MUNPlanet: Please, introduce yourself and your conference to our community.
Hi! My name is Sabin-Emilian Prunau and I am student at University of Groningen, The Netherlands. My first contact with MUN conferences was in 2007 when I was for the first time in my life a messenger in the Security Council. It was love at first sight, because four years later, when I was in high school, I applied again for being part of the Security Council, but as a delegate. I discovered that MUNs are like a virus, a benefic state of the spirit, which drives you to meet new people, to find new places, to develop more and to be always updated. This is why I found this conference. My wish to overcome my limits and to give world something else that is on the market developed Lavish MUN, the place where you can try the real life of a diplomat.
MUNPlanet: Our community is very busy. Tell us in one sentence why they should choose your conference over some others.
Lavish MUN is the one and only conference in the world that take place in two cities during an amazing week full of debates, sightseeing and memorable parties in castles and skyscrapers.
MUNPlanet: The official theme of your MUN is humanitarianism. How vital would you say is for a person to be humane?
Through decades is has been easier for people to create problems than to solve them. Only the real leaders have managed to impose a healthy mentality. What is the difference between an animal and a human being? Isn’t it humanitarianism? Isn’t this what put us apart and let us improve the world? I am a fan of Nelson Mandela and I strongly believe that his goals are still the ones that our world should be driven by. Racism, xenophobia, richness and poverty should be just archaisms.
MUNPlanet: MUN conferences are exhausting, and the delegates need energy. What kind of deluxe foods can they look forward to?
Taking into consideration that our delegates are our guests, we looked for best hotels and best places for their relaxation and for a good networking environment. We work this year with famous chefs who took part in a worldwide TV show, Master Chef, and they are ready to present on one hand the Romanian cuisine and on the other hand some luxury dishes special created for Lavish MUN members.
Lavish MUN prepared for its guests the most exclusive parties that you can ever see in such a conference. In our first location, Poiana Brasov, our delegates will party like the old kings of Romania at Cantacuzino Castle, a beautiful building with a huge history in the heart of Transylvania, being transferred there from the hotel with limousines. We expect all our participants to show us their waltz skills. In Bucharest, the first social event that we planned is in a sky restaurant, so they can never forget the beautiful landscape of Bucharest at sunset. At the same time, Romania is well known for its DJs and all night parties so we invite them in one of the most energetic clubs of the old town.
MUNPlanet: Lavish MUN is special as your participants will get to see some incredible sights. Can you tell us more about what they are going to experience?
Don’t forget to take with you some garlic! We are going to have a medieval journey to Vlad the Impaler’s Castle also known as Bran or Dracula’s Castle. Be ready to discover its mysteries and the secrets of his lands. The beautiful landscapes of the area and the unique places where our delegates will have the lunch will make them never forget this country.Our participants will experience the grandeur of House of the Romanian Parliament, the second largest administrative building in the world. It was built as a palace for Nicolae Ceauşescu, who was overthrown and executed before it was completed. We expect our guests to discover the influence of communism in Eastern Europe and the need of freedom around the world.
During their transfer from Poiana Brasov to Bucharest they will see the Prahova Valley, one of the most visited chain of resorts in this part of Europe and one of the most important touristic objectives of the area.
MUNPlanet: What makes Lavish MUN special is the fact that it will host a party in a castle. We are sure that everyone wished at least once to party in a castle. Could you describe to us what it will look like?
Cantacuzino Castle from Busteni , of a great architectonic , historic and artistic value , was built and inaugurated in 1911 at the wish of Prince Gheorghe Grigore Cantacuzino (also known as “the Nabob”-prime minister of Romania between 1899-1900 and 1904-1907). The ball will be a sign of classicism, our delegates being required to have elegant clothes. The event will take place both inside the castle and in front of it on a large balcony so our participants will be able to admire the Carpathian Mountains and the wonderful forests, which surrounds the gardens. Waltz will be the music of the night and we can assure you that there will be many other special surprises.
MUNPlanet: Students benefit from MUNs in many ways. What would you say is the biggest one they get from participating in one?
MUNPlanet: Your conference is a chance for students to experience the life of a real diplomat in luxury. Does this make it more authentic?
At the same time, LavishMUN is unique that you do not have the opportunity to relax in a 4 or 5 star hotel in a Jacuzzi with a glass of champagne at another MUN conference.
MUNPlanet: What are the three words you want the participants to leave your conference with?