Why attend EMEC?

The European Meetings & Events Conference is THE conference for meeting and event professionals. Join us at EMEC13 for a combination of innovative business-focused education, inspirational ideas and exceptional networking opportunities.

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About Meeting Professionals International

With more than 21,000 members in over 80 countries, MPI is the meeting and event industry’s largest global community. MPI believes in the power of bringing people together. Connect with MPI and you’ll gain access to hundreds of potential contacts in the meetings and events industry.

Find out more about MPI.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Innovative thinkers at EMEC13

From business model experts, to gaming gurus and negotiation specialists - you won’t see this combination of innovative thinkers anywhere else. Our speakers know how to link business with innovation, and fun with success. They’ll bring you a different take on the new connectivity.

Meet your speakers.

Be inspired by Montreux

Framed by the snow-covered Alps, Montreux is the jewel in the crown of the Swiss Riviera. Brimming with Belle Epoque history and style, Savoir-Vivre and hospitality, Montreux is the perfect backdrop for EMEC13. Stay in superb hotels next to our centrally-located convention centre. Make the most of unforgettable optional tours of the region’s wineries and glaciers. There’s a lot to love about Montreux.

Meet Montreux.

Master the art of connectivity

In the meetings and events industry, connecting with people is how we do business. But creating meaningful, human connections in this technologically chaotic world takes skill and imagination. EMEC13 will help you master the art of connectivity, through our Flash Point, Master Classes, Knowledge Sessions and Solution Room – and so much more.

Get connected at EMEC13.

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The European Meetings & Events Conference is THE conference for meeting and event professionals. EMEC provides participants with a successful combination of innovative business-focused education, inspirational ideas and exceptional networking opportunities. 

Creating meaningful human connections in this technologically chaotic world takes skill and imagination. EMEC13 will help you master the art of connectivity so you can create stronger links between people, ideas and success in the meetings and events industry. 

Immerse yourself in cutting edge professional development featuring the latest industry intelligence and dynamic communal learning experiences.

Connect with something special. 

News & Features

EMEC13 is now over, but you can continue to connect with fellow participants through social media: on Twitter using #emec13, on our EMEC Facebook page and EMEC LinkedIn group.  Thanks to Ruud Janssen, CMM for putting together this Storify which captures much of the user-generated EMEC13 content on social media.

Check out the official EMEC13 photos, as well as all the photos and videos tagged on Flickr in the 2013 EMEC Photo Gallery.

  • Bertrand Piccard Bertrand Piccard

    Pick up a few life skills from our Opening General Session speaker, Bertrand Piccard. The Swiss aviator and UN Goodwill ambassador will connect the power of science and nature to help you overcome the great challenges of life.

  • David Nieborg David Nieborg

    Learn how to implement game mechanics and structures in non-game environments with Dr. David B. Nieborg. The Dutch academic, journalist and entrepreneur is an expert on social media, games and gamification.