25 Feb 2016 EMEC16: the story of a rousing success ! To be continued in Granada...
Through EMEC16 MPI delivers top-rate education, networking and business opportunities to the international meeting and event community.   EMEC16 featured more than 30 education sessions, including four general sessions during which Mie Nørgaard created the ‘MPI Story’ in an oversized fairytale book live from the stage. Mie is an experienced visual facilitator with a background in experience design, innovation processes and user involvement. Since the mid-nineties she has deployed a range of research based sketching methods to help businesses be more efficient in strategy seminars and user centered work camps. During EMEC16 Mie listened, analyzed and interpreted the key take-aways of the presentations and activities. Along the three days she sketched the oversized fairytale MPI book. The big pages were hang day by day on the General Session Hall walls for attendees to read, enjoy and get inspired. Meetovation facilitators Bo Krüger and Ann Hansen leveraged social media to capture audience suggestions for the best title for the EMEC16 book. The request generated 109,937 impressions on Twitter, reaching 27,380 people. Attendees suggested 13 different titles and then voted their favorite via a Twitter-promoted Google poll. The winning title, “MPI: Make People Interact”, was announced during the closing session.The whole book of EMEC16 story is now available online on Mie Nørgaard's website and also in PDF format for download. The European MPI event had a significant impact on social media generating more than 8 million impressions with the #EMEC16 hashtag. Tweets were written in English, Danish, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese and Indonesian, reflecting the global nature of MPI.The EMEC16 audience was encouraged to tell their own story and in addition to thinking of themselves as the hero, they were asked to nominate a person at the conference who had supported them. With the hashtag #supporter, that Twitter-based ask reached 26,180 people, generated 53,427 impressions and elicited nominations for five women. Noemi La Torre, Italian student pursuing her studies in London, was selected as the top supporter and rewarded with the meeting design game. Most of EMEC educational sessions have been recorder and are now available on online streaming.During the Closing General session Granada was named the host destination for EMEC17. The EMEC story will continue in Spain, in a city that has served as a lively and inviting destination for numerous conferences, conventions and incentive trips thanks to the local environment, professionalism of the spaces and services offered and warmth of the people. Eva Garde, marketing director Granada Convention Bureau, said this is the “perfect time for MPI Spain, the Granada Convention Bureau and the international MPI community to meet in Granada. We are really looking forward to hosting EMEC in 2017.” Register interest and receive updates on next year’s EMEC in Granada  ...
22 Feb 2016 MPI Education à la Carte : From Signature Events to European Chapters Educational Initiatives !
MPI Academy Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate at EMEC16 At EMEC16 in Copenhagen MPI offered attendees the chance to participate to the accredited Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate Program. The intensive educational and training course held by European speaker and expert Simon Dufaur provided healthcare meeting compliance stakeholders with the knowledge and experience they needed to successfully navigate the increasingly complex pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device regulatory environment. Participants enhanced healthcare compliance management skills, learned unique terminologies, processed reporting management with samples, deepened global regulations and gained sales and marketing tips.The benefits of completing this kind of certification course include discovering new updates and developments in healthcare compliance regulations and laws, increasing credibility with clients and earn accredited credentials to advance your career. MPI UK & Ireland Chapter: CMP Boot Camp Live at International Confex in March 2016 The MPI CMP Boot Camp Live is a 1.5 day intensive and interactive workshop taking place during and at International Confex designed for event professionals with at least 2 years' experience. It is the perfect educational event with practical experiential learning at one of the UK's premier events centres, Olympia, and at the UK events industry's largest event, International Confex.The MPI CMP Boot Camp Live will take place the 2nd & 3rd of March 2016 in London.The education is interactive, stimulating and includes live experience learning at the venue partner Olympia during International Confex. The event registration includes workbooks with information and as a reference to keep. The partnership with the UK Centre for Events Management at Leeds Beckett University has enabled MPI UK & Ireland to offer the most complete CMP Boot Camp available anywhere nowadays and the educational content is of enormous value for anyone involved in any aspect of the Meetings Industry.The CMP Boot Camp Live covers all of the domains of the CMP International Standards and is a fast track way to gain the necessary hours and the