showcase magazine Sep 2011germany showcase
Welcome to our Showcase Germany Event Paradise, a stylish online magazine dedicated to the event industry.
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In this edition of Showcase Germany, we present the very best of the German event industry, featuring the German Convention Bureau e.V., Banks Sadler, Sir F.K. Savigny Hotel Berlin, FAMEonME Casting, rentec GmbH, Celebrity Speakers GmbH and many more of Germany's finest service providers.
Germany is Europe’s leading meeting destination and in 2010 it hosted 2.69 million events. This diverse and culturally rich country is amongst the leaders in technology and sustainability and is widely known for its outstanding quality of service. Business leaders experience successful events while enjoying Germany as a popular tourism destination with its unique culture, landscapes and venues.
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GCB German Convention Bureau e.V. Frankfurt PCO Professional Congress Organizers
Germany - the most popular destination for meetings and conventions in Europe
Being the world’s number two and Europe’s leading destination for meetings, Germany is the international venue of choice. An excellent infrastructure, a leader in economy, 6,420 top equipped meeting venues, great value for money plus a strong service mentality are only a few facts that argue for Germany’s top ranking.
In 2010, 2.7 million events took place and were attended by 323 million people and more than 90% of organizers worldwide are confident: Germany’s image as a meeting destination is constantly improving!
The GCB German Convention Bureau markets Germany as a destination for meetings. It operates as an interface between organisers and suppliers of the German meetings market and offers information through its website. With 230 members the GCB unites Germany’s leading players of the meeting industry. As Strategic Partners, Deutsche Lufthansa, Deutsche Bahn and the German National Tourist Board (DZT) support the work of the GCB.
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Accolos Eventmanagement GmbH Dusseldorf event management
Accolos is an Event Management Company based in Dusseldorf, Germany. Their business is based on three areas:
accoMMODATION – hotel accommodation in various categories and locations.
loGISTICS - travel management, site programs, touristic services, sightseeing, transfers.
sERVICES – customer orientation is one of the most important aspects when creating any kind of event.
As a full service agency they can organise tailor-made programs especially in the Rhein-Ruhr area (Dusseldorf, Cologne), and as a marketing partner also in Turkey and Croatia in their Premium MICE Resorts. These outstanding locations can handle events with more than 1,500 participants.
A second focus lies on events, incentives and hospitality services in combination with sports and related to major sporting events, e.g. Football World Cups and European Championships, the Olympics or Formula 1 and motorsport. For World Cup 2010 Accolos handled for example sponsors, guests and families of the Serbian Football Federation.
B.EFFECTIVE GmbH & Co. KG Cologne event management
Professionalism and passion!
B.EFFECTIVE is a spirited team that successfully works every day to develop diverse ideas for your unique event. They do so within three locations: Cologne, Berlin and Munich. The agency plan and conceptualise gala events, team building events, incentives, congresses and training programmes throughout Europe.
Their clients include medium-sized as well as internationally operating businesses such as Bridgestone, DHL, GETRAG FORD Transmissions, LG Electronics, T-Systems, ThyssenKrupp Aufzüge to name but a few.
In 2008 B.EFFECTIVE was awarded with the Conga Award as one of the top ten event agencies in Germany.
As Nadja Alhaus, CEO of B.EFFECTIVE explains: “At every event, the individual is the priority: we want to affect and change the people as well as give them a new perspective of their business, products and themselves.”
B.EFFECTIVE take over this task with the highest professionalism, absolute passion and lots of love for detail, which creates lasting and effective results.
Banks Sadler Dusseldorf event management
Banks Sadler - Your partner in successful events
Your events partner across Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Banks Sadler is a leading global event management agency with offices around the world including Dusseldorf, Paris, New York, London and York.
Passionate about live events and delivering a global service with excellent local expertise – Banks Sadler will always adapt their approach to you, not the other way round.
Whether it’s meetings, incentives, conferences or product launches the dedicated teams deliver creative and innovative solutions every time.
Their multi-award winning services include:
- Creative production
- Event management
- Venue finding
- Event software
A trusted partner of both blue chip and SME’s, clients include Alstom, Microsoft, Nexans, Rolls-Royce, Eisai, Boehringer Ingelheim and IBM to name but a few.
NORD EVENT GmbH Hamburg event management
Whatever you are planning, however big your event wishes may be, whether you want to realise a gala evening, show-production, conference or team building – Nord Event is your professional partner for every kind of event!
As one of the leading event agencies in Hamburg and Northern Germany Nord Event realises about 3,500 events per year.
Clients especially appreciate Nord Event’s all-in-one-service. Unique event locations at the historical Speicherstadt, Hamburg harbour and the city centre are an essential part of this service. Furthermore Nord Event runs it’s own first-class catering production with an affiliated bakery, confectionery and car pool.
Last but not least in 2008 Nord Event expanded its company including a department which is especially focused on planning innovative corporate events to make them become reality. From the invitation to the location and a special show-act to an original giveaway – Nord Event lets your individual event dreams come true.
Academy4socialskills Hamburg coaching agencies
The Academy 4 socialskills is the first academy for social competence, change management, consulting, coaching, mediation, psychotherapy & supervision.
Academy4socialskills supports persons and organisations by using human resources consciously in favour to the needs of the organisation. In doing so, the development of the social competence is specially emphasised, as it is highly important for the company's day to day business.
Academy4socialskills provides psychotherapeutically and up-to-date know-how, in order to properly coach people for dealing with constantly changing and challenging situations. Therefore, they have developed innovative modules for leadership-, project-, selling-, organisation- and knowledge management in terms of learning systems and case work techniques.
