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MPI announces Keynote Speakers and unveils programme for EMEC 2015

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is gearing up to deliver more industry-leading education at its upcoming European Meetings & Events Conference (EMEC), which will be held 1-3 February 2015, at the ICE Kraków Congress Centre in Kraków, Poland. This week, the association published details online about the conference’s discovery-themed programme and presenters, including renowned keynote speakers Mike Walsh and Dr. Alan Watkins.

Walsh, a global thought leader, author and CEO, will present during EMEC’s opening general session. He will discuss how to design business for the 21st century, sharing first-hand stories, global case studies, and cutting-edge research. Dr. Watkins, a physician, neuroscientist and international expert on leadership and human performance, will close out the conference with his presentation on the link between physiology, psychology and performance and the secret science of brilliant leadership.  

“With EMEC 2015, MPI will help attendees discover new ways to strategically grow business as well as innovative approaches to planning meetings and events. If you’re not yet a member of MPI, I promise you will want to join our global community after experiencing EMEC,” said Pierre Fernandez, senior director of European Operations at MPI.  

MPI will deliver about 50 education sessions during EMEC 2015, including preconference workshops, deep dives and campfire sessions – many of which are eligible for clock hours or continuing education units. Session topics include business development, strategic meetings management, leadership, meeting design and more. Following is a sample listing of the sessions scheduled.
·         A Fork in the Road: The Impact of New F&B Trends and EU Allergen Laws on Meeting and Events
·         The Price is Right! Getting the Best Price for Your Event, Product or Service
·         Moving from Attendee to Participant: Audience Engagement Ideas to Improve Events
·         The Science and Art of Selling: The Building Blocks for Professional Sales   

Other programme highlights include the conference’s inaugural hosted buyer program and the European debut of MPI’s Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate course. In addition, the MPI Foundation will host Rendezvous on 2 February at the Hard Rock Café Kraków. Proceeds from this signature fundraising and networking event will go toward the MPI Foundation Education Endowment to fund chapter grants and scholarships for MPI European members.

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