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MCE Central & Eastern Europe 2023

29 Jan - 31 Jan 2023
Dresden, Germany
Bilderberg Bellevue Hotel Dresden

MCE Central & Eastern Europe is The MICE forum that brings together destinations and event suppliers from Central & Eastern Europe, as well as various other countries, to meet up in person with international event planners, keen on finding new business partners from all participation destinations. Through careful participant selection, the business synergy increases greatly. In combination with the highly time-effective and clever event programming, many new successful business partnerships get established.

70+
Buyers
35
B2B Meetings
84%
Returning Suppliers

You will meet

At Europe Congress we apply strict and lengthy qualification processes to assure you’re meeting event planners that are your most likely next business partners. Each invited hosted buyer has been in touch with our in-house recruitment team and is personally interviewed via telephone conversations, subject to pre-registration, and reference checking before an invitation is extended. The decision-making event buyers have upcoming business for CEE region as well as other destinations and organize business events on a high frequency. Our 10 years+ experience in these processes have offered a proven track record of highly successful B2B matchmaking. The up to 80 buyers that you will meet in person at the forum are from:


  • Germany, Austria, Switzerland: 20%
  • The United Kingdom & Ireland: 20%
  • France, Benelux & Scandinavia: 25%
  • South Europe: 15%
  • Middle East & Asia: 10%
  • North America: 10%

  • Representing: 65% Agencies, 25% Corporates, 10% Associations

January

29

ARRIVAL DAY

10:00 – 18:00

MCE Central & Eastern Europe - Registration

12:30 – 16:30

Optional Sightseeing Tour



Dresden’s beauty is undisputed – and unmistakable! It reveals itself to visitors at first glance and is characterised by an irresistible combination of romantic landscape, baroque architecture and one of the most beautiful historic city centres in Germany. At second glance, "Florence on the Elbe", as it is often called, attracts visitors with a wealth of art and culture that can easily hold its own on an international level. The locals love and enjoy their city, its streets and squares and its concert halls with regular performances by world-class artists – and guests from all over the world are very much invited to join in. During this tour you will see all Dresden wonders as the Frauenkirche, the Semperoper, the Hofkirche, the Dresden Royal Palace, the Zwinger, and many more must-see highlights of Saxony’s amazing capital.

12:40 – 16:30

Optional Culinary Tour



Let Dresden surprise you with delights beyond potatoes, sausages and vinegary cabbage. Stollen is probably the most traditional and famous Christmas bread in Europe and it was born in Dresden! It’s a fruit bread made of nuts, spices, and dried or candied fruit, coated with powdered or icing sugar. Eierschecke is another sweet delicatesse born in Dresden, that must be tried. Besides these sweets the gastronomy tour will showcase you why more and more foodies are frequently longing back for Dresden!

12:45 – 16:30

Site Inspection Tour



World famous in Germany, still a lot to discover in Dresden for international planners. And therefore Europe Congress is bringing top International event planners to Dresden, as there is so much more than you may think!
MCE Central & Eastern Europe’s 2023 event evening program will already introduce you to two of these venues: The Lion Hall and Ostra-Dome. The Maritim Congress Centre along the Elbe is a must-see as well as the Castle just outside of Dresden, well known for its sublime wines! Another highlight of this tour is Volkswagen's Transparent Factory. It is the carmaker's Centre of Future Mobility and a state-of-the-art factory-cum-visitor center where the ID.3 electric car is being built by hand and in a completely transparent way. The factory produces cars and offers a great venue for a variety of meetings. The ideal time spend for event planners that want to impress!
 
 

17:30 – 19:00

Welcome Cocktail & Opening Speeches

19:00 – 23:00

Welcome Networking Dinner Program at Löwensaal


 

Exceptional location for Events, Conferences & Congresses!

 

In the very heart of the city, a first-class event location moved into the former bank building in spring 2020.

Majestic, magnificent, elegant - the LÖWENSAAL on the ground floor of the building lives up to its name and, as an event location in Dresden, offers you a sophisticated space for unforgettable events for up to 340 people.

January

30

FORUM DAY 1

08:00 – 08:30

Welcome Coffee/Tea

08:30 – 09:30

Keynote – Insight into CEE Region as MICE destination

09:30 – 11:05

Scheduled One-to-One Business Meetings

11:05 – 11:30

Networking Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:40

Scheduled One-to-One Business Meetings

13:40 – 14:45

Networking Lunch

14:45 – 15:30

Songdivision Activity

15:30 – 17:05

Scheduled One-to-One Business Meetings

18:30 – 23:00

Evening Program: Networking Dinner & Party at Ostra-Studios



Ostra-Studios

The two new locations OSTRA-DOME and OSTRA-STUDIOS are located on an idyllic island in the heart of Dresden and represent the perfect combination of conference and event areas.
 
The building complex has been transformed into one of the most flexible and beautiful Dresden event locations with unique architecture in industrial style! Discover this fascinating venue while enjoying a vibrant event experience!


