Venue & Hospitality
Sheraton Berlin Grand Hotel Esplanade
Lützowufer 15 10785 Berlin
Conference Dates: July 18-20, 2016
Hotel Services & Amenities
- Audio/Visual Equipment Rental.
- Business Center.
- Business Phone Service.
- Complimentary Printing Service.
- Express Mail.
- Meeting Rooms.
- Office Rental.
- Photo Copying Service.
- Secretarial Service.
- Video Conference.
- Video Messaging.
- Video Phone.
- Baggage Storage.
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In 2013, the nominal GDP of the city state Berlin experienced a growth rate of 1.2% (0.6% in Germany) and totalled €109.2 (~$142) billion. Berlin's economy is dominated by the service sector, with around 80% of all companies doing business in services. The unemployment rate reached a 20-year low in June 2014 and stood at 11.0%.
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Berlin has a long history of discoveries in medicine and innovations in medical technology. Bayer Health Care and Berlin Chemie are major pharmaceutical companies headquartered in the city. The Charité hospital complex is the largest university hospital in Europe. Among them are the German Heart Center, one of the most renowned transplantation centers, the Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine and the Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Genetics. In 2008, 62,000 scientists were working in research and development in the city. Berlin is one of the centers of knowledge and innovation communities of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).
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