MCE CEE 2013, the annual MCE CEE Event for Central & Eastern Europe, began in style on Sunday (10.02) evening. A welcome cocktail party and gala dinner at the conference venue, the wonderful Corinthia Hotel in Budapest, Hungary, created networking opportunities in a relaxed ambience for participants.
European Congress, the organizers of the event together with the Hungarian Convention Bureau, has outdone itself this year. The exclusive MCE CEE 2013 conference program is even better than 2012. Providing further insights into the CEE and CIS regions, it is jammed full of networking opportunities, top keynote speakers and offers more destinations; more Solution Providers; quality MICE services within Central & Eastern Europe and more qualified and screened Hosted Buyers interested in making use of the potential the CEE region offers. Match-made one-to-one business meetings form the core of the event.
Participants were greeted by the inspirational branding expert Ilan Geva, Congress Chairman, at the official opening on Monday morning. Other informational and motivational speeches were given by Krzysztof Celuch, MPI International, Poland Convention Bureau (POL), Jonathan Bradshaw (UK), Jackie Mulligan, MPI (UK) and William Thomson, Gallus Events (ES) on topics from CEE solutions to Corporate Social Responsibility.
Those who attended the conference this year will no doubt go home tomorrow (13.02) full of new ideas and inspiration, with a lot of new contacts and many of them will already be looking forward to the MCE CEE 2014. The congress has become a “must-attend event” in the promotional calendar of destination marketing organizations and regional service providers as well as worldwide planners.