By: Carol Panza

2012 ISPI EMEA Lisbon Conference–
A Milestone Event

The upcoming ISPI EMEA conference (September 27-29, 2012) is a milestone event for some important reasons.

The first and most obvious milestone is that this year marks the 10th conference that has been organized by ISPI EMEA. It has already attracted session proposals from a wide range of countries by professionals representing a broad cross-section of organization types and sectors.

The Lisbon conference also marks the first time that we will partner with a local university. For the 2012 conference, we will partner with ISCSP Instituto Superior de Ciencias Sociais e Politicas (Universidade tecnica de Lisboa), the most important Portuguese technical university for social and political sciences (

It is also a milestone event in the evolution of our approach to learning and sharing via uniquely participative conferences.

This will be the fifth anniversary of a conference that includes a simulation as a central focus that runs throughout the conference and the second time that the actual client will participate!

It will be the third time that we have hosted an extremely popular session, a panel of local senior executives who will donate their time to share their thoughts and answers to questions contributed by participants in advance, as well as questions asked during the session.

This is the second time that the conference will be held in the beautiful and historic port city of Lisbon, Portugal, where we hope to achieve another milestone. We hope to count the 2012 conference as the best ever ISPI EMEA conference as measured by feedback from participants, presenters, partners, keynotes, and executive panelists.

We also hope that it will include YOU, whether for the first time or the 10th!

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