Bremen's conference facilities are located right in the heart of the city.
It's easy to find your way around Bremen.
Once off the train you're just a few minutes away from Bremen Conference Centre (CCB) where you can attend a conference or visit an exhibition in
one of the adjoining halls. Why not combine this with a driving experience on an off-road obstacle course and an overnight stay in one of the many hotels in the direct vicinity of the exhibition grounds? Bremen has become a popular location for company events and for conferences of international standing thanks to its excellent conference facilities, an exciting programme of activities and its easy accessibility. Another distinct advantage to Bremen is the comprehensive range of services offered by the Convention Bureau of the Bremer Touristik-Zentrale (BTZ), a unique service rarely found anywhere else in Germany.
Events in a city of contrasts
Come to Bremen to experience a city of contrasts. The city centre of Bremen is home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites: the medieval town hall and the impressive Roland statue on the market square. Only a couple of tram stops away from here, Astrium is hard at work creating unmanned resupply spacecraft for the International Space Station. On the left bank of the River Weser you'll find traditional products such as Hachez Chocolate being manufactured, as well as some more famous brands including Beck's beer. The new headquarters for Radio Bremen are located over on the other side of the river.
Bremen's seafaring traditions are still very much alive and well, particularly in the city's northern Vegesack district where you'll find a whole host of attractions along the 1.8km Maritime Mile. If you wander around the old docklands close to the city centre you'll discover an area undergoing transformation into the city's most modern and vibrant district to live, work and play. The west of the city is home to the Fallturm, Europe's one and only drop tower conducting experiments in zero gravity, which overlooks the University of Bremen and the Universum interactive science centre.
Many of the main attractions are just a short walk away from Bremen Exhibition and Conference Centre through the city centre. The extensive local public transport system is on hand for any sights of interest further afield, and also provides an excellent connection between Bremen's international airport and the exhibition grounds via a short 15-minute tram ride. If you're travelling by car, electronic signs will guide you across Bremen
to bring you straight to Bremen Conference Centre. There are approximately 2,500 parking spaces directly in front of the exhibition halls, plus an additional 320 spaces in the on-site multi-storey car park.
Flexible venues for events of any size
Bremen Conference Centre presents 16 individually designed rooms, complete with access to a first-class hotel and the option to use any of the adjoining exhibition halls. The high standard of its facilities has encouraged many industries to regularly choose Bremen for their events. The aerospace industry is one such frequent visitor to the city, with 2010 seeing Bremen host the world's largest convention for space exploration, COSPAR. Chemists and psychologists also enjoy staging their events here.
Bremen offers the ideal setting and an essential behind-the-scenes support service for a host of other major events. The German Protestant Church Conference was held here in 2009 and in 2010, Bremen hosted Germany's largest sporting event for people with disabilities, the Special Olympics National Games. 2011 saw Bremen host the German Archaeological Conference and at the start of 2012, the German Biogas Association chose the city as the location for its annual conference and trade fair.
A varied programme of activities
Events and conferences are much more likely to have a deeper impact if combined with a tailored programme of activities. Visitors to Bremen will have the chance to take a seat on the 'earthquake sofa', perform on the big stage, observe space shuttle designers at Astrium, or even experience an off-road driving session at Mercedes-Benz.
Bremen offers an impressive array of activities to enjoy in your free time, be it sports or team building, or perhaps something with more of a cultural or culinary flavour. The BTZ is only too happy to assist in devising a tailored programme that will help bring your ideas for incentive activities
to life. For an overview of everything there is to do, take a look at the new conference planner which includes comprehensive information about conference facilities, the services provided by the BTZ, as well as a list of hotels in Bremen. Visitors weary from a busy day of activities can rest their heads in any one of the hotels Bremen has to offer. There are a total of around 9,000 beds in the whole of the city, with just over half of these within walking distance of the exhibition grounds.
Go green with an eco-friendly event
In an era of climate change, event organisers and visitors alike increasingly want their exhibitions and conferences to be run in as eco-friendly a manner as possible. As a compact, manageable city, Bremen is perfectly equipped to meet these needs. The exhibition centre itself plays its role in helping to reduce environmental impact: some of the halls generate their own power from solar panels and are equipped to use energy-saving technology. Increasingly, the larger hotels are also seeking to meet the demands of environmentally-conscious event organisers by adopting more eco-friendly practices. It is now even possible to arrange 'green meetings' in the leafy forum at the heart of the botanika rhododendron park, which creates a unique atmosphere for its visitors.
For more detailed information about all our products and services, please contact the Bremen Convention Bureau at the BTZ on Tel.: +49 (0)421 308 0016, Fax: +49 (0)421 308 0089, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and find out more online: www.kongress-bremen.de. BZT is a member of the German Convention Bureau (GCB).