Frankfurt, represented by the Frankfurt Convention Bureau of the Municipal Tourism + Congress GmbH and Messe Frankfurt, has succeeded in winning two internationally renowned major medical congresses for the Frankfurt location. The European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT) and the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) have chosen the metropolis on the Main. This allowed Frankfurt to prevail against the recognized European competition. The annual meeting of the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT) will take place from 24 to 27 March 2019 at the Messe Frankfurt venues with around 6,000 participants. The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Congress with nearly 15,000 participants, one of the largest European medical congresses, will be hosting from 3 to 6 June 2020.

This success is the result of a strong team performance of city, venue and science, which was crucial – in addition to the location advantages accessibility and infrastructure, as well as quality and capacity of the premises.

"We are proud that our efforts to position Frankfurt as a city of charm, great hotel offerings, attractions, shopping, art, culture, cuisine and a sympathetic cosmopolitanism have been successful. As a result, our city is also perceived internationally as a medical location, "says a delighted Thomas Feda, Managing Director of Tourismus + Congress GmbH Frankfurt am Main. Uwe Behm, Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt GmbH and responsible for the entire convention business, adds: "We are delighted with this joint success, which again shows how much we score and are perceived as an international congress location. Our contribution to this: a state-of-the-art, spacious exhibition center with flexible and diverse congressional spaces urban and in the middle of the city – a special feature that not many European congressional destinations have to offer. In addition, there is a diverse and tailor-made range of services, which is an absolute profit from the logistics over the catering to the sophisticated technology for events of all kinds ".

The fact that the two European congresses are taking place in Frankfurt is also an essential merit of the Frankfurt Congress Ambassador Prof. Dr. med. Peter Bader, Head of Focus on Stem Cell Transplantation and Immunology, Department of Paediatrics, University Hospital Frankfurt, Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Klingebiel, Director of the Department of Paediatrics, University Hospital Frankfurt and Prof. Dr. med. Ulf Müller-Ladner, Kerckhoff-Klinik GmbH, Department of Rheumatology, Bad Nauheim, who have been persuading with great commitment and enthusiasm for the Frankfurt site.

So is Prof. Dr. Ulf Müller-Ladner is convinced: "We are regularly involved in the organization of national and international medical congresses, some with an order of magnitude of more than 15,000 participants. From this experience I can say that Frankfurt is certainly part of the Champions League of international congressional destinations. The support of a perfectly harmonious team of city and fair Frankfurt shows the professionalism of the partners, as the successful national rheumatologist congress 2016 in Frankfurt proved. The unsurpassed location centrally in Europe with 'own' major airport, motorway junction and Europe-wide ICE hub makes the location advantage. "

Background information Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is the world's largest trade fair, congress and event organizer with its own grounds. More than 2,500 * employees at around 30 locations generate annual sales of around 661 * million euros. Through deep networking with the industries and an international sales network, the group efficiently supports the business interests of its customers. A comprehensive range of services – onsite and online – ensures that customers around the world have consistently high quality and flexibility in the planning, organization and execution of their event. The range of services extends from the rental of premises, trade fair construction, marketing services to personnel services and gastronomy. The headquarters of the company is Frankfurt am Main. Shareholders are the city of Frankfurt with 60 percent and the state of Hesse with 40 percent. * preliminary figures 2017

Background information Frankfurt Convention Bureau
The Frankfurt Convention Bureau is a business unit of the urban tourism + Congress GmbH Frankfurt am Main. It offers comprehensive advice and a wide range of services for the planning and execution of conferences, congresses, events or incentives in Frankfurt and the region. The team supports organizers right from the start, whether it's to apply for a congress, to find the perfect location for evening events or to buy special tickets for public transport at conferences and congresses. A special focus is the central room reservation of the city of Frankfurt with appropriate quota administration.

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