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  • MPI publishes new strategic meetings management resources

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) recently published a new Strategic Meetings Management (SMM) guidebook containing tools designed to help meeting professionals measure the value of meetings. The Measuring Meeting Value Guidebook will help gauge measurements that can then be translated into return on investment (ROI) for the following three components of meetings: learning, networking and loyalty. In addition, MPI has published a supporting infographic as well as a checklist outlining how to measure value while planning meetings, during meetings and after…

    Breaking News, Meeting Community

  • Planning resilience: Facing today’s challenges as an event manager

    Do you have the most stressful job? Each of us is faced with perpetual challenges in our workplace that seem to be continually increasing and adding to our stress levels. With the current climate of economic uncertainties, increasing workloads and unrelenting demands, most of us will likely claim we have the most stressful job. CareerCast conducts an annual assessment of the most stressful careers. Surprisingly, or not so surprisingly, event coordinator was ranked No. 5 in 2014 and No. 8…

    Event Operations, Meeting Community, The Business of Meetings

  • MPI celebrates 2016 RISE Awards recipients at World Education Congress

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is proud to announce the recipients of this year’s RISE (Recognizing Industry Success and Excellence) Awards. The recipients were selected for exceptional achievements in the meeting and event industry and honored at the annual MPI RISE Awards Presentation and Luncheon during the association’s 2016 World Education Congress (WEC) in Atlantic City. This year’s RISE Awards feature seven awards in three categories: individual achievement, community achievement and organizational achievement. Recipients are recognized for innovation, global transferability, impact…

    Award Recognition, Breaking News, Meeting Community, People & Profiles

  • BEICC Update: Developing a plan for the Canadian events industry

    By Bob Parker Last month, BEICC presented a workshop entitled The Future of the Events Industry as part of the Global Speakers Summit 2013 held in Vancouver, B.C. and hosted by the Global Speakers Federation and the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers. This summit brought together the speaking industry from around the globe including representatives from over 20 countries. Past Global Speakers Summits have been held in Singapore, Dubai, South Africa and The Netherlands. Its purpose was to provide a…

    Meeting Community, The Business of Meetings

  • Meeting Professionals International appoints Daniel Gilmartin as Chief Financial Officer

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has announced the selection of Daniel Gilmartin, a seasoned finance executive, as its new chief financial officer. In this role, Gilmartin will lead all financial administration, business planning and budgeting as well as oversee board relations and governance. He assumed the position yesterday, reporting to MPI president and CEO Paul Van Deventer. Gilmartin brings a diverse business background to MPI, the largest global meeting and event industry association. He was a certified public accountant in New…

    Breaking News, Meeting Community, Moves & Changes, People & Profiles

  • MPI Foundation releases first-ever meeting design study

    Research and toolkit to help meeting planners reduce costs and increase value Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Foundation has published the first comprehensive research study on meeting design. As the industry undergoes a paradigm shift in how it defines, plans and executes meetings and events, the meeting design study and the tools that accompany it provide both a framework and a bridge between the state of meetings today and the future. “Meeting design is about reducing a meeting or event down…

    Breaking News, Industry Research, Meeting Community

  • Meeting Professionals International confirms 2013-2014 volunteer leadership

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) announces its 2013-2014 Board of Directors and Volunteer Chairs as well as the MPI Foundation Global Board of Trustees for the fiscal year July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014. Michael Dominguez, CHSE, senior vice president of sales at MGM Resorts International, assumes the role as chairman of the MPI Board of Directors. David Johnson, president and chief executive officer of Aimbridge Hospitality, will now lead the MPI Foundation Global Board of Trustees. Dominguez, a past…

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  • MPI Foundation receives contribution from ACTIVE Network to further meeting and event industry research

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Foundation announced today the development of a new investment partnership with ACTIVE Network, Inc., the leader in cloud-based Activity and Participant Management™ (APM) solutions. The company’s contribution will benefit the MPI Foundation Strategic Meetings Management Initiative. As a thought leadership investor, ACTIVE Network will help advance research that accelerates the development of breakthrough approaches to enterprise-wide meeting and event management. “Managing expenses and risk are important, but no expenditure – no matter how modest – is…

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  • Overall conditions in meetings and events industry improving, says MPI April Business Barometer results

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has released its 2013 April Business Barometer report, which revealed overall conditions in the meeting and event industry continue to improve and the gap between North American and European meeting levels is widening. The report indicates the U.S. corporate sector is seeing more bookings and greater lead times; also associations are up slightly and government is flat. In Europe, budget constraints continue. Corporate, association and government meetings spend isn’t consistent from one European country to another,…

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  • Meeting Professionals International names Paul Van Deventer, President and CEO

    Leader tapped to build on existing strategic direction, expand MPI impact After a comprehensive search, the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Board of Directors has appointed Paul Van Deventer MPI President and Chief Executive Officer, filling the top leadership role for the largest global meetings and events industry association. Most recently, Mr. Van Deventer served as a Vice President in the Health & Wellness Division at Walgreens, the largest drugstore chain in the United States. In this role, he was responsible…

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