Frankfurt, Germany Meeting Planning Overview
Frankfurt am Main (Frankfurt on the Main in English) is a financial and trade fair city that sits on the Main River in Germany and attracts thousands of business travelers each year. This is the city of the Franks – the city's name meaning where the "Franks forded" the River Main. Because of the large number of skyscrapers downtown, the city has also earned the nickname "Mainhattan."
Frankfurt is known for its huge expositions, festivals, and trade fairs. Every year, more than a hundred street festivals, traditional folk fairs, and other open-air events take place in the city. One of the most popular festivals held in the Main metropolis is the Dippemess, which is held at the Ratsweg Fairground. The festival features a market with numerous stalls as well as fairground attractions. The city also hosts the largest book fair on the planet, the Frankfurt Book Fair, every October. The book fair attracts about 7,300 exhibitors from more than 100 countries every year.
Guests from faraway places can easily reach the city thanks to the Frankfurt Airport, which is a leading hub in the global air transportation system. Frankfurt's accessibility, coupled with its inexhaustible accommodation and venue choices, make Frankfurt a perfect MICE destination.
A popular venue for holding meetings in Frankfurt is the four-star INNSIDE Frankfurt Ostend that has direct connections to the city center. This business hotel has six conference rooms 350 square meters in size and a maximum capacity for 200 people. Other hotel venues that are sought after by meeting planners include the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel & Conference Center that is directly attached to Frankfurt Airport's Terminal 1, Frankfurt Marriott Hotel that has 3,091 square meters of total meeting space, and the Westin Grand Frankfurt, which comes with 13 flexible meeting rooms and an impressive atmosphere.