Conferences & meetings
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.
- As humans, we like to get energized, find moments that take our breath away and tell stories about them.
- As for meeting participants in foreign countries we like to cultivate our curiosity, bring home wisdom, memories, and new friends.
- As for meeting planners, we like destinations that fulfill our professional requirements and provide memorable stories.
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!
Let´s meet in the middle – Host your conference
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 lifestyle hotels are being built and the first is scheduled to open in 2016. There are also several venues to choose from accommodating 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 the 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).
THE VALUE OF ATTENDEE EXPERIENCE
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.
GOOD ENERGY IS CONTAGIOUS AND WE LIKE TO SHARE IT - ASK US ABOUT OUR "ENERGY SPEAKERS"
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.
EXAMPLES OF PAST AND UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND EVENTS
European Orthodontic Society Congress 2013, 2500 guests
- European Teamgym Championships 2014, 1500 guests
- International Council of Archives 2015, 500 guests
- EVE FANFEST 2015, 2100 guests
- Arctic Circle 2016, 2000 guests
- SPWLA 2016, 1000 guests
- ERC Resuscitation Congres 2016, 600 guests
- Nordic Hospital Games 2016, 700 guests
- IFSW Europe 2017, 1000 guests
- IYYF World Yo-Yo Championship 2017, 700 guests
- European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering 2017, 1000 guests
- European Academy of Management – EURAM 2018, 1.200 guests
- Deaf International Academics and Research Conference 2019, 200 guests
- World Geothermal Congress 2020, 3500 guests
See our event calendar