News & Articles - Meeting Professionals International

  • MPI redesigns membership model, offers special promotion to new members

    New subscription offering to launch this summer Meeting Professionals International (MPI) recently announced it has restructured its membership model to offer three different levels for both planners and suppliers. In addition, the association will soon introduce a new e-subscription for select MPI digital resources. The announcement was shared yesterday during a media briefing event at MPI’s 2016 World Education Congress (WEC) in Atlantic City. “We have been working to grow and evolve our association over the past few years in…

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  • MPI Winter 2016 Edition of Meetings Outlook report now available

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has published its Meetings Outlook, 2016 Winter Edition. The latest installment of the quarterly special report indicates safety and security concerns are emerging as cautious optimism and growth continues in the industry. From budget and business condition projections to the impact of terrorism, fear, or at least concern, it seems, permeates all. Key findings include the following: 44 per cent of respondents anticipate the increasing prevalence and threat of terrorism will have a significant effect on…

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  • MPI and GBTA recognize new group of CMM recipients, announce upcoming program dates

    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 22 more meeting and travel professionals, increasing the total number of CMM holders to 1,044 worldwide. This class participated in the program held August 27 – 31, 2015, in Denver. The associations have also announced two programs scheduled for later this year in the U.S. The first program is scheduled…

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  • MPI Fall 2015 Edition of Meetings Outlook report now available

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has published its Meetings Outlook, 2015 Fall Edition. The latest installment of the quarterly special report indicates the increasingly healthy industry landscape is creating a stronger seller’s market as well as an explosion of new opportunities. With that, however, arise new challenges in managing the expectations of planners, suppliers and clients. Key findings include the following: Business is anticipated to remain stable with healthy growth at a rate of 3.8 per cent. Growth in attendance at…

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  • MPI and GBTA celebrate new class of CMM recipients

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), announced today that they recently presented the distinguished Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM) to 26 more meeting and travel professionals, increasing the total number of CMM holders from 996 to 1,022 worldwide. This recent class participated in the program held May 31 – June 3, 2015, in Puebla, Mexico, and is the second group to earn the premier CMM designation…

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  • Four simple tips for making the most of your event app

    By Alejandro Contreras, Director, Technology and Platforms, American Express Meetings and Events and Danielle Puceta, Global Channel Lead, DoubleDutch Not long ago, meeting attendees were bombarded with printed welcome packets, brochures and conference agendas the moment they arrived at an event. Meeting planners had to collect, interpret and store all of the information that attendees provided manually. While they were able to track their attendees’ participation, keeping all of their feedback and contributions together posed a serious, time-consuming challenge. Now…

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  • MPI grants 200+ Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificates in first half of 2015

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) announced today it presented its Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate (HMCC) to 227 meeting and event industry professionals during the first half of this year. The certificate, which is endorsed by Saint Louis University, demonstrates competency in healthcare meeting compliance and is valid for two years. As of June 2015, 496 individuals have successfully completed the HMCC program since its launch in 2013. MPI’s HMCC Program provides participants critical knowledge and experience needed to successfully navigate the…

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  • MPI Summer 2015 Edition of Meetings Outlook report now available

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has published its Meetings Outlook, 2015 Summer Edition. The latest installment of the quarterly special report indicates continued intelligent growth in the industry with meeting professionals showing a renewed focus on attendee “wants” – big-name speakers, entertainment and shoulder days – and going beyond “needs” as they strive to do much more with just a little more. Key findings include the following: 72 per cent of meeting professionals expect overall business conditions to improve in the…

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  • MPI selects Toronto for World Education Congress in 2019

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has announced the future locations and dates for its annual conference, the World Education Congress (WEC). WEC will be held in Las Vegas in 2017, followed by Indianapolis in 2018 and Toronto in 2019. WEC is MPI’s signature event through which it delivers premier education, business and networking opportunities in North America, attracting more than 2,000 attendees including corporate, third party, and association planners, suppliers, students, industry faculty and more. MPI follows a competitive request for…

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  • MPI Spring 2015 Edition of Meetings Outlook report now available

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has published its Meetings Outlook, 2015 Spring Edition. The newest instalment of the quarterly special report indicates 2015 is shaping up to be the year of intelligent growth for the meeting and event industry due to continuing periods of stability and moderate economic improvement. Key findings include the following: 74 per cent of meeting professionals expect overall business conditions to improve in the near future. Location-based functions (specifically, seamless check-in and facilitating attendee networking) are the…

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