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  • Meeting Professionals International introduces Meetings Outlook

    New quarterly report predicts future trends, replaces Business Barometer Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has released the first edition of its new Meetings OutlookTM, a special quarterly report offering a unique perspective on the future of the meeting and event industry. It covers new trends as well innovations on the horizon and replaces the bi-monthly Business Barometer previously published by MPI. In comparison to the former report, Meetings Outlook is published quarterly and surveys a larger audience to allow for more…

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  • GBTA and MPI launch new CMM Designation Program

    Collaboration delivers robust business education for meeting and travel professionals The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) announced today that they have joined forces to create the new CMM Designation Program, the business standard of excellence for meeting and travel professionals. The program, which is the first and only collaborative designation for meeting and travel professionals, features an intensive business management study program led by highly esteemed university professors from renowned business schools. Together, GBTA and…

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  • MPI Foundation completes research project on implications and opportunities of Strategic Meetings Management

    As part of its commitment to furthering the success of the meeting and event industry, the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Foundation has concluded its new research study on Strategic Meetings Management (SMM). The goal of the research initiative was to gain a deeper understanding of SMM as a disciplined approach to managing enterprise-wide meeting and event activities, processes, suppliers and data. Specifically, the researchers evaluated how SMM has evolved as well as the implications and opportunities for future applications. “SMM…

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  • Meeting Professionals International appoints Daniel Gilmartin as Chief Financial Officer

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has announced the selection of Daniel Gilmartin, a seasoned finance executive, as its new chief financial officer. In this role, Gilmartin will lead all financial administration, business planning and budgeting as well as oversee board relations and governance. He assumed the position yesterday, reporting to MPI president and CEO Paul Van Deventer. Gilmartin brings a diverse business background to MPI, the largest global meeting and event industry association. He was a certified public accountant in New…

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  • 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 executes meetings and events, the meeting design study and the tools that accompany it provide both a framework and a bridge between the state of meetings today and the future. “Meeting design is about reducing a meeting or event down…

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  • Meeting Professionals International confirms 2013-2014 volunteer leadership

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) announces its 2013-2014 Board of Directors and Volunteer Chairs as well as the MPI Foundation Global Board of Trustees for the fiscal year July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014. Michael Dominguez, CHSE, senior vice president of sales at MGM Resorts International, assumes the role as chairman of the MPI Board of Directors. David Johnson, president and chief executive officer of Aimbridge Hospitality, will now lead the MPI Foundation Global Board of Trustees. Dominguez, a past…

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  • MPI Foundation receives contribution from ACTIVE Network to further meeting and event industry research

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Foundation announced today the development of a new investment partnership with ACTIVE Network, Inc., the leader in cloud-based Activity and Participant Management™ (APM) solutions. The company’s contribution will benefit the MPI Foundation Strategic Meetings Management Initiative. As a thought leadership investor, ACTIVE Network will help advance research that accelerates the development of breakthrough approaches to enterprise-wide meeting and event management. “Managing expenses and risk are important, but no expenditure – no matter how modest – is…

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  • Overall conditions in meetings and events industry improving, says MPI April Business Barometer results

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has released its 2013 April Business Barometer report, which revealed overall conditions in the meeting and event industry continue to improve and the gap between North American and European meeting levels is widening. The report indicates the U.S. corporate sector is seeing more bookings and greater lead times; also associations are up slightly and government is flat. In Europe, budget constraints continue. Corporate, association and government meetings spend isn’t consistent from one European country to another,…

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  • Meeting Professionals International names Paul Van Deventer, President and CEO

    Leader tapped to build on existing strategic direction, expand MPI impact After a comprehensive search, the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Board of Directors has appointed Paul Van Deventer MPI President and Chief Executive Officer, filling the top leadership role for the largest global meetings and events industry association. Most recently, Mr. Van Deventer served as a Vice President in the Health & Wellness Division at Walgreens, the largest drugstore chain in the United States. In this role, he was responsible…

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  • Starwood Hotels & Resorts names Mary Casey Senior Vice President of Sales, North America

    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced today the appointment of Mary Casey as Senior Vice President of Sales, North America Division. In her new role, Casey will adapt and execute Starwood’s sales strategy for North America. Casey has more than 24 years of experience with Starwood, many of those in a sales leadership capacity in Europe and the United States and leading the Global Corporate team. She most recently held the position of vice president, global corporate sales where…

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