In anticipation of in-person encounters, the Stuttgart Convention Bureau is presenting itself along with nine powerful and innovative partners at IMEX in Frankfurt this year. Visitors to the city’s stand at the show, 31 May-2 June, will find information not only on location news, event concepts and incentive programmes, but also about event agency and event technology services in the southwest of the German Federal Republic.
Nature, as the central theme of this year’s IMEX, will be addressed specifically by the Messe StuttgartTrade Fair Center – Germany’s first climate-neutral certified exhibition grounds – and the ICS International Congress Center Stuttgart. The Stuttgart team says sustainable meeting and trade fair requirements can be delivered over a total exhibition area of 120,000sqm. Solar panels on the roof of the exhibition halls and the multi-storey car park provide solar power. Together, these represent the fifth-largest, roof-mounted solar energy system in the world.
One of the Suttgart partners at IMEX is the Liederhalle Culture and Congress Center in the heart of the city. With direct access to a hotel, the recently renovated complex boasts good event and networking technology and green event concepts. It promises to deliver for organisers in the Swabian tradition.
Music and theatre, literature and dance, meetings and seminars, trade fairs and markets, festivals and celebrations are the focus of another venue, Stuttgart’s Bürgerzentrum Waiblingen. The civic centre, set in the idyllic landscape of the Talaue park, offers an extensive range of room and service options. Its team also provides advice on exciting supporting activities in unusual places to supplement any event. The venue is close to the city centre, surrounded by greenery on the banks of the River Rems.
Another of the Stuttgart Region’s magnets is Outletcity Metzingen, Europe’s biggest outlet centre.
The city is also full of automobile heritage, from the first patented motor car to the latest hydrogen-powered vehicles, and the Mercedes-Benz Museum is a memorable experience. It also offers an exclusive setting for meetings, conferences and gala dinners.
The Porsche Museum in Stuttgart offers outstanding ambience for elegant events ranging from conferences to galas. And high-speed incentives thrills are to be found at the Porsche Experience Center at the Hockenheimring.
The city also boasts creative minds at ellis EVENTS offer professional full-service concepts for 10 to 13,000 participants and the company is celebrating its 35th anniversary at the IMEX 2022.
Another partner is Neumann&Müller Veranstaltungstechnik, headquartered in Esslingen am Neckar. This full-service technology provider offers tailor-made, emotive and technically optimised live communication systems.
“After a break of two years we are greatly looking forward to representing the Stuttgart Region for the 20th time at the IMEX. Both live events and digital event concepts are dear to our heart – but in the long run nothing can take the place of personal encounters. In close co-operation with our partners we can inspire and inform event professionals about innovative and also sustainable event solutions through our joint competences,” says Karina Grützner, head of the Convention Bureau.
The SCB represents over 200 venues from the wider city region, including conference hotels and special locations. The SCB counts among its strategic partners: the ICS International Congress Center Stuttgart/Messe Stuttgart (Trade Fair Centre), the Liederhalle Culture and Congress Centre, Stuttgart Airport, WRS (Stuttgart Region Economic Development Corporation).
Photo: Stuttgart Palace Square. copyright Stuttgart-Marketing GmbH. Alwin Maigler.