Berlin

Berlin
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Messe Berlin, Berlin
The iGB Affiliate Conferences are pivotal points in the financial year for bet365 Performance Marketing. The networking on offer, with both existing partners and prospective ones, is always a catalyst for the ongoing development of results and to a large extent fuels the workload and business development for the months until the next one!
James Woods,
Head of Performance Marketing, bet365

Thanks for your interest in the Berlin Affiliate Conference 2017!

The Berlin Affiliate Conference and Financial Partners Expo Berlin was a huge success in 2017. We saw more than 3,000 delegates - including 1,700 affiliates -  once again descend on the German capital. Check out the highlights of BAC 2017 below and keep your eyes out for details on where the event will be in 2018.

In the meantime, registration for our next event - The London Affiliate Conference 2018 - is now open. You can find out more here

 

 

With two conference rooms, BAC and FPE offered delegates a great opportunity to learn about the latest trends and opportunities in igaming. There was a full day of SEO sessions covering PPC, link building, the latest on Google updates and much more. 

Financial Partners Expo co-located with BAC

FPEBerlin_logo_130x130.jpgThe Financial Partners Expo was co-located with BAC in 2017. The Financial Partners Expo is the largest dedicated expo for affiliates and introducing brokers within the retail finance sector. The show provides affiliates and introducing brokers with the opportunity to launch, grow and enhance their businesses in this rapidly growing and lucrative niche.

at the Berlin Affiliate Conference there was:

  • Over 3,000 delegates
  • Over 100 affiliate programs
  • Over 1,500 affiliate attendees
  • Conference sessions that increased your revenue
  • Insights from industry experts
  • Amazing networking parties, in incredible venues, in a stunning city
  • And it was all FREE for affiliates and introducing brokers!

Register

The Berlin Affiliate Conference & Financial Partners Expo 2017 registration is now closed. If you have any queries, please email our operations team on Info@iGamingBusiness.com. The next iGB Affiliate event is the London Affiliate Conference which is taking place on the 7th - 10th February 2018.

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Speakers

Below are the speakers who spoke at the Berlin Affiliate Conference and Financial Partners Expo 2017. If you would like to be a speaker at our next conference please email Info@iGamingBusiness.com

Alex Carr

Affiliate Program Manager
Pinnacle

About

Alex Carr

Alex Carr joined the iGaming industry in 2010 and is the Affiliate Programme Manager for Pinnacle.

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Alex Carr

social channels

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Andrew Edwards

Founder
Mad About Bingo

About

Andrew Edwards

Andy Edwards is the MD of online marketing company Madabout Media - the company behind well-known bingo affiliate site, https://www.madaboutbingo.com.

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Andrew Edwards

social channels

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Bastian Grimm

Director Organic Search
Peak Ace AG

About

Bastian Grimm

Bastian Grimm is a renowned expert for large scale, international SEO - handling sites of almost any size in highly competitive industries.

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Bastian Grimm

social channels

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Carla Maree Vella

CEO / COO
Optimizer Invest

About

Carla Maree Vella

Carla is entrepreneurial and innovative but her key strength is her 'make it happen' approach to business.

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Carla Maree Vella

social channels

LinkedIn

Dave Gowans

Managing Director
Browser to Buyer

About

Dave Gowans

A world-leading expert in conversion optimisation, Dave has spent the last six years delivering huge website revenue increases for over 50 companies including Sportingbet, Betsson and Orange Group.

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Dave Gowans

social channels

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David Watkins

Sales Director
Betgenuis

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David Watkins

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David Watkins

social channels

LinkedIn

Elad Mor

Co-Founder & CEO
Market Across

About

Elad Mor

Elad is the Co-Founder and CEO at MarketAcross.com, a digital marketing company specialized in SEO, PR and Online Reputation Management through premium content marketing.

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Elad Mor

social channels

LinkedIn

Fili Wiese

SEO Expert
SearchBrothers.com

About

Fili Wiese

Fili Wiese is a renowned technical SEO expert, ex-Google engineer and was part of the Google Search Quality team.

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Fili Wiese

social channels

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Gino Topini

Director
Mj Web Studio Ltd

About

Gino Topini

Gino Topini is an Italian resident in London, UK. Along with Manila Carano, he owns Mj Web Studio LTD, a digital company experienced in web design, SEO, web marketing, social media marketing and copywriting.

