Berlin government and Lufthansa pursue rescue deal, sources say

Germany’s national airline Lufthansa and the Berlin government are pursuing a €9bn ($9.7bn) rescue package, company and government sources said, 28 April, but gave no timing for an agreement after a report overnight said the deal was complete. Lufthansa declined to comment and a spokeswoman for the economy ministry had no immediate comment. A government source said talks would continue. Sources cl...

ITB Berlin cancelled, France bans all large events due to coronavirus

ITB Berlin, MIPIM and the Paris Book Fair have all announced their cancellation or postponement, as the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus continues to cause disruption.

Spacebase acquires MICE Service GmbH

Berlin-based Venue rental platform Spacebase has acquired Mice Service GmbH, a German full-service agency for events.

Cologne Convention Bureau announces ‘realignment’

The Cologne Convention Bureau (CCB), which is part of the Cologne Tourist Board, got a new leader at the turn of the year, with Filiz Ük appointed to head the unit.

Berlin Convention Office appoints new head

Marco Oelschlegel has been appointed as the new head of the Berlin Convention Office (BCO) of visitBerlin.

Change of director at Braehler ICS Konferenztechnik AG

The CEO of Braehler ICS Konferenztechnik AG, Christophe Permantier, will hand over his executive role to managers Tobias Maier and Rene Fassbender, effective 1 January 2020.

New CEO for Cologne Tourist Board

Dr. Jürgen Martin Amann will become Chief Executive Officer of KölnTourismus GmbH (Cologne Tourist Board), at the beginning of 2020.

Germany’s Gateway

With Hamburg’s Congress Centre (CCH) closing for a major two-year €197m (US$206m) renovation project set to make it Germany’s biggest convention centre by 2019, the city is not breaking its conference stride and has plenty else to offer international planners. This exciting city on the Elbe is opening up on many other meeting fronts, providing a northern European gateway for organisers looking for...