Save the Date: 2023 Meeting Industry Events

2023 meeting industry eventsSave the date: There’s a robust lineup of 2023 meeting industry events ahead.

Meeting planners know that in these challenging and ever-changing times, continuing education and networking with peers and suppliers is essential to staying abreast of industry issues. Here’s a lineup of 2023 meeting industry events:

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) brings its flagship education and networking event, PCMA Convening Leaders, to Columbus, Ohio January 8-11, 2023. 

In 2023  The Society of Incentive Travel Executives  (SITE) heads to New York City—where the first SITE conference was held nearly half a century ago—for its 50th anniversary SITEGlobal Conference the week of February 13th. Registration will open at the end of this year.

Meeting Professionals International (MPI), has announced dates and destinations for the next four World Education Conferences (WEC), MPI’s signature event that draws approximately 2,500 event professionals annually for leading edge education. In June, 2023 WEC heads to the Barcelo Maya Riviera resort in Mexico June 12-15, 2023; in 2024 to St. Louis, Missouri; in 2025 to Louisville, Kentucky; and in 2026 to San Antonio, Texas.

The Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) will be meeting June 4-7, 2023 at El Conquistador Beachfront Resort, Puerto Rico, for the IRF’S 2023 Education Invitational, focusing on IRF research and industry networking.

Prevue’s Meet Well, the industry’s only event focused on safe and healthy meetings and meeting planner wellbeing, is returning to Florida in 2023—this time to Opal Sands Resort in Clearwater August 23-25, 2023.

IMEX America will once again take place at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas in 2023-2025. The meeting dates are October 16-19, 2023; October 7-10, 2024; and October 6-9, 2025. This year the dates are October 10-14. The show always kicks off with a “Smart Monday” of free education.

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Barbara Scofidio is Editor of Prevue and heads up the Visionary Summits, our exclusive conference series targeting senior-level meeting and incentive planners. In her 30 years in the industry, she has become known for her passion around greening meetings, growing awareness of human trafficking and promoting CSR activities as part of business events. She is currently a member of SITE's Women IN Leadership committee and the media liaison for FICP's Education Committee. She was the first member of the media ever to be invited to sit on a committee by GBTA, where she spent three years on the Groups and Meetings Committee. She has also been an active member of SITE for 30 years, chairing its Crystal Awards committee and acting as a judge. Before joining Prevue in 2014, she served as Editor of Corporate Meetings & Incentives (MeetingsNet) for more than 20 years. She has a BA in Literature/Rhetoric from Binghamton University. Barbara is based outside Boston, in Groton, Mass.