- NordicMeetings 2020
- Über uns
First time in Berlin? We will guide you!
Welcome to ITB, the biggest travel trade fair in the world and welcome to Berlin, the capital of Germany! You are joining NordicMarketing stand? You are staying at the same hotel with us? You need your exhibitor ticket for ITB? You are thinking about sending brochures, using taxis, buying subway tickets?
We will tell you how.
As of today, ITB Berlin is taking place as scheduled from 4 to 8 March 2020.
If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us anytime.
ITB is regularly updating health information on their website. Below today's announcements that includes new requirements for exhibitors:
"As has been instructed by the local public health authorities all exhibitors at ITB Berlin are required to fill out a declaration (PDF, 292.0 kB). This declaration is a condition for access to the exhibition grounds and serves to identify persons belonging to a COVID 19 risk group.
The risk group criteria are as follows:
Anyone belonging to the risk group or who refuses to fill out the declaration will not be admitted to ITB Berlin.
This is a precautionary measure in order to protect those participating in ITB Berlin and the public in general. The Federal Ministry of Health and the Robert Koch Institute have assessed that the health risk in Germany remains low (cf. www.rki.de).
Currently, no restrictions on entry to Germany have been imposed on Chinese, Asian or Italian citizens. The decision taken at an extraordinary meeting of the council of EU health ministers still applies. Accordingly, before arriving in EU countries air travelers may be asked if they have been in coronavirus-infected regions or have come into contact with infected persons.
We regret any inconvenience caused. However, the safety and health of all visitors and exhibitors at ITB Berlin has the utmost priority for us, and we are following the instructions of the relevant public health authorities to ensure that.
For that reason, in order to protect exhibitors and visitors our cleaning and disinfection measures will remain in place. All participants are also advised to observe the hygiene measures recommended by the Robert Koch Institute: regular and thorough washing of hands, as well as avoiding coughing, sneezing and shaking hands."
If you wish to send some material (brochures, maps, giveaways, etc.) prior the ITB, please send them to us, NordicMarketing.
We will take the materials with us to Berlin and bring them to the stand on the Tuesday before the fair begins.
Please note: The materials must be in our office by February 28th so that we can take them with us to Berlin. Please keep in mind that shipping to Germany takes a little longer.
c/o Marline Geisler
Alte Bahnhofstr. 56a
This year we are using Converve as meeting tool so that you can easily make appointments with trade visitors. You have received your login by mail.
Converve networking software has been repeatedly used for other sales workshops and networking events like Matka and VAE events so you might already be familiar with the tool. We hope, that the B2B platform meets your needs and and that you'll be able to set up meetings with interesting and relevant tour operators.
Deadline: Monday 10th February
At our stand we will have several screens showing the pictures of all exhibitors’ products and services. Therefore, we need pictures from your company/ region/ products!
The screens are 50 inches, so we need high resolution pictures.
To use the screen in its best possible way, please try to send pictures that have the same proportion as these measures:
2000 x 1100/ 1200 pix (not smaller than this!)
3000 x 1650/ 1800 pix
4000 x 2200/ 2400 pix
Larger and everything in between is possible as long as the proportions are nearly the same!
Important: Please make sure to mark your pictures with copyrights if necessary.
Dropbox is one great way to share visual material with us :)
Note: If you have been at ITB 2019 and wish to use the visual material (logo, profile picture and pictures) you provided last year, please let us know. Also, if you provided pictures for other projects, e.g. product manuals and wish to use those, please inform us as well.
Shortly before ITB we will open a Whatsapp Group so that we can communicate without email. :)
Scandic Hotel Potsdamer Platz
Please note that guaranteed check-in is possible from 3.00pm. On your departure day you have to check out until 12.00pm latest. However, it is always possible to leave your luggage at the luggage storage room.
The most convenient option to reach Scandic is via taxi. One way costs approx. 25€ + 5-10% tip. Remember to have cash money for the taxi!
The best way to reach the ITB is taking the underground U2 from Potsdamer Platz to Messe (Kaiserdamm).
For your information, it is possible to buy tickets for public transportation directly at Scandic. The most convenient solution is the Berlin Welcome Card valid for either 72 hours or even several days (your choice - depending on the length of your stay).
We recommend you to buy your ticket already Tuesday evening when you arrive at Scandic. Please note: Tickets must be validated before starting the first journey.
On Wednesday morning we - team NordicMarketing - are gathering at 9.00 am in the lobby of the hotel. You are welcome to join our way to the fair!
We will be in hall 18 (Scandinavian and Baltic countries) stand 107.
Wednesday, 4 March - Friday, 6 March
10am – 6pm
Access for exhibitors: 8:30am – 7pm
You'll receive your exhibitors pass via mail from us. Those of you staying at Scandic, you will receive a printed version at the hotel, too. For those staying at a different accommodation please print your exhibitor pass in advance. Just to be on the safe side we will additionally bring printed versions for all of you to the fair centre.
Like last years we will offer a catering service for you in cooperation with the Nordic countries. You can use the catering service located in the center of the booth area of the Nordic countries during the ITB for free.
We will have a water dispenser at our stand so that water is available at all times. So you don't have to bring your own water bottles.
All of you will have place in the brochure racks or desks.
Please bring some finger food from your region (reindeer, bread, chocolate, cookies...) - it makes even professionals stop and talk about the North.
Please note: There is no fridge to keep food cold. So choose food, that you can store dry and without a fridge.
There is some storage space available in the benches. We recommend to leave jackets at the cloakroom.
RollUp banners are not allowed at our stand.
We will have WLAN router provided by the trade fair (Messe Berlin). You will find the password at your place.
Several power sockets are available. So there is the possibility to charge mobile phones or laptops.
We will have a short get together with all of you at our stand to give a short briefing about ITB on Wednesday morning at 09:45 h.
We are planning a dinner with all our exhibitors on Thursday evening. It is not obligatory, but we are looking forward to everyone who joins us.
As many taxis, restaurants, shops and bars do not accept credit cards it is wise to take some cash money with you.
Source: Lonely Planet
Welcome to ITB, the biggest travel trade fair in the world. You will be one of the 10,000 suppliers from 180 countries and will meet some of the 109,000 trade visitors. Scary? No, it is not. If you are well prepared, if you book appointments in advance and if you are active in doing sales and marketing. We will tell you how.
When you plan to join ITB you have to keep in mind: Every country and supplier (10,000 shows up in Berlin) wants to do business with the German travel trade (109,000 trade visitors are coming to ITB).
German business culture is about personal contacts, about building trust, about creating a long term business relationship.
We are used to say: "On the German market nothing happens immediately". It means: don't be frustrated if not everybody wants or is not able to meet you. Suppliers with fully booked calendars have been there many times before to get all these contacts.
When you compare Scandinavian or Finnish business culture with the German way of doing business, we are used to say: "Finnish way of selling is to wait that clients ask. German way is to talk actively to business partners." It means: don't wait, that somebody sends you emails or starts talking to you - you are the one who is doing sales and marketing.