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  • MPI Winter 2018 edition of Meetings Outlook Report now available

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has published its Meetings Outlook, 2018 Winter Edition. The latest installment of the quarterly report indicates planners are reporting an increased focus on personalizing the user experience through technology and data collection in a landscape of continued growth—and an increase in the perceived value of face-to-face meetings. Key findings include the following: Despite slightly more people expressing pessimism about meetings and events one year after the U.S. presidential election, the overall statistical finding of respondents’ professional…

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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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  • MPI appoints Julie Holmen as sales leader for Canada, international markets

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has selected Julie Holmen to serve as Director of Business Development covering Canada, Europe and Asia, effective December 4, 2017. Based in Toronto, Holmen will be responsible for revenue generation and management of strategic partnerships for the association and the MPI Foundation within her assigned markets, and reports to Evan Casey, MPI’s Vice President of Global Sales. Holmen has 20 years of experience working in the meeting and hospitality industries. Prior to joining MPI, she held…

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  • 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 meeting and event management for mid and senior-level professionals. In addition, they plan to develop a related academic certificate program for non-traditional students. Scheduled to launch in 2019, the master’s degree program will incorporate experiential learning, simulations, and industry partner…

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  • MPI 2018 International Board slates announced

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has announced the approved slate for its 2018 International Board of Directors and the 2018 MPI Foundation Global Board of Trustees. “I am very proud of the interest received from our membership to be part of MPI’s International Board. The new slate of directors represents thought leadership and experience that will make a difference at the leadership level of this organization. Their perspectives and contributions will help to grow and advance the global meeting and event community,” said Fiona Pelham, chair of the MPI Board Development Committee. Board…

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  • MPI’s Fall 2017 edition of Meetings Outlook Report now available

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has published its Meetings Outlook, 2017 Fall Edition. The latest installment of the quarterly report notes regular headline reminders of event safety and security combined with a forecast for a continued healthy market, making now the perfect time for meeting and event professionals to shore up contingency plans. Key findings include the following: 43 per cent of industry professional report an increase in contentious or conflict-oriented conversations or personal challenges during meetings. Of safety and security-related…

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  • SITE + MPI Global Forum will feature powerful education and inspirational keynotes to ignite innovation

    Meeting and incentive professionals from around the world will convene at the SITE + MPI Global Forum in Rome, Italy, 12-14 January 2018 for three days filled with culturally diverse experiences, local inspiration and global knowledge sharing. The forum is the first time Society for Incentive Excellence (SITE) and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) have come together for a global event to share industry trends, offer innovative education and provide a collaborative yet exclusive environment for networking and business exchanges. “We…

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  • Industry veteran Julie Coker Graham to co-chair Meetings Mean Business Coalition

    The Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC) has appointed Julie Coker Graham, president and chief executive officer of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), as its next co-chair. Coker Graham will join Paul Van Deventer, president and chief executive officer of Meeting Professionals International (MPI), in leading the coalition and promoting the value of face-to-face meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive travel, trade shows and exhibitions. “We are very excited to have Julie be the first CEO of a convention and visitors…

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  • GBTA partners with MPI to deliver new meeting and event education track at GBTA conference

    The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) have announced the two associations are collaborating to present meeting and event focused education at GBTA Conference 2017 Frankfurt in Partnership with VDR, taking place in Frankfurt, 28-30 November. GBTA’s European Meetings Committee, in partnership with MPI, will deliver four engaging educational sessions during the conference, sharing best practices from companies across the globe as well as industry-leading case…

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  • MPI appoints Christine Roberts as executive director of Foundation

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has selected Christine Roberts to serve as Executive Director of the MPI Foundation. In this role, Roberts will be responsible for setting strategic and financial goals as well as directing fundraising and operational activities for the foundation. She officially begins the role on September 18, 2017, reporting to Darren Temple, COO of MPI and Executive Vice President of the MPI Foundation. Roberts has more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality and meeting and event industries. She…

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