by Sarah J.F. Braley | November 18, 2015
Meeting Professionals Internationals is using the Danish "Meetovation" concept to design the content delivery for the European Meetings & Events Conference 2016. Creative formats and forward-thinking meeting-design principles will be applied to sessions at the event, which will be held Feb. 7-9, 2016, at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Meetovation aims to make meetings less conventional using five main elements of focus: active involvement, responsible thinking, creative setup, local inspiration and return on investment. The two creators of the concept, Ann Hansen and Bo Kruger, will be the EMEC's main facilitators. More than 28 educational sessions will include preconference workshops, deep dives and campfire sessions, many of which are eligible for clock hours or continuing-education units.
"We integrated the principles of Meetovation into every element of the conference because we want to practice what we preach," said Pierre Fernandez, senior director of European operations for MPI. "EMEC 2016 will focus on MPI's pillars - education, networking and business exchange. What will be unique is the way in which participants experience them. The result will be a higher level of learning, comprehension and retention of knowledge."

The EMEC also will have a hosted-buyer program, and the MPI Foundation will host its signature Rendezvous event on Feb. 8 at the Toldboden, an eatery on the harbor. Click here to learn more or to register for EMEC 2016.