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Paul Van Deventer, president and CEO, Meeting Professionals International offers his insights on what meetings will look like in a post-COVID-19 world.
“Our goal is to create a live experience, rich in education and connection, that people feel comfortable about attending in person, while we stay intensely focused on the duty of care of delivering a safe, secure and healthy environment—as well as also offering a high-quality streaming option for those who want to attend virtually.”
Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) will aim to break the world record for biggest virtual meeting.
In its Fall 2019 Meetings Outlook report, which is prepared via a survey, Meeting Professionals International (MPI) found a duo of troubling signs ahead for economic conditions and their impact on the meetings industry.
Meeting planners can now earn a master’s degree in meeting and event management thanks to a new partnership between MPI and San Diego State University.
Meetings Professional International recently launched MPICares, a reporting tool for confidential harassment complaints and concerns.
Meeting Professionals International’s 2018 Summer Edition of its Meetings Outlook Report announced a positive uptick in meetings.
These three organizations for independent planners are addressing the commission cuts issue, and providing education and contacts to make up the difference.
Meeting planning certificates range from Cruise Meetings to Emergency Preparedness to Healthcare Compliance.
So far, Meeting Professionals International has raised $1,422 of its $15,000 goal for members who are victims of Hurricane Harvey.
The theme of this year's Meeting Professionals International WEC was, "Stop planning meetings, start designing experiences."
The HMCC program is worth 4 clock hours and after completing a 4-hour training course, participants receive a certificate of achievement and hold the designation for two years.
IMEX America 2016 takes on two themes currently trending in the industry: the sharing economy and where personal meets professional.
These Ideas for getting attendees talking and networking originated from a working group at MPI's 2015 European Meetings & Events Conference—but they apply to all meetings.