Venue & Hospitality
Sheraton Berlin Grand Hotel Esplanade
Conference Dates: July 25-26, 2016
Hotel Services & Amenities
- Audio/Visual Equipment Rental.
- Business Center.
- Business Phone Service.
- Complimentary Printing Service.
- Express Mail.
- Meeting Rooms.
- Office Rental.
- Photo Copying Service.
- Secretarial Service.
- Video Conference.
- Video Messaging.
- Video Phone.
- Baggage Storage.
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Berlin is the capital of Germany, and one of the 16 states of Germany. With a population of 3.5 million people, Berlin is Germany's largest city. It is the second most populous city proper and the seventh most populous urban area in the European Union and one of the most prolific centers of higher education and research in Europe.
The history of science in Berlin is full of the names of famous scholars like Humboldt, Einstein, Virchow, Koch, Meitner and Planck. Major national research organizations such as Fraunhofer, the Helmholtz Association and the Leibniz Association are represented in Berlin by various institutions and research sites. Germany's largest concentration of universities and colleges is located in Berlin, a leading center of science, academics, and research, not least thanks to its 39 institutions of higher education. Germany’s national research organizations are represented in Berlin with a number of institutes, as are eight federal ministry research facilities.
Together with Berlin's universities, nearly 100 research institutions in the city form an important basis for the region's economic development.
- Life sciences,
- Clean technologies,
- Information and communications technology,
- Optical technologies,
- Materials science,
- Transportation and the environment,
- Humanities and social sciences.
40 Nobel Prize winners are affiliated to the Berlin-based universities. Medicine, medical technology, biotechnology, information and communications technology, optical technology, material sciences, transportation and environmental technologies, and the humanities and social sciences are the primary focus of research being done in Berlin. Berlin’s research projects are part of international networks and are recognized worldwide.
Over 50,000 scientists and scholars work in the region. About 30,000 of them are based at universities and other institutions of higher learning and around 17,000 work in industry.
About 11,000 highly qualified specialists conduct research, teach and work at innovative companies and institutions outside the university system in the Berlin region.
Berlin is the fifth most popular event site world-wide: In 2014 roughly 131,200 events with ca. 10.9 million participants were held here. Berlin is Germany’s leading trade fair and convention site. The number of events rose 4% in 2014, compared with the previous year, and attracted 3% more participants. Approximately 19% of events had a large international proportion with 2.1 million foreign guests. The city’s excellent location conditions are important factors for Berlin’s growing appeal as an event center and for the expansion of the international market:
- Europe’s most modern assortment of hotels
- A large selection of exceptional locations for events
- Comprehensive service for conference organizers
- Home to leading international trade fairs in industries of the future
- Numerous major events with high media and public relations impact
- Outstanding price-performance ratio
- Excellent infrastructure
The economic effects are enormous for Berlin: Through seminar and conference events, the capital was able to book 7 million overnight stays, roughly 25% of all hotel overnights in Berlin. With revenue reaching 2 billion euros, roughly 38,000 full-time jobs are secured through seminar and conference traffic