July 2016
issue

MPI’s president and CEO reflects on a range of topics from meeting planner certifications and budgets to politics and terrorism.

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Features
There's Always a New App for That, But Is the Newest Always the Best? By

Technology has come to dominate the meetings industry, but planners can feel overwhelmed trying to keep up.

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What Planners Are Saying About the Broadening Options in Professional Certifications and Certificates By

From the CMP and CMM to specialization certificates and designations, meeting planners have multiple avenues to advancement.

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The Most Common Attacks and How to Prevent Them By

“The risks involved in meeting and conventions…have actually grown at a faster rate than any other sector.”

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How Planners Are Navigating the Ever-Changing Landscape By

Uber, Lyft, car services, shuttles and buses all can come into play when mobilizing attendees at the destination.

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The Upside and Downside of Being First in Line By

Meeting planners are drawn to new and renovated hotels for a myriad of reasons.

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Destinations
The City Where More is More! By

Where beyond-the-imagination attractions continually exceed the imagination.

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July 2016
issue

MPI’s president and CEO reflects on a range of topics from meeting planner certifications and budgets to politics and terrorism.

Full Story
Features
There's Always a New App for That, But Is the Newest Always the Best? By

Technology has come to dominate the meetings industry, but planners can feel overwhelmed trying to keep up.

Full Story
What Planners Are Saying About the Broadening Options in Professional Certifications and Certificates By

From the CMP and CMM to specialization certificates and designations, meeting planners have multiple avenues to advancement.

Full Story
The Most Common Attacks and How to Prevent Them By

“The risks involved in meeting and conventions…have actually grown at a faster rate than any other sector.”

Full Story
How Planners Are Navigating the Ever-Changing Landscape By

Uber, Lyft, car services, shuttles and buses all can come into play when mobilizing attendees at the destination.

Full Story
The Upside and Downside of Being First in Line By

Meeting planners are drawn to new and renovated hotels for a myriad of reasons.

Full Story
Destinations
The City Where More is More! By

Where beyond-the-imagination attractions continually exceed the imagination.

Full Story
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    MPI World Education Congress Meeting Professionals International’s World Education Congress held in Atlantic City June 11-14 welcomed more than 2,000 registered attendees of which 44 percent were planners and 56 percent suppliers. For the hosted buyer program, there were 204 planners and 159 suppliers, and in MarketSquare, 140 suppliers. The majority of the 80 education sessions offered qualified for clock hours.
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    MPI World Education Congress Meeting Professionals International’s World Education Congress held in Atlantic City June 11-14 welcomed more than 2,000 registered attendees of which 44 percent were planners and 56 percent suppliers.
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    MPI World Education Congress At MPI-WEC in Atlantic City the MPI Foundation raised more than $300,000 with The Big Deal, Rendezvous and the Not-So-Silent Auction. MPI also raised another $145,000+ at the President’s Dinner, which will support the MPI Academy in providing professional growth opportunities focused on women’s leadership and diversity training programs.
    Credit: Orange Photography
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    MPI World Education Congress Meet AC and Caesars Entertainment were host city partners for MPI-WEC. Shown are Meet AC CEO James Wood (left) and Caesars Entertainment Senior Vice President of National Meetings and Events Michael Massari. The Opening Night Celebration was held at Bally’s Beach Bar, The Big Deal at Caesars Atlantic City and the Closing Night Celebration at The Pool After Dark at Harrah’s.
    Credit: Nicholas & Partners
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    MPI World Education Congress Meeting Professionals International’s World Education Congress held in Atlantic City June 11-14 welcomed more than 2,000 registered attendees of which 44 percent were planners and 56 percent suppliers.
    Credit: Orange Photography
  • Snapshots
    MPI World Education Congress Meeting Professionals International’s World Education Congress held in Atlantic City June 11-14 welcomed more than 2,000 registered attendees of which 44 percent were planners and 56 percent suppliers.
    Credit: Orange Photography
  • Snapshots
    MPI World Education Congress Meeting Professionals International’s World Education Congress held in Atlantic City June 11-14 welcomed more than 2,000 registered attendees of which 44 percent were planners and 56 percent suppliers.
    Credit: Orange Photography
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    MPI World Education Congress MPI President and CEO Paul Van Deventer speaks at Meeting Professionals International's World Education Congress in Atlantic City.
    Credit: Orange Photography
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    MPI World Education Congress Attendees cool their heels following a jam-packed three days of networking, celebration and education at Meeting Professionals International's World Education Congress in Atlantic City June 11-14.
    Credit: Nicholas & Partners
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    Orlando to Host 2017 Pro Bowl The NFL announced that Orlando will host the 2017 Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium plus a week of football-themed festivities throughout the destination. The announcement was held June 1 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort. Pictured left to right: Roman Oben, NFL director of youth football; Peter Kacheris, Visit Orlando board chair and managing director of Waldorf Astoria and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek; Peter O’Reilly, NFL senior vice president of events; and George Aguel, Visit Orlando president & CEO.
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    SITE Nite Europe At SITE Nite Europe, hosted by the SITE Foundation, (l to r) Martin Lewis, managing director, CAT Publications; Jane Scaletta, AlliedPRA Orlando; John J. Iannini, CTC, CIS, vice president, meetings and events, America, Melia Hotels International; and Kevin Hinton, SITE Chief Excellence Officer. More than 350 SITE members, industry colleagues and IMEX hosted buyers gathered April 18 at the Kameha Suite, a magnificent villa located beside the Frankfurt Opera House.
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    SITE Nite Europe Enjoying the evening of solidarity and celebration at SITE Nite Europe are (l to r) Jeannette Bangura, Your EventPlanner; Anita O’Boyle, SITE director of events; and Estefani Aguirre, SITE sponsorship and chapter relations.
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    Euromic Rebrands Euromic, the destination management partnership, rebranded with a vivid new corporate identity unveiled at the euromic stand at IMEX in Frankfurt. Pictured are IMEX Group Chairman Ray Bloom (c) with Hasan Dinç, president of euromic (l) and Rajeev Kohli, president of SITE.
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    Global Event Summit Senior event professionals attended the inaugural Global Event Summit at the Gleneagles Hotel and Resort in Scotland following IMEX Frankfurt.
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July 16-20, 2016
GBTA Convention 2016
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, CO
703-684-0836
www.gbta.org/convention

July 21-24, 2016
HGA Global Forum
Turnberry Isle Miami
Miami, FL
702-798-0000
hosts-global.com

July 23-26, 2016
VenueConnect
IAVM 91st Annual Conference & Trade Show
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, MN
972-906-7441
www.iavm.org

July 23-26, 2016
Influence 2016
National Speakers Association
JW Marriott Desert Ridge
Phoenix, AZ
480-968-2552
www.nsaspeaker.org

July 31-August 3, 2016
DMAI 101st Annual Convention
Minneapolis, MN
202-296-7888
www.destinationmarketing.org/dmai-annual-convention

August 9-11, 2016
Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) Leadership Conference
Cleveland, OH
877-937-7476
www.siso.org

August 11-13, 2016
ILEA Live – International Live Events Association
JW Marriott Austin
Austin, TX
800-688-4737
www.ileahub.com

August 16-17, 2016
IncentiveWorks
Canada’s Meetings & Events Show
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building
Toronto, ON
www.meetingscanada.com/incentiveworks

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