28 Jan 2016

[10 days to go!] EMEC16 - Certificate Sessions not to be missed with Simon Dufaur and Mariela McIlwraith !

Meet your Certificate Sessions speakers at EMEC16 and gain expertise through the new MPI certificate programmes.

More about Simon and Mariela

Simon DufaurGlobal Director - Healthcare and Life Sciences, MCI Group

Simon is able to deliver superior results to clients through developing innovative and impactful insights and solutions. He focuses on serving companies and associations in the healthcare industry and has superior knowledge of the healthcare system, its key trends and the main public health policy issues. He advises clients on strategy, marketing and sales, advocacy and operational transformation as well as challenges in organisational transparency and regulatory compliance. A frequent focus of Simon’s work is empowering clients to improve their value and leveraging his insights from 15+ years of healthcare client experience. He is an excellent strategic thinker with strong executive presence and is comprehensive, fact-based, flexible, creative and pragmatic. Within MCI, Simon additionally leads the Healthcare Centre of Excellence, supporting teams of managers and functional specialists, and drives staff learning and development programmes for healthcare. Examples of Simon’s recent projects include the (re-)design and activation of a strategic plan for a leading global association, helping to lead the turnaround of a client’s sales performance, and advising a sector leading company on its engagement strategy. A recognised thought leader and subject matter expert on regulatory compliance and medical meetings, he regularly speaks at international conferences and has published numerous articles and white papers.

Simon Dufaur Certificate Course at EMEC16: Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate - HMCC

Every healthcare meeting professional must balance the need for effective meeting management with unprecedented changes and demands in the arena of global healthcare compliance. The Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate (HMCC) provides a foundation in key healthcare disciplines in a condensed format, designed for planners and suppliers needing a broader understanding of a full range of regulatory topics.
The benefits of completing this certificate course include:

  • Getting up to speed on healthcare meeting compliance regulations in just four hours to gain certificate that is valid for two years.
  • Receive your Certificate without testing or pass/fail restrictions because the focus is on educating meeting planning professionals.
  • Validation of your knowledge with a Certificate that is endorsed by St. Louis University and Meeting Professionals International (MPI).
  • Increasing credibility with clients and tapping into new employment opportunities.

Tuesday, 9 February, 14:00 – 18:00
Price: MPI members - 440 Euros | Not yet MPI members - 610 Euros
(Registration fees are net, excluding VAT of 25%)

Mariela McIlwraith, CMP, CMM, MBA, President of Meeting Change

Mariela McIlwraith specializes in corporate social responsibility, pricing strategies and emerging issues in the event sector. Mariela has held international and chapter leadership roles with both Meeting Professionals International and the Green Meeting Industry Council. She is the co-author of Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility in the Meetings and Events Industry, a part of the Wiley Event Series, is the Executive Editor of the Convention Industry Council Manual, 9th Edition, and most recently, she has co-authored Meet Better: 167 Easy Ways to Make Your Events More Environmentally and Socially Responsible. She has been named a 2014 Meetings Trendsetter by Meetings Focus, a 2015 Changemaker by MeetingsNet and to the peer-nominated #CMP30 Influencers for the Convention Industry Council. She was inducted into the Meetings & Incentives Travel Hall of Fame in the category of Industry Builder in August, 2015. Mariela speaks English and Spanish fluently.

Mariela McIlwraith Certificate Course at EMEC16: Going Local - Optimize Your Meeting with Local Flavor

This highly interactive workshop explores inspiring a sense of place by creating an environment that reflects the destination, selecting local food and beverage, incorporating traditional and evolving expressions of culture and giving back to the community.  
MPI research shows that attendees don’t want to learn in a conference room that looks exactly the same as every other conference room in dozens of cities around the world. Meeting attendees want to know why they are in a certain location at a certain place in time. By incorporating the destination in as many ways as you can, you share that with them. This certificate program incorporates best-practice case studies to help planners, venues and destinations leverage a sense of place and create more effective meetings and events. As part of this program, participants will build their own roadmap for “going local”.
Explore how to overcome some of the challenges of going local, including creating authentic experiences, addressing supply chain issues and educating participants, and discuss how to identify local thought leaders who can bring local expertise to program content and be a catalyst for the development of future meetings and events.

Sunday, 7 February, 13:00 – 16:00
Price: MPI members - 90 Euros | Not yet MPI members - 260 Euros 
(Registration fees are net, excluding VAT of 25%)

 Join us at EMEC 16 in Copenhagen!

 The European Meetings & Events Conference takes place in Copenhagen from 7 to 9 February 2016.

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