The annual European Meetings & Events Conference (EMEC) is a signature event through which MPI delivers top-rated education, networking and business opportunities to the meeting and event community. For four days, EMEC attendees are immersed in a variety of learning experiences designed to transform the way they plan meetings.EMEC19 offers a unique learning experience rather than yet another conference. The 4-day program is focussed on how meeting & event professionals can change the way they meet, experience and learn and how to apply new formats in their next event.EMEC19 offers an innovative testing ground for event planners to experience new learning styles and conference formats. The program of EMEC19 is based on four topics: Risk Management, Design Thinking, Leadership and Meeting Perspectives. Delegates have a choice to follow one of these four dedicated conference tracks – allowing them to deep dive into the subject – or cherry pick from the different sessions. Meanwhile, serious networking is integrated in several ways and moments during the program, e.g. based on country of origin, business interest and choice of leisure activities. Also, a conference dinner and a ticket to MPI Foundation’s Rendezvous are included.
With 50 % of the EMEC19 tracks being interactive, attendees are challenged to put their action mode on. One example of a changing learning method is scenario-based learning – applied to 58 world leaders during the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS). By participating in a real-life scenario, delegates can experience their response to a situation and learn ‘on the job’.
In addition, over 50% of the program takes place outside of the conference centre. EMEC19 takes delegates on learning journeys to learn from cross-industry innovations. During these journeys, they explore how other industries deal with the same challenges our industry is facing. Offering a testing ground, EMEC19 is a great way to see and learn new formats – to develop attendees’ future business – as well as a safe environment to experience new learning styles.