ideal level of education that will directly benefit you and your business and get you on track for your CMP. Follow the link to register MPI Italia Chapter: Multi-level Certifications MPI Italia Chapter is the only Italian association recognized as representative of the Meeting & Events industry and licensed by the Ministry of the Economic Development to release certifications. Italy is the first nation adopting the Multi-level certifications. It is a project designed by Rodolfo Musco and supervised by a scientific committee. Mr. Musco, CMM and CMP, who started in 1991 the first MPI chapter outside North America, had the idea to have all meetings experts and suppliers share the same knowledge with the aim to improve co-operation and achieve better results. Most of the Multi-level certifications subjects are in common for all meetings professionals: types of meetings and their specificities, objectives, ethics, risk management; other subjects are selected according to the specialization of each technical or specialized area. Based on that, three levels of certifications have been identified. Considering that just 5% of the world population master a good enough English level to pass tests, the great innovation is that candidates can study manuals edited in their own national language and be tested in the language that they speak. "Of course, as with any profession, we need thorough preparation and constant updates. We also require that our knowledge is assessed and certified. For this are important international associations that help us on improving our understanding of tactical elements of business, contracts, multi-generation audience, social responsibility, sustainability and more." says Rodolfo Musco, first president of the Italia Chapter. And concludes: "Yes, I'm very happy to be an organizer of conferences because conventions change the world." For more information The MPI in Europe Team...
18 Feb 2016 Meetings Outlook 2016 Winter Edition – Events Safety & Security
In the latest Meetings Outlook survey, 28% of meeting professionals said they are making changes in how they run meetings in response to the recent terrorist incidents. “The vast majority of people are taking a very sober and thoughtful approach to ways to improve security without alarming the attendee,” says Bill Voegeli (MPI Georgia Chapter), president of Association Insights. In addition, 48% of respondents said they expected the costs of meetings to rise, because of the need for greater security. Supplier costs are already ticking up, the research found. Some meeting professionals reported meetings were being cancelled, at a cost to both planners and suppliers. Meeting professionals’ concerns about terrorism are contributing to an overall mood of caution in the industry that also extends to projections about budgets and business conditions. Although security is on the minds of many meeting professionals, how their organizations react to the recent terrorist attacks is all over the map. The first step for many organizations, especially large ones, has been to more rigorously evaluate the threat level at their destinations. Both large companies and the meeting and event professionals who serve them are turning to security agencies. Some organizations are also re-evaluating corporate travel plans.                            Some organizations have become cautious about trying new destinations and others are amping up already tight security, particularly at events where controversial topics might be discussed. Bob Walker (MPI Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter), SVP of client solutions at Freeman, states: “It’s not just having people at the registration desk but having a bit of heightened security on site. You have a larger security detail that is checking badges and making sure the people that are in various areas of a hotel or convention hall have the credentials to be there. Finally, other organizations are sticking with their existing security plans. Despite the pall that terrorism has caused, the fundamentals of the meetings and events market remain strong, Meetings Outlook found. That is true in areas such as employment growth, inflation, declining inventories and more competition. Still, there has been a slow cooling of growth projections. Budgets are rising, but expenses are skyrocketing so fast that budgets can’t keep up, the research showed. Overall spending on meetings will increase by 1.6 percent, but prices are projected to increase by 4.1 percent overall. This has led to a 2.5 percent decline in buying power, on average. Other meeting professionals are now taking a very careful approach to spending on meetings. Paula Klinger (MPI Carolinas Chapter) corporate meeting planner at CommScope has found that with the prices of both hotel accommodations and airfare rising, there is more cost-consciousness. If costs continue to rise, the firm might reduce the list of attendees for whom it is mandatory to attend the firm’s global operations meeting, she says. For many meeting professionals, the challenge in coming months will be to balance concerns about lower spending power with the need to take advantage of current opportunities. It’s not an easy one to tackle, but clearly, it’s an increasingly important one to master. Read more about on the Meetings Outlook Winter Edition.   MPI Europe Team  ...