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Gino Topini

social channels

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Jono Alderson

Principal Consultant
Distilled

About

Jono Alderson

Jono is a digital strategist, marketing technologist and full-stack developer with over a decade of experience SEO, analytics, brand & campaign strategy, lead gen & eCRM, CRO and more.

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Julia Logan

SEO consultant
IrishWonder's SEO Consulting

About

Julia Logan

Julia Logan a.k.a. IrishWonder has been involved in SEO and online marketing since 2000, working on both her own affiliate sites and client projects in different markets including igaming and binary options.

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Julia Logan

social channels

LinkedIn

Julian Buhagiar

Co-Founder
RB Capital

About

Julian Buhagiar

Julian is an Investor, CEO & board director to multiple ventures in egaming, fintech & media markets. Investments, M&As and exits to date in excess of $330m.

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Julian Buhagiar

social channels

LinkedIn

Kaspar Szymanski

Co-founder
SearchBrothers.com 

About

Kaspar Szymanski

Kaspar Szymanski is a founding member of SearchBrothers.com and was part of the Google Search Quality team, where he was the driving force behind global anti-web spam initiatives and the public face of Google Search, spearheading webmaster outreach and communication.

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Kaspar Szymanski

social channels

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Maayan M. Dana-Nir

Senior Lawyer
Tal Ron, Drihem and Co.

About

Maayan M. Dana-Nir

Maayan is seasoned e-commerce lawyer and entrepreneur. Maayan has been involved in the online commerce industries for years.

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Mark McGuinness

CMO
eSportsbet.com

About

Mark McGuinness

Mark McGuinness has more than 22 years’ experience in digital marketing director roles with both private and public iGaming operators.

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Mark McGuinness

social channels

LinkedIn

Martin Calvert

Marketing Director
Blueclaw

About

Martin Calvert

Martin is Marketing Director at Blueclaw, an award-winning search-led digital marketing agency with a powerful track record of driving player acquisition for operators and affiliates alike. Drawing on his extensive experience as a agency strategist, client-side marketer and researcher, Martin...

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Martin Calvert

social channels

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Melissa Blau

Director
iGaming Capital

About

Melissa Blau

Melissa is an experienced Director with a demonstrated history of working in the gambling & casinos industry. She is skilled in Business Planning, Analytical Skills, Customer Acquisition, and Corporate Development. Melissa is a strong professional with a MBA focused in General Management...

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Melissa Blau

social channels

LinkedIn

Michael Caselli

Editor in Chief
iGaming Business

About

Michael Caselli

Michael Caselli has been involved in the gaming industry since 1996 when he completed his MBA thesis analyzing the viability of gaming on the Internet. Since then, Michael has helped to successfully launch several online and print gaming publications, consulted on numerous iGaming projects and...

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Michael Caselli

social channels

LinkedIn

Nick Garner

Entrepreneur, Founder of Oshi casino, investor in RIZE Digital and PRble PR 
Oshi Casino

About

Nick Garner

NicNick Garner is an entrepreneur, founder of Oshi Bitcoin Casino and investor in various businesses. He was previously SEO manager for Betfair and then head of search for Unibet, then founding 90 Digital before going on to launch Oshi casino. He is a family man living near London. 

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Nick Garner

social channels

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Oren Abiri

Head of Success & Business Development
IB Binary

About

Oren Abiri

Oren is well-known in the Forex industry for his distinguished hands-on experience which has helped him build a respectable set of skills.

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Oren Abiri

social channels

LinkedIn

Paul Reilly

CEO & Founder
Media Skunk Works

About

Paul Reilly

Paul is the Founder of Media Skunk Works, a Karma Neutral Innovation Laboratory based at the University of York.

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Paul Reilly

social channels

LinkedIn

Peter Marcus

Director & Principle Consultant
Rock Consulting / The Marcon

About

Peter Marcus

Having worked at a senior executive level for a number of betting and gaming companies specializing in both marketing and operations, Peter manages his own successful consulting company.

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Peter Marcus

social channels

LinkedIn

Sami Mana

CEO
Cryptency

About

Sami Mana

Sami have spent over 10 years in the Fintech industry and launched over 400 brokerages together. Their passion for the B2B fintech scene and Crypto became a reality with the launch of Cryptency where they both could put their skills to work.

