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Inclusion-Focused Education Program Being Developed by MPI

July 4, 2018 by Lori Smith

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is developing new education and resources to help meeting planners design more inclusive experiences. The association announced the initiative at its 2018 World Education Congress (WEC), held June 2-5 in Indianapolis, Indiana. As part of the


Member Voices: Are you new to the industry or seeking a career shift?

June 29, 2018 by TAHIRA ENDEAN, CMP, DES, CED

If you are starting out in the business events industry, or seeking a more senior role, you must start with what you know and build on it. For example, if you grew up doing live theatre, offer to enhance an


Industry Insider: Gender & Salary in Events

June 13, 2018 by Lori Smith
Les Selby, CMP, CMM

One of the things that has constantly amazed me in the meetings and incentive industry is the salary differentials reported in the press.  M+IT’s 2017 Salary Revue reported that the men who answered the survey had a mean salary of


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


SPIN Opens 40-Over-40 Call for Nominations

May 31, 2018 by Lori Smith

SPIN:Senior Planners Industry Network has opened the call for nominations for its SPIN:40 Over 40 program, which recognizes and honours planners  who are industry role models, influencers, innovators, and pioneers. SPIN:40 over 40 was introduced in 2017. One of last


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


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


Jobs Alert! Contract Positions at One10 Marketing

March 22, 2018 by Lori Smith

One10 Marketing has four contract job openings in its Toronto office. The four positions are: 1 Event Coordinator who speaks Spanish and English 2 Transportation Planners who can use Apollo and speak Spanish/English 1 Transportation Planner who can use Apollo


Member Voices: What Folding Socks Taught Me About Event Planning

March 21, 2018 by Krista Benoit, iSPARK Consulting

Life gets busy. Sometimes, we can get caught up in what we’re doing, slide into autopilot and forget to stop and think about why we are doing what we’re doing. The other day I caught myself taking clean clothes out of


Member Voices: 5 Reasons to Consider an Independent Event Planner

March 14, 2018 by Christian Garceau

Every day in every city and town across the world, hundreds of events are taking place. From the hotel ballroom to the art gallery, professionals from every industry are meeting for myriad reasons: AGMs, corporate launches, fundraisers, symposiums, and team-building


MPI Shaking Up World Education Congress

March 6, 2018 by Lori Smith

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is setting aside the traditional plan for its annual  conference and embracing the concept of experience creation for the 2018 edition of World Education Congress (WEC), being held June 2-5 at the Indiana Convention Centre in


Member Voices: Really - A Career in Event Planning?

March 5, 2018 by HOLLY DOTY

In my business I regularly receive calls or referrals from candidates that believe a career as an event planner is in their future. But very few actually have what it takes to make it for the long term. I always