MCI is the world’s leading provider of strategic engagement and activation solutions and has been a key driver of innovation in the meetings, events, association, and congress industries since it was founded in 1987.
Over the years, we have delivered many events of all sizes for the European Commission. We are also proud to have partnered to realise some of its most important ambitions, most recently by co-producing the EU pavilion at the Milan Expo attracting more than 650 000 visitors.
MCI BENELUX was founded in 2003, as a merger between MCI and GIC Management (originally founded in 1991).
The Brussels office employs 110+ professionals originating from more than 20 countries. In total, 50% of our employees are dedicated to events and congresses management, while 40 % work in communication and association management. MCI Brussels works with public bodies such as the European Commission, non-profit European and international associations as well as corporate companies around the world.
From Brussels, we organise around 160 events per year from 50 to 12 000 participants. Within our Brussels office there are 11 different nationalities: Australian, Belgian, German, Dutch, Moroccan, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Albanian, Romanian with 18 different languages spoken
Thanks to its public policy and association management capabilities, MCI Brussels has gained thorough experience in EU policies. MCI Brussels works closely with EU stakeholders’ communities in various areas such as transport and mobility, advanced manufacturing, energy, ICT and digital, healthcare, regional policies and entrepreneurship.
In Europe, MCI has 25 offices in 14 European countries. It is also supported by and regularly cooperates with a network of 38 “Destination Management Companies” in Europe allowing us to have fully dedicated partners to achieve events in all 28 EU member states and 274 official EU regions. In 2014, MCI European offices organised over 2 500 events. MCI Benelux alone organised 249 events. 60% of our events welcome less than 200 participants and 5% over 450 participants.
MCI BENELUX SA is a recognised event partner of the European institutions. MCI organised every year over 4,500 events
with professional communities, a large proportion of which will be concerned by the issue of hybrid additive and subtractive manufacturing in the coming years.
As an example, MCI BENELUX is the education and event partners of many large professional communities including
• ISPE, International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (Pharma Expo, 2015)
• ASME, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (IEDT Conference, 2015)
• TERMIS (World Congress, 2015)
• IUPESM, International Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (World Congress 2015)
• IEEE, Institute of Electrical Electronics Engineers (IEEE MTT-S, 2015)
Automotive, aerospace, consumer products and medical markets will continue to be the major revenue drivers going forward over the next five years, with companies such as GE, Boeing, and BMW investing many millions of dollars into the technology. The automotive industry is the biggest adopter of 3D Printing technologies, which is projected to increase from $365.4 million in 2015 to $1.8 billion in 2023, attaining a 19.51% CAGR.
The MCI Group works closely with many of the professional communities and trade & industry groups in these relevant sectors.