Published on : Friday, January 4, 2019
Organizer Europe Congress said that the MCE South Europe 2018 event held in Thessaloniki, during October 21-23, surpassed all expectations. Being held since 2011, the Europe Congress forums promote South Europe as a MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) tourism destination, showcasing its purest potential to international event planners, for creating strong and enduring business relations.
After similar events in Istanbul, Rome and Sicily, the high-level B2B event came to Thessaloniki providing the destination with an opportunity to promote its infrastructure and services to around 80 hosted buyers from around the world. Official event partners to the event in Thessaloniki included the Makedonia Palace Hotel, the Thessaloniki Convention Bureau (TCB), the Municipality of Thessaloniki, the Region of Central Macedonia and airline partner Aegean Airlines.
The MCE South Europe 2018 included a program of parallel events that highlighted Thessaloniki as a perfect place for organizing conferences and events.
The event started with a welcome reception at the venue hotel Makedonia Palace on Sunday afternoon and continued with a gathering at the renovated harbor of Thessaloniki where guests were treated to local hors d’oeuvres and drinks, accompanied by music from the City of Thessaloniki Philharmonic Orchestra. It was followed by a high quality networking dinner at the rooftop of Mediterranean Palace of The Luxury Hotel Group.
According to Europe Congress Managing Director Alain Pallas, the forum was a great success. To quote Pallas, “Together with local partners as the Makedonia Palace hotel, we managed to bring together parties that want to work together in business. It is very rewarding for our entire team to deliver that service and assist in process as much as we can, he said, thanking Thessaloniki for the great base it formed for the forum. We are looking forward to raise the standards of our forums even further in the future.”