"From a good congress venue, I expect a high degree of functionality for the different congress formats and varying numbers of participants. In times of live performance and web based communication channels (hybrid events), the technical infrastructure and a fast internet connection are also increasingly important decision criteria. In addition to that, accessibility is a key consideration for a congress venue, participants often arrive from all over the world. All this is offered by many venues.
My favourite event location has another important unique selling point: sustainability. The darmstadtium recognized the importance of this subject very early and already considered it in the planning and building of the congress centre, which opened in 2007. The darmstadtium compensates for all stationary emissions and was the first German congress centre to receive the DGNB award for the sustainable overall performance of the building. It’s good to know that the protection of our environment still plays an important role in tough competition."