Social Events

Monday, August 27, 2018 – Welcome reception

Get a taste of Hamburg´s cuisine and culture at this year´s ARES reception. Fish buns, local craft beer and the performance of a shanty-choir will get you in the mood for a great conference.

Shanty-Choir HHLA Hamburg (Source: Norbert Müller)

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 – Harbor Cruise

We will take you on an evening Harbour Cruise. Experience the multifaceted Port of Hamburg, see and learn about its most interesting places. Our cruise will take us through Hafencity, Speicherstadt (depending on the tide), watergates and canals.

Harbor Cruise (Source: Rainer Abicht)

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 – Conference Dinner and Miniature Wonderland

Our Conference Dinner – a highlight at ARES 2018 – will take place right at the heart of Hamburg´s historical port area. Located at the centre of the Speicherstadt, the Experience Warehouse combines comfort with the flair of ancient merchant tradition. 

Experience Warehouse (Source: Nord Event GmbH)


After an aperitif you will get the chance to experience Hamburg´s most popular tourist attraction, the Miniature Wonderland. The biggest model railway exhibition impresses through lifelike scenery of European countries, the US, replica of Hamburg Airport and much more.

Miniature Wonderland Hamburg (Source: