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  • MPI Foundation confirms councils for 2017

    The Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Foundation has confirmed members of its Canadian, European and U.S. councils for the upcoming year. Council members are appointed by the MPI Foundation Global Board of Trustees and will serve two-year terms. The councils will assist with fundraising initiatives and lead various activities to support the purpose and mission of the foundation. Council selections are effective January 1, 2017, for the term of January 1 through December 31, 2017. Canada council members Chair: Trevor Lui,…

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  • 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 need for innovative, comprehensive education for business travel professionals in China. Through a collaborative partnership with a leading Chinese educational institution and visionary leadership from our Gift of Knowledge sponsors, the Foundation worked to deliver on its mission. In the…

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  • 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 these luminaries’ extraordinary contributions. The reimagined format which debuted in 2016 will continue in 2017.  Attendees will experience an Oscars-like evening with red carpet arrival, awards show, and after party, hosted by the PCMA Education Foundation and presented in partnership…

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  • Meeting Professionals International confirms Boards for 2017

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has announced the approved slate of volunteer leaders for its Board of Directors and the MPI Foundation Global Board of Trustees in 2017. Board member selections are effective January 1, 2017, for the term of January 1 through December 31, 2017. Brian Stevens, CEO of Conference Direct, will assume the role of chair of the MPI Board of Directors; he has been an active member of MPI since 1985. Jim Russell, Executive Vice President, Sales at…

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  • MPI and GBTA Foundation recognize CMM recipients from Las Vegas 2016 class, accepting applications for Reno/Tahoe program in December

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), recently presented the distinguished Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM) to 20 more meeting and travel professionals, bringing the total number of holders to 1,148 worldwide. This class participated in the program held May 6 to 9, 2016, in Las Vegas at the Aria Resort & Casino. “Since its inception three decades ago, the CMM program continues to attract some of…

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