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#destination SUSTAINABLE MEETINGS IN COPENHA COPENH C openhagen, Denmark, is built on respect for the past, but focused on the future, offering meeting professionals and attendees modern facilities and venues, state-of-the-art hotels, culture, sights and activities. The Danish capital has repeatedly been named the "World's Most Livable City," and the Danes have been ranked World's Happiest People over and over again. With a population of 1.9 million, Copenhagen is the largest city in Scandinavia. Though smaller than many other Northern European cities, the Danish capital has proven itself leading in organizing successful events in innovative and appealing settings. Copenhagen has been in the Top 20 on both ICCA's and UIA's list of the world's most popular convention cities for decades. In recent years, Copenhagen's range of hotels and meetings venues has grown exponentially - today, the city offers more than 21,000 hotel rooms. Bring Your Walking Shoes Copenhagen is known as one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the world and was the official European Green Capital in 2014, so organizing a sustainable event here is no great challenge. Copenhagen holds the world record for consumption of organic food, 52 percent of all Copenhageners commute by bicycle every day, and 71 percent of the city's hotel rooms are eco-certified. The city is so green that the chances are your meeting will be sustainable, whether that was your aim or not! With the majority of hotels venues, sights and attractions within walking distance of each other, you can spend your time making the most of them all. In fact, Copenhagen was named the most walkable city by Walk 21 in 2013. Brain Trust Danes are highly skilled in foreign languages, and 86 percent of the workforce speaks English, but it's also quite common for Danes to know German, French, Spanish and other languages too. 28 @MPIGNY FALL 2015 Copenhagen is located in a major knowledge area with 10 universities, 165,000 students and 16,000 scientist and researchers. Due to compulsory free schooling and universities, Danes are among the world's most educated people. This tradition for education has also had a positive impact on the meetings industry, which offers much more than merely logistical solutions. Hotels, venues and PCOs adhere to the Danish meeting concept, Meetovation, aiming to enhance the professionalism of events through close dialogue between meeting planners and suppliers via a carefully tested model improving the return on meetings investment. Business With Pleasure Copenhageners have an easy-going and relaxed approach to life - but don't be fooled. Behind the relaxed facade lies a steely professionalism and a high awareness of quality. According to the U.N., the Danish workforce is among the world's most productive. Copenhagen is a city that effortlessly combines old and new, preserving its 1,000-year history yet always looking to the future and equally skilled at combining business with pleasure. @ To learn more about what Copenhagen has to offer for meetings, visit www.copenhagencvb.com. http://www.copenhagencvb.com

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WHY I VOLUNTEER
AVOIDING EMPLOYMENT LAW LIABILITY
5 QUICK AND EASY TIPS TO PREVENT BURNOUT
MPI WEC 2015: SPOTLIGHT ON SAN FRANCISCO
MEET FIONA PELHAM
MPI INTRODUCES THE MPI ACADEMY AND EXPERIENTIAL EVENT SERIES
2015 MPIGNY HARD ROCK CAFE GOLF OUTING
SUSTAINABLE MEETINGS IN COPENHAGEN

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