The German Convention Bureau (GCB) has announced that it will be partnering with virtual PlanetIMEX, and will be contributing several sessions to the event’s programme.
Matthias Schultze, GCB’s managing director, said: “IMEX and the GCB German Convention Bureau have been trusting partners from the very start. In challenging times like these, we are more than happy to support team IMEX in further developing their renowned portfolio and meeting new needs.
“With its dual focus on digital networking, while at the same time planning for future face-to-face encounters, IMEX is a perfect match to the GCB’s recovery strategy ‘At the heart of future events‘.”
The GCB’s PlanetIMEX week will begin on 12 October with ‘Monday Funday’, a Germany fun facts quiz.
On 15 October, together with the Dutch, Danish and Catalan convention bureaux, the GCB will discuss the coronavirus impact on the European convention sector and different scenarios for recovery for the PlanetIMEX session ‘From response to recovery: Africa, Asia, Europe, Germany, Latin America, Middle East, USA’. Created in co-operation with the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), the session will take a look at current progress, regulations and the state of business readiness across seven regions.
Another GCB session on 15 October will provide participants with an update on Germany including an outlook on different scenarios for market development based on recent study results. Representatives from German hotels, destinations, venues and event agencies will share their perspective and solutions for future meetings and events as well.
GCB will also be discussing the hybrid multi-site congress BOCOM – Experience Borderless Communication via a live webinar on PlanetIMEX’s Community Day on 16 October. Initiated by the GCB, the event is accompanied by Fraunhofer IAO to scientifically evaluate the characteristics, benefits and limitations of the different elements of a hybrid format. The GCB’s Sarah Skavron and Birgit Pacher will present first research results, providing insights into a scientific and holistic examination of the hybrid event format.
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