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Germany’s capital is a vibrant creative metropolis raising the bar for conference and event standards. According to the statistics of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), Berlin took 4th place in the worldwide congress ranking in 2017.

Berlin has also established itself as a location for congresses that are not included in the ICCA ranking – especially for digital events and major medical and health congresses. Medicine and related science and research disciplines are among the most important sectors in the congress market in Berlin. In fact, the medical / pharmaceutical / healthcare sector is the leading sector in the Berlin congress market with a share of 26%.

The success of Berlin as a health metropolis might be explained by its 300 years of tradition as a health and science centre. More than a dozen Nobel laureates worked here in the past, including researchers such as Rudolf Virchow and Robert Koch.

Over 40 universities & colleges

Over 40 universities & colleges

Next to the four main universities, there are seven state colleges and over 30 private colleges in Berlin.

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140,200 conferences & congresses

140,200 conferences & congresses

In 2017, around 140,200 conferences and congresses took place in Berlin.

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11.7 million congress participants

11.7 million congress participants

In 2017, around 11.7 million people participated in conferences and congresses in.

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26% medical / pharma / healthcare

26% medical / pharma / healthcare

The medical / pharmaceutical / healthcare sector is the leading sector in the Berlin congress market with a share of 26%.

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Almost 8 million overnight stays

Almost 8 million overnight stays

The conference and congress market generated around 7.9 million overnight stays in Berlin in 2017.

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20% international congresses

20% international congresses

In 2017, around 20% of conferences and congresses in Berlin were international events.

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