2016 European Meetings & Events Conference


The annual European Meetings & Event Conference (EMEC) is one of MPI’s signature events through which innovative education, networking and business exchanges are delivered exclusively to MPI’s European community. EMEC features programming and people that allows participants to think and grow in new ways while gaining exposure to sound business practices and the latest trends. All concurrent education is focused around four industry areas and has topical alignment with the CMP International Standards.

At EMEC 2016, speakers and facilitators fully embraced the Danish Meetovation principles, which ensured participants stayed energized and connected. The result was a high level of learning, comprehension and retention of knowledge.

Individual sessions are available for $34.99 each, or purchase a full virtual conference pass to EMEC that includes access to all 18 sessions worth nearly 20 clock hours of education.

Essential: $49.00
Preferred: $49.00
Premier: $0.00
Standard: $49.00

Sessions

Opening General Session – Finding Your Story

Feb 7, 2016 4:30pm ‐ Feb 7, 2016 6:00pm

Strategic Domain: Meeting or Event Design

Credits: None available.

EMEC16 will be your playground where your general session facilitators, Ann Hansen and Bo Krüger – the co-developers of the Danish Meetovation concept - will take you on a journey to inspire you to write the next chapter in your own professional story.

The Opening General Session on Sunday will set the scene for the full conference by introducing you to the Meetovation Meeting Design Principles as well as your fellow participants. Let yourself be surprised and give yourself permission to open your mind and go with the flow.

Speaker(s):
Members: $24.99
Standard: $34.99

Master Class: From Yawn to Yeah! How To Design Participatory Meetings By Applying Dramaturgy And Adult Learning

Feb 8, 2016 9:45am ‐ Feb 8, 2016 10:45am

Strategic Domain: Meeting or Event Design

Credits: None available.

This session will present a novel approach to participatory meeting design that is based on the sciences of dramaturgy and adult learning. Numerous examples will be showcased and participants will get the opportunity to apply this approach to their next meeting design.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the relevance of applying dramaturgy and adult learning to meeting design and use that to introduce participant involvement in your future meetings.
  • Apply five basic design principles to develop concrete ideas on how to do things differently.
  • Develop a meeting design of your own, based on these new approaches.

Speaker(s):
Members: $24.99
Standard: $34.99

SMM: Measuring the Elusive Outcomes of Meetings and Events

Feb 8, 2016 9:45am ‐ Feb 8, 2016 10:45am

Strategic Domain: Strategic Planning

Credits: None available.

A session that looks at current practices and context for SMM moving from cost to value and focused on how intangible values such as learning, networking and loyalty could be measured.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review current practices in order to move to next stages in SMM from cost to value.
  • Identify the different outcomes meetings can create.
  • Gain insights into how to measure elusive outcomes in order to review current measurements and refine existing measures.

Speaker(s):
  • Kevin Iwamoto, GLP GTP, Sr. Consultant, GoldSpring Consulting LLC
Members: $24.99
Standard: $34.99

How To Organise The Event That No One Would Want To Miss

Feb 8, 2016 9:45am ‐ Feb 8, 2016 10:45am

Strategic Domain: Meeting or Event Design

Credits: None available.

How can you turn your-standard-meeting into the-event-no-one-would-want-to-miss? This workshop will help you to focus on the user experience of your meetings and events. You will learn practical tips from your peers plus the tips that Erik has collected from 1600 organisers.

Learning Objectives:

  • Trigger and convince invitees to attend your meeting.
  • Design an engaging event programme.
  • Involve participants in every aspect of your meeting.

Speaker(s):
Members: $24.99
Standard: $34.99

Start the Sales Process, Reduce the Risk of Losing Customers, and Close Sales

Feb 8, 2016 9:45am ‐ Feb 8, 2016 10:45am

Strategic Domain: Marketing

Credits: None available.

Discover the building blocks of professional selling and gain a better understanding of selling in the hospitality, meeting, and event sector. This session reviews the most important components of selling in the meetings and hospitality industry. Learn how to navigate selling in today's turbulent marketplace.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine selling concepts that improve effectiveness.
  • Develop a process orientation that improves efficiencies.
  • In depth Q & A with an industry expert.

Speaker(s):
Members: $24.99
Standard: $34.99

Monday General Session II – Mindful Event Design: The Psychology of Physical Meeting Environments & Responsible Thinking Exercise

Feb 8, 2016 11:15am ‐ Feb 8, 2016 12:45pm

Strategic Domain: Meeting or Event Design

Credits: None available.

Meeting and event professionals move people’s hearts and minds through the experiences they create. You will hear two takes on how the physical environment impacts the results of your events.

To gain new knowledge about the subject of responsible thinking, we will have you participate in an important dilemma exercise. You will be up on your feet and learning by doing to stretch both your body and mind!

Speaker(s):
Members: $24.99
Standard: $34.99

Virtual Power Teams - How To Deliver Projects Quicker, Reduce Cost, And Develop Your Organization For The Future!

Feb 8, 2016 2:00pm ‐ Feb 8, 2016 3:15pm

Strategic Domain: Project Management

Credits: None available.

Nowadays many successful Meeting Planners lead their own Virtual Team consisting of graphic designer, proofreader, online marketeer etc. The possibilities for physical meeting in such teams are limited. Peter's award winning method "Virtual Power Teams" helps Managers of dispersed teams to unite them despite the distance and reach Top Performance!

Learning Objectives:

  • Set virtual team vision and goals to ensure leverage of the unique personality and strengths of each team member.
  • Establish structured communication and a team charter – the "contract" between the team members for using and responding on the vital communication channels.
  • Inspire and maintain a winning spirit and establish the optimal virtual culture.

Speaker(s):
Members: $24.99
Standard: $34.99

Strategic Account Management: Taking It To The Next Level

Feb 8, 2016 2:00pm ‐ Feb 8, 2016 3:15pm

Strategic Domain: Marketing

Credits: None available.

Your biggest customers are influential, important—and sought after by your competitors. How can you and your company mobilize to protect and grow your most important assets? Strategic account management is the way to unlock innovations that benefit both parties.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the different types of selling.
  • Learn how to interview customers like a consultant.
  • Become a better strategic thinker.

Speaker(s):
Members: $24.99
Standard: $34.99

Crash Course in Audience Participation Technology – How to Get Started Using Smartphones and Tablets In Your Events

Feb 8, 2016 3:45pm ‐ Feb 8, 2016 4:45pm

Strategic Domain: Meeting or Event Design

Credits: None available.

This session is an introduction to the basics of audience participation technology – activating those smartphones and tablets in your attendees' hands. No worries if you don't have an iPad, we will provide an iPad Mini for each participant at this session. Lots of hands-on demonstrations included.

Learning Objectives:

  • Get started using meeting technology like smartphones and tablets in your events.
  • Explore links to web-based audience participation systems (US, European, and Asian) that will change your way of involving your audience.
  • Identify the suppliers you need for hardware, software, and Wi-Fi to get your meeting rolling.

Speaker(s):
Members: $24.99
Standard: $34.99

Women and Leadership: What Next?

Feb 8, 2016 3:45pm ‐ Feb 8, 2016 4:45pm

Strategic Domain: Professionalism

Credits: None available.

The latest research suggests that women still have a long way to go to achieve equality in the workplace. What can companies and individuals do about it? In this session we’ll hear from accomplished women leaders and discuss topics in-depth in small-group settings.

Learning Objectives:

  • Know the facts and not just the word-of-mouth about women's equality.
  • Gain valuable inspiration from role models.
  • Join the conversation and the debate about this important subject – for both men and women

Speaker(s):
Members: $24.99
Standard: $34.99