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    Global MICE Collaborative Relaunches

      The Global MICE Collaborative, a joint initiative of the International Association of Exhibitions & Events (IAEE), Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE), is relaunching. With an overarching aim to advance the global meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) industry, the collaborative provides a convenient single solution for education and training to accelerate workforce development and destination capabilities within the business events industry worldwide. Initially launched in 2018, the Global MICE Collaborative delivered educational content 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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    Industry Profile: Terri Russell

      Terri Russell has been interested in hospitality and tourism since high school. After graduating from the BCIT Tourism and Hospitality program in Vancouver, her career began onboard cruise ships and then to a variety of hotels sales and operation positions. She spent more than a decade involved with global sales for Starwood Hotels before becoming director, global accounts, for Omni Hotels and Resorts in 2017. Making connections and creating memorable experiences for others has made for a rewarding career.…

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    Gaby Natale Keynote at MPI WEC23

      Latina author and speaker Gaby Natale will join the world’s largest meeting and event industry association Meeting Professionals International (MPI) as the opening keynote speaker for their upcoming World Education Congress (WEC23). Her address, Utterly Unique You: Breaking Barriers and Redefining Possibility, will show how attendees can turn discomfort into a wake-up call for transformational leadership and personal growth. The triple Emmy winning journalist will illustrate how visionaries and innovators are not extraordinary people, but instead, ordinary people who…

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  • Genaya Cameron Joins MPI Board

      Genaya Cameron, CMM, senior director, event operations at the Halifax Convention Centre, is joining the international board of directors of Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the world’s largest association of events industry professionals. Cameron is the first Atlantic Canadian to sit on the board in more than 15 years, serving a one-year term. “With our industry restabilized, it’s an exciting time to join MPI’s leadership and showcase the impact of live, in-person events,” said Cameron, who has been at the…

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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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  • IACC and MPI Form Strategic Alliance

      IACC, the global association representing the top 1 per cent of small to midsize conference and meeting venues, has announced details of a strategic partnership with MPI, the largest global meetings and events industry association. The alliance will see the two organizations working to advance the global events community using shared knowledge and connected intelligence. The partnership will also see IACC engaging with MPI’s diverse and substantial network of more than 90,000 meeting and event professionals across 70 chapters…

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  • Industry Profile: Alissa Hurley

      Alissa Hurley’s first job shared office space with a company that produced technology conferences and trade shows. They were producing a large trade show and needed additional support for the event and the next thing she knew, Hurley was the conference coordinator for the largest technology show in Canada. “It was an incredible experience that combined my organizational skills, creativity and passion for technology. I decided that this was the career for me and continued to look for future…

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  • MPI Report Shows Optimism For 2022

      Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has published its Winter Meetings Outlook, which reveals positive signs as well as complications for the year ahead. The report identifies new trends and innovations, allowing event planners to budget and plan accordingly. According to the report, while a balancing market reveals signs of positivity, complications such as the shifting desires of humans emerging from various degrees of societal lockdown as well as a lack of qualified staff/applicants in many meeting and hospitality roles continues to…

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  • Lessons Learned from the Pandemic Meeting and Event Design Program

    Even before COVID-19, event organizers had a laundry list of items to tackle when planning an event. The pandemic has added a whole new host of considerations to ensure the health and safety of all involved. As someone who always strives to learn new things, challenge ideas and provide value to our events team and clients, I decided late last year to pursue Pandemic Meeting and Event Design certification. Developed by the Event Leadership Institute in partnership with Meeting Professionals International, the…

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