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  • Global Conference of Event Professionals lands in Toronto

    Press Release Toronto is set to showcase itself as a destination for future events when the city hosts Meeting Professionals International’s World Education Congress (MPI WEC) beginning this weekend. This signature event auditions Toronto to meeting professionals from around the globe at a time when Toronto is capturing the world’s attention thanks to the energy and excitement surrounding the Toronto Raptors and the NBA finals. MPI WEC is taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from June 15-18. “MPI’s…

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  • MPI Partners with Indiana University to enhance CMM program

    Meeting Professionals International recently announced it is collaborating with the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, its executive education program, and the IUPUI Department of Tourism, Conventions and Event Management to enhance and deliver MPI’s Certificate in Meeting Management program. The announcement was made during the association’s 2018 World Education Congress (WEC18), which concludes today in Indianapolis. MPI selected Indiana University following an intense three-month exploratory process, which entailed market research and a request for proposals targeting universities recommended by…

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  • MPI and events industry organizations form coalition to stop sexual harassment

    Press Release The coalition, comprised of leaders and executives from organizations such as ASAE, AWE, EIC, IAEE, IMEX, JMIC, MPI, PCMA and SITE, has formed behind a single common goal: eradicate sexual harassment within the events industry and in our workplaces. Each of these groups have been addressing sexual harassment prevention separately and determined that this issue requires policies that span beyond the confines of each individual organization. In the wake of the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements, the coalition believes it…

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  • MPI’s spring 2018 edition of Meetings Outlook report now available

    Meeting Professionals International has published the 2018 spring edition of Meetings Outlook. According to the report, a healthy, stable business landscape sees industry professionals focusing on cultivating the entire meeting experience, with an emphasis on enhancing interaction and immersion. Key findings include the following: 46.2 per cent of respondents expect their business to be affected by the recent cuts to third-party planner commissions by several hotel companies, suggesting concern from numerous parts of the industry, not just third-party planners.  75…

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  • MPI announces keynote speakers for WEC18

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has lined up five inspirational keynote speakers for its 2018 World Education Congress (WEC18), including a world-renowned brand innovator, a mechanical engineer and social commentator, an entertainment producer, a former Disney executive and a CNN legal and social commentator. These thought leaders will present poignant and energizing presentations during the all-new pep rallies, which will kick off and wrap up each day during WEC18 – with day one focusing on inspiration to start designing experiences, day…

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  • Six marketing tips to promote your next event

    By Brent Taylor Let’s talk marketing. It seems today that there is a plethora of marketing materials, opinions and experts advising us on how to best market any product or service we have to offer. Why is that? Why is there so much attention being given to marketing? I recently read Seth Godin’s books, All Marketers are Liars and Purple Cow. I recommend both these books along with Simon Sinek’s Start with Why. I was intrigued by what Godin identifies as…

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  • MPI and Meetings Mean Business Coalition partner to present Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) virtual event

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC) are collaborating to present a free, 12-hour live stream of Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) events taking place around the world. The GMID Virtual Event begins at 6 a.m. CDT on Thursday, April 12th, highlighting events starting in Europe, and concludes at 6 p.m. CDT with broadcasts from North America. This inaugural special event will demonstrate the power, reach and scale of the global meetings industry and feature interviews…

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  • MPI selects Grapevine, Texas for World Education Congress in 2020

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has selected Grapevine, Texas, as the destination for its World Education Congress (WEC) in 2020. The association will collaborate with the Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau to host the conference, which is scheduled for June 6 – 9, 2020, at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center. Grapevine is centrally located between Fort Worth and Dallas, where MPI is headquartered. WEC is MPI’s signature event through which it delivers premier education, business and networking opportunities in…

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  • MPI overhauls program for World Education Congress 2018 in Indianapolis

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has embraced the concept of experience creation and set aside the traditional plan for its signature event, World Education Congress (WEC) this year. WEC18 will feature high energy pep rallies to kick off and wrap up each day, an open-floor, fluid layout with four connected WEC Villages, more innovative technology and WEC Experience Coaches to help attendees plan their experience prior to the event and to assist with exploration onsite. The vision for the redesign came…

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  • MPI commences 2018 with vice president of community appointment

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has selected Nicole Edmund to lead the association’s membership and chapter operations teams as vice president of community, effective January 8, 2018. In this newly created position, Edmund will be responsible for the engagement, growth and overall satisfaction of MPI’s global chapter network and membership community. Edmund has more than 20 years of experience as an association management professional. She most recently served as the associate vice president of membership and chapter relations for Women in…

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