For the Stuttgart Convention Bureau this certification represents an important acknowledgement of the congress destination's commitment to the theme of sustainability. Special service is provided to support the organisation of sustainable events in the Stuttgart Region.
The Filderhalle Congress and Conference Centre was recently awarded the Green Globe certificate for the fourth time. The Stadthalle Reutlingen, which opened last year, also holds this certification. As a modern business hotel with direct access to Stuttgart Airport and to the Messe Stuttgart trade fair centre / ICS International Congress Center Stuttgart, the Mövenpick Hotel Stuttgart Airport & Messe has also earned its certificate. The airport operator Flughafen Stuttgart GmbH was awarded EMAS certification last year and also received the 2013 Green Controlling Award for its "Fairport Controlling" initiative in the management of its operational sustainability performance. The commitment of these providers to the protection of the environment exemplifies the degree of importance placed on sustainable meetings by the Stuttgart Region as a conference and congress destination. It also underlines the extent of the conviction and success which the scheme is achieving here. The Stuttgart Convention Bureau bundles the region's green meeting offers and has various supplementary services in its portfolio for all-round sustainable solutions. These include:
- 3-day congress ticket for the regional public transport network
- free public transport ticket when you book accommodation through the Stuttgart Convention Bureau up to 31. December 2016 in one of our many partner hotels
- DB (German Rail) Event Ticket for climate-neutral travel to the congress destination at a concessionary price
- a new, specialised data bank which enables event organisers to find the wide range of congress venues as well as hotels in the Stuttgart Region that are strongly involved in promoting sustainability, hold certification or have implemented sustainability strategies.
About the Stuttgart Convention Bureau
The Stuttgart Convention Bureau (SCB) – a department of Stuttgart-Marketing GmbH and Regio Stuttgart Marketing- and Tourismus GmbH – is the central and impartial point of contact for the state capital of Stuttgart and its environs for event organisers working out of companies, associations and institutions, as well as for event agencies. Event planners benefit from the team's extensive expertise and receive professional advice and support for the organisation of congresses and other events in Stuttgart Region. The team markets the congress destination both in Germany and abroad. The SCB’s strategic partners include the ICS International Congress Center Stuttgart/Messe Stuttgart (Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre), the Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Liederhalle, Stuttgart Airport, WRS (Stuttgart Region Economic Development Corporation), congress centres in the Stuttgart Region, the local hospitality sector and the Regio Stuttgart Marketing- and Tourismus GmbH.