By Dr. Patrick Partridge
Together, some 40 SITE Members & Friends from 12 countries attended the SITE ITB Berlin - 25thAnniversary Get-Together. Wednesday, 6th March 2019 - with welcome drinks and a VIP tour of the fabulous DDR Museum, followed by lively networking and a delicious ‘family’ meal in the atmospheric KANTINE DELUXEon Berlin Alexanderplatz. Words of welcome were spoken by SITE Germany Past-President, Dr. Patrick Patridge. Guests of honor included SITE Past-Presidents, Patrick Delaney and Hugo Slimbrouck, VDVO (German Event Organizers Association) Chairperson, Bernd Fritz's and VDVO Vice-Chairperson, Doreen Biskup.
A YouTube video commemorating the occasion titled “SITE at ITB Berlin 2019: 25 years of successful networking” was filmed by renowned VDVO & MICE vlogger, Carsten Hennig. It may be viewed at: https://youtu.be/WFyTDrN7ldY
Special thanks are due to SITE Germany supporters Berlin Convention Office represented by Marco Oelschlaegel, Munich Convention Bureau represented by Janine David-Steinhart and Weichlein Tours & Incentives represented by SITE Germany President, Marina Parra-Flechsig and Katharina Waschke.
This popular event for SITE Members & Friends attending ITB Berlin was established in March 1994. The inaugural Get-Together was a breakfast in a Bavarian Beer Tent (situated in the ITB Garden). Guests of honour on the occasion were the late SITE President, Paul Flackett and SITE Past-President, Patrick Delaney.
SITE was also represented for the very first time from 6th to 8th March 2019in the BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE in the VDVO / ITB MICE Hub. An enthusiastic and highly-motivated SITE Young Leader, Patrick Werner, spread the word about SITE and answered many questions about SITE membership benefits and forthcoming SITE events.
SITE Germany https://www.site-germany.com was founded on Saturday, 12thMay 1990 in the 'Hotel Vierjahreszeiten'in Munich. In May 2020 SITE Germany celebrates its 30thanniversary during IMEX Frankfurt.