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Congress fund for Sustainable Meetings

An initiative of the City of Berlin to support the meetings industry

Your potential funding amount:

25   x50 Pax x1 Day

Basic support for face-to-face event

The maximum funding amount per event is 99,950 euros. All subsidies paid out are not subject to sales tax

This is a non-binding sample calculation, which depends on many factors. A basic eligibility for funding has not been checked. visitBerlin is not liable for the correctness of the funding amount indicated, nor is there any entitlement to the amount shown.

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UPDATE: The Senate Department responsible for economic affairs is working flat out on the new funding guidelines for 2024 and 2025. An application is expected to be possible in March 2024. As soon as the guidelines are available, IBB will enable applications to be submitted for events planned in these two years.
Would you like to be informed about the start of the application process? Then write an email to  

You will be informed by IBB as soon as the application portal is open.

The objectives of the Congress Fund for Sustainable Meetings

The Congress Fund for Sustainable Meetings is an initiative of the State of Berlin that aims to support event and meeting planners in sustainable and innovative event planning. The Congress Fund only supports events with demonstrably sustainable event planning. This is intended to raise awareness of sustainable event and company management and support the goal of climate neutrality in Berlin by 2050 as well as the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We have provided all the important information for you here. Contact us - we will support you with your planning!

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Which events are eligible for funding?

  • Business-related events (B2B) as well as professionally motivated training for people in voluntary work with at least 50 attendees in person excluding speakers, employees, service staff

  • is held in a booked event space in the State of Berlin which is subject to a fee

  • Organised from a registered office, permanent establishment or branch office in the Federal Republic of Germany

  • Single or multi-day events with a net event duration without breaks of at least 4 clock hours/per day

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Basic funding for sustainability

Sustainable Event Scorecard

The Sustainable Event Scorecard is not just a catalogue of criteria, but rather a comprehensive set of guidelines for sustainable event planning in Berlin. Get started now!

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Get to funding application here

  • Only for applications from Germany
  • For queries about the funding program
  • Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB)
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FAQ Section

Congress Fund

Find the answers to your questions about the "Congress fund for Sustainable Meetings" funding program here.

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