15 Feb 2016 Continue to write your Professional Story at EMEC17 in Granada !
Between an indoor snowballs fight of waded paper filled with ideas and a flamenco dancing lesson MPI announced that EMEC 2017 will be held from the 5th to the 7th of March 2017 at the Granada Congress and Exhibition Centre. MPI last hosted a conference in Spain in 2010 in Malaga. Next year will mark the association’s second EMEC in the country and the first time in Granada, a town located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Eva Garde, marketing director Granada Convention Bureau, said this is the “perfect time for MPI Spain, the Granada Convention Bureau and the international MPI community to meet in Granada. We are really looking forward to hosting EMEC in 2017.” The EMEC story began in Copenhagen continues in Granada, a lively and inviting destination for numerous conferences, conventions and incentive trips thanks to the local environment, professionalism of the spaces and services offered and warmth of the people. The conference facility is located in the center of the city, with more than 4,000 hotel rooms within walking distance. Phil Cross (MPI Spain Chapter, head of corporate events at CCIB, the international convention center in Barcelona) was part of the chapter’s effort to lure MPI’s European Meetings & Events Conference to Granada. “Spain is an important destination for event management,” he said. “Granada has huge potential, huge infrastructure. EMEC going there will get Granada on the map for meetings and events. Granada is the icon of acceptability.” Cross, member of the Granada host committee, also added: “This success of EMEC in Denmark is a beacon of what we can do together. When we meet, we change the world, and that is what we will do. We will take all the brain food (a Meetovation concept) and call it Spain food. We will make your story come true.” Finally, asked to give a preview of EMEC17 in Granada, Phil Cross said: "The Danish group did a great job with Meetovation (meeting design concept). They were able to get people involved, a lot of interaction and storytelling. Those are natural elements in Spain. It’s a way of being and I feel we can build on the legacy of EMEC 2016 with a Spanish feel and touch." MPI’s partners for EMEC 2017 include the Granada Convention Bureau and the MPI Spain Chapter. In addition, the following local organizations will be involved in the planning: Granada Congress Centre, Granada City Hall, Province of Granada Tourist Board and Andalucia Tourist Board. “MPI is excited to hold EMEC in Granada next year. The city’s rich history, beautiful landscape and accessibility make it a great choice for our event,” said Paul Van Deventer, president and CEO of MPI. “In addition to exploring innovative ideas and rich content for the conference, we are working with our host city partners to offer very attractive hotel room rates to conference attendees.” To register interest and receive updates on next year’s conference follow the link.   First picture: Granada Host Committee members: (from the left) Sandrine Castres - President Spain Chapter, Phil Cross - President Elect Spain Chapter and Eva Garde, marketing director Granada Convention Bureau.Second picture: Phil Cross.Third picture: The Alhambra - Granada, Spain....
