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  • MPI’s Spring 2017 Meetings Outlook Report now available

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has published its Meetings Outlook, 2017 Spring Edition. The latest installment of the quarterly report shows the forecast for business conditions and budgets continues to improve at a healthy rate. It also reveals how audiovisual partners have an increasingly powerful role in the outcome of successful events, while planners are driven to focus more on myriad aspects of contingency planning. Key findings include the following: 69 per cent of respondents predict favorable business conditions—up 11 per…

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  • 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 associations will share event and learning platforms, including education delivered at annual conferences, regional events, and online as well as research initiatives. In the last year IACC has delivered education at European and US MPI events, including more recently at…

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  • MPI Winter 2017 Meetings Outlook Report now available

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has published its Meetings Outlook, 2017 Winter Edition. The latest installment of the quarterly report projects continued, but slightly slowing, growth endures, with some indications that the market isn’t strictly a seller’s or buyer’s market. A level of equilibrium is bring realized in the industry. Key findings include the following: Most respondents (68.2%) are optimistic or expect no negative change as a result of the U.S. presidential election. Half of planner respondents for international association and…

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  • MPI official statement re: U.S. executive order on immigration

    “We are concerned the recently signed U.S. executive order on immigration and refugees could have negative impacts on our global membership community and the meeting and event industry. MPI is lending its full support to the Meetings Mean Business Coalition and their efforts to monitor this issue and understand potential implications. We will unite with fellow coalition members to advocate for our industry, sharing updates with our members on how Meetings Mean Business is ‘reaffirming that it’s critical to strike…

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  • MPI and GBTA Foundation recognize CMM recipients from Norfolk 2016 class, announce destinations for 2017 programs

    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 37 meeting and travel professionals from the CMM Norfolk 2016 class. Also, the associations are planning to offer two programs in Palm Springs, Calif., and Reno, Nev., this year. “We cannot be more pleased with the strong interest the CMM Program has received from our global community,” said Paul Van…

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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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  • MPI Fall 2016 edition of Meetings Outlook report now available

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has published its Meetings Outlook, 2016 Fall Edition. The latest installment of the quarterly report projects moderate growth in overall business conditions for the foreseeable future. This finding has been consistently positive in prior editions of the report as published throughout 2016. Key findings include the following: Moderate growth in overall meeting/event business is predicted with 67 per cent of respondents citing favorable business conditions for the year ahead—up 4 per cent over last quarter. 15…

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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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  • Planning resilience: Facing today’s challenges as an event manager

    Do you have the most stressful job? Each of us is faced with perpetual challenges in our workplace that seem to be continually increasing and adding to our stress levels. With the current climate of economic uncertainties, increasing workloads and unrelenting demands, most of us will likely claim we have the most stressful job. CareerCast conducts an annual assessment of the most stressful careers. Surprisingly, or not so surprisingly, event coordinator was ranked No. 5 in 2014 and No. 8…

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  • MPI Academy unveils new offerings during 2016 World Education Congress

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has announced the MPI Academy is launching several new education offerings, including seven web-based courses and two Experiential Event Series programs. This announcement was shared during a media briefing event at MPI’s 2016 World Education Congress (WEC) in Atlantic City. The new courses include online versions of MPI’s Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate (HMCC) and Sustainable Meeting Professional Certificate (SMPC) programs as well as the Meetings & Events at Sea program presented in partnership with the Cruise…

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