When thinking of Munich many people immediately think of the Oktoberfest. However, Munich is a dynamic city which has more to offer than the Oktoberfest. Throughout the last years Munich enjoyed fast growth in advanced technologies, finance, trade fairs and conferences. Companies like BMW, Linde, Siemens and Allianz are among the worldwide known corporations based in the Bavarian capital.
Though royal and historic in its architecture, Munich also offers an appealing modern edge which attracts a broad variety of meeting and event planners. In 2013 the contemporary space of the BMW Welt was named best event location in the designer location category, by the juried Location Award. Munich is able to host indoor and outdoor events, has fine dining, as well as Bavarian and international cuisines, active team building activities or reenergizing natural spaces.
Messe München, Munich Exhibition Centre, is one of Europe’s most popular conference venues, including the ICM – International Congress Centre Munich and the MOC Exhibition Centre. At the ICM separate control rooms can be combined with exhibition halls at Messe München to accommodate up to 12,000 people. Two upcoming international conferences in 2018 are the ESC Congress (European Society of Cardiology and the ESMO Congress (European Society of Medical Oncology). The MOC Exhibition Centre combines 320,000-plus square feet of halls and natural-light atria. Smaller functions can make use of the venues 142 show- and breakout rooms.
When deciding on a destination, it is worth considering its multitude of unique cultural and historic venue choices. Munich has more than 100 galleries and museums, many offering meeting and event space, including the Alte Pinakothek and Neue Pinakothek, located in the Kunstareal art district. The Alte Pinakothek, ranked one of the oldest galleries in the world, contains masterpieces by Raphael, Rubens and Rembrandt. The Neue Pinakothek, houses modern works by Monet, Van Gogh, Cézanne and Rottmann.