11 Feb 2016 EMEC16 Copenhagen: "MPI Make People Interact" with Meetovation principles !
EMEC16 featured more than 30 education sessions, including general sessions, certificate and Edulab sessions, while 21 suppliers and 24 planners participated in MPI’s Hosted Buyer Program. During the conference attendees were introduced to Meetovation and asked to “write their own stories” in interactive sessions while discovering the secret of Danish happiness and work-life balance, the so called “hygge” the warm atmosphere and feeling of enjoying the good things in life with good people. Meetovation, the “mind-blowing Danish meeting design concept” is based on five key elements: Active Involvement, Responsible Thinking, Creative Setup, Local Inspiration and the resultant Return on Investment (ROI) for your meetings and events. Meetovation principles have also been present in education sessions, whether utilizing LEGOs or room setups including blanket-covered crates and sofas to sit on. Breaks included “brain food”—smaller portions, healthier foods—and the opening reception at Copenhagen Street Food was a true local inspiration. EMEC facilitators Bo Krüger and Ann Hansen leveraged social media to capture audience suggestions for the best title for the #EMEC16 book they were co-writing with the audience during the conference. The winning title revealed during the closing session is “MPI: Make People Interact”.       EMEC also had a significant impact on social media with 8.4 million impressions using the #EMEC16 hashtag, nearly 3000 tweets sent by 400-plus people, reaching an estimated 884000 people. For the first time, MPI live-streamed general session content via @MPIinEurope's Periscope channel. If you were impressed by the implementation of Meetovation concepts at EMEC16 and you would like to become a certified meetovator you can join the 3-day International Meetovation training programme! The training programmes are targeted at corporate and association meeting planners who wish to improve the return on investment in their business events. The next dates are: - 25th-27th of April 2016 - 6th-8th of September 2016 To learn more and register: International Meetovation training programme. Watch below the interview of Bo Kruger, Meetovation Training Master!  ...
4 Feb 2016 CSR best practices and future innovations at MPI France Switzerland event ComInRSE and at EMEC16 in Copenhagen
Julien Carlier, President MPI France Switzerland and CEO Social Dynamite shared his point of view on first successful edition of ComInRSE, on CSR and EMEC16: MPI France Switzerland was honoured to host at ComInRSE Pierre Henri Guignard, General Secretary of the COP21, who explained how the United Nations conference on climate change can be a model to follow in changing the way events are held and inspire progress. The former Permanent Observer of France to the Organization of American States listed concrete actions implemented during the COP21: free public transport passes to accredited participants, water fountains, water flask distribution and innovative on-site waste management through an optical sorting system. Photo: Pierre Henri Guignard and journalist Nathalie Croisé. During the event the discussion evolved around the effectiveness of ISO 20121 regulation and certification. ISO 20121 is a management system standard that has been designed to help organisations in the events industry improve the sustainability of their activities, products and services. Organisations can seek ISO 20121 certification in order to demonstrate that they meet the requirements of the standard. The regulation applies to all types and sizes of organisations involved in the events industry – from caterers and venues to independent event organisers and public sector event teams. MPI France Switzerland provided attendees the chance to learn and debate on other important topics such as CSR impact on the relationship with the sponsors and CSR best practices in sport events. The speakers also gave examples of bad choices and failures to learn from and avoid in the future. With this new annual appointment, MPI France Switzerland Chapter intends to develop CSR awareness and to offer the entire community a training opportunity and a unique meeting place around a subject that affects us all. Béatrice Eastham, Director of the CSR programme at MPI France Switzerland, Founder and Director at Green Événements interview about MPI event and CSR best practices: As anticipated, Corporate Social Responsibility will also be one of the main topics at EMEC16. The European Meetings and Event Conference will be held following the Meetovation principles which include “Responsible thinking”.  More about CSR educational sessions at EMEC16: The #BeeSustain Challenge: How To Drive Innovation and Enhance Meeting Quality and ROI Through Sustainability Mindful Event Design: The Psychology of Physical Meeting Environments & Responsible Thinking Exercise Lunch and Learn: Stop Wasting Food See EMEC16 full educational programme    Join us at EMEC 16 in Copenhagen!  The European Meetings & Events Conference takes place in Copenhagen from 7 to 9 February 2016. For More information click here below:       ...
