Palace square, © Stuttgart-Marketing GmbH, Julian Herzog

Meetings in Stuttgart - unlock ideas

Where tradition and innovation meet, a favourable symbiosis exists between business, culture and the Swabian way of life.

Dynamic, globally networked, with inhabitants from more than 170 countries. The capital of Baden-Württemberg – Germany's leading state for exports – stands out as a mecca of the automobile industry and is one of the foremost high-tech centres for mobility, aerospace, engineering, IT, finance and green technology. 

A wide diversity of locations and hotels for any kind of meeting, congress or event – this is what the Stuttgart Region has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you!

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News & Stories

IMEX 2024, © Stuttgart-Marketing GmbH, Alwin Maigler

IMEX 2024 - Un­lock Ideas

... from May 14 to 16, 2023, in Frankfurt. We are on-site together with our six partners and are looking forward to seeing you in person again at the meeting point for the global events industry. Make an appointment with us now to catch up individually.

© Stuttgart-Marketing GmbH, Alwin Maigler, Martina Denker, wpsteinheisser

IBTM World in Bar­celona 2023

26.10.23 - Join us November 28 - 30, 2023 at IBTM World, where we're thrilled to introduce you to the varied meeting landscape of Stuttgart at Fira Barcelona, German Pavilion, booth F65 - 03.

Numerous visitors flock to the exhibition halls., © Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH

Messe Stut­tgart closed 2022 with pos­it­ive res­ults

20.07.23 - Positive year-end result for 2022 / First full calendar in 2023 after pandemic / New business in Stuttgart and elsewhere / Extension of sustainability strategy

International Sauna Congress, © Deutscher Sauna-Bund e.V.

18th In­ter­na­tion­al Sauna Con­gress

Rekindling Awareness for Stuttgart's Mineral Springs: The 18th International Sauna Congress took place from 25.-27.10.2022 at the Landesmesse Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre - Why warmth, wellbeing and chang-es in the bathing culture of the spa city of Stuttgart feel so good

Palace square, © Stuttgart-Marketing GmbH, Werner Dieterich

Dis­cov­er the Meet­ing Des­tin­a­tion in 1 Day

In our report we guide you through the highlights of the city and shed light on all the great locations the city has to offer for events. You will also learn why Stuttgart stands for innovation and invention like no other.

Stuttgart Airport, © Flughafen Stuttgart GmbH

Dir­ect flights from Stut­tgart to At­lanta

Delta Air Lines is resuming its direct connection from Atlanta to Stuttgart offered 6 times/ week starting March 27, 2023.

Lobby Steigenberger Graf Zeppelin, © Steigenberger Hotels AG

New part­ner hotel: Steigen­ber­ger Graf Zep­pelin

21.02.22 - We welcome the traditional hotel in the heart of the city as our newest partner. The 8 salons for up to 400 guests, as well as the 2 exclusive board meeting rooms and the spacious foyer provide the ideal setting for every occasion.

Stuttgart Museum of Art, © Stuttgart-Marketing GmbH, Florian Selig

Mu­seum of Art is Mu­seum of the Year

14.02.22 - The most important prize for a museum in Germany is awarded by AICA (Association Internationale des Critiques d’Art). The Stuttgart Museum of Art is also a stunning event location for exklusive events.

Signature of the contract for Urban Future Conference, © Franziska Kraufmann, Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart

Stut­tgart will host the Urb­an Fu­ture Con­fer­ence in 2023

11.10.21 - The Urban Future is one of the most important and largest international conferences on the subject of urban transformation and development, with particular emphasis on the fields of sustainability and climate protection. The application process was accompanied throughout by the Stuttgart Convention Bureau.

For the German Association for Urology, the ICS International Congress Center Stuttgart was the ideal venue to stage the world's largest Urology Congress., © Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH

World's largest Uro­logy Con­gress in 2021 in Stut­tgart

28.09.21 - The German Association for Urology chose the ICS International Congress Center Stuttgart as the venue for the first attended Congress since the start of the pandemic.

Opera at palace garden, © Stuttgart-Marketing GmbH, Werner Dieterich

The WIN Charta as a new Seal of Qual­ity

14.09.21 - This spring the Stuttgart-Marketing GmbH had already signed the WIN Charta for sustainable management, thus also committing its department of the Stuttgart Convention Bureau (SCB) to economic, ecological and social responsibility.

Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Liederhalle, © Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Liederhalle | Florian Selig

Be­fore the first note sounds again

25.05.21 - Following the near completion of the successful renovation work lasting almost 18 months and costing around 30 million euro, the staff are all ready for scientific conferences, shareholders' meetings or stirring guitar solos. But in the meantime, the team of the Liederhalle in Stuttgart are meeting an important social challenge of quite a different nature.

Homepage Stuttgart Convention Bureau, © SMG Julian Herzog

Stut­tgart Re­gion On­line Meet­ing Guide in new Design

27.04.21 - Our online presence has been completely redesigned. The Meeting Guide – with its new concept and with new, individual filter options – will appear from now on in digital form only.

Reception Premier Inn, © Premier Inn Deutschland

New stra­tegic part­ner: Premi­er Inn Stut­tgart

07.01.21 - In September 2020 Premier Inn opened its doors, offering 175 hotel rooms, adding a new brand to our network of experts.

Palace Square Stuttgart, © Stuttgart-Marketing GmbH, Werner Dieterich

The Fu­ture of Meet­ings: Se­cure & Sus­tain­able Solu­tions

14.09.20 - The city has made investments into the future by improving its meetings infrastructure and continuing its commitment to sustainability.

Palace square, © Stuttgart-Marketing GmbH, Werner Dieterich

Stut­tgart for food­ies

09.09.20 - Nestled amongst the vineyards and valleys, the region of Stuttgart offers visitors the chance to combine business and pleasure

Climate-neutral location: Messe Stuttgart sponsors the mountain forest project in Freiburg to offset its CO2 emissions. Its employees also do important work in the area of environmental education., © ClimatePartner

Stut­tgart trade fair loc­a­tion is cli­mate-neut­ral

16.05.20 - Company fully offsets emissions from business activities via internationally recognised climate protection projects

Karina Grützner, © Stuttgart-Marketing GmbH, Thomas Niedermüller

Q&A: Sus­tain­able Events Start-to-Fin­ish

17.12.19 - Insights and best practices on facilitating sustainable meetings

Summer festival Stuttgart, © Stuttgart-Marketing GmbH, trickytine

An in­sider’s guide to Stut­tgart

15.05.19 - Follow Karina to her favorite spots and discover Stuttgart like a local

Streaming Studio Messe Stuttgart, © Messe Stuttgart

Ven­ues for hy­brid events

Safe events at Messe Stuttgart, © Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH

Safe events in the Stut­tgart Re­gion

Stuttgart city view, © Simon

Good reasons for choosing the Stuttgart region

  • >145con­fer­ence ven­ues
  • 110flight des­tin­a­tions
  • #1city of cul­ture 2012, 2014, 2016 and again 2018
  • 160,000com­pan­ies
  • 26uni­ver­sit­ies and academies
  • #2in Ger­many for pat­ent ap­plic­a­tions
  • 28,000hotel rooms

