As IMEX looks toward its second American event — in October in Las Vegas — organizers are strategizing ways to improve the experience. At last year’s inaugural event, buyers and buyer-attendees praised the online scheduling system, which let them make their own appointments with exhibitors. This year IMEX America is introducing a personalized inbox that […]
Bruce MacMillan, president and CEO of Meeting Professionals International, is leaving the job after six years.
The fallout of the U.S. General Services Administration’s mismanaged 2010 Western Region Conference continues to impact the meetings industry. Last week, the Global Business Travel Association postponed its National Travel Forum, a meeting for government travel planners, because GSA employees are now restricted from attending. And ASAE, the Center for Association Leadership, is part of […]
If you’re looking for quick snapshots of technology that can help you save time, save money and create more engaging conferences, check out our Meeting Technology 101 series on PlanYourMeetings.com. Do you belong to Meeting Professionals International? Author Kristi Casey Sanders is one of MPI’s Proprietary Content speakers through June 2013 on the topic. What […]
The latest business barometer from Meeting Professionals International demonstrates the impact that even a slight uptick in the economy is having on the industry. Among its findings: Employment numbers jumped sharply (up 65 percent) compared to a year ago. This is true more so in the United States and Europe than in Canada. Event attendance […]
Oct. 10 will be known as “Smart Monday” in Las Vegas, thanks to IMEX America, which is partnering with Meetings Professional International (MPI) to offer a bonus day of education for senior-level meeting planners and suppliers. On the day before IMEX America officially opens, the MPI-sponsored MeetDifferent Day of Education & Innovation will feature educational […]