McQ1 Meetings and Events, LLC is so proud to have been involved in the planning and successful implementation of the Netherlands-Flanders Economic Mission to Atlanta, GA, October 4-7, 2015. In cooperation with the Royal Netherlands Embassy, Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency, Consulate General of the Netherlands Office in Miami, and the Flanders Investment & Trade Office in Atlanta, over 110 Business Delegates from the Netherlands and Flanders came to Atlanta to promote trade and a vision for future business growth in the Netherlands and the US.
Joined by Prime Minister Rutte of the Netherlands and Minister-President Bourgeois of Flanders, their attendance elevated this event for both the business delegates and on a planning level. As a meeting planner and account manager, few of us get an opportunity to plan a meeting like this. I did my best to absorb every sleepless moment.
Throughout the event, delegates enjoyed an opening casual dinner featuring classic Southern BBQ and a beautiful dinner at the Atlanta History Center featuring a signing ceremony with the Prime Minister, Minister-President and Atlanta Mayor.
While this meeting encompassed so many agencies and vendors, not to mention managing overlapping events, it may have had its challenges, but I can say they also had their rewards. I am so grateful to all of the people I met along the way – to those at the Embassy, NFIA office, and FIT who were my champions, it was my privilege to work with you. To the amazing vendors like Soiree, Atlanta History Center, PPI Productions, C2 Eventz Ground Transportation, One Stop Productions and the InterContinental Hotel, thank you for making this a TEAM effort! And to my friends, family and colleagues who were my constant support throughout this entire process. there are not words to express my appreciation!
I look forward to my next challenge, but I will take all of these memories and these lessons with me into battle and charge ahead.