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MPI to host European Meetings and Events Conference in The Hague

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MPI to host European Meetings and Events Conference in The Hague

The Hague will be welcoming the European Meetings and Events Conference (EMEC19) from 9-12 February 2019 at World Forum, and several other locations.

The international conference, organised by Meetings Professionals International (MPI) Netherlands Chapter, will welcome nearly 400 conference professionals from over 20 countries.

With the conference theme ‘changing the game’, the organisers have left behind the traditional set-up. For example, EMEC19 kicks off with learning journeys outside the conference centre instead of a keynote.

EMEC19 is set-up around four main conference topics: risk management, design thinking, leadership and meeting perspectives.

Over 50% of the conference takes place outside of the conference centre. On Sunday 10 February EMEC19 takes delegates on learning journeys to learn from cross-industry innovations.

During these field trips delegates will learn from cross-industry innovations by exploring how other industries are dealing with similar challenges.

Examples include leading an orchestra to experience the balance between managing and motivating musicians, or joining an interactive crisis management game in a war game room.

On Monday 11 February there will be a deep dive into the four dedicated tracks at World Forum. Delegates have a choice to follow one of these four dedicated conference track sessions or cherry pick from the different sessions that best suits their needs.

The conference will be closed by a session focused on the festivalisation of events, to learn how festivalisation can have a positive impact on the delegate experience, increasing engagement and interaction with a brand or a message through entertainment.

Nienke van der Malen – van der Horst, director of The Hague Convention Bureau, commented: “It is an honour to host MPI’s European Meetings and Events Conference in The Hague. This is a great outcome for both MPI’s local chapter and our city and we are looking forward to welcoming the delegates. We see it as a testament to the great collaboration between MPI Netherlands, World Forum The Hague and other partners.”

Stuart Wood is a news reporter across the Mash Media editorial portfolio. He writes for CMW alongside sister publications Conference News, Exhibition News, Access All Areas and Exhibition World.