February 2015

MPI Shares Highlights from Euro Conference

KRAKOW, Poland

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has revealed key statistics from its just-wrapped 2015 European Meetings & Events Conference (EMEC), hosted in Kraków, Poland.

The event drew more than 300 registered attendees excluding support staff, with 87 percent of registered attendees from Europe and 11 percent from North America; it delivered 50+ education sessions, including preconference workshops, deep dives and campfire sessions.

Special events included MPI Foundation’s Rendezvous fundraiser and networking event on the evening of February 2nd at the Hard Rock Café Kraków, which drew about 200 attendees, and the conference also hosted an intimate version of the inaugural MPI Hosted Buyer Program in Europe, which included 17 meeting planners and 16 suppliers.

Education and congress included MPI’s Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate (HMCC) course, held for the first time in Europe, resulting in 10 new HMCC holders, and the conference also convened MPI’s first European Chapter Business Summit (actually held prior to EMEC on January 31 – February 1).

As for mobile and social media activity, nearly 2,100 tweets using #EMEC15 were posted between January 31 and February 3, and the conference’s Global Event App had 375 total device activations, was opened 8,500+ times and was viewed more than 30,000 times.

MPI has announced Copenhagen as the host destination for EMEC 2016

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