GERMANY – Site EMEA Forum 2012: representatives from 19 countries
The Site EMEA Forum 2012 will kick-off in less than two weeks: from 18th
to 20th June 2012 in Berlin. ‘Summer Feeling in Berlin‘ is the motto of this
important MICE industry education and business networking event.
The conference venues are the ICC Berlin and the Eco Scandic Berlin
Potsdamer Platz; the opening reception will be held on board the
picturesque Hoppetosse (a bar restaurant boat moored on the river Spree),
while the gala dinner will take place on 18th June at the historic Tempelhof
Airport – together with some 450 Mexcon participants (Meeting Experts
Conference – ICCA. MPI, VDR, EVVC and GCB). Chairwoman is Site Italy’s
past-president Annamaria Ruffini CMP and Host Committee Chair is Dr.
Patrick Patridge, President Site Germany.
As many as 19 countries are represented to date: apart from the host
country Germany, participants come from Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland,
France, Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands, Poland,
Portugal, Principality of Monaco, Russia, Spain and Switzerland as well as
from two non-EMEA countries: Argentina and the United States.
The event benefits from a prestigious international panel of sponsors:
VisitBerlin Convention Office, Site International Foundation, Site
Germany, Imex Frankfurt, Lufthansa AG (official carrier), Tourism
Marketing & PR, Canadian Tourism Commission, Tourism Toronto and
“Focusing on the future, and drafting a long-term vision of our industry, which
is the ultimate aim of the Forum, means understanding the present and
making abundantly clear how to work out the challenges of nowadays – and
tomorrow”, declares Chairwoman Annamaria Ruffini CMP. “The Site EMEA
Forum 2012 plays a vital role in enhancing this understanding, since it joins
our efforts and strengths in interpreting the trials of our markets. And I believe
that giving voice to professionals facing everyday situations which are at least
similar – if not exactly the same – is the best way forward. The Site EMEA
Forum 2012 will truly match the need for an extremely effective event
combined with the mission to respect cultures and environment. I would like
to give due credit to the eco-sustainable attitude of our host city, which
matches my own strong sensitivity of all green issues”.
The host committee is chaired by Dr. Patrick Patridge (Tourism Marketing &
PR) and composed of Heike Mahmoud and Sandra Gollnest from visitBerlin
Berlin Convention Office, Alexandra Spriess from the DMC Markenreise and
Mateja Bauer from PCO Eurotravel Solutions. The education program is
directed by Miek Egberts CMP CMM.