Get to know the Stuttgart region

Bruno Lichtinger, © Bruno Lichtinger
We're very glad that the DGU (German Urology Society) agreed with us early in the year that we would go for a large live event in Stuttgart in September. We can be proud of the result! With the support of the team of the Messe Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre and our long-standing service partners, we succeeded in realising an in-person congress with more than 4,000 participants and a large-scale industry exhibition – and with no major hitches beforehand. This proves that even under these exceptional conditions, and despite dynamically changing official regulations, it is possible to carry out face-to-face meetings safely. Together with the participating doctors, the industry sector and the destination of Stuttgart, we are delighted at this great success.
Bruno Lichtinger
Vorstand, INTERPLAN Congress, Meeting & Event Management AG
Gabi Schares, © Gabi Schares
Thanks to the MICE Club Live 2021 I was able to return to Stuttgart after an absence of a great many years and to renew my contacts with hotels and locations. To my surprise, I found that in Stuttgart nothing had changed. With that, I don't mean the considerably modernised and tasteful existing hotels, nor the smoothly operating, multifunctional organism of the Mercedes-Benz Arena or the new and even more impressive Mercedes-Benz Museum, but the incredibly personal commitment of the people in Stuttgart. Every encounter was on an equal footing, open, cordial and and helpful. The spirit of the city – innovative, cosmopolitan and at the same time down-to-earth – was tangible in every case. For me, Stuttgart has shot right to the top of the list of the MICE cities! Katharina Bitterle, the much-appreciated representative of the Stuttgart Convention Bureau, who has long been one of my favourite contacts in the MICE Club, is absolutely typical of the people who make Stuttgart what it is.
Gabi Schares
EVENT Impuls
Group picture Discovery Tour Stuttgart, © SMG
A wonderful and very dedicated team from the Stuttgart Convention Bureau. It's a delight to experience with how much elan, enthusiasm and love for Stuttgart they organised everything with such a high degree of professionalism.
Susanne Rothe
EndoScience Endokrinologie Service GmbH
Tekom Jahrestagung, © Roman Hermann
We chose Stuttgart and the ICS Internationales Congresscenter Stuttgart for the annual meeting of tekom and the tcworld conference. This is the largest international event for technical communication, with more than 4,000 participants. Both we, the organisers, and our participants enjoy being in Stuttgart. The Stuttgart Convention Bureau supports us with a wide range of services such as hotel contingents, a free Stuttgart information desk and the planning of framework programmes. We can always rely on its help with any issues we may have.
Cornelia Ilg
tcworld GmbH / Gesellschaft für Technische Dokumentation – tekom Deutschland e.V.
IEEE conference Stadthalle Reutlingen, © Stadthalle Reutlingen
Organizing IEEE Virtual Reality was an extremely time-consuming task that myself and the other organizers poured our heart into. We were so grateful to have found such an impressive venue (Stadthalle Reutlingen) to host this event. While our efforts and the academic contributions helped to make record breaking attendance of 700 people (previous record was about 500); we know from our discussions with the Stadthalle organizers that growing to this big of attendance and our sucesss as a conference was only possible due to the venue! The fact that we could use an entire floor for Research Demonstrations was amazing. Also, on the day of the event we were so impressed with the flexibility and willingness of the Stadthalle to help us put on this impressive event. I felt the Stadthalle staff were prepared for so many things that we as organizers were not aware of; or did not have the time to think of.
Betty Mohler
TU Darmstadt
Logo RBK
We received effective support in organising a large international scientific congress. Thanks to Ms Grützner we were able to book the congress location and evening event extremely quickly. It's a great feeling to have someone at your side who has lots of helpful ideas and contacts. Great service, and maximum support!
Ina Probst
Robert-Bosch-Krankenhaus Stuttgart
GENIVI Alliance OPEN Automotive Conference and Demonstration Showcase , © Karin Hanson Events
Stuttgart was an ideal location which met all of our goals. The GENIVI members, board and guests are all hard charging technology and auto leaders who want to come in and out of a destination and connect with the right people and information easily. The Stuttgart Convention Bureau and the Maritim & Liederhalle all were very helpful in making this happen for us.
Karin Hanson
Karin Hanson Events

Well connected - our partners

Messe Stuttgart, © Messe Stuttgart

Messe Stut­tgart

Situated right in the heart of Europe, the Messe Stuttgart is a central axis for ideas and contacts. This is where global market leaders meet hidden champions and exciting start-ups from all sectors of business.

Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Liederhalle, © KKL

Kul­tur- und Kon­gresszen­trum Lieder­halle

The Liederhalle Culture and Congress Centre in Stuttgart's city centre meets every requirement to guarantee the success of your event. The venue was modernised in 2020 and can host congresses with up to 3,000 participants.

Stuttgart Airport, © Flughafen Stuttgart GmbH

Stut­tgart Air­port

Some 39 airlines provide direct flights to Stuttgart from over 110 destinations in more than 32 countries. In 2019 it registered the sixth-largest passenger volume in Germany.

City view Stuttgart, © Stuttgart-Marketing GmbH, Werner Dieterich

Wirtschafts­för­der­ung Re­gion Stut­tgart (WRS)

The Stuttgart Region Economic Development Corporation is the central point of contact for companies, municipalities, start-ups, investors, skilled workers and journalists for economic topics in the city of Stuttgart and its five surrounding districts.

Filderhalle, © Günter E. Bergmann - Photography


Venues in the heart of town or surrounded by greenery – the Congress Region of Stuttgart convinces by virtue of its wide range of meeting options, numerous offers for sustainable events and competent partners.

Mövenpick Hotel Stuttgart Airport Messe, © Moevenpick Airport Messe


The dynamism of Stuttgart as an economic region is also reflected in the development of its hospitality sector. Classic and design-oriented hotels can cater for every taste.

Palace square, © Stuttgart-Marketing GmbH, Werner Dieterich

Stut­tgart-Mar­ket­ing GmbH und Re­gio Stut­tgart Mar­ket­ing- und Tour­is­mus GmbH

The official tourism partners of the state capital Stuttgart and the Stuttgart region

Trade fair visit, © rcfotostock - stock.adobe

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