First report from IACC Meeting Room of The Future initiative highlights attendee desire for experience creation

As part of a dynamic new initiative from IACC, a first set of research has been conducted and reported following the survey of global meeting planners. The IACC Meeting Room of the Future aims to transform the meeting experience through … Continue reading

MPI Foundation releases first-ever meeting design study

Research and toolkit to help meeting planners reduce costs and increase value Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Foundation has published the first comprehensive research study on meeting design. As the industry undergoes a paradigm shift in how it defines, plans and … Continue reading

MPI foundation releases second supplement in Future of Meetings Research Series

In continuation of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Future of Meetings Research Series, the MPI Foundation released a second supplement to its white paper, From The Outside In on the future of meeting design and individual needs. MPI has created a … Continue reading

Helping stakeholders see the big picture of meetings value

Amid today’s challenging climate of economic uncertainty, more and more discussion about meetings and events is taking place in the corporate boardroom, where senior management teams are assessing the value those meetings bring to their business. For a professional meeting planner, knowing how to prove the value of tangible and intangible returns on a stakeholder’s investment is an enviable skill. Establishing the inherent value of meetings and how they tie in to corporate objectives is a critical component of the planning process, giving you the power to leverage that information with senior management and helping to justify their meetings investment. Continue reading