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October 22, 2014

MPI Launches First EMEC Hosted Buyer Program

Meeting Professionals International is set to launch a new hosted buyer program at the 2015 edition of its European Meeting and Event Conference. For this inaugural program, MPI will host a maximum of 25 corporate meeting planners, including 15 European planners and 10 U.S.-based planners that conduct business in Europe. 

The upcoming EMEC will be held February 1-3, 2015, at the new ICE Kraków Congress Centre, in Kraków, Poland.

MPI’s Hosted Buyer Program has been  bringing together planners and top suppliers to conduct business over the past five years. Until now, the association has only offered the program in North America at its annual World Education Congress. In addition, MPI has been one of the largest intermediaries for IMEX America’s hosted buyer program since the tradeshow’s launch four years ago.

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MPI is currently accepting applications for the program. Accepted planners will receive one complimentary EMEC 2015 registration, airfare credit, a three-night hotel stay, and more. Benefits for participating suppliers include up to 15 face-to-face appointments, prime exposure within EMEC’s MarketSquare, and one complimentary EMEC 2015 registration. 

The official partners of the MPI Hosted Buyer Program at EMEC 2015 include the Park Inn by Radisson Kraków, Radisson BLU Hotel Kraków, Lufthansa and the Kraków Convention Bureau.

EMEC is MPI’s signature event for education, business and networking opportunities in Europe. The annual conference includes presenters from the region and a variety of education sessions – many of which are eligible for clock hours or continuing education units. 

Registration for EMEC 2015 is now open with early bird registration rates available until December 14. For more details and to apply to MPI’s Hosted Buyer Program at EMEC 2015, visit www.mpiweb.org/emec2015.

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