Host a Forum

Host a Forum

"EC offers flawlessly organized platforms for destinations and it's suppliers to benefit from whilst showcasing your destination. The events offer great value for money with a fabulous set of event buyers participating. This was a great experience!" Meet Riga

We organize boutique MICE B2B forums with focus on the destination and reach business synergy through the careful selection of event planners keen on placing business in the destination. What better way to promote your destination and high quality services by allowing a large group of high potential clients to experience it first-hand? At EC, we take care of the entire organization yet allow you to highlight your destination and services where it benefits you! Over 20 destinations have made use of this opportunity and benefited great success. We welcome your interest, assisting also you in destination awareness and business growth.

Hosting Opportunities

Who can be host partners?

Who can be host partners?

Ideally we find a larger set of type of organizations keen on bringing a forum to a destination. Often that starts with Convention Bureaus or Tourism Boards, yet the initial spark has been created by others in the past as well.

We’ll be pleased to find out your hosting interest of:

  • Convention Bureaus
  • Tourism Boards
  • Hotels
  • Hotel Chains
  • DMC’s & Transport Companies
  • Congress & Exhibition Centers

Where forums can be hosted?

Where forums can be hosted?

Location wise forums can be hosted in any destination with a reasonable reachability, so that all participants can easily travel in.

Size wise there are minimum entry levels, EC forums bring between 150 to 200 people together so that depending on the set-up availabilities require certain spaces.

We gladly accept interest from main stream, upcoming or totally ‘new’ destinations and suppliers. Any has its own charm and can with the right program be profiled to gain exactly the values sought after.

When can forums be hosted?

When can forums be hosted?

EC plans their events a year ahead and likes to announce events for the coming year, ideally in June. Within the year, there are some ideal historically determined terms to host forums:

  • MCE Central & Eastern Europe: February, March or June
  • MCE North & West Europe: February, March or June
  • MCE South Europe: October or November
  • MeetingPlanners Russia & CIS: September or November

There is flexibility however, all is depending on the situation and the total solution the destination, other partners can offer.

What are the hosting commitments?

What are the hosting commitments?

Hosting commitments vary depending on partner type and the height of involvement.

You will address marketing budget to commit and to gain the huge values of being in the spotlight and showcasing your services first hand to key event planner decision makers in the industry.

EC offers fixed packages and is always willing to flexibly find a tailor made package matching your possibilities and needs.

How to apply to become a host?

How to apply to become a host?

To apply to the unique opportunity to host, you simply fill the below form, for us to get back to you shortly.

We’ll be more than happy to supply you with further information and full documentation describing the requirements and all values we offer any partner.

We thank you in advance for your interest teaming up with EC!

Testimonials

EC offers flawlessly organized platforms for destinations and it's suppliers to benefit from whilst showcasing your destination. The events offer great value for money with a fabulous set of event buyers participating. This was a great experience!

Meet Riga

It was a great opportunity for InterContinental to host such an amazing event! We appreciated especially the quality of buyers that EC invited. The event days were very fruitful, we got 10 requests already, which is fantastic!

InterContinental Hotels

I am very very happy about our decision to support MCE Central & Eastern Europe with our services. Thank you for giving us and Zagreb a chance and for sure we will remain strong supporters of EC events!

Penta PCO & DMC

Thank you very much for this amazing event. We are so pleased with the results! It has been a great success and there is no doubt that it will help to position Valencia in the MICE industry. Our gratitude to the entire EC team!

Visit Valencia

I want to thank you for this very great opportunity to be part of the program and attend the forum. I am really glad that all worked out very successfully. Thank you to the entire EC team for the massive support and the perfect organization!

SO/Vienna

We want to thank you for a wonderful event full of good ideas and great new contacts! Every single detail was so well organized! The EC team did an amazing job!

Nuntio Audio Visual

We had successfully attended EC forums before co-hosting it in Berlin. The whole organization is very professional and buyers/participant oriented. The quality of the buyers is very good and we realized many bookings in Berlin through it.

VisitBerlin

It was an amazing experience and pleasure to host the EC forum at our property. The EC Team organized all very well and we had very good appointments. We’re looking forward to celebrating many more successes together.

Melia Valencia

You did a fantastic job and can be very proud of yourselves! Everybody I spoke to thought it was a great event. In this fast-changing industry relationships matter but so do professional skills - you proved that you have the right mix.

Kuoni Destination Management

This is a great promotional opportunity with a proven successful business concept, for any destination!

Warsaw Convention Bureau

Thank you for considering Corinthia Prague, we were privileged to host MCE Central & Eastern Europe with such a quality audience to attend!

Corinthia Hotels

Forum Hosting Advantages

Showcase Your Destination

Offer a first-hand experience to leading event planners

Organize Pre and Post Tours

Maximize knowhow through tours and site inspections

Increase Local Suppliers Visibility

Spotlight local suppliers for increased event business

Meet Buyers with Destination Interest

Welcome only event planners with regional business plans

Partner Speaking Opportunities

Address participants throughout the forum

Extensive PR & Marketing

Promotion prior, during and after the show