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MCE South Europe 2018: MICE Industry Pros Get Ready to Experience Thessaloniki

Some 200 professionals from the MICE industry are getting ready to attend the MCE South Europe 2018 by Europe Congress, during October 21-23 in Thessaloniki.

In its fourth year, the MICE event brings together worldwide buyers with high quality solution providers from South Europe.

Makedonia Palace Hotel, Thessaloniki.

MCE South Europe 2018 venue: Makedonia Palace Hotel.

According to Europe Congress, the MICE B2B forum promises to be even more successful than its previous editions. “With a 2,5 days full program of business encounters, each participant is assured to leave the Greek co-capital with meaningful new contacts and a high satisfaction of meeting outcome,” the organizer said in announcement.

During Europe Congress’ event, DMCs, PCOs, event management companies, convention bureaus, hotels and airlines from participating South European countries meet up with carefully selected, qualified and pre-screened buyers.

MCE South Europe 2018 event program

The event program will begin on Sunday, October 21, with a welcoming of all participants at Thessaloniki’s Makedonia Palace Hotel, the event’s host venue.

Next on the agenda is a visit to three new venues in the renovated harbor area of Thessaloniki, followed by a networking program with a dinner at the Mediterranean Palace, a member of The Luxury Hotel Group. The dinner at the luxurious venue will have a big networking element as well as entertainment. The highlight of the evening will be a performance of a Greek folklore band.

Photo Source: Mediterranean Palace Hotel

Mediterranean Palace

Monday will start with an insight into South European destinations animated by event MC Jonathan Bradshaw where participating convention bureaus and cities will be presenting the huge potential of their destinations. The day will then be filled with business erecting one-to-one meetings, as destinations and solution providers from all over South Europe will meet up with carefully selected international event planners. In the early afternoon all participants will attend The Meetology Lab’s educational session: The Science Powering World-Class People Skills. Monday will close with a surprise evening program with dinner party at the Grand Hotel Palace of The Luxury Hotel Group.

Photo Source: Grand Hotel Palace

Grand Hotel Palace

The third and final day of the event, Tuesday, will start with presentations of participating providers that have brought various high value prices along with them to be drawn among the participating event planners. More meetings, networking and connecting will follow.

Alexandros Thanos, Vice Governor of Tourism and Culture at the Region of Central Macedonia.

Alexandros Thanos, Vice Governor of Tourism and Culture at the Region of Central Macedonia. Photo © GTP

“It will be a great honor to host the MCE South event and all participants, here, in the city of Thessaloniki,” says Alexandros Thanos, Vice Governor of Tourism and Culture at the Region of Central Macedonia.

According to the vice governor, the high level event will allow participants to witness the diversity, high environmental value and cultural tourism

“The high quality coasts and beaches; the mythical and historical Mount Olympus and Athos; the cultural heritage; the museums and archaeological sites; the rich ecosystems of lakes and rivers; and uplands and mountainous areas of natural beauty, have set the Region of Central Macedonia amongst the most important tourism and business destinations in Europe and worldwide,” Thanos added.

The Mediterranean Palace and Grand Hotel Palace of The Luxury Hotel Group will welcome MCE South Europe 2018 guests. Pictured are Yiannis Aslanis, GM of Mediterranean Palace; Natasa Papanagiotou, Public Relations Director of The Luxury Hotel Group; and Panayiotis Zelelidis, GM of Grand Hotel Palace. Photo © GTP

The Mediterranean Palace and Grand Hotel Palace of The Luxury Hotel Group will welcome MCE South Europe 2018 guests. Pictured are Yiannis Aslanis, GM of Mediterranean Palace; Natasa Papanagiotou, Public Relations Director of The Luxury Hotel Group; and Panayiotis Zelelidis, GM of Grand Hotel Palace. Photo © GTP

The MCE South Europe 2018 has attracted participation from 60 convention bureaus and MICE providers from countries including Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, France, FYROM, Greece, Italy, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey.

The event will welcome some 100 leading event planners and decision makers from Germany; Austria; Switzerland; United Kingdom & Ireland; France, Benelux & Scandinavia; Central & Eastern Europe; Russia & CIS; Middle East & Asia; and North America.

For more information and participation possibilities, contact Europe Congress on: email – info@europecongress.com or telephone: +420 226 804 080.

The MCE South Europe 2018 is considered an excellent opportunity for Thessaloniki to gain publicity for its tourism and MICE offerings. For more information on Thessaloniki as a MICE tourism destination, press here.

The Greek Travel Pages (GTP) is a communication partner of the 4th MCE South Europe 2018 forum.

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