Hosted buyers and solution providers as well as leading event planners had the chance to meet, share ideas, propose solutions to challenges and establish long lasting relations during the fourth MeetingPlanners Russia 2016 MICE B2B forum held at the Renaissance Moscow Monarch Hotel, in early September.
MeetingPlanners Russia focused this year on Russia’s growing outbound market and on world destinations opening up to its great potential. The forum brought together some of the top event planners from Russia & CIS with service providers who showcased their services and brought a bit of their own country to Moscow. Some of the destinations present this year at the MeetingPlanners Russia event included Austria, Spain, Korea, Israel, France, Cyprus, Cuba, Singapore, the Dominican Republic, Hungary, Thailand, Armenia and Latvia.
Destinations, with a growing interest in hosting Russian MICE events, were be represented by hotels, DMCs and convention bureaus.
“This year we slightly adapted the format of our event with our hosted buyers being seated at their own desks where they welcomed and met destinations and solution providers. It added convenience and productivity to the prescheduled B2B meetings, an innovation which participants appreciated greatly,” said CEO Europe Congress Alain Pallas.
“MeetingPlanners Russia 2016, like all of Europe Congress’s events, was about bringing people together and helping them do business, therefore it was a great pleasure to present our keynote to their audience of buyers and suppliers in Moscow”, said Jonathan Bradshaw, the MeetologyLab CEO and expert in psychology behind exceptional interpersonal communication.
“The team’s passion for putting together a professional event is evident and, having attended 4 separate EC events in the past, I have heard first-hand how much the buyers as well as suppliers get out of the events in terms of ROI. Europe Congress’s events connect people and we are delighted to add some science-backed insight into how best to do this face to face”, Bradshaw added.
The next MeetingPlanners Russia event will take place September 4-5, 2017.
The Greek Travel Pages (GTP) were media sponsors of MeetingPlanners Russia 2016.