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Up to 40,000 square metres available in all shapes and sizes
Bremen Exhibition Centre is a popular location for event organisers. The world's leading conference and exhibition on ocean science (2009), the largest convention worldwide for space exploration and the annual congress of the German Association of Psychology (2010) are just three of over 50 recent events that have chosen Bremen Exhibition Centre as the setting for their prestigious occasion. With an area of around 40,000 square metres in halls of all shapes and sizes, Bremen Exhibition Centre can offer a broad range of possibilities to suit a large variety of events.
Bremen Exhibition Centre boasts 21 conference rooms across its three buildings. The Arena is the city's largest indoor venue for staging concerts. Next to the Arena, Bremen Conference Centre (CCB) accommodates 16 individually designed rooms with capacities ranging from 25 to 1,600 people. Together they can be merged to create one single level exhibition hall, and then using a soundproof mobile partition system they can be divided up again according to the specific requirements of the customer. Events for up to 10,000 people are made possible by utilising the adjoining exhibition halls, while structured cabling running throughout the buildings provides state-of-the-art technology. What's more, an event isn't just guaranteed to be eye-catching for first-time visitors: with large glass-fronted parts of the northern facade offering stunning views of Bremen's green heart, the Bürgerpark, events here never fail to impress.
Easy access to where the action is
In addition to the flexibility offered by the hall space, the location of the exhibition grounds is a very attractive feature for both organisers and visitors. Its slogan 'Welcome to the heart of the action' is also true in a literal sense given that Bremen Exhibition Centre is situated in the very centre of the city, with the train station only a couple of minutes' walk away, the city centre a 10 minute walk, and Bremen City Airport just 15 minutes on the tram.
Such easy access and good public transport connections are essential criteria for anyone wanting to organise an eco-friendly event, but Bremen Exhibition Centre's role in lessening the environmental impact of its events doesn't end there. For instance, since spring 2010, the exhibition halls have been supplied with power generated by the 2,300 solar panels that cover 20,000 square metres of their roof space, with any surplus being fed back into the grid. This results in a saving of around 400 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year. Bremen Exhibition Centre has long been conscious of its energy consumption. The installation of advanced technology for its centralised control system - e.g. lighting and heating in the halls - has already produced a 25 per cent reduction in electricity consumption in recent years. In terms of lighting, switching to energy-efficient LED tubes should provide even greater energy reductions.
Returning to the subject of the exhibition grounds' accessible location - if you want to travel by car, it couldn't be easier. Electronic signs guide motorists across Bremen to the exhibition grounds. There is 100,000 square metres of outdoor parking space in front of the exhibition halls, providing around 2,500 car parking spaces, plus an additional 320 spaces in an on-site multi-storey car park. This space is available all year round with the exception of a three week period in October, when the outdoor car park is used for the Bremen Freimarkt funfair.
Continuous flow of new events, lots of regular visitors
The range of possibilities that Bremen offers is greatly appreciated by organisers, as well as exhibitors and visitors. This explains why Bremen Exhibition Centre is able to stage such a broad range of events year after year and has managed to build up an impressive list of major new customers: a total of 55 in 2010, 20 of which it acquired single-handedly. In addition to the aforementioned COSPAR convention for space exploration, which welcomed 3,800 visitors from 58 countries, Bremen also hosted Germany's Special Olympic National Games. The 'Wissenschaftsforum Chemie' - forum of the German Chemical Society (GDCh) was held here in 2011 and drew around 2,000 visitors, and at the start of 2012, 7,000 visitors travelled to Bremen for the German Biogas Association's annual conference and trade fair.
Bremen Exhibition Centre also organises many of its own events, attracting a wealth of visitors to the city each year. The 'Intensivmedizin & Intensivpflege' medical symposium, for instance, draws up to 4,000 visitors, while the HanseLife shopping and lifestyle fair plays host to over 70,000 visitors; Bremen's jazzahead! festival has now established itself as a major draw for an audience of music fans from all over the globe. Major events, such as the Bremen 6-day cycle race, are also staged here, as well as numerous other sporting and corporate events.
A complete one-stop service
The convention bureau of the BTZ works in close partnership with Bremen Exhibition Centre to assist with the planning, organisation and coordination of conferences, conventions and other major events. The team offers a complete individual one-stop service from A to Z. The Bremen Convention Bureau is only too happy to assist in devising a tailored programme that will help find the right space or bring your ideas for incentive activities
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