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MPI Announces 2016 EMEC Host City

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has selected Copenhagen—the birthplace of “Meetovation”—as the destination for its 2016 European Meetings & Events Conference (EMEC). The announcement was made during the closing of EMEC 2015 in Kraków, Poland.

“MPI is thrilled to return to Copenhagen,” said Paul Van Deventer, president and CEO of MPI. “In selecting the host city for EMEC, MPI works closely with our European volunteer leaders, strategic partners and Pierre Fernandez—the head of MPI’s European operations—to identify destinations that provide world-class infrastructures and facilities, are accessible for our membership and align with our culture to push the envelope in meeting design. Copenhagen excels in each of those areas.”

Copenhagen is one of Europe’s most popular destinations for meetings and events. It has been recognized by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) for several years in its annual ranking of top convention cities. It is home to “Meetovation,” a meeting design concept that aims to create a better learning outcome and an increased return on investment (ROI) by using creative, state-of-the-art elements and techniques. The city also has a long track record of sustainable meetings management and was voted Europe’s Green Capital for 2014 by the European Environment Commission.

EMEC 2016 will be the third conference MPI has hosted in the Danish capital. MPI’s partners for the conference include VisitDenmark, Wonderful Copenhagen Convention & Visitors Bureau, Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel and the MPI Denmark Chapter. The conference is scheduled for February 7-9, 2016, at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel.


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