The Annual Public Policy Transatlantic Conference has been part of the venuesworld.com calendar for the past 5 years. Each year the event is held in a different European location and has delegates from across the United States, including members of congress, attending. The event is focused on key issues facing both the US and Europe. venuesworld.com were tasked with managing all aspects of the event from sourcing the initial venue, through contracting and finally planning and executing the live event.
The Hotel Adlon Kempinski in Berlin was the venue for this year’s Public Policy Transatlantic Conference. The Hotel Adlon is one of Berlin’s most historic and luxurious hotels located next to the Brandenburg Gate. Built in 1907, Berlin’s history is inextricably linked the Hotel Adlon. The hotel has hosted everyone from Charlie Chaplin, to Roosevelt, to Barack Obama and even Michael Jackson. The 5-star venue offers a large conference and meeting space and can accommodate up to 500 people for an event. The hotel was an amazing venue and delivered 5-star service and food throughout the entire event.
There was 2 key challenges for this event:
In the shadow of recent terror attacks in various locations across the globe, security was of the highest importance for this event. As many of the attendees for this event were travelling from various locations across the United States, along with an American Congressional Group, venuesworld.com and our local team venuesgermany.com ensured that we had assessed all the possible risks, and included this in our robust security plan.
The other challenge encountered was with the historic educational tours that the local team in venuesgermany.com had organised across various locations in Berlin. Many of these sites only allowed small groups at a time and had strict time slots during which they could visit. Using their extensive experience working with groups such as these, along with a carefully planned transportation matrix, the team in venuesgermany.com could ensure these groups moved seamlessly across all 5 sites.
Pre-War Themed 1920’s Gala Dinner in the German Historical Museum
The Deutsches Historisches Museum is Germany’s national historical museum. The museum is housed in the Zeughaus (old Arsenal) that was built in 1695. It provided the perfect location for the closing Gala dinner. The museum sees itself as a place of “active communication and discussion”, so of course it was an amazing venue for a public policy organisation. It was the perfect location when combined with the lavish setting for the 1920s themed closing gala dinner.
Educational Tours of Berlin
At venuesworld.com we always try to deliver the most effective, innovative and engaging events so that your attendee has the most memorable and enjoyable experience. While the delegates were visiting Berlin, our client wanted them to get the most from their visit in a short space of time. Using our local expertise, we selected some of the “must-see” locations around Berlin and organised educational tours for delegates to visit these. These thoughtfully-curated tours were one of the most memorable parts of the event for these delegates’, allowing them to explore Berlin and experience the history and culture in a short space of time.
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