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On June 10, 2015, Joachim Koenig, President at EVVC, European Association of Convention Centers eV, and Matthias Schultze, Managing Director at GCB, German Convention Bureau eV, participated in a hearing at the Tourism Committee of the German Bundestag for the second time. The hearing was held under the motto “Opportunities and Challenges for Event Destination Germany”. The main topics were the concerns of the event industry – most of all challenges and perspectives for the future.

19.05.2015 - Der deutsche Veranstaltungsmarkt hat sein Rekordergebnis vom letzten Jahr erneut gesteigert: 383 Millionen Teilnehmer zählten die Veranstaltungsstätten 2014, das sind 3,3 Prozent mehr als im Vorjahr.
Der wachsenden Nachfrage standen im letzten Jahr 7.152 Veranstaltungszentren, Tagungshotels und Eventlocations mit jeweils mindestens 100 Sitzplätzen im größten Saal gegenüber. Dadurch ist das Angebot deutscher Veranstaltungsstätten um
1,7 Prozent im Vergleich zum Vorjahr gestiegen.

Elections and Sustainable Management of the Association 20.04.2015 - At the scheduled elections of the EVVC Executive Board during the annual general meeting in Frankfurt, an almost entirely new committee under President Joachim Koenig was formed. While Koenig will start his third term as President, almost all other positions were replaced. Remaining from the former committee will be Ilona Jarabek (MUK Luebeck), who will take on the position of Vice President, after managing work group II (AG II), and also AG IV Manager Heiner Betz (Congress Cologne).

Die 3. greenmeetings und events Konferenz, die vom 9. bis zum
10. Februar 2015 im Kongresshaus Kap Europa in Frankfurt stattfand, hat rund 400 Vertreter der Veranstaltungsbranche zu noch mehr Nachhaltigkeit bei der Organisation von Tagungen, Kongressen und Events inspiriert. Informationen unter http://greenmeetings-events.de/

On December 03, 2014, the Federal Administration passed the “National Action Plan Energy Efficiency (NAPE)” of the Federal Ministry for the Economy and Energy (BMWi), as well as the “Action Program Climate Protection 2020” of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Reactor Safety (BMUB), setting very high goals.

29.10.2014 - Der Nachhaltigkeitskodex für die Veranstaltungsbranche „fairpflichtet“ ist eines der Projekte, mit denen sich der EVVC. und das GCB als Impulsgeber und kompetente Ansprechpartner für Nachhaltigkeit etabliert haben. Die im Jahr 2012 ins Leben gerufene Maßnahme hat schnell großen Erfolg gezeigt: Bis heute haben sich über 400 Unternehmen aus den Bereichen Hotellerie, Event und Veranstaltung zu ökologisch, ökonomisch und sozial verträglichem Handeln verpflichtet.

On September 01, 2014, the European Commission published the final report of expert Pascal Lamy. The report includes recommendations for the future use of UHF-Television frequency range 694 – 794 MHz. The full frequency range is currently used across Europe for broadcasting and professional wireless production of contents and events. By 2020 this frequency range is supposed to be fully cleared and used for mobile broadband exclusively. EU Commissioner Neelie Kroes said that alternative frequency ranges for wireless production (i.e. microphones and ear monitoring) will be provided and synchronized across Europe. However, these replacements are not sufficient in quantity and quality. Therefore, it remains uncertain where previous users should broadcast. With its recommendations the EU Commission risks severe damage to culture – and creative industries, as well as to cultural institutions funded by the public, as all of those cannot work without microphones and wireless production technology. In addition, this will also have an effect on the freedom of the press: Due to the drastic cut down of the frequency range, camera and broadcasting teams will not be able to report live from sport, political, social, or cultural events.