Hosting our first “Healthcare Forum” on September 21 in Brussels


MPI Belgium, the local chapter of Meeting Professionals International, announced it will host its first Healthcare Forum on September 21, 2015, at the Hilton Brussels Grand Place. The event will bring together meeting industry professionals and experts active in the healthcare sectors.




“We are very excited to host the Healthcare Forum as the first event of the 2015-2016 year,” said Mieke Barbé, who took on the role as VP Education in July. “This event will allow meeting professionals to learn about the latest issues and opportunities facing the healthcare sectors. Attendees will have an opportunity to engage and interact with colleagues and experts on hot topics, at a prime location in Brussels opposite Central Station and next to the Grand Place.”

Presentations and discussions will explore healthcare compliance and how to create synergy between planners, agencies and suppliers. “We’re working together with Cyriel Kortleven to maximize interactivity at the Healthcare Forum. Cyriel breathes creativity and innovation, participants will go home with new ideas on how to make meetings more interactive,” explained Mieke Barbé.

The opening keynote by Pat Schaumann (MPI International) ‘Breaking the Code to Healthcare Compliance‘, followed by a quick tour of David Schenberg’s (BusyEvent) ‘My Compliance Wizzard‘ will provide delegates with a fast-track course healthcare compliance. Pat Durocher (Global Cynergies) will attack meeting industry trends and contract negotiations, followed by Geert Behets (UCB) who will shed light on issues medical planners face and the opportunities there are for suppliers.

The Healthcare Forum is also the ideal moment to get introduced to the Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate (HMCC), which has been awarded to over 200 meeting and event professionals in the first half of 2015. Those registering for the Forum will also enjoy a discount when purchasing the HMCC’s textbook “Breaking the Code to Healthcare Compliance’”.

Visit for speaker information, the event schedule and practical details about the Healthcare Forum.