AMERICAS – An international meetings association has announced the locations of its signature education event for the next three years.
The Meeting Professionals International (MPI) World Education Conference will be held in Las Vegas in 2017, followed by Indianapolis in 2018, and Toronto in 2019. MPI’s president and CEO, Paul Van Deventer, revealed the plans at the opening general session of the WEC 2015 in San Francisco.
As previously announced, WEC 2016 will take place 11-14 June at the Harrah’s Atlantic City Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City, N.J.
MPI’s WEC event attracts more than 2,000 attendees including corporate, third party, and association planners, suppliers, and students.
This year’s event raised more than US$270,000 exceeding the $170,000 raised during WEC last year.
The MPI Foundation held three fundraisers during WEC 2015, including The Big Deal, an official World Series of Poker satellite tournament; the Not-So-Silent Auction; and Rendezvous, the foundation’s signature networking event. All of the proceeds will go towards the MPI Foundation Education Endowment, which provides chapter grants and scholarships to MPI members.
Van Deventer said: “We are excited about each of these destinations and believe WEC attendees will enjoy them as well. Each year, MPI strives to enhance the education and programming we deliver at WEC, so we look forward to working with our host city partners to enrich the attendee experience in the coming years.”