1 Feb 2016 [6 days to go!] EMEC16 - Speakers not to be missed Erik Peekel and Michael Pryner !
More about Erik and Michael  Erik Peekel, founder and creative at Aaaaha! the Actor Factory Erik Peekel is a professional meeting designer and one of the most popular conference moderators of the Netherlands. In 1999 he founded Aaaaha! the Actor Factory, a live communications company that adds interaction and storytelling to conferences and events. Over the past years Erik has presented a series of masterclasses involving more than 1600 organisers of meetings and events. The participants exchanged their practical tips on enhancing the user experience of their events. In 2015 Erik published a book covering the most valuable tips from the masterclasses (in Dutch). At the European Meetings & Events Conference he will share some of the best and original ideas. As a conference moderator Erik presents an average of three events per week. His specialty is to involve and engage all participants. In his company Erik works with a team of dedicated meeting designers plus a cast of actors, presenters, filmmakers, illustrators and workshopleaders. Together they boost event-impact for associations, corporations and government bodies. Erik Peekel educational session at EMEC16: How To Organise The Event That No One Would Want To Miss How can you turn your standard meeting into the event no one would want to miss?This workshop will help you to focus on the user experience of your meetings and events. You will learn practical tips from your peers plus the tips that Erik Peekel has collected from 1,600 meeting organisers.During this session you will learn how to trigger and convince invitees to attend your meeting, how to design an engaging event programme and involve participants in every aspect of your meeting.Monday, February 08, 2016 / 09:45 - 10:45   Do you want to know more about how to plan your next Event That No One Would Want To Miss? Download some of Erik Peekel's tips!     Michael Pryner, CMP, Head of Advisory Services at ConsensusOnline Michael Leslie Pryner, 52, Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) and a long time member of MPI Denmark Chapter. More than 20 years of experience in planning events. Formerly known as Head of Events in one of Scandinavia's largest financial groups, and now as Head of Advisory Services in ConsensusOnline, which is a Danish company that helps companies all over the world implementing modern technology in their events to create audience participation and increase ROMI. Michael is known in Denmark as a first mover on implementation of new technology in meetings and conferences and he has a vast experience in lecturing about it within the meeting industry. He is also part of the crew that educates the Danish meeting planners in the Meetovation concept, and he has his own column about event apps and technology in the Danish Meetings & Events Magazine which is distributed to more than 13,000 readers 6 times per year. In private, Michael is a skilled magician. He has been President of The Magic Circle in Denmark and likes to include some of his trickery as ice breakers in his lectures. Michael Pryner educational session at EMEC16: Crash Course in Audience Participation Technology – How to Get Started Using Smartphones and Tablets In Your Events This session is an introduction to the basic requirements and terminology of audience participation technology – activating those smartphones and tablets in your attendees' hands.Don't worry if you consider yourself a technical illiterate. No worries if you don't have an iPad, we will provide an iPad Mini for each participant at this session. Lots of hands-on demonstrations included. We’ll also touch on rentals or BYOD, bring-your-own-device, as well as critical requirements and some of the pitfalls to avoid.You will get hands experience on how to push open and closed test questions to your audience through their own phones or tablets, and you will be able to try some of the features exclusively made for full service solutions with iPads. The session is wrapped up with a small quiz using phones and tablets.Monday, February 08, 2016 / 15:45 - 16:45    Join us at EMEC 16 in Copenhagen!  The European Meetings & Events Conference takes place in Copenhagen from 7 to 9 February 2016. For More information click here below:     ...
28 Jan 2016 [10 days to go!] EMEC16 - Certificate Sessions not to be missed with Simon Dufaur and Mariela McIlwraith !
More about Simon and Mariela Simon Dufaur, Global 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 – 18:00Price: 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 – 16:00Price: 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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25 Jan 2016 [13 days to go!] Edulab: experiment new session types at EMEC16!
