EMEC 2013 in pictures: Opening day

View pictures from the opening day of MPI's annual European Meetings and Events Conference, which kicked off in Montreux, Switzerland, on 27 January.

  • Alphorn musician Eliana Burki opens MPI's EMEC 2013 event at the Montreux Music and Convention Centre (2M2C) on 27 January.

    Alphorn musician Eliana Burki opens MPI's EMEC 2013 event at the Montreux Music and Convention Centre (2M2C) on 27 January.

  • EMEC 2013 is being held at the Montreux Music and Convention Centre (2M2C) this week.

    EMEC 2013 is being held at the Montreux Music and Convention Centre (2M2C) this week.

  • MPI welcomes delegates to its annual European Meetings and Events Conference 2013 in Switzerland.

    MPI welcomes delegates to its annual European Meetings and Events Conference 2013 in Switzerland.

  • C&IT's Magda Ibrahim joins Switzerland Convention and Incentive Bureau at Glacier 3000, in Gstaad, before EMEC 2013 kicks off in Montreux.

    C&IT's Magda Ibrahim joins Switzerland Convention and Incentive Bureau at Glacier 3000, in Gstaad, before EMEC 2013 kicks off in Montreux.

  • The International Hot-Air Balloon Festival is taking place in Château-d’Oex, near Montreux this week.

    The International Hot-Air Balloon Festival is taking place in Château-d’Oex, near Montreux this week.

  • The view from the Grand Hotel Suisse-Majestic in Montreux

    The view from the Grand Hotel Suisse-Majestic in Montreux

  • Mountains are an inescapable part of Swiss life

    Mountains are an inescapable part of Swiss life

  • EMEC 2013 delegates board the vessel taking them across Lake Geneva to Chillon Castle

    EMEC 2013 delegates board the vessel taking them across Lake Geneva to Chillon Castle

  • Chillon Castle on Lake Geneva welcomes EMEC 2013 delegates to a night of traditional Swiss banqueting, with raclette aplenty

    Chillon Castle on Lake Geneva welcomes EMEC 2013 delegates to a night of traditional Swiss banqueting, with raclette aplenty

  • EMEC 2013 delegates network at Chillon Castle in Montreux, ahead of the conference.

    EMEC 2013 delegates network at Chillon Castle in Montreux, ahead of the conference.

  • EMEC 2013 delegates network at Chillon Castle in Montreux, ahead of the conference.

    EMEC 2013 delegates network at Chillon Castle in Montreux, ahead of the conference.

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MPI chairman of the board Kevin Hinton joined UN goodwill ambassador and adventurer Bertrand Piccard to open the annual EMEC conference, being held at the Montreux Music and Convention Centre from 27-29 January.

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