CONVENING EMEA: Simply Connecting

The Nexus of Business Events

WHEN: Sunday 17 – Tuesday 19 October, 2021
MAIN VENUE: SwissTech Convention Center, Lausanne, Switzerland

Convening EMEA will be equal parts celebration and exploration – the next chapter in our journey with a bright pathway forward for business events.

Whether you are a leader with a legacy of success or a rising star pursuing what’s next, you realise that these simple expressions of our humanity are what bring our purpose to life.

You’ll have the “we time” you have been craving – reconnecting with your business partners and clients while together exploring new ideas on getting back to business with redesigned workstyles.

You’ll shake hands. You’ll hug. You’ll debate. You’ll collaborate. You’ll leave feeling better about your future.

Convening EMEA will give you what you need most for what’s next: Simply connecting.

REGISTRATION

Convening EMEA will give you the “we time” you have been craving – reconnecting with your business partners and clients while together exploring new ideas on getting back to business with redesigned workstyles.

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Convening EMEA Registration Fees

EMEA NEW MEMBER OFFER – If you want to pay less and get more by becoming a New Member email emea@pcma.org. Membership comes with many benefits including discounted events and access to hundreds of on demand education.

To receive the PCMA Member rate, individuals must be in good standing at the time of the event.

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SCHOLARSHIPS & OPPORTUNITIES

Convening EMEA Scholarship

Would you like to join us at Convening EMEA in Lausanne?

The PCMA Foundation supports select individuals to attend the event and enjoy the benefits of PCMA membership for one year.

The scholarship includes the following:

  • Registration to attend Convening EMEA 2021 including all educational sessions, social events, conference meals, and breaks
  • Swiss train travel pass
  • Two nights accommodation (17-19 October 2021)
  • PCMA membership for one year (if not already a member)
  • Round-trip economy airfare (up to 500 EUR)

Application deadline: Friday 30 July

Hosted Planner Group

Apply now to be a member of a hosted planner group at Convening EMEA. You will have the opportunity to network with a small (5-10) group of business event professionals while building a relationship with a PCMA Partner. Each member of the group is entitled to:

  • Complimentary registration to Convening EMEA 2021 including all education sessions, social events, conference meals and breaks
  • Swiss train travel pass
  • Two nights accommodation (17-19 October 2021)
  • VIP Seating at Mainstage sessions and lunches
  • A customized event itinerary which may include invitations to a focus group, hosted dinner and/or cocktail reception

Application deadline: Friday 30 July

VISITING LAUSANNE

Lausanne’s setting is nothing short of spectacular, overlooking Lake Geneva and facing the majestic splendour of the snow-capped Alps.

It is located near famed natural landscapes and traditional mountain areas offering a variety of attractions and experiences. From watches to wine, cheese to chocolate the options are endless if you’re hoping to plan a pre or post ‘me time’ extension.

The city is recognised as the Olympic Capital and is centrally located in the heart of Europe, coupled with easy access, an excellent public transport system, and outstanding natural environment, we believe it is the perfect setting for Convening EMEA.

Getting there is easy, leaving may be harder.

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WHAT OTHERS SAY

  • Convening EMEA Testimonial Carola Van Der Hoeff
  • Neil Brownlee Convening EMEA Testimonial
  • Sven Bossu Convening EMEA Testimonial

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

Developing programme below.

All times are in Central European Time (CET)

Saturday 16 October
14:00 – 17:00 Board Meetings
Sunday 17 October
10:00 – 15:00Board Meetings
19:30 – 22:00Welcome Reception
Monday 18 October
7:00 – 8:00 Morning Escapism Activity
8:00 – 9:00 Registration & Networking
9:00 – 10:00Main Stage
10:00 – 10:40Concurrent Sessions
10:45 – 11:25Refreshment Break & We Time
11:30 – 12:10Concurrent Sessions
12:15 – 13:00Main Stage
13:00 – 14:30 Networking Lunch & We Time
14:30– 15:10Collective Project
15:30 – 17:30Concurrent Learning Tours
19:30 – LateDinner
Tuesday 19 October
7:00 – 8:00Morning Escapism Activity
9:00 – 10:00Main Stage
10:00 – 10:40Concurrent Sessions
10:45 – 11:25Refreshment Break & We Time
11:30 – 12:10Main Stage
12:15 – 12:55Concurrent Sessions
13:00 – 13:45Main Stage
13:45 – 14:45Networking Lunch & We Time

GET INVOLVED

FAST FORWARD FRIDAY »

Share your Fast Forward Friday moment. We want to hear what you look forward to most when we meet face-to-face. Your business colleagues and industry partners are looking forward to connecting with you.

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PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Join us in hosting 300+ industry leaders, including senior business events professionals, from top international corporations, associations and PCOs.

Connecting people with purpose to ideas and opportunities – the business of human connections — is what we do better than anyone else, so why not get involved.

Connect with the PCMA audience in a relaxed and informal environment, where you can:

  • Position your brand as a leader in the business events industry.
  • Align your brand with PCMA, a recognised powerhouse in the industry.
  • Immerse the audience in your organisation’s story in creative and innovative ways.
  • Promote your brand with PCMA’s digital coverage on social media and publication networks.

Interested?

SUPPORTED BY

Switzerland Convention and Incentive Bureau

Lausanne Montreaux Congress

The 2021 event is supported by Switzerland Tourism, The International Olympic Committee, and Lausanne Tourism.  

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