Grab yer boots, because Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has chosen Grapevine, Texas, as the location for its 2020 World Education Congress (WEC), scheduled for June 6–9, at Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center. The global industry association’s signature event draws more than 2,000 attendees annually, and Grapevine, a top meeting city centrally located between Dallas and Fort Worth, is an ideal destination for meeting planners and suppliers to learn and connect.
The Gaylord Texan’s 500,000 sq. ft. of meeting space is large enough to host and house most attendees under one roof (and in Dallas-based MPI’s backyard), and Grapevine as a whole features more than 1 million sq. ft. of event and meeting space, with 20 hotels and more than 5,400 hotel rooms. The resort is served by nearby Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW, 7 miles) and Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL, 20 miles).
Named a “World Festival and Event City” by International Festival and Events Association in 2012, Grapevine is as well known for its conveniences as it is for its charm. Visitors can sip local wine along the Grapevine Urban Wine and Craft Brew Trail, stroll the historic downtown area and scope out the city’s three public golf courses—including NFL-themed Cowboys Golf Club.
“Grapevine’s rich history and warm hospitality give attendees an authentic Texas experience as they immerse themselves in our city’s world-class accommodations and meeting facilities,” said Brady Closson, managing director of sales and marketing for the Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau.
This year’s WEC will be held at Indiana Conference Center in Indianapolis June 2-5.