” —Heike Mahmoud, VisitBerlin Convention Office
CityCube Berlin will debut in March, serving as a temporary replacement for the International Congress Centre (ICC), which will be closed for renovation. The Cube can host 10,000, with two main floors, flexible wall partitioning, numerous conference rooms and exhibition grounds nearby. Estrel Berlin, used equally for entertainment, conventions and hotel accommodations, holds up to 6,000 people and is adjacent to a 1,125-room hotel. Waldorf Astoria Berlin, which opened in the fall of 2012, offers 232 guest rooms and nearly 3,600 sq. ft. of meeting space.
Berlin hosted a whopping 176 international association meetings in 2016, the fourth-highest total in the world. ICC remains closed, but CityCube Berlin, which opened in May 2014, easily accommodates large groups. It features three levels, consisting of 50 halls and spaces, and a pillar-free convention hall for 5,000 people. A direct connection to Berlin ExpoCenter City makes more than 1.9 million sq. ft. available in the vicinity.