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MPI to bring its European Meetings & Events Conference to Brighton in 2021

MPI hosted a press conference at IMEX America, where they announced the location for their European Meetings and Events Conference (EMEC) in 2021 as Brighton.

CMW explores CAESARS FORUM ahead of 2020 opening

CAESARS FORUM, the new event space opening March 2020 in Las Vegas, has announced $300m worth of business from pre-bookings.

Inside the dream event pitches of MPI’s University Challenge

The MPI Future Leaders Forum held the finals of its 2019 university challenge scheme at IMEX Frankfurt, where six students pitched their dream event for a chance to win a scholarship and a trip to MPI’s World Education Congress in June. The winning pitch came from South Africa’s Emile Coetzee, who picked up her award at IMEX’ gala dinner and awards ceremony on 22 May. Coetzee is ...

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...