Top Medical Congresses to Attend in Germany in 2018

According to a new report published by Allied Market Research, the global MICE industry was valued at USD 752 billion in 2016, and is projected to reach USD 1,245 billion in 2023, registering a CAGR of 7.5% from 2017 to 2023.

In 2016, Europe dominated the global market with more than 42% market share, in terms of value. Medical events have played an important part.

In 2018, Germany will host some of the biggest medical events in Europe: EAACI 2018, ESC 2018, EASD 2018, ECTRIMS 2018, ESMO 2018.


The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Annual Congress | 26-30 May

The 2018 edition will take place in Munich, Germany at the ICM – Internationales Congress Center München.

The EAACI Congress is organised by the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI), and provides attendees with a one of a kind opportunity to learn more about the latest discoveries in the field of allergy, asthma and clinical immunology.

Munich is seen as one of the most research-focused cities in Germany. It’s well-known for important advances through R&D and innovation centres, being an environment which encourages proactive development work and close cooperation among clinics, universities and research organizations.

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The 54th European Association for the Study of Diabetes Annual Meeting | 1-5 October 2018

EASD’s 2018 congress will take place in Berlin, Germany at the Messe Berlin Exhibition Halls in Berlin-Charlottenburg.

The European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) was founded in 1965 as a non-profit, medical scientific association, based in Duesseldorf, Germany.

Nowadays, EASD is one of the largest networks for diabetologists worldwide with more than 5,000 active members from over 100 countries. EASD holds its Annual Meeting in a different European city each year with more than 15,000 delegates from over 130 countries attending. The scientific programme includes more than 1,200 talks and presentations on the latest results in diabetes research by leading experts in the field.

Berlin is an international city that has a long-standing tradition of more than 300 years in medical research.The city boasts extraordinary architecture, a mix of historical buildings and contemporary design. Known for its young and experimental spirit, Berlin has always been home to an active and unique art scene.

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The 34th European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis Congress | 10-12 October

The 34th Congress of the ECTRIMS will take place in the bustling and lively European city of Berlin at the City Cube Messe.

As a non-profit organisation, ECTRIMS is Europe’s and the world’s largest professional organisation dedicated to the understanding and treatment of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Its goal is to improve basic and clinical research and clinical outcomes in MS by creating a network of researchers and clinicians and partnering with other organisations that share similar missions and objectives.

Some of the topics covered in the Scientific Programme of the 2018 edition are: Treatment of relapsing and progressive MS, Risk management with MS therapies, Immunopathology of MS, Molecular imaging, and many more.

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The European Society for Medical Oncology Congress | 19-23 October

The ESMO 2018 Congress will take place between 19-23 October 2018, in Munich, Germany at Messe Munich.

ESMO was founded in 1975 and is now the leading European professional organisation for medical oncology. Comprising 17,000 oncology professionals from over 150 countries, ESMO is the network of reference for oncology education and information worldwide.

The programme for the 2018 edition is available online here.

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About Congress Bookers

In the world of MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events), Congress Bookers provides a whole range of services needed to organize a group for a medical congress. On our website, you will find a full list of hotel allotments for the most important medical congresses in 2018, regardless of their location. We operate internationally!

  • EASL 2018 – 210 rooms in seven 4-star hotels
  • EAACI 2018 – 615 rooms in fourteen 4-star hotels
  • EHA 2018 – 1200 rooms in thirty 4-star hotels
  • ERS 2018 – 615 rooms in twenty 4-star hotels
  • EURETINA 2018 – 460 rooms in twelve 4-star hotels
  • EASD 2018 – 765 rooms in sixteen 4-star hotels
  • ECTRIMS 2018 – 620 rooms in ten hotels
  • ESMO 2018 – 1092 rooms in twenty-one 4-star hotels.

MICE Industry Forecasts for 2018 and Beyond

Happy New Year, everyone! We’re starting 2018 by taking a closer look at what the forecast is for the upcoming year and not only.

According to the “Global Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, and Exhibitions (MICE) Market 2017-2021” report, the global meetings, incentives, conventions, and exhibitions (MICE) market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.93% between 2017 and 2021.

Personalization of guest data appears to be the latest trend dominating the industry. In that sense, hotels are investing in innovative ideas and techniques to retain their market shares and delight their guests. Some hotels link their software with the social media profile of their guests so that when the latter book a room, everything is set to meet their expectations.

Other hotels look for VIP guests online, trying to understand what their preferences are. Luxury hotel chain Four Seasons stores information related to guests’ dietary, wine, and newspaper preferences for their next visit.

The extra attention paid by a hotel to provide guests with innovative and personalized services is what keeps guests coming back over and over again.

The report has also revealed that Digitalization of travel payments is one of the major drivers for the MICE market, providing it with an advantage through the growing digitalization in the majority of sectors globally. With the digitalization of payments, the booking and payment of travel plans have become easy for companies. Additionally, virtual payments enable guests to charge the stay and other expenses to the company without using a credit card, debit card, or internet banking. Since virtual payments cannot be misused, the threat of theft is highly reduced. The card number acts as a unique identifier for a transaction and can be used a limited number of times.

Other market trends found in the report are:

  • Acceptance of online travel agencies
  • Launch of low-cost airlines
  • Growing demand for leisure travel


According to the 2018 Global Meeting and Events Forecast from American Express Meetings & Events, the global events industry is expected to have optimistic growth prospects for 2018. The driver for this is increased competition in the supply chain for share of the market, consolidation by buyers and increased levels of investment.

In 2018, it is expected that the continued localization of meetings programs will be a key trend worldwide, as meeting professionals seek to add flexibility to offerings that address specific market needs and drive program adoption.

Furthermore, the report revealed that technology is expected to continue its transformation of meetings and events throughout  2018, particularly on the end-to-end management of delivery and attendee experience. A particular focus will be set on VR, AI mobile-app and hybrid-meeting solutions this year.

For North America, the report predicts that the amount of money spent is expected to rise, with increasing regional air fares and hotel rates. The key focus for meetings planners and owners will be prioritizing the attendee experience.

For Europe, the report explains that geopolitical uncertainty has led to country-specific variations in industry confidence. The UK, Belgium and the Netherlands express the most optimism across several indicators. Respondents in the UK and Poland anticipate an increased in the amount of money spent on meetings, while those in other European countries predict decreasing or flat activity in 2018. With the exception of the UK, European countries expect to spend less on attendees than the previous year.

In what concerns Asia-Pacific, Australia is expected to register important growth; the forecast predicts an increase in both the amount of money spent on meetings and the number of attendees.

In Central & South America, industry growth is expected to be modest across most categories. Although Mexico and Colombia are becoming increasingly popular, both face challenges with rising hotel rates and limited supply for large groups.


About Congress Bookers

In the world of MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events), Congress Bookers provides a whole range of services needed to organize a group for a medical congress. On our website, you will find a full list of hotel allotments for the most important medical congresses in 2018, regardless of their location. We operate internationally!


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