Why Berlin? 
Heike Mahmoud, Director Conventions, visitBerlin Berlin Convention Office
Did you know, that in Berlin..
... 126,200 congresses and events were held in 2013? (20% were associations and organizations)
... the highest number of participants came from the medicine, science and research sector, who made up 14% of the total (previous year: 12%)
... 278 medical technology and more than 200 biotechnology companies are established
... 180 nations call Berlin their home
... 6,500 restaurants and 12,543 night life options
Where to meet in Berlin?
In over 350 conference hotels and 4 congress centers. New opening of the CityCube Berlin with 11,000 PAX capacity on 5 May 2014
Where to stay in Berlin?
In over 800 hotels and 132,000 hotel beds:
* 5-star hotels with in total 7,112 hotel rooms - Waldorf Astoria, Ritz Carlton Berlin, Grand Hyatt
* 4-star hotels with in total 23,934 hotel rooms - Estrel Berlin with 1,125 rooms and a convention hall for 6,000 delegates is Germany’s largest hotel, its second convention hall will add another 5,400 places, its new Estrel Tower another 814 rooms, Maritim Hotel, 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin
* 3-star hotels with in total 10,147 hotel rooms
How to get to Berlin?
Berlin's extensive public transport network connects all areas of the city for fast and easy access. 10 underground lines (U-Bahn), 15 suburban railway lines (S-Bahn), 149 bus lines, 23 tram lines
Do you offer any special services/assistance for associations?
+ official congress applications (bid book and PowerPointPresentation)
+ vacancy enquiries for hotels and locations
+ management and reservation of hotel room contingents
+ connecting you to your ideal professional service provider
+ support to promote your congress
+ liaising directly with the decision makers and the network in Berlin
Whom to contact in Berlin?
Heike Mahmoud, CMP Director Conventions at visitBerlin Berlin Convention Office, Tel: +49 30 264748 490, e-mail: heike.mahmoud@visitberlin.de
The Berlin Convention Office is the Convention & Visitor Bureau of the city of Berlin. It is the main contact for associations plannning an event in Berlin. It offers free-of-charge advice on selecting and booking: Congress and conference facilities, hotel allotments (with management service), event locations, catering services and restaurants, tickets for evening events, transfer services and expert tour guide services. w w w. convention. visitBerlin. de