Sunday (1 February) saw more than 400 MPI members from around the world travel to the recently opened ICE Congress Centre in Krakow, Poland for EMEC, which featured more than 50 educational sessions and a series of networking opportunities across three days.
Things kicked off with an opening session that saw master of ceremonies and BBC broadcaster Dave Sharpe and CEO of Tomorrow Mike Walsh address the audience. After this, delegates visited the Wieliczka Salt Mine for a tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, before a gala dinner in the mine's underground chamber. The conference continued on Monday with sessions on topics including leadership, key industry trends and event technology. That evening, delegates gathered at the Hard Rock Cafe in Krakow's Main Square for Rendezvous, the event's annual evening celebration.
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Last weekend (30 January to 1 February) saw around 100 conference buyer delegates attend the NATO Summit Experience in Wales. It started off at the Celtic Manor Resort, which hosted the NATO Summit. Delegates were then taken to see a number of Cardiff event venues, which culminated in a dinner at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Delegates also had the opportunity to pose for a recreation of the iconic group photo taken of the world leaders in front of Cardiff Castle.
On Thursday night (5 February) Móvenpick hosted its annual roadshow at London’s Grand Connaught Rooms. More than 200 MICE professionals, corporate and leisure clients attended the evening. Attendees had the opportunity for one-to-one meetings with Mövenpick representatives from across its European, African, and Asian portfolio, whilst enjoying a drinks reception, bowl food, a grand prize draw, and a Magic Circle magician.