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Activities of the KONGRESSINITIATIVE MS

Medical Fam-Trip on 19.1.2012

Excellent conditions for medical conventions

Münster is a superb place for conferences. Especially for scientific conventions, organisers find variable premises with the latest technology and comprehensive ranges of services in this university city. Around 30 professors from the university hospital Universitätsklinikum Münster (UKM) were convinced of this on a visit to the Messe und Congress Centrum Halle Münsterland in January 2012.

KONGRESSINITIATIVE MS had issued the invitations for this "fam trip". "Fam" is the shortened form of the English term "familiarize". The professors were able to familiarise themselves with the modern halls of the events centre. These are suitable for large conventions with 4,000 participants and for smaller conferences and conventions with 150 bookings. In addition to this, convention organisers can make use of various services of the Messe und Congress Centrum Halle Münsterland. These include, for example, participant management and catering. "Anyone who hosts a convention at our venue will be supported by us, on request, from the preparation to the implementation", emphasised Managing Director Dr. Ursula Paschke.

Bernadette Spinnen also showed how much Münster has to offer to the organisers. The Director of Münster Marketing presented the many and varied possibilities and services of Kongressbüro Münster Marketing. This convention agency assists organisers with comprehensive services, from the advertising of the convention to the search for suitable premises and allocation of hotel rooms to the organisation of attractive accompanying programmes and shuttle services. Even free use of public transport is part of the range of services.

During the event, Prof. Dr. Norbert Roeder, Medical Director of the UKM, encouraged his colleagues to bring more conference to Münster. Prof. Dr. Thomas Prien was able to recommend this very heartily. The "Münsteraner Anästhesie-Symposium", of which he is jointly in charge, has already been held in the Messe und Congress Centrum Halle Münsterland.

After a change of scene to the nearby Restaurant Heaven the participants received a quick introduction to office golf. This worked well as an enjoyable warm-up for the social part of the programme and is also suitable as an accompanying programme for a convention, a networking event or a team-building measure. The participants then used the finishing evening meal for relaxed discussion.

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