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Press release   •   Jan 23, 2015 11:00 CET

Maritim Hotel Dresden

The nationally and internationally active Maritim Hotels group is repositioning itself with regard to its conventions and events management. Since 1st January 2015, two prestigious companies specialising in technology for events, conferences and conventions, Kuchem and Braehler, have been in charge of events technology and technical support at the Maritim Hotels in Germany. The contract was signed by the three parties at the end of 2014.

Bad Salzuflen/ Germany - Friday, January 23, 2015.

Maritim Hotels is Germany's largest private provider of convention facilities. Every year, the 36 Maritim Hotels across Germany host a wide range of events from small conferences to corporate parties and national and international conventions with up to 6,800 participants. From now on, Maritim will be relying on extra input from Braehler and Kuchem for support in its in-house technology and expanding its own technical facilities. The two leading specialists for conference and convention technology provide complementary technical equipment where necessary, offer support for technical planning and supervise entire events in their role as all-round service-providers. “The partnership with Kuchem and Braehler is an important step for us towards further fine-tuning our technical event and convention expertise,” says Joerg Bacher, Director of Maritim Hotel & Internationales Congress Center Dresden, who was in charge of contract negotiations. “It gives us access to qualified staff and the best modern technical equipment while also allowing us to broaden our offering in terms of technology and service. This is what makes the collaboration so interesting for us. It puts us in a position to meet our customers' needs better, more quickly and with greater flexibility.”

The service package: from stage machinery to conference technology

The contract drawn up between Maritim and Braehler and Kuchem is intended to be the basis for a long-term collaboration. Included in the service package is the provision of audio, video, presentation, IT, lighting and stage machinery as well as conference and interpreting technology. The two companies work exclusively with renowned manufacturers and prestigious Braehler technology, known for its aesthetic and functional appeal. Kuchem and Braehler also support Maritim Events Management with the technical conception, planning and execution of events. Walter Kuchem, Chief Operating Officer and owner of Kuchem Konferenz Technik, adds, “We have been working with various Maritim Hotels for 20 years and appreciate the trust Maritim puts in us. We are sure that, with our experience and qualified staff, we will be able to support the in-house technology and contribute to the further expansion of Maritim's technical events management.” Braehler has also been working in event and conference technology with individual hotels in the Maritim group for several years. Christophe Permantier, Chairman of Braehler ICS Konferenztechnik AG, also welcomes the decision: “This concrete collaboration will allow Maritim Hotels to improve its own service portfolio in the field of events and conventions technology in the future, according to demand, and to expand its offering in a customer-oriented manner. The collaboration is also a huge asset for Braehler, of course. I am convinced that we can offer Maritim Hotels real added value with our services and products. And that is what it comes down to.”

About Maritim
The Maritim Hotelgesellschaft is Germany’s largest owner-managed hotel group and the company’s nationwide hotel network is complemented by hotels in six countries overseas: Mauritius, Egypt, Turkey, Malta, Spain and China. The group’s ongoing expansion continues to strengthen its position within the European first-class hotel industry. For more information, please visit www.maritim.com.

About Brähler
Brähler is considered a pioneer and worldwide leading supplier of conference and event technology. The products sold in the Brähler Systems business unit includes discussion systems and sophisticated high-end conference systems equipped with various discussion, interpretation and voting functions as well as interaction and voting tools. The range of services of Brähler Convention includes the rental of conference and event technology as well as planning and support. Brähler stands for management, support and technology from a single source – for large-scale events as well as smaller ones. 3D visualisations that enable a clearer overview for planning events and the customisable interactive event app ConUnicate fill out the portfolio. Brähler's clients include national and international organisations, large affiliated groups, medium-sized enterprises and institutions of the widest variety. Brähler has a total of seven locations in Germany and has a large international network with partners in 80 countries across all continents. For more information, visit www.braehler.com.

About Kuchem
Kuchem Konferenz Technik is an owner-managed company with branches in Bonn, Cologne and Berlin. The company is active throughout Europe and is a fixed component of a wide-area network of renowned event service providers. Since being founded in 1982, the company has rapidly developed into a reliable service provider in the event industry. The range of services encompasses the rental and sale of event technology, the installation of media technology and the professional personnel secondment in the event industry. The most advanced equipment from leading manufacturers and experienced employees form the company's recipe for success. Its client base includes industrial enterprises, agencies, hotels and clients in the public sector. Kuchem Konferenz Technik currently has over 90 employees. The entire range of services has been ISO 9001 certified since 2014 and therefore stands for transparency and customer-oriented processes and sustainability. For more information, visit www.kuchem.com.

Press enquiries:

Harriet Eversmeyer, Director Public Relations,
Maritim Hotelgesellschaft mbH, Herforder Str. 2, 32105 Bad Salzuflen, Germany
Telephone +49-(0)5222-953-280, telefax +49-(0)5222-953-128,
E-mail: heversmeyer.hv@maritim.de.

Kristina Kuchem,
Kuchem Konferenz Technik, Im Mühlenbruch 21, D-53639 Königswinter,
Telefon +49-(0)2223-2996261, E-Mail: k.kuchem@kuchem.com

Pascal Reske
Brähler ICS Konferenztechnik AG, Wahlfelder Mühle 3, D-53639 Königswinter,
Telefon +49-(0)2244-930-238, E-Mail: pascal.reske@braehler.com

The Maritim Hotelgesellschaft is Germany’s largest owner-managed hotel group, and the company’s nationwide hotel network is represented by hotels in six countries overseas: Mauritius, Egypt, Turkey, Malta, Spain and China. The group’s ongoing expansion continues to strengthen its position within the European first-class hotel industry.

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