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MPI gearing up for its European Business Events Forum

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is inviting colleagues from across Europe for its 2022 European Business Events Forum taking place on 30 May in Frankfurt, just before IMEX Frankfurt begins. The half-day event at Congress Center Messe Frankfurt will entail a facilitated discussion as MPI takes on some of the biggest challenges facing meeting planners and seeks out the greatest opportuniti...

MPI World Education Congress (WEC) 2025 and 2026 city destinations confirmed

Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the world’s largest industry association for meeting and event professionals, has confirmed its destinations for the next four editions of its World Education Congress (WEC), including announcing the two cities hosting the 2025 and 2026 editions. WEC is MPI’s signature event, drawing approximately 2,500 event professionals annually. The event aims to prov...

More events industry associations, including EIC and MPI, condemn Russian invasion of Ukraine  

Several events industry associations, including the Events Industry Council (EIC) and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) have condemned the war in Ukraine and released statements on the ongoing situation. The Washington D.C-based EIC, a federation of more than 30 organisations in the events industry, said it “strongly denounces the war in Ukraine and condemns the clear violation of internat...

MPI postpones EMEC 2022

Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the world’s largest industry association for meeting and event professionals, has announced the postponement of its European Meeting and Events Conference (EMEC), planned to take place 27 February-1 March, 2022 in Brighton, UK. MPI and the EMEC Brighton Host Committee said they had been monitoring the global proliferation of the omicron variant, as ...

IMEX America marks ‘turning point’ for industry’s regeneration

A busy week of business and comeback stories at IMEX America, which drew to a close on 11 November in Las Vegas, was summed up IMEX chairman Ray Bloom, and CEO, Carina Bauer at the show’s closing press conference in Mandalay Bay. They were joined on the podium by Steve Hill, CEO and president of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA); Paul Van Deventer, president and CEO of MPI an...