Their goal is the acceleration of processes of both change and transformation within an organisation. Academy4socialskills assists maintaining participation. Furthermore the Academy4socialskills is specialised in getting consistently new methods, techniques and instruments regarding leadership behaviour up-to-date. By the use of customised techniques you will be in a position to act socially competent, crossmedial as well as improving your face-to-face communication skills.
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Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg Cologne castles
Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg is nestled in beautiful surroundings with a wonderful view of Cologne Cathedral.
Next to 120 elegant rooms & suites, 3-star-Michelin cuisine by Joachim Wissler, the hotel offers nine modern conference rooms and an exclusive ballroom. Each conference room has a distinct atmosphere and setting for any event to make your function a unique experience for your guests and a successful occasion for you.
Whether you are planning a meeting, seminar or conference: they host you with a broad experience, individuality and competence from beginning to end of your event. You can rely on their discrete and cordial handling. The extraordinary ambiance combined with modern conference equipment as well as the closeness to Cologne let the Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg be one of the best conference hotels in Germany.
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SIR F.K. Savigny Hotel Berlin Berlin 4* hotels
Aristocratic atmosphere and metropolitan elegance in the heart of Berlin – The first boutique hotel of its kind is situated directly at the famous Savignyplatz in the best City-West location. Dozens of restaurants and lifestyle shops, Berlin’s Stilwerk branch and of course the Ku’damm are right in front of the hotel’s doorstep.
The historic building dating back to 1893 was extensively renovated and today presents a charming city hotel offering personal service in a laid-back, stylish atmosphere which will appeal to discerning guests.
With 44 rooms the boutique hotel does not have a reception! Guest are welcomed and cared for individually and the check-in and check-out can be done anywhere in the hotel. The artistic décor elements add a unique character highly appreciated by travelers who seek something new in combination with modern comfort.
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rentec GmbH Dusseldorf lighting equipment
rentec GMBH is a service company dedicated to the meeting and conference technology for the event industry since 1999.
The services include all technical equipment for events of every type. rentec’s range of services reaches from classical light, sound, AV and stage technology up to complete seminar, meeting and moderation technology.
Inland as well as abroad the trained team reliably takes care of its clients, their requests and concerns.
Throughout the stage of preparation, realisation and follow-up the project manager accompanies the customer as a qualified contact person. At rentec the client is involved in the whole process e.g. by participating in designing ideas along with the project manager. With creativity, innovation, flexibility, fundamental knowledge, punctuality and professionalism the team always seeks to exceed its client’s expectations and is not afraid of taking fresh challenges.
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FAMEonME Casting Cologne artists
FAMEonME is one of the leading casting-agencies in Germany and as a professional partner to support events throughout the country in all matters concerning casting.
The agency offers full service (including casting, audience coordination), but also online services suitable to the customer’s needs.
Online the agency provides a social network for people and companies dealing with casting. The founders and executives of FAMEonME are Andreas Donat and Giuseppe Gennaro.
In addition to realising TV castings, an emphasis is laid on providing expressive faces and extras for advertising productions. One of the key strengths of the agency is its large online pool of over 60,000 models, characters and faces – starting from newcomers to professionals.
pts Marketing Services GmbH Dusseldorf hostesses
Since 1988 pts Marketing Services based in Düsseldorf has been successful in placing personnel for fairs, congresses, promotions and events.
There are approximately 3,500 staff members nationwide in a pool consisting of info, service and foreign language hosts/hostesses, bartenders, promoters, product presenters, moderators and interpreters for all languages. Their young and ambitious team has ever the intention to help you for the perfect appearance. The service is construed to help the client with every question and also to be reachable 24 hours a day.
The people behind pts lead you to success with enthusiasm and passion. While others still talk, they are already working on it!
CSA Celebrity Speakers GmbH Dusseldorf event coordinator
CSA Celebrity Speakers – Europe’s leading Speaker Bureau
High achievers inspire others. CSA provides the most influential people on the planet to inspire, educate, motivate or entertain, including the very best “movers and shakers”, scientists, artists, sportsmen, politicians, motivators, strategists, adventurers and other extraordinary personalities. CSA speakers carry out many roles for their clients beyond providing lectures or presentations.
The roles CSA speakers offer include, but are not limited to:
- Delivering keynote presentations
- Facilitating boardroom meetings
- Running master classes
- Conducting workshops and seminars
- Mentoring one-to-one or to groups
- Delivering an academic or informative lecture
- Offering consultancy services
For more than 25 years, with offices in sixteen countries, CSA helps businesses to achieve their objectives by connecting them with the best minds in the world. CSA is renowned for delivering outstanding customer service, expert advisory services and only the best speakers to inspire people and highlight events.
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Consens Ausstellungs GmbH Hamburg restaurants
“Dinner in the Dark” was yet another development that emerged from the “Dark/Noir” by Michel Reilhac in cooperation with “Dialogue in the Dark”. It has broadened the range for all “Dialogues in the Dark” ever since.
For gourmets the Dinner in the Dark is a real treat. The culinary journey begins with a champagne reception by light in the foyer. Successively the team starts to bring the customers in small groups into the first rooms of the exhibition in the dark where they will learn to activate their different senses.
In the dark restaurant the blind service guides will then serve their customers a four course surprise dinner. This is definitely a challenge for taste buds and table manners!
Whether as a business event or for a private evening, whether at one of the official dinner dates or as a special event – Dinner in the Dark is always an unforgettable evening.