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Stephen Carter

Editor
iGaming Business

About

Stephen Carter

Stephen Carter is Editor of the iGaming Business, iGB Affiliate and iGaming Business North America print titles. 

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Stephen Carter

social channels

LinkedIn

Tal Itzhak Ron

Chairman & CEO
Tal Ron, Drihem and Co.

About

Tal Itzhak Ron

Tal Ron graduated from Haifa University School of Law (LL.B.) and Faculty of Computer Science (B.Sc.) and further obtained a Master Degree in Computer Science from Bar Ilan University (M.Sc).

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Tal Itzhak Ron

social channels

LinkedIn

Tiago Almeida

CEO
egamingservices.com

About

Tiago Almeida

Born in 1985, in Portugal, Tiago has started his career in the online gaming industry in 2006. With a professional experience in leading companies like Bwin and Dragonfish, he was involved in different senior operational and marketing roles focused on the Latin American Market. In 2016 Tiago...

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Tom Galanis

Director
Tag Media

About

Tom Galanis

Tom Galanis is an iGaming affiliate marketing specialist, with 11 years of industry under his belt. Tom has led the development and management of 24 affiliate programs for companies as illustrious as bet365, the Gala Coral Group, Betsson and the Rank Group.

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Tom Galanis

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Tom Light

About

Tom Light

Tom John Light was born and presently resides in Tel Aviv, Israel. Tom has lived and traveled worldwide and is highly knowledgeable and experienced working in various global regions.
 

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Tom Light

social channels

LinkedIn

Vince De Castro

Head of Marketing
Orbex

About

Vince De Castro

Vince is the Head of Marketing at Orbex with over 15 years of experience in the digital marketing and technology space.

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Sponsors

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Exhibition venue: Messe Berlin

The 2017 event was held at: Messe Berlin GmbH, Gate/Hall 25, Messedamm 22, 14055 Berlin

 

Accommodation 

The official hotel for BAC 2017 was the Sheraton Berlin Grand Hotel Esplanade, Lützowufer 15, 10785 Berlin, Germany.

If you would like information about hotels at our next event please contact Sarah@Zibrant.com or call 0207 870 4100.

 

 

Book your hotel

Getting to the Messe Berlin

There are plenty of urban transport links to the Messe Berlin, including taxis, underground and light rail stations, in addition to buses that stop next to the venue entrances. Please see below for information on travelling to the venue by public transport or car. 

By train:

Travel fast, cheaply and environmentally friendly to the exhibition venue. The German Railway travel information provides schedule information for trains, buses, trams and streetcars. To plan your journey to the Messe Berlin by public transport, please click here. The closest station to the hall is Messe Sud. 

By car:

The Messe Berlin is easily accessible by car with an urban motorway close by, a total of 12,000 parking spaces on and around the exhibition grounds and an ICC Berlin multi-storey car park, which is open outside of event times. To plan your journey using an integrated route planner, please click here. The traffic guidance system at the exhibition venue takes you directly via the city motorway system to the intersection at "Autobahn Dreieck Funkturm". At this junction, take the "Messedamm" exit. Once parked, use one of the free shuttle buses, which will take you to the exhibition grounds and back. If using a navigation system, please enter the following GPS co-ordinates into your device: 52.50133°N / 13.27431°E.

 

 

Plan your route

Networking

The Berlin Affiliate Conference guarantees to keep you busy from the moment you land. From a networking perspective, we offer many opportunities pre-event and at the show. 

Prior to the Berlin Affiliate Conference, you can network with other delegates by:

  • Joining our communities on social media - we have profiles on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Instagram
  • Registering for the show early so that you can get access to the networking tool and access to our secret Facebook group.

At this year's event, the following networking opportunities are available for you, on top of the networking breaks that will take place throughout the day in the exhibition hall. 

Wednesday 1st November 2017

Welcome drinks sponsored by WPN, 16:00 - 18:00

Join us at the official hotel from 16:00 - 18:00 on the 1st November for our welcome drinks. The event, which is sponsored by WPN Affiliates, is the best place to pick up your badge early and meet your network before the full conference kicks off.

As we have moved official hotel, the Berlin Affiliate Conference welcome drinks will be moving with us.

The welcome drinks will now take place at the Sheraton Berlin Grand Hotel Esplanade alongside pre-registration. The new hotel brings plenty of benefits for our pre-registration and welcome drinks event.

