Dubrovnik will welcome the industry’s top bosses next month for the annual MICE Europe Congress.
The 7th MICE Europe Congress will take place on October 27th – 30th in Valamar Lacroma Resort, one of Dubrovnik’s most luxurious hotels and a leading Croatian hospitality management company operating vast properties on the Adriatic coast.
Building on the success of the past six years, MICE Europe Congress is Europe’s premier strategic gathering for corporate meetings and incentive travel executives, conference organizers, meeting planners, and associations to explore growth oriented strategies and stay abreast of industry trends and developments. It is an opportunity to monitor trends and changes in the industry so participants can gain an overview of the latest updates, learn of new destinations, gather creative ideas for events and network with industry peers.
This year MICE Europe has an additional day dedicated to associations. This part of the agenda is dedicated to international and European institutes, federations or associations who organize congresses, conventions and meetings internationally. Discussions will revolve around growing conference attendance in the face of recession, increasing associations’ reach, impact, and revenues as well as increasing membership value.
The three day congress features different topics some of which will focus on creating opportunities for the European MICE industry to thrive during the shifts in consumer behaviour, implementation of a strategic meeting management programs in an economic downturn, applying a global travel management provider within a multinational corporation, understanding and addressing the return on investment (ROI) of events and providing ideas and suggestions for long term retention of association members.
Key speakers at the event include:
Dr. Ghassan Aidi – President, IHRA
Daniel Levine - Executive Director, Avant-Guide Institute
Annick Reyngoudt - Head of International Marketing, Nec Computers
Anouk Kreek - Event Management & Travel Services Operations,
Nike Richard John - International Editor, Meetings review; Managing Director of RJA
Manoj Gursahani – Chairman, Travel Mart India
Gregory Vogt - Managing Director, International Solid Waste Association
Lesley Maltman – Chair, Association of British Professional Conference Organisers
Jafles Pacheco - Head of Global Travel, OC Oerlikon
For more info visit www.miceeurope.com