OK — the past few days covering the MPI MeetDifferent convention has blown my mind. Actually, there’s been so much going on with news releases and press conferences that I’ve skipped the educational sessions so I could process the information and write about it. If you haven’t been there, check out the link above and […]
Marriott Atlanta Marquis General Manager Erica Qualls is excited about a lot of things. She’s excited MPI’s MeetDifferent conference is in town, she’s excited about the completion of her hotel’s $138 million renovation, and she’s excited about being the host venue for MeetDifferent’s Closing Night Reception. At your service is an occasional series PYM does […]
At the end of the MeetDifferent opening general session, Bruce MacMillan gave a rah-rah “Buy MPI” speech and sent attendees out on a high note. In the corridor, a drum squad beat a lively path to the trade show floor, where lunch was served. But despite the excitement, the good intentions and the great build-up, […]
“The government has declared war on the meetings industry,” Meeting Professionals International’s President and CEO Bruce MacMillan declared to an audience of nearly 2,000 at MPI’s MeetDifferent Opening General Session in Atlanta on Feb. 8. The opening general session involved presentations from economists, panel discussions on hot-button topics and short promo speeches from MPI President […]
He started out as a marine biology major and now he’s manager of leisure sales at the Georgia Aquarium. During MPI MeetDifferent 09‘s opening night reception, we had a chance to talk with Selby and see what the Aquarium’s venues are like when a party is in progress.
On Feb. 6, MPI president and CEO Bruce MacMillan addressed the Atlanta CVB, their board members and assorted media. He wanted to let them know how valuable hosting an event like this is to the future of the city and how well-positioned Atlanta is to coming out of this recession ahead. Here’s a short video […]