In pictures: EMEC 2014 highlights

C&IT has captured the highlights of MPI's #EMEC14, which comes to a close today at the Halic Congress Centre in Istanbul, Turkey.

EMEC 2014's Rendezous night took place at the Hard Rock Cafe Istanbul
EMEC 2014's Rendezous night took place at the Hard Rock Cafe Istanbul
  • MPI Foundation's Rendezvous night at the Hard Rock Cafe

    MPI Foundation's Rendezvous night at the Hard Rock Cafe

  • The welcome reception at 1001 Direk Cistern in Istanbul

    The welcome reception at 1001 Direk Cistern in Istanbul

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MPI Foundation's fundraising 'Rendezvous' night took place last night at the Hard Rock Cafe Istanbul.

The welcome reception to kick off the event took place at the 1001 Direk Cistern on Sunday (23 February) with entertainment from dance group Fire of Anatolia.

The closing session used a 'Flash Point' format, where speakers each spoke for 15 minutes.

Delegates heard from entrepreneur and meetings expert Ruud Janssen on 'Business modelling tailored to suit the business of live events'; and Jackie Mulligan, a principal lecturer at Leeds Metropolitan University, on 'Transformational lessons from the future'.

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