After a fruitful and energizing summer time, a new season of meetings, conferences and events is getting to a start. This year Europe Congress team has prepared the 4th annual edition of the MICE B2B forum MeetingPlanners Russia 2016 entirely focused on the growing Russian outbound market and on various worldwide destinations that are ready to welcome it.
The MICE energizing forum took place at the gorgeous Renaissance Moscow Monarch Center Hotel on 5th and 6th September and brought together some of the top event planners from Russia & CIS with the worldwide solution providers coming to the Russian capital in order to meet and make business with them, establishing long lasting relations and a solid, profitable network of contacts.
“This year we have slightly adapted the format of our event with our hosted buyers being seated at their own desks to welcome and meet the destinations and solution providers at. It added much of convenience and productivity to the match-made meetings that we have pre-scheduled for our participants, who all much appreciated this innovation,” says the CEO of Europe Congress Mr. Alain Pallas.
The format of the event itself has entirely exceeded the participants’ expectations and maximized the workshop potential: a mix of pre-scheduled one-to-one meetings and coffee breaks, luncheons and cocktail receptions brought the right balance between formal business time and relaxed networking opportunities.
One of the unique points of the MeetingPlanners Russia was a Keynote speaker Mr. Jonathan Bradshaw, the MeetologyLab CEO and the expert in psychology behind exceptional interpersonal communication, who presented his bright and engaging educational sessions for the firth time ever in Moscow, and was highly assessed by the event participants. “Meeting Planners Russia 2016, like all of Europe Congress’s events, was about bringing people together and helping them do business, therefore it was a great pleasure to present our keynote to their audience of buyers and suppliers in Moscow. The team’s passion for putting together a professional event is evident and, having attended 4 separate EC events in the past, I have heard first-hand how much the buyers as well as suppliers get out of the events in terms of ROI. Europe Congress’s events connect people and we are delighted to add some science-backed insight into how best to do this face to face.”
Amongst the hosted buyers were JSC Eventum Conference and Seminars, Global Air from Kazakhstan, Uniglobe Alliance Avia, PAC Group, Takeda, Imperial Tobacco, as well as companies from the oil industry such as Gazprom StroyTEK and National Oilwell Varco, and pharmaceuticals such as Pfizer.
A broad variety of service providers were showcasing their services and USPs, bringing a bit of their own country to Moscow during the event time: Austria, Spain, Korea, Israel, France, Cyprus, Cuba, Singapore, the Dominican Republic, Hungary, Thailand, Armenia and Latvia are just some of the destinations that were present this year at the MeetingPlanners Russia event.
Some of the Convention Bureaus, such as the Vienna Convention Bureau, Jerusalem Convention Bureau and Korea Convention Bureau are returning participants that realized since the very first edition that MeetingPlanners Russia is a tailor-made workshop that matches its hosts requirements and the buyers requests with the suppliers offers, increasing everybody’s satisfaction.
Europe Congress had a pleasure to welcome newly coming participants, such as the Catalunya Convention Bureau, Pullman Riga Old Town, Opera Suite Hotel Yerevan and Shangri-La Hotels, the latter joining for the first time alongside Singapore Convention Bureau and Tour East Singapore DMC, that are on their side already joining in for the fourth year in a row.
Europe Congress team continues to receive positive feedbacks and appreciation letters from the participants of the event. “Thanks to all Europe Congress Team for a great event. I really enjoyed it a lot and those were very fruitful 2 days of meetings. Big complements to the team that was taking care of us in Moscow. Great people, great event and many positive results!”
With the successful completetion of the MeetingPlanners Russia 2016 and a high satisfaction of the event participants the Europe Congress team is looking forward to welcome its hosted buyers and solution providers next year on 4th and 5th September in the capital of the Russian Federation to open up even more exclusive MICE business.