Bernd Fritzges’ latest recommendations

GCB study: How platform economy affects the meeting & conference industry

(CIMunity/August 6, 2019) GCB German Convention Bureau presents the results of a study, which investigates the impact of platforms on the organisation, execution and marketing of events.

Bernd Fritzges on BB RADIO Mitternachtstalk with Jens Herrmann 2019

Bernd Fritzges on BB RADIO show "Mitternachtstalk" (midnight talk) with Jens Herrmann 2019

The potential of MICe is being mistaken

(AHGZ/July 12, 2019) The congress of the German professional association HSMA was not only about sales of traditional online booking portals, but also about the event business, where there is an enormous demand.

This is how the new stuff gets into the MICE world - Captain MICE Future

how new things get into the MICE world - Captain MICE Future

(VDVO/May 29, 2019) What’s next? Today's innovations will be the market makers of tomorrow! Those who rough up the still strongly growing meeting & event industry with smart business models and ideas, have a good chance to win the Captain MICE Future Award. Ten innovative start-ups and service providers are lining up for the fourth competition presented by the German Association of Event Organisers "VDVO" (Verband der Veranstaltungsorganisatoren e.V.) and The event starts in Frankfurt/Main on 13 June. During a total of four presentation events the winners will be declared.

Werte.Foundation establishes private foundation for hotel, restaurant and meeting & event industry

Werte.Foundation establishes private foundation for hotel, restaurant and meeting & event industry

(PREGAS/April 10, 2019) Ten years after the first WerteEvent the Werte.Foundation reaches its next level. The establishment of a private foundation will still happen this year. Therefore initiator Bernd Fritzges will bring all the created values, achievements and contents – selected partners will further raise the foundation's endowment. The private Werte Foundation's objective is to promote and advise juniors in the hotel, restaurant and meeting & event industry.

VDVO: The results of the study about working time and working conditions - What about the competitive ability of the industry, qualified staff and management personnel?

(VDVO/January 29, 2019) Over and over again a discussion about working time and conditions, but also about safety in the meeting and event industry keeps popping up at networking events, trade shows or is even alluded to during phone calls.

Two days MICE Forum at ITB

Two days MICE Forum at ITB

(CIMunity/January 22, 2019) From 6 to 7 March the ITB MICE Forum will take place at the Berlin travel trade show, this time together with the Forum Business Travel for two days. A central question during this industry gathering is about the role of analogue touchpoints in the era of digital revolution. Official MICE partner of the forum is the VDVO (Verband der Veranstaltungsorganisatoren e.V.; Association of Event Organisers).

New fellow campaigners for the „Werte Event“

New fellow campaigners for the „Werte Event“

(BizTravel/August 31, 2018) The MICE event format "Werte Event" is realigning. A supporting initiative of longtime partners and fellow campaigners shall both get the expansion of the platform moving and support founder Bernd Fritzges.


(Werte/Bernd Fritzges/August 8, 2018) The future is female! What might seem as a call for battle to combat the ancient patriarchal system, is the future project of WerteEvent, the think tank of the MICE business. Bernd Fritzges, initiator of the WerteEvent, has begun a strategic cooperation with W.I.N. Women in Network®, the leading community for business and career women…


(VDVO/July 24, 2018) Arts and culture encourage fresh inspiration, allow for ideas and create the desire for something big and wonderful! To present museums, opera houses, theatres, concert halls, culture centres and schools in a more targeted manner to convention planners, the VDVO decided on a strategic partnership with the Causales, an association for culture marketing and culture sponsoring. First highlights are the event partnership to mark the 10th CultureInvest! Congress on 12 and 13 November in Berlin and the cooperation within the renowned European Cultural Brand Award…

And the start-up Oscar goes to ... YUNYTY!

(VDVO/July 17, 2018) Günter Mainka is “Captain MICE Future 2018”! YUNYTY’s founder and Spiritur Rector won the German finale of the praised start-up event of the events sector in the H4 Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz. During the live pitch, he had to successfully convince critical event organisers and MICE managers. The VDVO has now been hosting the Captain MICE Future for the third year, and the event has established itself as a leading and inspiration-sparking platform to digitalise the MICE industry…

IHA cooperates with VDVO in terms of Mice

(AHGZ/June 11, 2018) In order to be able to react to changes in the convention business, a work group is being established with the goal to consider both the buyer as well as the hotel trade equally. BERLIN. On the occasion of this year’s hotel congress on 25 and 26 June 2018 in Berlin, the German Hotel Association (IHA) agrees on a cooperation with the Verband der Veranstaltungsorganisatoren (VDVO). “In order to quickly and efficiently promote and be part of the process of change within our industry while considering the interests of both parties, it is vital for us to pull together and…

VDVO appoints International Relations Officer

VDVO appoints International Relations Officer

(PREGAS/June 8, 2018) Not only companies from the event industry broaden their activities to other countries, but the internationalisation also hits Germany's Association of Event Organisers "VDVO" (Verband der Veranstaltungsorganisatoren e.V.).  For a longer time the VDVO has begun to gather members and partners outside of Germany. This process is additionally being encouraged by the installation of an International Relations Officer. For this newly created position the association was able to win a woman, who has appeared more and more in the German MICE market, especially last year.


(Werte/Bernd Fritzges/April 29, 2018) This year’s event location for the Werte community in the German events sector has been settled. Representatives of the events industry will be part of the relaunch of the WerteEvent in the Hotel Esplanade in Bad Saarow on 29 August 2018. It has now been annnounced why the organisors ESTREL Berlin and Bernd Fritzges are drawn to the Scharmützelsee in Brandenburg and what innovations are in store for the participants.


(PREGAS/February 7 , 2018) Facial recognition marks the beginning of a new era of entry control at events. As pioneer, the VDVO will be presenting this technology for the very first time at the ITB MICE NIGHT on 08/03/2018 at the International Club Berlin. You can sign up on


(BizTravel/OG/June 23, 2017) Statute and orientation as well as name, logo and online presence have been renewed. The VDVO is the representative of the MICE planer. At the association's 14th general meeting, the members decided to make various changes. According to the association's press release, these are...


(Appel/WF/June 18, 2017) On 14 June 2017, the Werte Event was held for the very first time at the congress centre in the Westfalenhallen Dortmund and had already been the subject of heated debate beforehand due to this year's motto "Werte Gambling" (Value Gambling). The organisational body Estrel Berlin, Hotel Schloss Montabaur and main initiator Bernd Fritzges proved that poker & co can be utilised as common thread in the context of values. The participants who primarily from the events sector, experienced an intensive congress programme with plenty of opportunities for personal exchange...


(PREGAS/Bernhard Brügger/February 2, 2017) Frankfurt. This is where the EventPlannersTalk World Café began: The interactive round table for event organisers celebrates its premiere on 31 May from 5pm until 8pm at the Kameha Suite in Frankfurt. Meanwhile, the MICE round table is being held in London. The implementation sees Bernd Fritzges, CEO of the VDVO, cooperating with Irina Trofimovskaya, founder of, as well as with the Switzerland Convention and Incentive Bureau...

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