Category Archives: Events

Get Ready for IMEX America

You just unpacked your suitcase full of swag from IMEX Frankfurt last month, and the world’s largest matching organization for event professionals is already teasing you with glimpses of the creative connections that will await you Oct. 16–18 at IMEX America in Las Vegas.

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Dow Honored as MPI Industry Leader

Roger Dow, president and CEO of U.S. Travel Association, winner of the 2018 MPI Industry Leader Award and global salesman for an industry that brings people together and employs thousands, was honored at the annual President’s Dinner at Meeting Professionals International’s WEC event in Indianapolis.

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Lessons from Day 2 of MPI WEC

The first full day of Meeting Planners International inspired attendees by striking up the literal band to usher in speakers, rolling out food trucks to maximize F&B options, and picking up puppies to warm hearts and hands of the 2,200 attendees at World Education Conference 2018.

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Live Updates from WEC18

The Smart Meetings team is out in full force in Indianapolis for Meeting Professionals International (MPI)’s World Education Congress 2018. Here’s our live coverage of the conference.

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Day 1

Lessons from Day One of MPI WEC 18

Meeting Planners International has pledged to try new things on your behalf, and the annual World Education Conference in Indianapolis this week embraced that mission. MPI President and CEO Paul Van Deventer put it this way: “We are taking chances members can take back to their practices.”  

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The Phoenician

3 Intriguing Takeaways from Smart Meeting West National

Business getting done is always front and center at a Smart Meeting, and that was certainly true at the just-concluded Smart Meeting West National. It was held May 23-25 at The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort, in Scottsdale, Arizona. The resort was eager to show off a top-to-bottom transformation.

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SM Northwest

SM Northwest Welcomes Bright Future

What is your vision of the future? Gazing into your personal crystal ball may be more important than you think, according to futurist Glen Hiemstra, kickoff speaker at Smart Meeting Northwest and author of Millennial City: How a New Generation Can Save the Future.

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Meet the WEC18 Keynotes

With WEC18 around the corner, perhaps it’s time we get acquainted. For event professionals attending MPI’s World Education Conference (WEC18) June 2–5, you know how to spend your free time in Indy. Now take a sneak peek at the keynote speakers and industry stars leading your conference sessions.

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