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MICE @ ITB Berlin – it’s growing

This year’s ITB Berlin ended for me on a high note. It was my second year attending the MICE @ ITB Berlin programme (third time at ITB Berlin), and I was positively surprised to see the interest from the international MICE community.

While the programme has been running as the ITB MICE Day since 2009, this year it was in a bigger format and over three days. The three new pillars are MICE Hub for exhibitors, MICE Forum for education and the MICE Night for networking. Interestingly enough not many people know about it, but it slowly starts picking up thanks to the international press coverage and the stronger communication and branding. This programme is organised by the official MICE @ ITB Berlin partner Verband der Veranstaltungsorganisatoren e.V. (VDVO), and they did an outstanding job bringing it to an international level.

Five unique meeting spaces in Berlin

Berlin, Germany’s capital, is a city with a fascinating history. Today the city is famous for its clubbing-scene, the creative people and its rapidly growing start-up scene. But also corporate travel is a big part of Berlin’s economy. Countless meetings, workshops and conventions take place every day in the city. But there is something going on in the meeting market. The people want to see something new, not only the known seminar hotels or and especially in Berlin, more and more people are asking for unique or crazy venues, to hold their meeting or workshop. Berlin has a bunch of great locations, hidden in backyards, buildings with rough character or just beautiful workshop rooms.

In this article, Patrick Henrici, Manager Strategic Partnership at Spacebase, a global booking platform for workshop spaces and meeting rooms based in Berlin shares with you five unique meeting spaces in Berlin, as an inspiration for your next meeting.

Co-working space in Berlin-Friedrichshain

This bright meeting-room you can find in Berlin’s Friedrichshain district. This part of Berlin is a former part of the GDR and became a popular place for young creative individuals in recent years. This room is based in a co-working space for creative minds that belongs to an art school in Madrid. Get in the flow in your meeting and feel the creative vibe in this amazing environment.

Space-1_Coworking Space Spacebase

Luxurious fully-equipped loft for workshops in Kreuzberg

For some time now, Kreuzberg has been the most popular district in Berlin. Packed with bars, clubs and start-ups, it is the role model for the Berlin lifestyle. Directly in the heart of this pulsating district is where you can hold your meeting in this amazing apartment. This modern and well-equipped apartment makes you feel at home immediately and is an inviting environment inspired brainstorming sessions.

Space-2_Loft Kreuzberg Spacebase

Amphitheater for Workshops in Berlin-Kreuzberg

This amazing workshop room is also in Kreuzberg. The unusual layout allows you to hold a workshop in a casual atmosphere and to break out of the boundaries you have in the office.  You can also book bright breakout-rooms as well as the main meeting room and therefore create the perfect conditions for a successful workshop.

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Industrial loft fully equipped for workshops in Wedding

This bright loft in Wedding offers the perfect environment for off-site team workshops. Professional yet creative, the space has creative touches such as an artistic wall illustration and innovative use of wooden pallets for seating. The room also offers a warm ambience in the evening, making it suitablle for casual business drinks or screenings.

Space-3_Loft in Wedding Spacebase

Boxing-Gym for Workshops in Berlin-Friedrichshain

In Berlin’s district of Prenzlauer Berg is where you can find probably the craziest location for meetings or workshops. In a backyard in a former warehouse, is where the boxing-gym Boxtempel is located. With its authentic boxing ring and rough charm, it is probably the most original surrounding for workshops in Berlin. Besides the location, the owner of the gym offers boxing workshops that uniquely connect business with the sport of boxing.

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These are just a few examples of alternative meeting- and workshop-locations in Berlin. As you can see, the options for an exciting meeting in Berlin are limitless. The public transportation network allows you to easily get around Berlin and if you have some time left in Berlin, you can visit amazing sights like the Brandenburger Tor, Checkpoint Charlie or maybe one of the countless clubs.

Photos by Spacebase.