Berlin welcomes 11.4m visitors for events

The Berlin Convention Office has announced that the city welcomed 11.4m visitors for conferences, congresses and incentives in 2015, 4% more than the previous year.

Berlin, Germany
Berlin, Germany

The overall number of events rose by 3% to 135,000, according to the office, which is part of visitBerlin.

"Berlin is one of the world’s top destinations for meetings and conventions", said Burkhard Kieker, CEO of visitBerlin. "With new marketing activities and ideas, we are planning to further expand this success in the coming years."

The research also showed that events visitors spent an average of £181 a day in the city, a slight increase on the previous year. The event industry is a key source of employment, providing around 39,500 full-time jobs in the city. 

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