The hotel is spacious and perfect for meeting your fellow delegates before the show has even started. Pre-registration will be taking place from 13:00 - 19:00 with the WPN Affiliates welcome drinks taking place from 16:00 - 18:00 - stick around once you have picked up your badge for a few free drinks.

Opening night networking party co-hosted with EIG, 21:00 - late

The last time we were in Berlin we celebrated the end of a great conference at E4 club. This year we're heading back to launch the Berlin Affiliate Conference 2017.

Once you're finished up with pre-registration and our welcome drinks, head over to Potsdamer Platz to join us in celebrating your first night in Berlin. 

E4 is one of many unique Berlin clubs - it is set across three floors with various bars, seating areas and dance floors to meet your needs. 

E4 offers great views across Potsdamer Platz and Berlin. It's the best place for you to get a Berlin panoramic and to meet your fellow delegates before the show has even begun. 

Expect great beer, great music and great networking. 

Thursday 2nd November 2017

Official networking party, 21:00 - late 

We’ve teamed up with sponsor UPayCard to bring you a networking party you won’t forget.

On Thursday night we’ll be heading down to Mohrenstraße to one of Berlin’s most stylish bars – BRICKS Club. BRICKS combines comfortable furniture with industrial design to create a bar that entices you in with an elegant swagger. The relaxed atmosphere gives you the opportunity to continue your networking late into the night without being too crazy.

Head on down once you’re finished up at the Messe and savour a craft beer, swirl an experimental cocktail or just lean back with a glass of BRICKS gin - distilled on site by founders Frank and Carsten.

Join us from 9:00 until late to celebrate a successful second day of BAC 2017.

Friday 3rd November 2017

Closing night networking party, 21:00 - late

You may have had three days of non-stop networking. Your legs might be tired and your throat a little bit raspy from all of those meetings. But... the show isn't quite over yet.

Head down to Avenue Club for our closing night party to see your conference off in style.

Did you know, the closing night party is where you are most likely to expand your network. Everyone is feeling good after a long conference, they've let their hair down a little and they are ready to chat with their new contacts.

This is one you don't want to miss. 

We are heading back to one of our favourite clubs in Berlin, Avenue. Avenue has traditionally been our opening night party location, but this year we thought it was the perfect place to see off a successful conference. 

If you haven't been to Avenue before, expect the unexpected - it's a maze down to the underground bar. Once you're in, there are two dance floors, plenty of lounge seating and a central bar with drinks flowing all night long.

See you there!

Saturday 4th November 2017

Saturday unwind session, 13:00 - 16:00

Who wants to jump onto a flight straight after a busy conference? Nobody does. Postpone your trip home and come and join us for the famous Intertops Unwind Session.

Catch up with new contacts and old friends and finally nail down that client who has been too busy to fit you in at the conference. The Intertops Unwind Session is the best place for some last minute networking. 

This year, we are heading to Corroboree. Corroboree is a fantastic Australian inspired restaurant/bar on Potsdamer Platz offering a fantastic blend of German and aboriginal culture. 

That means great beer, great architecture, great food and a fantastic atmosphere.

So book your flights home a little bit later, and we will see you down there from 13:00 to 16:00. 

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FAQ's

Here you will find a list of the most frequently asked questions about the event, use the search box below to find the most relevant answers to your questions.

The Berlin Affiliate Conference is be held in the heart of Berlin at the Messe Berlin. 

Exhibition and conference venue: Messe Berlin GmbH, Gate/Hall 25, Messedamm 22, 14055 Berlin

Berlin has two main international airports that are both within a short driving distance to the Messe Berlin.  

Berlin airports:

Shuttle buses

There will be shuttle buses to and from the main hotel and the venue in the morning and early evening. Places will be available on a first come, first served basis. Specific timings can be found by clicking here, please contact Emma@iGamingBusiness.com for further information.  Should you wish to make your own way to the Messe Berlin please see further details below.

Getting to the Messe Berlin

There are plenty of urban transport links to the Messe Berlin, including taxis, underground and light rail stations, in addition to buses that stop next to the venue entrances. Please see below for information on travelling to the venue by public transport or car. 

By train:

Travel fast, cheaply and environmentally friendly to the exhibition venue. The German Railway travel information provides schedule information for trains, buses, trams and streetcars. To plan your journey to the Messe Berlin by public transport, please click here. The closest station to the hall is Messe Sud. 

