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SPIN Launches On-Demand Education for Small Businesses

June 18, 2018 by Lori Smith

SPIN:Senior Planners Industry Network recently launched the SPIN:Small Business Community, an on-demand education initiative that will give the association’s members the strategies and tools needed to survive in an uncertain business world. “The recent commission cuts by the major hotel

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MPI Plans and Partnership to Enhance CMM Program

June 8, 2018 by Lori Smith

One of the biggest pieces of news from the 2018 edition of Meeting Professionals International’s World Education Congress (WEC) is the association’s announcement that it is collaborating with the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, its executive education program, and

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Solid Attendance and Superior Fundraising at WEC18

June 7, 2018 by Lori Smith

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and Visit Indy played host to 2,200 planners and suppliers at this year’s World Education Congress (WEC), MPI’s flagship event. Held June 2-5, 2018 at the Indianapolis Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana,

Opinion

Member Voices: Tips for Planning a Wellness Event

May 23, 2018 by Lori Smith

The wellness movement is hot right now. The wellness travel market is also growing; as of 2015 it represented $563 billion (US). You can find wellness options virtually anywhere these days. According to Lucia Pintea of TravelOnly, wellness cruises are

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Planners Focusing on Meeting Experience, reports MPI

May 2, 2018 by Lori Smith

Business event professionals are enjoying a healthy, stable business landscape and focusing on cultivating the entire meeting experience, according to the 2018 Spring Edition of  Meetings Outlook™. Published by Meeting Professionals International (MPI), Meetings Outlook presents future industry trends and predictions from

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MPI Offers More Support to Third-Party Planners Following Commission Cuts

April 6, 2018 by Lori Smith

Thanks to the support of MGM Resorts International, Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is offering a special discount for third party planners on registration for its 2018 World Education Congress (WEC). The association is also offering a discount on membership. These

Opinion

Industry Insider: Personal Transition & An Opportunity to Give Back

April 5, 2018 by Les Selby, CMP, CMM
Les Selby, CMP, CMM

When my kids graduated from high school, I gave both of them a copy of Dr. Seuss’ “Oh, The Places You’ll Go.”  That might seem strange reading for a teenager ready to go to university, but I have always thought

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Momentum of Women Session Being Held at GBTA Conference

March 28, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced that a session on the empowerment of girls and women is part of the Centre Stage education line-up at the GBTA Conference 2018 Toronto, which is being held April 16-18, 2018 at

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Hosts Global Launches GDPR Resource Program

March 20, 2018 by Lori Smith

Hosts Global (Hosts), a strategic destination management partner for meeting and event planners worldwide, has launched a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Resource Program as part of its H-Forward initiative and in anticipation of client’s needs. “Hosts will not only be prepared

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MPI Chooses Texas Destination for WEC 2020

March 20, 2018 by Lori Smith

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has selected Grapevine, Texas, as the destination for its World Education Congress (WEC) in 2020. The association will collaborate with the Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau to host the conference, which is scheduled for June 6

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Small Business Owners Focus of New SPIN Seminars

March 19, 2018 by Lori Smith

SPIN:Senior Planners Industry Network is adding new sessions focused on small business owners to its SPIN:Seminar series. “Almost half of our members are small business owners,” said Tracey Smith, the association’s executive director. “We added a track at our annual

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Calgary and the Digital Experience Institute Partner to Host Inaugural DES Boot Camp

March 16, 2018 by Lori Smith

Meetings + Conventions Calgary has partnered with the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and its Digital Experience Institute (DEI) to offer the first-ever Digital Event Strategist (DES) boot camp. This is an extension to Meetings + Conventions Calgary’s ongoing collaboration