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Activities of the KONGRESSINITIATIVE MS

Professors' Gathering at 12.9.2014

Enjoy conferences in the north of Münster

How can you combine conferences and pleasure in the north of Münster? To get to the bottom of this question, thirty professors accepted the invitation of KONGRESSINITIATIVE MS and set off on a tour through the north of the city in autumn 2014.

The starting point on the itinerary was Schloss Wilkinghege, where Münster's Lord Mayor Markus Lewe welcomed the participants in brilliant sunshine. On a guided tour through the conference rooms, different categories of hotel rooms and the restaurant, the participants were impressed by the special charm of this moated castle. An extremely wide variety of events can here be stylishly combined with the standard of a 4-star hotel.

The second stop was the LandGenussWerkstatt at Haus Coerde, a historical courtyard complex with flats, ateliers and workshops as well as an organic garden. In the LandGenussWerkstatt, everything to do with the subjects "pleasure" and "cooking" are offered in a very creative way – only using foods that are of organic quality. Despite the small time window of only one hour, the group cooked together and the participants were able to take away many ideas for their own cooking.

After the event at Haus Coerde, the gathering moved on to Speicherstadt Münster, only three kilometres away. In Speicher 10, a former bakery hall, an events location has been created with enough room for up to 750 people. The large baking ovens that have been kept emphasise this location's loft-like character. In these surroundings, Prof. Dr. Ursel Wahrbug from Münster University of Applied Sciences gave a lecture on the subject "The conference eats: time for a meal?". The aim of the nutritional scientist was to raise the participant's awareness – who are, after all, conference organisers – for the important aspect of nutrition. Her lecture revealed how the mental performance of participants can be positively influenced by light and vitamin-rich conference catering.

The evening meal at the Sudmühlenhof formed the end of the tour. Here too, the premises and their various possible uses were presented. Most participants were surprised by the small house vineyard, looked after by Tommy Hergenhan. In 2011, Hergenhan was chosen as the best up and coming sommelier in Germany and took first place in the Sommelier-Cup of the German Wine Institute in 2012. The wines that he selected and commented upon rounded off the evening meal perfectly. Relaxed, the group then set off back to the starting point by coach.

The tour through the north of Münster was very informative for the participants. They got to know attractive locations and received a lot of information on Münster as a location, the services of the Kongressbüro and of KONGRESSINITIATIVE MS. The opportunities for discussion on the fringe of the event were also happily and intensively made use of. The Professors' Gathering showed clearly how easy it is made for conference planners to hold an event in Münster. As a response to the gathering, the Kongressbüro has already received initial booking enquiries.