Vancouver among North America’s top meeting and convention destinations

Press Release Vancouver has been ranked one of North America’s top meeting and convention destinations according to the 2018 Watkins Report Meeting and Convention Planners Survey. Considered the most comprehensive and authoritative ranking in the industry, the biennial report is … Continue reading

Digital vs. paper: Which will win the battle of meetings communication?

By Phil Rappoport Could the fun and age-old “selection game” of Rock-Paper-Scissors become “App-Paper-Scissors?” Which one would top the other in a one-on-one duel by meeting professionals and their delegates? Can the app and a pair of scissors turn paper … Continue reading

MPI and San Diego State University partner to develop meeting and event management graduate degree, certificate programs

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at San Diego State University (SDSU) have announced they will collaborate to create the first graduate-level degree program offered in the United States focused on … Continue reading

Meeting analytics: The future of managing event data is here

By John Santaferraro As live events move from digital distraction to digital engagement, analytic potential explodes. We have reached a point where the data being generated by applications is now more valuable than the app itself. According to the Nucleus … Continue reading

Opening soon: The Globe and Mail Centre

The Globe’s new headquarters on King Street East, a state-of-the-art space for leadership, innovation and debate The Globe and Mail, Canada’s foremost news media company, is launching a state-of-the-art, purpose-built facility designed for leadership, innovation and debate. Crowning The Globe’s new corporate headquarters … Continue reading

Tips for hiring the best keynote speaker for your next event

Hiring the right keynote speaker for your corporate event or conference isn’t getting any easier. There seems to be more speakers than ever, on just about any topic. If you Google the term “keynote speaker,” there are over 19.2 million … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Meeting Professionals International confirms Boards for 2017

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has announced the approved slate of volunteer leaders for its Board of Directors and the MPI Foundation Global Board of Trustees in 2017. Board member selections are effective January 1, 2017, for the term of January … Continue reading