MPI Selects Copenhagen for 2016 EMEC


EMEC 2016 is scheduled for February 7 – 9


Meeting Professionals International selected Copenhagen, Denmark, as the destination for its 2016 European Meetings & Events Conference (EMEC) during the closing of EMEC 2015 in Kraków, Poland, earlier this week.


Next year will be the third time MPI has hosted a conference in the Danish capital. The association previously held its former Professional Education Conference-Europe in Copenhagen in 1998 and 2007.

EMEC 2016 is scheduled for February 7 – 9, 2016, at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel.

In a statement, Paul Van Deventer, president and CEO of MPI, said that the association works with European volunteer leaders, strategic partners and Pierre Fernandez (the head of MPI’s European operations) to identify destinations with strong infrastructure and facilities, that are accessible for the organization’s membership and that «push the envelope» in meeting design. «Copenhagen excels in each of those areas,” he said.

Copenhagen has been recognized by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) for several years in its annual ranking of top convention cities. In November, Wonderful Copenhagen CVB was named the winner of the 2014 ICCA Best PR Award among ICCA’s 1,051 members. Copenhagen is the birthplace of “Meetovation,” a meeting design concept that aims to create a better learning outcome and an increased return on investment by using creative elements and techniques. The city also has a long track record of sustainable meetings management and was voted Europe’s Green Capital for 2014 by the European Environment Commission.

MPI’s partners for EMEC 2016 include VisitDenmark, Wonderful Copenhagen Convention & Visitors Bureau, Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel and the MPI Denmark Chapter. To register and receive updates on next year’s conference, visit


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