Category Archives: Industry Events

IMEX America 2017

IMEX America is taking 2017 by storm in Las Vegas this year from October 10-12. This worldwide exhibition is a must-attend for anyone involved in meetings, events and the travel industry. Attendees will meet, network and connect…

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MPI Turns to Indy for 2018 WEC

For those already missing the excitement of Meeting Professionals International’s World Education Congress (or those who are kicking themselves because they wish they had been in Las Vegas last week), organizers left you with something to look forward to. Visit Indy will be hosting WEC 2018 June 2 through 5, 2018 at the Indiana Convention…

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Four Lessons from MPI’s World Education Congress

When 2,500 meeting planners gathered at the MGM Grand in the entertainment capital of the world to learn and connect, it was inevitable that a party was going to break out. To be more accurate, a lot of parties took place up and down the Las Vegas Strip when Meeting Professionals International gathered there for…

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MPI Announces New Courses to Address Security, Risk Management

Less than 50 percent of meeting planners have risk management plans in place for their events, said Paul Van Deventer, president and CEO of Meeting Professionals International (MPI), in remarks given at WEC 2017 on Tuesday. This can range from contingency plans in the case of an active shooter or preparations in advance of extreme…

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ASAE Aims to Reinvent Meetings with Xperience Design Project

The Center for Association Leadership, known as ASAE, unveiled Xperience Design Project (XDP) in National Harbor, Maryland, this week at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. The two-day event brought together 1,816 association professionals and industry partners. Their challenge: to collaborate on ideas to reinvent their meetings.   .@garibaldiarts keeping the #myxdp co-creators mesmerized and…

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Meetings Industry Collaborates in a Highly Competitive Field

Left to right: Roger Dow, Michael Massari and Michael Dominguez at Global Meetings Industry Day at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City, New Jersey Global Meetings Industry Day unites major players while educating participants Michael Dominguez and Michael Massari are natural rivals. Dominguez, chief sales officer for MGM Resorts International, competes every day for business with Massari,…

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The World Celebrates Second Annual GMID!

Happy Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID)! Today, April 6, marks the second annual GMID, led by the advocacy coalition Meetings Mean Business. From Asia to Africa to North America and Europe, more than 175 industry organizations and chapters have united to celebrate how awesome and impactful face-to-face meetings are. The types of events held include…

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#Eventprofs Unveil GMID Music Video

On the second annual Global Meetings Industry Day, Caesars Entertainment is hosting a star-studded celebration in Atlantic City in partnership with Meet AC. The event includes a panel with industry luminaries and educational sessions on timely and…

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Meetings Industry Council of Colorado Holds Record-Breaking Event

Recently, Smart Meetings had the pleasure of attending the Meetings Industry Council (MIC) of Colorado’s first-ever two day annual conference. MIC of Colorado is a coalition made up of 13 organizations involved in the meetings and events industry. The Annual MIC Conference and Trade Show, traditionally a one-day event, was extended to become a two-day…

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