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Congrex opens an office on Potsdamer Platz, Berlin
Congrex, one of the world’s largest Meetings and Events organisations opens an office on Potsdamer Platz, Berlin. Congrex has, since the start in 1982, handled more than 5 million meetings participants at some 3.500 events in over 40 countries, at some 150 locations worldwide. In 2008 the Congrex Group achieved a gross turnover of approx. 120 million euros.
The Group delivers events worldwide, irrespective of destination, size or number of participants - no event is too small and none too large. Congrex services encompass all aspects of advice, planning, organisation and practical execution. One of the largest events, the “International AIDS Conference”, which Congrex has repeatedly handled, attracts some 20.000 delegates. The company is also active in the “Corporate and Governmental Meetings Markets” where the company has delivered events for corporations such as Novartis, Shell, Ford and Hewlett Packard and for organisations such the World Bank and the European Space Agency.
Dr Layth Bunni, Congrex Group Chief Executive, is convinced: “Berlin is one of the destinations of the Future”. Dr Layth Bunni confirms Congrex commitment to the German capital: “Berlin is a destination of the future. At this time there are few other cities in the world where so much is happening. We foresee important opportunities for growth and a constant increasing number of International events organised by Congrex in Berlin. Choosing Berlin for a meeting is a logical choice and many of our potential clients are already based here. Berlin is a great city to deliver events in, such as “The 20th Meeting of the European Neurological Society” which Congrex will organise in 2010 at the ICC Berlin”.
The Group currently employs over 380 meetings experts operating from 28 offices in the Nordic Countries, Central Europe, Great Britain and Latin-America, where experienced project teams with language skills and local knowledge are available for Congrex clients.
Stephanie Hellstedt, Managing Director - International Markets is pleased to be back in Berlin: “Having worked for Congrex in different positions during the last 11 years I am very excited to be able to offer the company’s services and expertise in the important German market and to be a point of contact for international associations and corporations, who are contemplating Germany as their future meeting destination”. Martina Falliner-Dieterici, Managing Director - German Market and destination Berlin, is confident that Congrex has much to offer the German market: “Congrex is internationally renowned for its reliability, efficiency and innovation. I am very proud to be part of this team“.