By car:

The Messe Berlin is easily accessible by car with an urban motorway close by, a total of 12,000 parking spaces on and around the exhibition grounds and an ICC Berlin multi-storey car park, which is open outside of event times. To plan your journey using an integrated route planner, please click here.

The traffic guidance system at the exhibition venue takes you directly via the city motorway system to the intersection at "Autobahn Dreieck Funkturm". At this junction, take the "Messedamm" exit. Once parked, use one of the free shuttle buses, which will take you to the exhibition grounds and back.

If using a navigation system, please enter the following GPS co-ordinates into your device: 52.50133°N / 13.27431°E

The official hotel for BAC will be the Sheraton Berlin Grand Hotel Esplanade, Lützowufer 15, 10785 Berlin, Germany.

We have appointed Zibrant has our accommodation supplier for the Berlin Affiliate Conference 2017. Zibrant have negotiated with the hotel to provide a block of rooms and a discounted rate for the conference. To avoid disappointment we would recommend that you book here

If you need any assistance please contact Sarah@Zibrant.com or call 0207 870 4100.

Affiliates

Also called publishers or webmasters, an affiliate is a person that refers traffic (in this case players) to an operator website, for example pokerlistings.com would refer a player to 888.com. The affiliate is then paid a revenue share or CPA (cost per acquisition) for each of the players they send.

Introducing brokers

Introducing broker is a person or institution who has all the functions of a broker, except to accept money or any type of investment. The introducing broker (IB) usually refers its clients to a dealer and, in return, receives a compensation, such as commissions.

Registering as an affiliate or introducing broker

If you are not sure if you qualify as an affiliate or IB, please email Aaron.Noy@clariongaming.com with details of your business. We will then be able to let you know if you are liable for free entry. If you register as an affiliate or IB under false pretense, we reserve the right to refuse you entry on the day. 

If we are made aware of anyone that has entered the event as an affiliate or IB and is in fact not, they will be asked to leave the venue. They will then be given the opportunity to register again and pay for their delegate place, allowing them to return to the show. If they choose not to do this, they will be refused entry to the remainder of the event and associated parties.

We ask for your help in letting us know immediately if you believe someone has registered as an affiliate or IB who should not have. Please approach any member of the events team who will deal with this in the strictest confidence.

Please remember that we can only continue to run these events so that operators and vendors can meet the best quality affiliates and IBs if those that should pay for entrance do.

To avoid queueing or elongated administration processes, it is advised that you bring your barcode ticket with you when registering. The e-ticket holds all your details that the BAC staff need to hand you your pass and wristband, so you can enter the exhibition, conference and networking parties.

If you have any queries about your registration, please contact info@igamingbusiness.com

We welcome all applications from the media. Please email Haydn@iGamingBusiness.com with your name, the name and address of the media publication, as well as the name of your editor and their contact details.

Once we have confirmed your details, we will contact you regarding whether or not your application has been successful.

Affiliates & Introducing Brokers

Email confirmation will be sent to your inbox once you've registered however please allow 5 working days for us to validate your Affiliate/Introducing Broker status. Your barcoded e-ticket will then be sent to once we have validated your status. We will contact you if your registration has been unsuccessful, as your Affiliate or Introducing Broker status will need to be validated in order to gain entry to the conference. This is standard procedure to ensure that we can continue to provide high quality events completely FREE of charge for all Affiliates and Introducing Brokers. 

Non-affiliates

All payment correspondence will be sent to the individual booking contact of each registration. Confirmation including the barcoded e-ticket will be sent to each individual registered delegate once full payment has been received.

If you did not receive or have lost your e-ticket, please contact info@iGamingBusiness.com to be issued a replacement.

Badges can either be collected on the first day of the event at pre-registration between 1pm-7pm at the official BAC hotel or you can pick them up from the exhibition venue from 09:30 on the first day of the conference and from 10:00 on the second day of the conference. 

For further information, please visit the schedule page.

Close to the centrally located exhibition grounds, an urban motorway provides a direct link from Berlin's international airports to the exhibition venue. To plan your journey to the exhibition venue from one of Berlin's airports, please click here where you will be directed to an integrated route planner. 

  • Berlin Tegel Airport (main international airport) - 10 minute drive to exhibition venue
  • Berlin Schoumlnefeld Airport- 25 minute drive to exhibition venue