MPI (Meeting Professionals International) is the leading meeting and events industry association in the world. Since 1972, their community has grown to 60,000 members from more than 70 countries. Their mission is to empower, inspire, and connect members of this industry by promoting educational tools and the world’s most important MICE events.

MPI is the global incubator of innovation. Their team of first-class professionals develops a crucial role in the qualification of its members. They do this through training, certification programs and workshops. This is why MPI have run EMEC (European Meetings and Events Conference) every year since 1990. This annual conference is a networking opportunity hotspot designed to expand and perfect your business.

EMEC is a must-attend for Europe’s industry professionals. Innovation and professionalism are the stars of the event, hosting worldwide-recognized speakers and industry experts. The 2020 edition took place in Seville and this year it’s Brighton’s time to host. This is the second time EMEC takes place in the UK, the last time being in 2008 in London.

Brighton’s vibrant streets will be crowded with MICE professionals from the 21st to the 23rd of February 2021. We can only expect the extraordinary in such an exciting city that is full of colourful street art, fun activities and photogenic scenery. The event will take place on the Brighton seafront, at the Hilton Brighton Metropole.

Mr. Darren Temple, MPI’s COO, has voiced the association’s confidence and motivation, claiming ‘EMEC 2021 will be one of the best and most successful ever.’

This will also bring considerable economic benefits to the country as statistics show business travellers make almost a quarter of international visits, spending $5.5 billion. This will also be a significant opportunity to showcase England’s exceptional MICE venues and community.