 

January

31

FORUM DAY 2

08:30 – 08:45

Welcome Coffee/Tea

08:45 – 09:30

Legendary Tombola!

09:30 – 11:20

Scheduled One-to-One Business Meetings

11:20 – 11:45

Networking Coffee Break

11:45 – 13:55

Scheduled One-to-One Business Meetings

13:55 – 14:15

Forum Closing Session and Farewells

14:00 – 15:30

Lunch

14:30 – 19:00

Optional Sightseeing Tour



Dresden’s beauty is undisputed – and unmistakable! It reveals itself to visitors at first glance and is characterized by an irresistible combination of romantic landscape, baroque architecture and one of the most beautiful historic city centers in Germany. At second glance, "Florence on the Elbe", as it is often called, attracts visitors with a wealth of art and culture that can easily hold its own on an international level. The locals love and enjoy their city, its streets and squares and its concert halls with regular performances by world-class artists – and guests from all over the world are very much invited to join in. During this tour you will see all Dresden wonders as the Frauenkirche,the Hofkirche,the Semperoper, the Dresden Royal Palace, the Zwinger, and many more must-see highlights of Saxony’s amazing capital.

14:40 – 19:00

Optional Culinary Tour



Let Dresden surprise you with delights beyond potatoes, sausages and vinegary cabbage. Stollen is probably the most traditional and famous Christmas bread in Europe and it was born in Dresden! It’s a fruit bread made of nuts, spices, and dried or candied fruit, coated with powdered or icing sugar. Eierschecke is another sweet delicatesse born in Dresden, that must be tried. Besides these sweets the gastronomy tour will showcase you why more and more foodies are frequently longing back for Dresden!

14:45 – 19:00

Site Inspection Tour



World famous in Germany, still a lot to discover in Dresden for international planners. And therefore Europe Congress is bringing top International event planners to Dresden, as there is so much more than you may think!
MCE Central & Eastern Europe’s 2023 event evening program will already introduce you to two of these venues: The Lion Hall and Ostra-Dome. The Maritim Congress Centre along the Elbe is a must-see as well as the Castle just outside of Dresden, well known for its sublime wines! Another highlight of this tour is the Volkswagen's Transparent Factory. It is the carmaker's Centre of Future Mobility and a state-of-the-art factory-cum-visitor center where the ID.3 electric car is being built by hand and in a completely transparent way. The factory produces cars and offers a great venue for a variety of meetings. The ideal time spend for event planners that want to impress!

Testimonials

MCE Central & Eastern Europe is the most efficient meetings industry workshop with regional focus!

Meet Riga

Attending EC events is a very pleasant experience! The content is informative and the agenda is very well organized. I also like it because of the intimate format and the great new contacts you can meet here and build relationships with!

ATPI Netherlands

Very efficient and effective, 2 nights stay, and 35 meetings that were the focus of the event. Thanks to the forum we are now working on a couple of requests for big conferences!

KitzKongress

I find Europe Congress events very interesting and very rich, full of networking, discovering new trends, and meeting with suppliers from an entire region in a friendly environment.

Sodexo

After each participation at Europe Congress events, not only I make new great friends but, most importantly, I return home with potential business and leads. Excellent value for money!

Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik

Thank you for providing me with the opportunity to attend this superbly organized unique and important event! The program was excellent, the organization was flawless and the entire EC team was friendly and professional at all times!

Kenes Group

Fantastic event with a very interesting format, excellent time management and a well-organized matching of buyers and suppliers. It was of great value to also meet solution providers from lesser known regions!

Interel Association Management

MCE Central and Eastern Europe events are a great promotion opportunity for CEE destinations! So many high-quality buyers in one place - it's amazing!

Warsaw Convention Bureau

Very efficient events, excellent program, and most importantly, well selected Hosted Buyers having a lot of interest towards the destinations and MICE solutions present at the forums!

Grecotel Hotels & Resorts

I had a lot of interesting meetings, made very valuable connections, and got many new impressions and inspiration for future business. I have to highlight the perfect organization of the event itself and the great selection of suppliers.

Redlin & Schindler

Extremely useful and intensive event on a top professional level! The event also offers a lot of opportunities for socializing. My experience is very satisfactory!

Liberty International Adriatic

Very productive and interesting event! Everything was so amazing and professional!!!

BCD Meetings & Events

It has been a very well organized event with a great timing of each meeting! My compliments on the dinner evening programs with a unique networking concept, which is a very smart way of getting to know other people and start business.

Lublin & Region Convention Bureau

The perfect balance of business meetings and social engagement: far more productive than the larger tradeshows.

Live Group

Forum Highlights

B2B
Matchmaking

Your next business partners in your meeting schedule

Boutique
& Quality

Highly personable service in exclusive event venues

Effective
Time Usage

Limited out of office time, many new business leads

Varied Event
Program

The ideal mix of meetings, keynotes & networking

Focussed Get-together

Buyers with MICE business for participating destinations

Caring for Health & Safety

Clean and safe protocols to assure your wellbeing

Thank You to Our Partners