Knowledge Café 09.45-10.45 Monday, 8 February Discuss technology challenges and opportunities with subject matter experts in the Knowledge Café. Rotate around the room and explore best practices with some of the industry’s brightest techsperts—and with your peers—as you explore new ways to find, manage and deploy technology at your meetings and events. And see how you might employ a Knowledge Café at your meeting or event. (Seating limited to 36) Experts: - David James Thomas of Consensus Online on technology and adult learning - Adam Said of tfigroup on live audience interaction - Trevor Roald of QuickMobile on the future of event apps - Carsten Pleiser of etouches on how to choose technology - Julien Carlier of Social Dynamite on using social media to create engaged experiences- Jane Baker of 2Heads on using technology to enhance the 1:1 meeting experience Pick-a-Brain and MashUP!14.00-15.15 Monday, 8 February Join lively, facilitated discussions of best practices around the topic of meeting and event design, and find answers to your burning questions by accessing the shared knowledge and best practices of your peers while experimenting with two new session types: pick-a-brain and mashup. Discover how these session types can help you crowd-source subject matter experts at your events and facilitate peer-on-peer learning among your attendees and participants. Fishbowl15.45-16.45 Monday, 8 February Discover the power of the Fishbowl, a session that allows large groups of people to have intimate discussions by creating a revolving panel of participants in the center of the room. Join in this conversation on industry challenges and opportunities, or just sit in the crowd and observe how a Fishbowl can be used to generate group knowledge and share expertise at one of your meetings or events.   PechaKucha09.00-09.50 Tuesday, 9 February Hear from a variety of industry subject matter experts on best practices, new opportunities and what will be “new and next” for meetings and events in 2016 during this session, during which SMEs are limited to presenting 20 slides with only 20 seconds to speak on each, for a total presentation time of 6:40. Speakers and Topics: - Adam Said of tfigroup: “Why Not Build Your Own Event Software?” - Robert Fabrin of Audux: “How Can I Stop People from Stealing My Live Event Broadcasts?” - Mark Cooper of IACC: “20 Innovations You Can Find at Conference Centres” - Viktoria Hallin of etouches: “Newest Event Trend or Must-Have Concept?” - Julien Carlier of Social Dynamite: “Social Media and the Success of Your Events”- Jane Baker of 2Heads: “10 Trends for the M&E Industry in 2016” Campfire10.00-10.30 Tuesday, 9 February Campfires have long been a source of light and warmth, conduits of conversation and inspiration. At EMEC, we will use them to deep-dive into a concurrent session topic with the subject matter expert who knows it best during this 30-minute, interactive discussion.       All the EduLab sessions are sponsored by:    Join us at EMEC 16 in Copenhagen!  The European Meetings & Events Conference takes place in Copenhagen from 7 to 9 February 2016. For More information click here below:   ...
21 Jan 2016 [17 days to go!] EMEC16 Copenhagen "The Place To Be" by Tracy Stuckrath
More about Tracy   Tracy Stuckrath, CSEP, CMM, CHC - President & Chief Connecting Officer at Thrive! Meetings & Events - Hospitality & Events Industry Speaker, Consultant & Trainer A speaker, consultant and hospitality & events industry trainer, Tracy Stuckrath is founder & chief connecting officer of Thrive! Meetings & Events. Her firm specializes in educating the meetings industry on how to reduce risk, maximize budgets and improve customer experience through safe, delicious and healthy food and beverage events, specifically when it comes to dietary needs. Based in Atlanta, Tracy serves on the Slow Food Atlanta board of directors and recently chaired the FARE Walk for Food Allergy Atlanta and the 2015 Allie Awards.Among numerous awards, Tracy was named one of the top 25 Women in the Meetings Industry by Meetings & Conventions Magazine and a 2014 Meetings Trendsetter by Meetings Focus magazine. She has won Awards for Best Corporate/Association Event and Best Public Fair or Festival. Tracy about EMEC  MPI’s EMEC is a wonderful educational event that draws meeting professionals from across Europe and the U.S. The size of the conference provides a great opportunity for attendees,—both planners and suppliers—to truly connect with each other and get quality education that is personal and more participatory. If you plan meetings in Europe, I highly recommend attending EMEC for its connections and educational benefits.      Join us at EMEC 16 in Copenhagen!  The European Meetings & Events Conference takes place in Copenhagen from 7 to 9 February 2016. For More information click here below:                                          ...
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