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Meetings and events players ready to Convene

An ‘education programme’ line-up has been confirmed for the Baltic Sea Region MICE exhibition Convene 2019.

The Baltic Sea Region MICE exhibition Convene has built up a reputation in recent years for networking opportunities for the meetings and events industry and “encouraging the exchange of ideas among its participants”, its organisers say.

With just over a month to go until the seventh edition of the Vilnius-based event, an agenda of topics and speakers for the event’s education programme has been released.

The programme is billed as “a marketplace for ideas and discussions surrounding top-of-the-mind industry issues” and this year’s sessions promise to build on that trend.

Taking place on February 13-14 at the LITEXPO Exhibition and Congress Centre in Vilnius, the edition expects to attract more than 165 hosted buyers from Europe and beyond who will take part in some 3,000 prescheduled business meetings with 80-plus exhibitors from across the Baltic Sea Region.

Value and tech
With nine presentations and panel discussions led by some of the leading authorities in the meetings and events industry, the two-day programme includes a presentation by Dr Elling Hamso from the Event ROI Institute called Proving the Value of Meetings and Events.

There will be a discussion on creating unforgettable events led by Chris Frei, founder and chief executive of Topconf Software Conferences, plus a presentation by EventAnne’s CEO Anne Dalgaard focused on transforming meeting design into meeting experience.

And there will be a talk titled The Future is Now: How MICE Technology is Changing the Way We Meet, by Thorben Grosser of Canada-based events app creator EventMobi.

“The Education Programme represents the meaningful added value Convene brings to all its participants, including Hosted Buyers,” Go Vilnius Director Inga Romanovskienė says.

“It complements the countless networking opportunities on offer at Convene, and provides inspiring ideas through a focus on innovation and the latest industry trends. With a line-up of speakers and topics that’s sure to rival the quality of last year’s programme, the education sessions are not to be missed.”

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