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    Jason Ware Joins IAEE as VP Events

      Jason Ware will join the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) executive team as vice president of events and experiences, effective 1 March 2024. In this role, Ware will be responsible for the overall planning and execution of all IAEE and subsidiary-related events including fundraisers. He will develop new marketplace opportunities for Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition, such as programs for emerging technology companies and for new global markets. He also will strengthen industry relationships in…

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  • MPI Announces Acquisition of the EVENT

      Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has acquired “the EVENT”, one of Canada’s most prestigious event industry experiences. This exciting development further solidifies MPI’s reputation as the leader within the meetings and events industry worldwide. “We are excited to bring ‘the EVENT’ into our MPI portfolio of global signature events,” commented Drew Holmgreen, chief brand officer of MPI. “Paired with our Canadian chapters and their exceptional leadership, who have driven this experience for a number of years, this acquisition is a…

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  • The Value of Joining an Association

      When I started my entrepreneurial journey one of the first things I did was join the International Live Events Association (ILEA). Although I had been a member of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) on and off for about 15 years, it had never completely felt like the right fit for me. ILEA on the other hand seemed more my speed. It was where the business owners and creatives that I aspired to collaborate with chose to volunteer their time and…

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  • MMBC Chair Recognized for Industry Advocacy

    Meetings Mean Business Canada (MMBC) chair Clark Grue is the recipient of this year’s President’s Award, presented by the Toronto chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI). “Over the past year, Clark has captured not only my attention but my deep respect,” said Margaret Binns, president of MPI Toronto. “In his role as chair of MMBC, he works tirelessly to advocate to elected officials and industry stakeholders about the critical social and economic impact that our industry has on the financial…

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  • Global Conference of Event Professionals lands in Toronto

    Press Release Toronto is set to showcase itself as a destination for future events when the city hosts Meeting Professionals International’s World Education Congress (MPI WEC) beginning this weekend. This signature event auditions Toronto to meeting professionals from around the globe at a time when Toronto is capturing the world’s attention thanks to the energy and excitement surrounding the Toronto Raptors and the NBA finals. MPI WEC is taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from June 15-18. “MPI’s…

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  • MPI Partners with Indiana University to enhance CMM program

    Meeting Professionals International recently announced it is collaborating with the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, its executive education program, and the IUPUI Department of Tourism, Conventions and Event Management to enhance and deliver MPI’s Certificate in Meeting Management program. The announcement was made during the association’s 2018 World Education Congress (WEC18), which concludes today in Indianapolis. MPI selected Indiana University following an intense three-month exploratory process, which entailed market research and a request for proposals targeting universities recommended by…

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  • MPI and events industry organizations form coalition to stop sexual harassment

    Press Release The coalition, comprised of leaders and executives from organizations such as ASAE, AWE, EIC, IAEE, IMEX, JMIC, MPI, PCMA and SITE, has formed behind a single common goal: eradicate sexual harassment within the events industry and in our workplaces. Each of these groups have been addressing sexual harassment prevention separately and determined that this issue requires policies that span beyond the confines of each individual organization. In the wake of the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements, the coalition believes it…

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  • MPI’s spring 2018 edition of Meetings Outlook report now available

    Meeting Professionals International has published the 2018 spring edition of Meetings Outlook. According to the report, a healthy, stable business landscape sees industry professionals focusing on cultivating the entire meeting experience, with an emphasis on enhancing interaction and immersion. Key findings include the following: 46.2 per cent of respondents expect their business to be affected by the recent cuts to third-party planner commissions by several hotel companies, suggesting concern from numerous parts of the industry, not just third-party planners.  75…

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  • MPI announces keynote speakers for WEC18

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has lined up five inspirational keynote speakers for its 2018 World Education Congress (WEC18), including a world-renowned brand innovator, a mechanical engineer and social commentator, an entertainment producer, a former Disney executive and a CNN legal and social commentator. These thought leaders will present poignant and energizing presentations during the all-new pep rallies, which will kick off and wrap up each day during WEC18 – with day one focusing on inspiration to start designing experiences, day…

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  • Six marketing tips to promote your next event

    By Brent Taylor Let’s talk marketing. It seems today that there is a plethora of marketing materials, opinions and experts advising us on how to best market any product or service we have to offer. Why is that? Why is there so much attention being given to marketing? I recently read Seth Godin’s books, All Marketers are Liars and Purple Cow. I recommend both these books along with Simon Sinek’s Start with Why. I was intrigued by what Godin identifies as…

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