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Frankfurt succeeds in attracting major medical congresses

25 Nov 2019

Thanks to the joint efforts of the Frankfurt Convention Bureau and Messe Frankfurt, yet another major international medical congress will be taking place in Frankfurt.

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Directly after the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) congress, which will be attended by 15,000 participants between 3 and 6 June 2020, Messe Frankfurt venues will also be playing host to the annual convention of the European Hematology Association (EHA), which is to take place from 11 to 14 June 2020. In this way, Frankfurt is further expanding its position as a leading venue for major medical congresses, as confirmed by its third success within the space of a year.

EHA is the largest organisation in Europe that is geared towards all medical professionals, researchers and academics with an interest in haematology. The annual congress is to be held in Frankfurt in 2020, having previously taken place in Amsterdam (2019), Stockholm (2018) and Madrid (2017).

Rik Craenmehr, Executive Manager of the European Hematology Association, commented: “Back in Frankfurt again after 19 years, we are looking forward to holding EHA’s 25th anniversary congress here. With its outstanding reachability, international and varied cityscape and wide range of cultural institutions, the city is the perfect backdrop for our anniversary event. The Messe Frankfurt locations will offer our participants – which number more than 12,000 – a prestigious environment, and having Messe Frankfurt as our service partner allows us to draw on its experience and expertise.

Romina Gowin-Becker, Director Project Management Congresses at Messe Frankfurt GmbH, added: “This is a very welcome affirmation of Messe Frankfurt and the service we offer. As well as our locations, we provide organisers with a customised range of reliable services. In this way, we give our customers the necessary scope for creativity while allowing them to focus on the core task of managing their congresses.”

In the application process, the close working relationship between the various city players and with the Frankfurt Hotel Alliance in particular was exemplary and highly effective. As Jutta Heinrich, Director of the Frankfurt Convention Bureau, puts it: “It is so important for us all to pull together”.

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Background information on Messe Frankfurt

Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. With more than 2,500 employees at 30 locations, the company generates annual sales of around €718 million. We have close ties with our industry sectors and serve our customers’ business interests efficiently within the framework of our Fairs & Events, Locations and Services business fields. One of the Group’s key USPs is its closely knit global sales network, which extends throughout the world. Our comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).

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Background information on the Frankfurt Convention Bureau

The Frankfurt Convention Bureau (FCB) is a business unit belonging to the Frankfurt Tourist+Congress Board. Its staff are specialised in offering comprehensive advice and a wide variety of services for planning and realising congresses, conferences, seminars, incentives and other types of special events in Frankfurt and the Rhine-Main region. The experienced team of industry experts that can be met personally at national and international trade fairs is committed to building a positive image and focusing on Frankfurt as a conference and congress destination. Furthermore, it is ready to support event organisers from beginning to end, whether the task at hand is bidding for a congress, finding a suitable location for an evening event, booking hotel rooms or securing reduced-price public transport tickets for conference and congress participants.