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An update from MPI at IMEX Frankfurt

MPI (Meeting Professionals International) were in attendance on the first day of IMEX Frankfurt, to provide an update on what the organisation has been working on, and its plans for the coming year. Paul Van Deventer, President and CEO of MPI (pictured left) said that MPI is now an association with 18,000 members, with $26bn of global buying power. The association’s goal, as it reaches this ...

Ex-Northstar VP moves to become VP of Strategic Partnerships at PRA

Danielle Cirami-Gillis has been named Vice-President of Strategic Partnerships at Chicago-based business events management company PRA, Inc. Her primary focus will be on aggressively forming and expanding hotel partnerships across the markets PRA serves. Cirami-Gillis brings a strong management background and most recently she served as Vice-President, Events and Tradeshows for Northstar Travel Gr...

Changing the conference game at EMEC 19

CMW’s Stuart Wood hurried to The Hague in February, host city of MPI’s 2019 European Meetings & Events Conference (EMEC). It was a conference that took a healthy dose of inspiration from the festival industry.   The tagline of EMEC 19 was ‘Changing the game’, and organisers – the MPI Netherlands Chapter – made a concerted effort to break down traditional conference formats ove...

In pictures: EMEC 2019 in The Hague

CMW was at the World Forum in The Hague this week to attend the European Meetings & Events Conference (EMEC), which took place from 8-12 February. The event featured keynotes from Dutch artist and environmentalist Daan Roosegarde, MCI Experience managing director Kim Myhre, and Irfan Van Erwijk, of Mysteryland founders ID&T. It gathered together over 400 eventprofs from across the industry...

MPI to host European Meetings and Events Conference in The Hague

The Hague will be welcoming the European Meetings and Events Conference (EMEC19) from 9-12 February 2019 at World Forum, and several other locations. The international conference, organised by Meetings Professionals International (MPI) Netherlands Chapter, will welcome nearly 400 conference professionals from over 20 countries. With the conference theme ‘changing the game’, the organisers have lef...

MPI readies for EMEC game-changer on Dutch testing ground in 2019

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) says its four-day 2019 European Meetings & Events Conference (EMEC19) is all about focussing on how meeting and event professionals can change the way they meet, experience and learn and how to apply new formats in their next event. Once a year MPI organises its annual conference in Europe called, ‘The European Meetings & Events Conference (EMEC)’,...

MPI launches European Road Show

Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the world’s largest meeting and event industry association, has launched its European Road Show, with its first stop in Barcelona at IBTM World. As part of the Road Show, MPI leadership will travel throughout Europe to meet with industry leaders and influencers to share industry trends, research, tips and the value of MPI member networking and educational...

Smaller session sizes are ‘a good thing for modern events’

New research from Meeting Professionals International (MPI)’s Fall 2018 Outlook Report suggests that individual sessions at conferences will reduce throughout 2019. MPI is the largest worldwide association for the meetings and events industry, including over 60,000 members across 90 chapters in 19 countries. UK-based Lime Venue Portfolio has been quick to endorse the trends as ‘a good thing for mo...

MPI Academy enlists the MPI Mexico Chapter as training partner

International industry association Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has engaged the MPI Mexico Chapter to serve as an authorised training partner for the MPI Academy, extending the association’s education capabilities in Mexico and other Spanish-speaking countries. The partnership is the first of its kind for MPI and will entail the delivery of both in-person and online educational offeri...

MPI launches new Business Value of Meetings certificate course

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has developed a new Business Value of Meetings certificate course, a live online or in-person training designed to teach participants the process for measuring the business value of meetings – from identifying stakeholders and creating goals to setting measurements and reporting out results. The course promises to enhance attendees’ financial literacy, to ...

MPI and IMEX announce experiential collaboration for Vegas tradeshow

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the IMEX Group have announced they are to collaborate to incorporate more experiential activities during the IMEX America tradeshow in Las Vegas 16-18 October. MPI is in its eighth year as education provider for the tradeshow, including powering the Smart Monday programme on 15 October on the eve of this year’s show proper. MPI Foundation will again pr...

Vital statistics from MPI’s World Education Congress 2018 in Indy

International association Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has released the following statistics its main annual event – World Education Congress (WEC), which concluded 5 June in Indianapolis: Approximately 2,200 registered attendees, which is 13.6% fewer than WEC 2017 in Las Vegas, yet 10% more than WEC 2016 in Atlantic City and WEC 2014 in Minneapolis. Planner to supplier ratio wa...