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The annual European Meetings & Event Conference (EMEC 2017) was held this year from 5th until the 7th of March in one of the main conference centers of Spain, the Palacio de Congresos in Granada. The 3-day conference was featured on relevant education, networking, and business exchange for the meetings industry. EMEC provides attendees with outstanding networking and marketplace opportunities for conducting business.

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Granada has served as a lively and inviting destination for numerous conferences, conventions and incentive trips, thanks to the local environment, professionalism of the venues and warmth of the people. The city’s conference centre, the Palacio de Congresos, is located in the center of the city with more than 4.000 hotel rooms within walking distance.

EMEC 2017
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As Paul Van Deventer, president and CEO of MPI said, the destination was chosen for its rich history, beautiful landscape and accessibility, which made a great choice for EMEC 2017. Congress organizers and meeting planners are more than thrilled with Granada, since it has proven to be an excellent host.

EMEC 2017
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We can guarantee you; this year’s EMEC 2017 was all about connecting and learning together. Attendees got the most out of the conference experience by attending the education sessions and executive track; learning how to prepare for a perfect pitch and got the immersive experience outside of the congress centre and “the box”.

As Paul Van Deventer, president and CEO of MPI said, the destination was chosen for its rich history, beautiful landscape and accessibility, which made a great choice for EMEC 2017.

Following are key facts and figures from MPI’s 2017 European Meetings & Events Conference (EMEC), which concluded on 7th of March in Granada, Spain.

  • More than 350 registered attendees excluding support staff.
    • 89 percent from Europe
    • 11 percent from North America
  • More than 200 attendees at MPI Foundation’s Rendezvous fundraiser and networking event, which raised over $16,000.
  • Nearly 30 education sessions, including master classes, immersive experiences, meet-ups, and innovative learning sessions called EduLabs.
  • Held an intimate version of the third annual MPI Hosted Buyer Programme in Europe, which included 18 suppliers and 22 planners.
  • Debuted the MPI Academy’s new Women In Leadership Program, which had 8 participants.
  • Announced collaboration to host the SITE + MPI Global Forum in Rome next year; see ly/LnSR309FnNd.

To learn more about EMEC, visit www.mpiweb.org/Events/emec-2017/home.

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