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Hamburg to Promote Itself As MICE Destination of Science

Three international scientific congresses to take place in the Hanseatic city next year

On 7 December, more than 60 male and female scientists and industry experts meet at the CCH Congress Center Hamburg to discuss the acquisition and staging of scientific congresses and industry events at “Wissen(s)chafft Kongresse”. “We have excellent researchers in our city. We want to encourage them to deepen and share their knowledge with international experts. We thus hosted this event is to give ideas and launch initiatives – and to strengthen Hamburg as a MICE destination in science”, says Katharina Fegebank, Hamburg Minister for Science, Research and Equality.

International Congress Destination

With “Wissen schaf(f)t Kongresse – Kongressorganisation leicht gemacht“, HCB and BWFG have created a new platform for scientists and employees of scientific institutions. In workshops and lectures, participants will be given the tool for successfully acquire congresses. The overall objective of the event is to position Hamburg as an international conference destination and to strengthen Hamburg as city of knowledge.

Historians, Mathematicians & Health Experts

In European, and also global city ranking, Hamburg is a leading destination of the MICE industry. In the global ranking of the meeting industry, Hamburg is ranked 62nd out of 377. In European comparison, Hamburg is ranked 32nd out of 210. Scientific congresses play a vital role in the international awareness of Hamburg. In 2016, the Hanseatic city will be hosting three large scientific meetings. In July 2016, some 4,000 international mathematicians will be travelling to Hamburg for the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education. 1,000 experts are expected to attend the EUHEA Conference on Health Economics also taking place in July. In September, the 51st Day of Historians will follow with roughly 3,000 participants.

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