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Germany is back and bigger at IMEX America 2012
from October 9 -11, 2012 in Las Vegas at the Sands Expo Center
GCB to host one of the largest stands on the floor with top-notch exhibitors ready to meet with you.
Mark your calendar for the second annual EURO Party on October 10th.

After its successful launch in 2011, IMEX America, the largest U.S. hosted buyer exhibition for the incentive travel, meetings and events industry, is set for a big return to Las Vegas this October. In addition to a host of new exhibitors, many existing partners are returning and expanding their presence in 2012. The German Convention Bureau (GCB) is one of these growing partners and is hosting the Germany Stand (# 424) which will be one of the largest booths on the show floor. Featuring 36 sub-exhibitors from across the country – a 20% increase from the debut show in 2011 – the stand will cover the breadth of the German meetings industry, including:
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  "KÖLNDÜSSELDORF – The Meetropolis"
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With their new concept "KÖLNDÜSSELDORF – The Meetropolis", the Rhine River cities of Cologne and Düsseldorf have been awarded project support from the European Union and the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia to further strengthen their MICE business. These two diverse metropolises have now combined their attractive benefits to market themselves even more strongly on the international market as a congress destination region.

Five good reasons to consider "The Meetropolis"
A central location with outstanding infrastructure guarantees maximum accessibility and mobility for the journey and stay.
Experience, know-how and a wide variety of venues … plus quality of service are the basis for stress-free success.
Excellent scientific & research talent and skills in the region provide an additional competitive advantage for speakers and content.
Close proximity to German and international business centers ensures inspiration, insight, audiences and valuable multipliers.
The Rhineland embodies a seamless combination of traditional and modern culture. Its people's cordial attitude turns events and meetings into a truly unique experience.
Cologne & Düsseldorf. The Meetropolis is waiting for you.
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"The City with a Heart", "the Village of a Million," part laptop, part leather pants vibe, and a top meetings destination!
Bavaria's capital of Munich is well-known as one of Germany's leading tourist locations, but is also increasingly popular as a destination for congresses, conferences, and incentives. Its excellent infrastructure forms the basis for the city's significance in trade, industry, technology and sciences, and its state-of-the-art, award-winning airport makes Munich easily accessible from all over the world.
Prime conditions for successful congresses, conferences and events
350 event locations provide a wide variety of options to stage congresses, symposia, incentives and events in an exceptional environment: The city also offers some 31,500 hotel rooms, more than 5,000 restaurants, 50 museums, 60 theaters. Facilities range from outstanding locations like the Olympic Stadium and Nymphenburg Castle to a state-of-the-art congress center for major congresses.
Munich combines Bavarian tradition with a cosmopolitan mindset. Visitors will be captivated by its flair, be it during a tour to museums, castles and churches, during a walk through the parks or a sunny break at one of Munich's unique beergardens.
Munich is ideally suited for any event: only recently, in August 2012, 30,000 people came to the city to attend the annual Congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).
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Steigenberger Hotel Group, with over 80 hotels in five countries, provides a comprehensive range of venues under two brands – Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts, and InterCityHotel.
Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts are continuing their outstanding growth with the opening of the Steigenberger Hotel in Bremen and the Steigenberger Airport Hotel at Germany's capital city airport Berlin-Brandenburg International coming in 2013.
2013 will also see the launch of the InterCityHotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Main Station Berlin) and the InterCityHotel Leipzig.
The benchmark for your success – Be it in the heart of the big city or in idyllic natural surroundings – Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts offer complete well-being and high-quality event service. Clients can count on the success of their events from planning through to execution, aided by an upscale ambiance, top cuisine, and a wide range of leisure activities.
Ideal conferencing: Located next to central transportation hubs, the InterCityHotels are easy to reach by car, train or air. Relax in the modern environment of comfortably furnished rooms and get down to work in well-equipped conference rooms.
Our unbeatable, tailor-made conference packages come with all the facilities and services needed, complete with excellent guest care, attention to detail, and expert staff.
Steigenberger Hotel Group
      To meet representatives from "KÖLNDÜSSELDORF – The Meetropolis", Munich, and Steigenberger Hotel Group, or to speak to me, your North American contact for the GCB, please visit the Germany stand # 424 at IMEX America 2012. We will be on-site to provide you with hands-on EURO-Partyadvice and support and can show you whyGermany is well worth considering for your next event.

Please also mark your calendar for October 10th at 4:30 pm for the IMEX America EURO Party which is back by popular demand. Taking place across the European section of the show floor the EURO Party will give you the chance to relax, enjoy a bite to eat, have a drink, and mingle with European destination representatives and their partners.
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We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!

Best regards,

Laura d'Elsa


Regional Director USA & Canada
German Convention Bureau, 122 East 42nd Street, Suite 2000, New York, NY 10168-0072
Phone +1 212- 661 4582
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