Frankfurt has secured two international medical congresses which will bring over 20,000 attendees to the city over the next two years.
The European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT) and the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) both chose the city over a number of high-profile European alternatives for their annual congresses.
The EBMT convention is set to bring 6,000 participants to Messe Frankfurt, 24-27 March 2019. The following year, the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) convention, one of the largest European medical conventions with 15,000 participants, will come to the city, 3-6 June 2020.
This successful outcome can be attributed to the joint efforts of the city’s convention teams and its scientific representatives. The CVB also claims accessibility, infrastructure and the quality and capacity of the venues were strong cards in securing the win.
Thomas Feda, managing director of Tourismus+Congress GmbH Frankfurt am Main, said: “We are proud that our efforts to position Frankfurt as a city with great charm, an excellent choice of hotels, tourism sights, shopping, art, culture, cuisine and an appealing cosmopolitan outlook have borne fruit. This has led to our city establishing itself in the eyes of the world as a medical conference venue.”
Uwe Behm, member of the Executive Board of Messe Frankfurt GmbH, who is responsible for the entire congress business, added: “We are very pleased at the success of these joint efforts, which once again show the advantages we offer and the excellent image we have as an international congress location.”
City congress ambassadors have played a major role in the big efforts to promote Frankfurt as a centre for medical conferences.
As professor Ulf Müller-Ladner, from Kerckhoff-Klinik GmbH, Department of Rheumatology, Bad Nauheim, says: “We are regularly involved in organising national and international medical conventions, sometimes with more than 15,000 participants. From this experience, I can safely say that Frankfurt is in the Champions League of international congress destinations. The support provided by the well coordinated team of the City of Frankfurt and Messe Frankfurt shows the professionalism of the partners, as could be seen to great effect when the Rheumatology Congress was held in Frankfurt in 2016.”