Number One in Sustainability and Culture
Stuttgart Leads the Ratings as a Congress Destination
27 September 2012
From now on the congress destination of Stuttgart is even more competitive and attractive as conference and congress region. The latest surveys confirm that the congress destination of Stuttgart can pride itself as being Germany's most sustainable metropolis and topping the list of Germany's cities of culture.
The congress destination of Stuttgart convinces in the current city ratings not just in one, but in two fields. A recent survey confirms Stuttgart's leading position as Germany's most sustainable city – and thus also the congress destination with the highest degree of sustainability. In the overall rankings of the WirtschaftsWoche Sustainable City Indicator (WWSCI), Stuttgart achieves higher-than-average results among Germany's 50 largest cities in every category (economic strength, environment, human capital, social affairs, energy and transport, and transparency and commitment). In the Stuttgart region event organisers can find countless congress venues and hotels which are deeply concerned with the theme of sustainability, hold certification to this effect or have already implemented sustainability strategies. These include, for example, the ICS International Congress Center Stuttgart / Messe Stuttgart, the Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Liederhalle (Culture & Congress Centre), the congress centres Filderhalle, Filharmonie, Neckar Forum, CC Stadtgarten, the Parkhotel Stuttgart Messe-Airport, Mövenpick Hotel Stuttgart-Airport, Pullmann Stuttgart Fontana, Le Méridien Stuttgart and many more besides. As a forerunner, Stuttgart Airport has for many years now also committed itself to the protection of the environment. Numerous events in the region are organised on the theme of sustainability, some of which are realised completely in accordance with sustainability criteria, including CO2 compensation.
Within the framework of the 2012 City of Culture rankings published at the beginning of August, the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI), on behalf of the Berenberg Bank, chose Stuttgart from among Germany's 30 largest metropolises as the Number One City of Culture. Stuttgart excels with several top placements. The award acknowledges the state capital's wide range of first-class cultural options. Stuttgart's cultural flagships include the city's art museums and its renowned orchestras, its music festivals in a variety of genres and its architectural highlights, as well as the State Theatres with the world-famous Stuttgart Ballet, the award-winning Stuttgart Opera and innovative theatre productions. This wealth of culture has a significant influence on the success of the conference and congress sector, presenting an endless range of possibilities for exceptional supporting programmes and incentives.
About the Stuttgart Convention Bureau
The Stuttgart Convention Bureau (SCB) – a department of the Stuttgart-Marketing GmbH and the Regio Stuttgart Marketing- und Tourismus GmbH – is the central, neutral contact partner of the state capital of Stuttgart and its surrounding region for event organisers from companies, associations and institutions as well as for event agencies. Event planners profit from the team's extensive expertise and receive professional advice and support for the organisation of congresses and other events in the Stuttgart region. The team is responsible for marketing the congress destination both in Germany and abroad. There is proactive initiation of event applications, and partners receive full support when preparing their own event applications.