Corporate Travel Services: Planning business meetings and events in Berlin
15th August 2014
Events and meeting planners know, organising a successful company event can be tricky and finding the right venue for the right price can be time consuming, especially when you are planning your business event or conference in a city like Berlin, which is one of the premier European business destinations for international trade fairs and conferences. As corporate travel services provider for MICE Management, we’ve created this blog providing event organisers and planners with an overview of the MICE destination Berlin, one of the world’s top five popular cities for meetings and events.
Business Travel Destination Berlin
With an area of 891 square kilometres, Berlin is nine times bigger than Paris and with 1,700 has more bridges than Venice. 108,500 events with 8.26 million participants were staged here last year; an especially impressive number when you consider that it only just started actively marketing to the convention industry in 2001. Meeting planners are appreciative of the city’s commitment to green initiatives. The new fairground hall of ICC Berlin is also highly valued by event organisers. It is also interesting to note that Berlin is the world market leader for medical conventions.
When business comes to an end for the day, convention-visitors may find themselves at a loss as to decide where to begin as Berlin is renowned for just about everything, from its orchestras and museums to its architecture and nightlife. For further advice you can contact our corporate travel services team.
Getting there & around
Depending on your location before travelling to Berlin, you can reach the German capital by plane (via Berlin Tegel Airport or Schönefeld Airport), train, boat, coach or car. It is well connected nationally and internationally.
While there, travellers have all kinds of transport available to get around during their corporate travel. Whether you choose to take a taxi or travel via the extensive network of public transport, you’ll safely reach your destination. But of course, our corporate travel services specialists would recommend you to take the S-Bahn, U-Bahn, tram or bus for less expensive alternatives. To support the green idea, you may even rent a bicycle at one of the numerous bike rental locations. In any case, consider traffic jams when choosing your means of transport.
Corporate Meetings and Events
Sometimes selecting the right location for an event is simple; no one needs to compromise if everything is possible. In Berlin, the choice of special locations includes among others the 368m-high television tower to the hangar of the former Tempelhof Airport, accommodating 5,000 guests. Apart from this one, Berlin offers some truly amasing historical, architectural and special hall venues. Europe’s most modern hotel landscape offers unique diversity at favourable rates, not only as accommodation, but also for meeting rooms of various sizes. Just one more reasons for our corporate travel services team to recommend Berlin as a MICE destination.
A new congress and trade fair centre – the CityCube Berlin – was built on the site of the former Deutschland Halle. Since spring 2014 it temporarily replaces the ICC Berlin, which will be completely closed and refurbished. With the re-opening of the ICC Berlin, Messe Berlin will then have almost double of its current convention capacity.
Looking to receive more information and advice regarding our corporate travel services? Get in touch with a Flightline Travel Management Consultant today.
Corporate travel services, helping meetings and events planners choose the right venue for your company
Flightline Travel Management are a business travel company with over 20 years of experience in helping SMEs and large companies to travel smarter on business. Our Event-Line business travel solutions and corporate travel services are aimed at helping clients simplify meetings and events management. Our corporate travel management specialists know the inside outs of MICE management, whether you need to find the perfect meeting rooms, venues, book incentive group travel, track meetings spend or take out the complexity of strategic meetings management – we are here to help.
Event-line, business travel agents for meetings and events services, can help you choose the right corporate travel services for your company’s MICE travel needs and achieve meetings goals. Call us today on 0844 332 0174 or make an online enquiry.
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