Meeting Professionals International (MPI) will return to Las Vegas in October to deliver educational programming during the IMEX America tradeshow in October.
As the strategic partner for the show, MPI will present the daily keynotes as well as power the Smart Monday programme on 17 October.
Smart Monday, powered by MPI, will feature 30 education sessions covering topics such as crisis planning, medical meetings, contracts, Wi-Fi, strategic communications, and the sharing economy.
“Our Smart Monday programme will have a variety of education sessions designed for meeting professionals at all levels, and this year we added more sessions for mid to senior level planners,” said Paul Van Deventer, president and CEO of MPI. “Over the past few years, MPI has consistently received high satisfaction scores – 90% and higher – on education we deliver at our signature events and IMEX America, and our goal is to keep that momentum going.”
“We are proud to be working with MPI once again this year to deliver key education on Smart Monday as well as their daily morning keynotes. These sessions have become an integral part of the IMEX America week,” said IMEX CEO Carina Bauer.
Each morning, MPI will present the following four keynote speakers during the show.
- Monday, 17 October
Scientist, Jonathan Bradshaw – Meetology®: The fascinating science behind connecting with others
- Tuesday, 18 October
Entrepreneur and digital guru, Jay Samit – Disrupt you! Strategies for billion-dollar success in this era of endless innovation
- Wednesday, 19 October
Hacker, inventor and entrepreneur, Pablos Holman – Innovate or die trying
- Thursday, 20 October
Author and motivational speaker, Tami Evans – Half full of it – Activating optimism and other hard-core soft-skills
In addition, the MPI Foundation will present Rendezvous, the IMEX America Night on 19 October at Drai’s. Funds raised from the event are invested in scholarships, grants and pan-industry research.