Huge gains seen in Germany’s international delegate numbers

Germany sees international delegates soar to 25.6m


1 June 2015
More than 383 million people overall participated in meetings in Germany in 2014, representing a 3.3% uplift on 2013 and a sixth consecutive year of growth.

A total of 3.04 million conferences, meetings and events took place in 2014, a 1% rise on 2013, with the number of conference hotels, centres and venue spaces increasing by 1.7% to 7,152.

Matthias Schultze, Managing Director of the German Convention Bureau (GCB), said: "The continuous growth of the German meetings industry shows that we are well-positioned in the international meetings market, but we can never rest on our laurels. We continuously analyse important trends, issues and opportunities to further strengthen our offerings for global planners and visitors. The Meeting & Event Barometer 2015 is one way we do this."

The annual Meeting & Event Barometer is conducted by the European Institute for the Meetings Industry (EITW) on behalf of the European Association of Event Centres (EVVC), the German Convention Bureau (GCB), and the German National Tourist Board (GNTB). This is the ninth year the Meeting & Event Barometer has been conducted.
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