Safety and security education for planners

By Maria da Cunha, CTC, CMP Planning an event consists of various planning aspects throughout the life of the event. In today’s environment, one of the most important stages is security for the event and how the planner ensures that … Continue reading

GBTA partners with MPI to deliver new meeting and event education track at GBTA conference

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) have announced the two associations are collaborating to present meeting and event focused education at GBTA Conference 2017 Frankfurt … Continue reading

MPI announces new advanced-level education offerings and plans to develop more security and risk management programs

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has introduced several new education offerings from the MPI Academy as part of its new Executive Education Series, including the Women in Leadership Program and a designation program for the highly-regarded MPI Experiential Event Series. In … Continue reading

The future of talent in meetings and events

By Issa Jouaneh Meetings and events are about bringing people together. This is an industry that combines art and science to create unforgettable experiences, and relies heavily on talent within to manage the seamless execution of those experiences. To succeed, … Continue reading

IACC and Meeting Professionals International form global alliance

IACC, the only association to certify conference and meetings focused venues on a global basis, and Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the leading global association for meeting professionals, have announced a five-year global partnership for the mutual benefit of their members. The two … Continue reading

GBTA to halt education efforts in China

By Daphne Bryant, GBTA Foundation In July of 2014, the GBTA Foundation announced the “Gift of Knowledge” initiative in China to bring industry-leading education to this rapidly growing market. As the world’s largest business travel market, there was a clear … Continue reading

PCMA Education Foundation announces the 2017 lifetime achievement honorees

Carol Krugman, Martin Balogh and Barry Smith will be honored at the 2017 Visionary Awards on May 3rd 2017 at the Marriott Marquis, Washington DC. Over 1,000 industry professionals will gather this spring at the 2017 Visionary Awards to honor … Continue reading

Dangerous assumptions: The faulty reasoning behind many conference education programs

By Jeff Hurt It’s a very dangerous assumption: We assume that if our speakers are talking, our attendees must be learning. We equate telling from the stage with audience education. Telling does not equal learning. We’ve placed a value on … Continue reading