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In a world of distraction and technical overload we need magical places to renew our mind and body with energy. The power of Iceland lies in the energetic source of nature, culture and local mentality. All these elements serve as the perfect backdrop for a memorable and effective event. The wide network of suppliers within Meet in Reykjavik Convention bureau, offers resources and know-how to design unforgettable events. The meetings industry is constantly striving to fulfill their customers complex needs and we believe Iceland has what you are looking for.
Reykjavík, Iceland is quickly becoming a popular year round destination for meetings, incentives, conferences and events (MICE) in Europe. Situated midway between North America and Europe, a growing number of international companies and organizations are choosing Reykjavik for its convenient location, interesting venues, great food, comfortable hotels and thriving culture. Iceland in fact, is number one in the world for international meetings, when meetings are compared to inhabitants!
Harpa Conference Centre is located in the heart of Reykjavík, Iceland. This unique architectural gem is situated on the picturesque Reykjavík harbour in the city centre and features stunning views of the surrounding mountains and the North Atlantic Ocean. Everything you need is within reach like hotels, restaurants, museums, art galleries and shopping as well as various activities and sightseeing.
Reykjavik is nestled by stunning landscape that is just a car ride away, making the destination ideal for day tours. Wondrous waterfalls, vast glaciers, towering volcanoes, and soothing hot springs are part of the breathtaking landscape begging to be explored. Iceland is in the forefront worldwide in the usage of renewable energy and many hotels and venues are following environmental policies. Planners can choose from moderate accommodation to high end hotels. Several luxury and lifystyle hotels are beeing built and the first is scheduled to open in 2016. There are also several venues to choose from accomodating up to 2500 guests. Harpa conference center situated by the harbour in the city centre is an architectural gem but there are plenty of other venues that are either traditional or unique
A surprisingly high number of airlines offer direct flights to Keflavik International Airport, and it seems like new connections are added every day. Iceland is located midway between North America and Europe ideal to „MEET IN THE MIDDLE” only a 5 hours from the east coast of North America and 2-3 hours from Europe. Travelling to Iceland is amazingly easy because of the frequent daily flights to and from Europe and N-America. In year 2016 as many as 25 airlines have scheduled flights to and from Iceland connecting 80 destinations in 69 countries in the summer and 45 destinations in 39 countries in the winter. Iceland is in fact one of top 10 most tourism–ready economies in the world (Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2015).
Reykjavik is emerging as an international meeting destination and the readers of Business Destination and Smart Magazine chose Reykjavík as one of top business destinations 2016 and as one of top emerging international meetings cities 2016. According to Kayak Reykjavik is the fifth most searched destination for flights in the UK as the price of flights fell by 49% from previous year.
Packing as much value into a program is for many meeting planners a priority. On one side executives and stakeholders demand metrics to prove return on investment and on the other, attendees crave more return on personalised experience infused with wellness, energy and destination-specific. Meet in Reykjavík Convention Bureau understands the different needs meeting and event planners are facing and our attentive convention service team is constantly striving to find solutions making international events in Iceland a memorable experience. As a DMO our core message that differentiates us from other destinations within the global competitive meetings market is the palpable energy of the Icelandic nature, culture and local mind-set.
We acknowledge the importance of incorporating wellness and energy boosters into meeting programs. Humour is a fundamental element of energy and a powerful tool for engaging with attendees. Research shows that humour lowers stress, increases memory and contributes to creative thinking. That is why we offer planners of large conferences Icelandic speakers who are known for boosting up energy levels through laughter. By this we hope to transmit energy boosters mirroring the uniqueness and spirit of the destination.
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