ROMANIA – MCE Central and Eastern Europe 2014: ready, set, go!
MCE Central and Eastern Europe 2014 got off to a fabulous start last evening. The 4th
edition of the business-networking forum, where global event planners meet with solution providers from Central
and Eastern Europe, had an exciting first day. The morning of February 9th saw a number of participants visit some of the supplier hotels around the city during the Site Inspection Tours.
Simultaneously, a sightseeing tour was also organized and allowed the guests to get a feel of the city.
The “official” part of the event kicked off with the Registration, which saw nearly 200 attendees
gather at the event venue- the Radisson Blu Hotel Bucharest. A Welcome Reception with addresses by
Congress Chairman Ilan Geva, Yilmaz Yildirimlar, General Manager and District Director for Rezidor
SEE and Europe Congress Managing Director Alain Pallas followed by a cocktail party to allow the
attendees to mingle.
The participants were then whisked away to the spectacular Bragadiru Palace where the first Gala
dinner, hosted by Rezidor, looked like it came out of a book on “Networking Heaven”. There was a
flurry of exchanging of business cards and the discussions that ensued. The entertainment consisted
of a lively violin performance of some classical as well as more recent tunes. There was also a
networking icebreaker, which was based on different destinations of Central and Eastern Europe,
and helped nudge the contact generating opportunities a bit and was very well received by all the
The evening ended with a final performance which included a little bit of dancing to get the
networking juices flowing and then the attendees returned to rest and to get ready for a packed
schedule the next day.
Monday dawned bright and early with a few speaker sessions by Ilan Geva, Christopher Hinteregger,
Kohl & Partner Hotel and Tourism Consulting. Also included were presentations by all the attending
Convention Bureaus, who showcased their respective destinations each within 3 minutes.
Currently, the pre-scheduled one to one meetings are in progress and everyone is gathering precious
contact and information, which is the core focus of the event.
The team at Europe Congress is looking forward to the rest of the event and the networking magic