Berlin experiences marginal 1% growth in first-half events

Berlin hosted 53,450 meetings and conventions in the first half of 2011, an increase of 1% on the same period last year, while events were attended by 4.3 million participants, a 2% rise.

Berlin experiences marginal 1% six-month events growth
Berlin experiences marginal 1% six-month events growth

According to Visit Berlin’s Berlin Convention Office, between January and June about three million people booked nights at hotels, an increase of 15%, and the city achieved an average event duration of 2.2 days.

Visit Berlin said that 11% of events hosted in the German capital were medical conventions, while commerce also accounted for an 11% share.

Burkhard Kieker, Visit Berlin’s chief executive, said: "Berlin has firmly established itself in the international leader group.

"Constantly new event spaces and cultural offerings show that the Berlin capital is in top form."

The Visit Berlin statistics are compiled twice a year with the participation of 328 hotels, convention centres and locations. The results are evaluated by independent market research firm GHH Consult.

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