Together with our host Quoka Verlag GmbH in Germany, we put together a very special social programme for you. Munich had so much to offer, it was hard to choose. We hope everyone enjoyed themselves!

Remember, you can download all the Munich presentations by clicking on the “document archive” link in the left-hand navigation bar.

Wednesday 8 November
Midday: Meet and Greet Lunch

Afternoon: The Bavarian Olympics – In A Traditional ‘Wirtshaus’

Lifting beer steins, wood sawing, horseshoe throwing, Bavarian bartender, milking a cow (not a real one though..), these are just a few examples of what you can expect at the ‘Bavarian Olympics’, which will be held in the perfect surroundings of a traditional Bavarian hostelry! This is your opportunity to challenge your fellow members, let’s see who is best at milking the cow!

Evening: Welcome Reception And Dinner At The Dorint Sofitel Bayerpost

After an exciting afternoon, come and join us for the Welcome Reception and Dinner, your opportunity to catch up with your fellow members!

Thursday 9 November
Evening: Dinner At The Augustiner Keller

For more than a century and a half the Augustiner Keller has ranked among the most popular oases for beer lovers in the Bavarian capital. Within walking distance from the hotel, this is the place where the so-called “Edelstoff” is still served from the wooden keg. This evening is not just about beer, we will have the opportunity to try out the typical Bavarian cuisine, and of course they also serve other beverages than beer 😉

Friday 10 November
Evening: Free Time

After a couple of intensive days, we thought you deserved a night off! You can use the time to catch up with fellow publishers in smaller groups, taking advantage of the many fine restaurants Munich offers.

Saturday 11 November
Evening: Gala Party & 20th Anniversary

Hosted by Quoka Verlag GmbH, this will be a very exciting evening for you at a ‘surprise’ venue!

We don’t want to reveal too much right now, but you definitely have to attend ICMA’s ‘birthday’!
Tickets for the Gala Party are separate from the General Meeting Registration Fee.

Sunday 12 November
All day: SPECIAL – Day Trip To Neuschwanstein Castle – Swans, heroes and saints: the castle of a dreamer

It seems like it is going to be a new tradition, the Sunday trips at the GM! But we do want to give you the opportunity to visit the world famous Neuschwanstein Castle together with your fellow members when you are in Munich!
The Castle was built in a time when castles and fortresses were no longer strategically necessary. Instead, it was born of pure fantasy – a beautiful, romantic composition of towers and walls in the perfect setting of mountains and lakes. The combination of various architectural styles and intrinsic craftwork has inspired generations of adults and children alike.
Neuschwanstein Castle is in competition to become part of the “New 7 Wonders of the World”. Together with the Statue of Liberty, the Kremlin, the Acropolis, the Colosseum and the Great Wall of China one of the 21 finalists to be voted ‘New 7 Wonders of the World’.
Tickets for the Neuschwanstein trip are separate from the General Meeting Registration Fee.