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November 6, 2014

Event Preview: What to Expect at MPI's European Meetings & Events Conference

Mike Walsh

Meeting Professionals International is getting ready for its upcoming European Meetings & Events Conference, which will be held February 1-3, 2015, at the brand-new ICE Kraków Congress Centre in Kraków, Poland. This week, the association published details online about the conference’s program and presenters, including keynote speakers Mike Walsh and Dr. Alan Watkins.

Walsh, a global thought leader, author and CEO, will present during EMEC’s opening general session. He will discuss how to design business for the 21st century, sharing first-hand stories, global case studies, and cutting-edge research. Watkins, a physician, neuroscientist and international expert on leadership and human performance, will close out the conference with his presentation on the link between physiology, psychology and performance and the secret science of brilliant leadership.

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The Conference will also offer approximately 50 education sessions, including preconference workshops, deep dives and campfire sessions – many of which are eligible for clock hours or continuing education units. Session topics include business development, strategic meetings management, leadership, meeting design and more. 

Dr. Alan Watkins

Some of the currently scheduled sessions include: 

·         A Fork in the Road: The Impact of New F&B Trends and EU Allergen Laws on Meeting and Events
·         The Price is Right! Getting the Best Price for Your Event, Product or Service
·         Moving from Attendee to Participant: Audience Engagement Ideas to Improve Events
·         The Science and Art of Selling: The Building Blocks for Professional Sales 

Other highlights include the conference’s inaugural hosted buyer program and the European debut of MPI’s Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate course. 

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In addition, the MPI Foundation will host Rendezvous on February 2 at the Hard Rock Café Kraków. Proceeds from this fundraising and networking event will go toward the MPI Foundation Education Endowment to fund chapter grants and scholarships for MPI European members.
To learn more or to register for EMEC 2015, visit www.mpiweb.org/emec2015.

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