Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the strategic partner and key education provider for IMEX America, and it takes those responsibilities quite personally.

Besides the expansive Smart Monday program, which helps kick off IMEX with nearly 30 education sessions, MPI is the presenter for daily keynote addresses during the meeting industry’s largest trade show of the year. IMEX America runs Oct. 18-20 at Las Vegas’ Sands Expo and Convention Center, with Smart Monday taking place Oct. 17.

Here are the inspirational keynote speakers MPI has helped secure for IMEX America:

Monday, Oct. 17, 8:30–9:30 a.m.
Jonathan Bradshaw
Meetology: The Fascinating Science Behind Connecting with Others
The founder of the Meetology Lab leads the company’s team of scientists in collecting and sharing behavioral research on how humans can connect, interact and communicate more effectively. He will discuss how people are wired to connect with each other and present insights and practical tips on how to improve performance by communicating more effectively.

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 8:30–9:30 a.m.
Jay Samit
Disrupt You!  Strategies for Billion Dollar Success in this Era of Endless Innovation
The entrepreneur and digital guru helped launch eBay, Linkedin and iTunes. He will show how the strategies that help the world’s fastest growing companies flourish can be applied at the individual level to achieve success.

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 8:30–9:30 a.m.
Pablos Holman
Innovate or Die Trying–From the Mind of a World Renown Hacker
Holman is a notorious hacker, inventor, entrepreneur and technology futurist. He will explore what it means to innovate and how to make wild ideas a bit more practical and vice versa.

Thursday, Oct. 20, 8:30–9:30 a.m.
Tami Evans
Half Full of It—Activating Optimism and Other Hard-Core Soft-Skills
An author and motivational speaker, Evans has a broad professional history that has included working as a university professor, communications specialist, professional actress and fashion designer for Banana Republic. She will share tools to help increase engagement, create communication cohesion, and elevate self-confidence for leadership and a more productive life.

“We are proud to be working with MPI once again this year to deliver key education on Smart Monday as well as their daily morning keynotes,” says Carina Bauer, CEO of IMEX. “These sessions have become an integral part of the IMEX America week. MPI continues to deliver sessions that are fresh, relevant and impactful on important topics like innovation and personal development. We know that attendees are in for another great week of both business and professional development.”