SITE Germany Held Its 25th Anniversary Get Together During ITB Berlin, March 6, 2019


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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.

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: 

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 was founded on Saturday, 12thMay 1990 in the 'Hotel Vierjahreszeiten'in Munich. In May 2020 SITE Germany celebrates its 30thanniversary during IMEX Frankfurt.






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