Safely Made in Berlin: CVB leads by example in staging customer event first

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Safely Made in Berlin: CVB leads by example in staging customer event first

Berlin has shown, 9 July, how the city’s new events with hygiene concept works in practice by staging the city’s first live customer event implementing the new Covid-19 hygiene and safety protocols.

Berlin Convention Office has played a major role in devising the concept and stands ready to support events planners with hygiene guidelines and implementing the regulations in practice.

The informational event ‘Made in Berlin’ showed just how physical events be held in times of coronavirus.

The Berlin event and congress industry is the first in Germany to show how events can be held in compliance with all hygiene standards.

During that first live event, the visitBerlin Berlin convention office together with its partner e.V. introduced the new hygiene guidelines to the Berlin MICE industry.

At the TIPI am Kanzleramt performing arts theatre, as well as the KPM Quartier, the partners presented the new-look hygiene event framework in practice.

Sebastian Slamka, Bundesverband Digitale Wirtschaft e.V. said: “The visitBerlin ‘Made in Berlin’ event demonstrated clearly how creating experiences is still possible even when keeping distance and following all hygiene protocols. This experience encourages us to let physical events take place again.”

Anett Ganswindt, Jokmok & Lite Life GmbH, added: “A heartfelt thank you to visitBerlin for realising this event in such a short time. Corona has upset the plans of the entire event industry. I am taking away a lot of input for upcoming events and can now convince my clients with more certainty to carry out events without hesitation even in these times.”

Marco Oelschlegel, director Conventions of the visitBerlin Berlin Convention Office, chief organiser of the event, said: “With our first customer event, we showed that targeted and attractive events are possible even in this new era. Together with our partners, we are setting a signal for the industry. The conditions for safe events are now given with the official openings, industry standards and the overall high quality standard of the Berlin MICE industry.”

Marko Schilp, second chairman, visitBerlin Convention Partner e.V added.: “In developing the hygiene framework concept, we translated the general requirements of the Containment Measures Ordinance for Berlin into a framework that is relevant to the MICE industry and led the way into uncharted territory. Anyone who wants to start planning their event can do so. All that needs to be done is tailor the hygiene framework concept to your specific event. Everyone who orients themselves on it when creating their specific hygiene concept is on safe terrain.”

Anyone planning an event can contact the visitBerlin Berlin Convention Office for more detail: convention@visitberlin.de

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