The next greenmeetings and events conference will take place in Messe Frankfurt's new "Kap Europa" congress center February 9 - 10, 2015.
The announcement was made by the conference's organizers, the German Convention Bureau (GCB) and the European Association of Event Centers (EVVC), at the closing ceremony of this year's greenmeetings and events conference 2013 in Darmstadt, Germany.
Matthias Schultze, Managing Director of the GCB, was delighted with the choice of venue. "Once again, we have succeeded in finding an ideal location for the greenmeetings and events conference,” he said. “The Kap Europa congress center will meet outstanding sustainability standards and therefore be the perfect host for the event."
The Kap Europa congress center is currently under construction in the Europa district of the city of Frankfurt just a few minutes away from the trade fair site and with excellent local public transport services. The congress center is due to open in summer 2014 and will offer a 1,000-seater hall, a divisible hall for 600 people and 12 conference rooms over four levels.
"After this year's outstanding greenmeetings and events conference, we are delighted to have been chosen to host this event in 2015. It will give us the opportunity to present a new sustainable destination to the sector: Kap Europa. Messe Frankfurt's new congress center has been designed for optimum sustainability throughout its life cycle in accordance with the standards defined by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). We hope that this new standard will pioneer the way for future event centers," said Claudia Delius-Fisher, Director of Congress Frankfurt.
Kap Europa has already been awarded a Pre-Certificate in Gold by the German Sustainable Building Council for its high ecological standards - the first congress center to receive this recognition. It is the reward for an extensive range of measures designed to improve the building's environmental footprint. Every aspect of sustainability was taken into account during the planning stage - from the environmentally friendly, low-waste construction site to energy efficient operation and a sophisticated deconstruction concept.
Foyers with natural daylight and energy efficient windows and facades not only create an inviting ambience but also make a major contribution to the venue's energy savings. The use of wood, all from certified sustainable sources and mostly from local forests, ensures a pleasant climate in the rooms. The building also features a 1,000 m² green rooftop garden.
"As well as the participants and the program, the venue is one of the key factors responsible for the success and effectiveness of an event - and this is particularly true of the greenmeetings and events conference. Germany has a growing number of congress centers, which are setting new global standards in sustainability. We are delighted to be able to use this conference to highlight the strengths of these facilities," said Joachim König, President of the EVVC.
Information about Kap Europa and the latest news about the progress of construction work is available at www.kapeuropa.de