By organising trips for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE), companies are able to motivate their employees and boost camaraderie through unique, fun and satisfying experiences. Resorting to Empirance guarantees obtaining the best experiences, since we assign each client an event planner who knows perfectly the places and experiences offered, saving time and with the best value for money.
MICE is an acronym for Meetings, Incentives, Conventions & Exhibitions. This type of tourism brings together several people (usually more than 9) in one place to attend an event. This event does not have to be corporate, it can be social or even family oriented. It’s common to choose destinations with beaches, skiing or even places that are culturally different like Southern Asia or the Middle East. Adding a location component helps to break the mould of traditional events, allows participants to pair work with leisure and motivates employees to develop bonds with co-workers and the company itself.
A group of people does not have the same needs, interests, preferences, availability and budget as another. That is why at Empirance we do not have closed packages in the organization of events, but we assign an exclusive event planner to each of our clients to understand what they are looking for and offer them a fully-customized proposal for their MICE event in Barcelona.
At Empirance, we design fully-customised MICE experiences in Barcelona that adapt to the participants’ profile, schedule and budget and incorporate a luxurious trip through the local culture as an added value—we spare no detail when organising your event. You’ll find some of the ideas we offer below, however, these are only a sample of what we can do: we encourage our clients to let their imaginations soar.
At Empirance, we have a penchant for small lodgings with personality that don’t typically belong to large hotel chains. These types of accommodations strive for customised luxury and value-added details, such as locations and buildings belonging to the city’s cultural heritage, themed rooms, patios with beautiful views, culinary attractions and much more. Some are located in Barcelona’s historic Gothic Quarter and the Eixample district, among others.
Holding meetings, conventions or expositions in places of historical interest, like a medieval castle, a restored ship, an art gallery or a rural homestead, contributes an extra touch of entertainment and motivation to a team of people. We boast a wide selection of locations for MICE events in Barcelona and the surrounding region, like the Costa Brava, the Pyrenees, Garraf and many others.
One of the most enticing events that Empirance offers is a culinary affair, featuring local cuisine from renowned chefs and catering services in iconic buildings like La Pedrera or the Fabra Observatory, with fabulous views of the city and the stars. Or clients can select natural settings like the Barcelona’s Botanical Gardens or Parc de Cervantes, which allow participants to break from their daily routine and enjoy a truly sensory experience.
One of Empirance’s most in-demand services are the ‘bluxury’ corporate events or, more specifically, additional experiences that make a corporate trip feel a little bit more like holidays. These personalised experiences may involve lengthening your stay or bringing family or friends at a discounted price. Clients can enjoy activities ranging from culinary experiences, nightlife and sporting events to helicopter and yacht tours, luxury boutique shopping and more, depending on each person’s preferences.