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Specialised Training for Meeting Professionals in Vilnius

On 28-29 May, the Vilnius Convention Bureau and Go Vilnius, in association with the CPL Meetings Academy, organised a two-day professional training course in Lithuania’s capital for the meetings industry community on how to prepare and bid effectively for international events, with a particular focus on scientific and association meetings.

Speaking to the audience, Linda Pereira – who serves as CEO of L&I Communications Group and Executive Director of CPL Meetings & Events, and has led a number of insightful discussions as part of the CONVENE Education Programme – explained the strategies, processes and structure of a successful bid, and also shared the secrets of successful 25-year bidding and winning career.

Some 30 participants from Lithuanian PCOs, DMCs, hotels, venues, and convention bureaus learned about the different stages of bidding, from understanding stakeholder needs and client perspectives to the roles and responsibilities of the bidding team, as well as insights into effective lobbying, communicating with ambassadors, live presentations and site-inspections.

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