500 years ago, Iberian explorers Magellan and Elcano set sail from Sevilla, returning three years later having achieved an astonishing maritime feat—the first circumnavigation of the globe, proving that Earth is round and not flat. We invite you to join us this February to gather with fellow European colleagues—and colleagues from around the world—to follow in the footsteps of great explorers to push your boundaries as a meeting and event professional and to design the next generation of astonishing, world-changing events.

Early Bird Registration Extended until 31 August 2019


MemberPlanner Member€ 499
 Supplier Member€ 549
 Faculty Member€ 249
 Student Member€ 99
New Membership BundlesNew Membership Bundle - Planner € 749
 New Membership Bundle - Supplier€ 919
 New Membership Bundle - Faculty€ 539
 New Membership Bundle - Student € 179
Non MemberPlanner Non-Member€ 599
 Supplier Non-Member€ 749

What Past Participants Have to Say

“MPI’s EMEC is the must-attend event for industry professionals by industry professionals. If you are looking for information, new contacts and inspirational conversations, don't miss out!”

Héctor Venegas
“MPI is the greatest community! EMEC is not only my annual chance to get to know the newest within the meeting industry, it is also my chance to meet with my MPI family. We learn together, we laugh and we have fun together while deep diving into the local culture, thanks to the excellent social program.”

Paula Blomster
“EMEC is the biggest event for Europe’s meeting industry. We gather with colleagues and friends from all around the world and experience the best educational content, thanks to the MPI team. We in the MPI Turkey Chapter had the privilege of hosting EMEC in 2014, and it was great to be a host destination, and continuing your communication and education every year in a different fabulous European city is great.” 

Elif Balci

What is EMEC?

EMEC20 is the event where meeting and event professionals across Europe learn, connect, and discover what it takes to create experiences that will push boundaries beyond the expected. It will be a time to grow as individuals, communities, and change our world. EMEC20 in Sevilla marks the 31st edition of MPI's signature event in Europe. In April, professionals and volunteers from across Europe helped to design and guide the planning of the event. (Some of them used the #EventCanvas methodology for the first time!)

As an EMEC20 participant, you can expect to push boundaries as you go on learning journeys that embrace social impact, stories for leaders, local inspiration and new learning environments.

Here’s a taste of some of the adventures awaiting you:

Have you ever flown a fighter jet?

Be a fighter pilot for a day and discover valuable lessons in stress management and decision-making under pressure!

Have you ever had a Spanish home-cooked meal?

Discover authentic culinary "meet and eat" experiences with a local Sevillians…