MPI Foundation Silent Auction

  Bidding Begins: Saturday, July 24 @ 7:30 a.m.
  Bidding Ends: Monday, July 26 @ 5:30 p.m.
  Location: Global Village 
  Winners Annouced: Tuesday, July 27 in the Global Village


Get ready to bid on exciting luxury escape packages. Stay and play at the world’s finest destination hotels, resorts and spas. Bidding starts as low as $25 and, with trips worth hundreds, even thousands of dollars, you can snatch up a fabulous value!

Bidding begins Saturday, July 24 and ends Monday, July 26 at 5:30pm.

Stay at a five-star hotel, wind down at one of North America’s top spas, or toast to sparkling city nightlife. Find your own best way to excite, explore and unwind.

There’s also a smorgasbord of fitness, golf, and gaming packages. And there’s more. You can bid on dozens of priceless, limited-edition, hand signed sport photos and memorabilia. Don’t miss out!

Interested in donating an item to the Silent Auction? Complete the MPI Foundation Silent Auction Donor Submission Form and submit by May 28, 2010.

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Community Service Project

Date: Saturday, July 24, 2010 
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m./08.00 - 11.30
Price: $50 per person


MPI volunteers will be taken by bus to Vancouver’s North Shore. Working stream-side in a forest park, volunteers will be supervised by local experts and will be involved in activities such as species identification, surveying, and replacing invasive plants with native species that provide critical shade, shelter and protection from erosion. Volunteers will visit a local fish hatchery. Waterproof hiking footwear is recommended.

For more information, please visit the Community Service Project web page.

Learn more about other community service projects that are taking place at WEC 2010 here.



MPI RISE Awards Presentation

Date: Saturday, July 24, 2010
Time: Presentation - 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m./16.00 - 17.30 
Location: Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel - 1128 West Hastings Street
Attire: Business or Cocktail
Transportation will not be provided

Join us for an event Recognizing Industry Success and Excellence. On Saturday, MPI will present the RISE Awards for achievements made by individuals, MPI communities, and organizations. After the presentation, stroll over to the Welcome Reception that officially opens the World Education Congress.

Make sure you register to attend the presentation when processing your conference registration.


Welcome Reception 


 Date: Saturday, July 24, 2010
 Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m./18.30 - 21.00
 Location: Vancouver Convention Centre - West Plaza 



Summertime is ideal for kicking back and enjoying the outdoors while embracing quality time with family, friends and neighbours. 

Imagine doing this in the backyard of your dreams – with plenty of space, breathtaking ocean and mountain views, posh seating and inspired al fresco dining areas, and fantastic company.  Then imagine the backyard party of a lifetime, complete with an array of summer barbecue delights, endless beverages featuring the finest local wine and beer, great music, entertaining activities, and wonderful conversation.

This all comes to life at the Welcome Reception of WEC 2010! Kick off the conference with an informal, relaxed evening at the Great Vancouver Backyard, located on the outdoor plaza of the newly expanded Vancouver Convention Centre.

This will be a night to remember!



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Wellness Wake-Up Call

Date: Sunday, July 25; Monday, July 26; Tuesday, July 27
Time: 6:30 a.m. / 06.00
Location: Vancouver Convention Center - West Plaza

Get energized for your day with a brisk walk or run with Rosen Hotels each morning at WEC 2010. Rosen Hotels is leading walks and runs each morning starting at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Meet up with your friends and Rosen Hotels at the Olympic Torch to get started each morning

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The Big Deal

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Date: Sunday, July 25, 2010
Time: 9:00 p.m. - Midnight/21.00 - 24.00
Location: Commodore Ballroom: 868 Granville Street

Rendezvous Vancouver…a gig you don’t want to miss.

The Commodore, Vancouver’s premier concert venue, is being transformed into a cool, stylish, eclectic nightclub. Inspired by the infamous Buddha Bar decor, elaborate exotic florals, body painted models and richly textured chocolate, gold and burgundy coloured settings create an experience meant to stimulate the senses.

Setting the stage for the hottest party at WEC is Tainted Lovers, a high-energy band that will capture the spirit of the music from the 80’s and 90’s. Heart thumping, fist pumping sounds of all the classics from metal, rock to pop – you’re sure to dance the night away. Complete with full open bar, this is a party for the ages.

Rendezvous 2010 is a great way to amplify your networking opportunities. Be part of the vibrant crowd, make new contacts or simply stay connected. Dress comfortably in business casual and be ready to party with the coolest folks in the biz.

There’s no encore performance, so join us for the one, the only, Rendezvous Vancouver. 


Purchase your ticket now.

Proceeds from this event go directly back into the meeting and event industry to help fund research, education and thought leadership.

Buses will transport you to and from the event.

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CMP/CMM Breakfast (Invite Only)

Date: Monday, July 26, 2010 
Time: 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m./07.00 - 08.00
Location: Pan Pacific Hotel
Hosted by: Mexico Tourism Board

Meeting Professionals International and Mexico Tourism Board invite all CMPs and CMMs to join us for a CMP/CMM Celebration Breakfast! The breakfast will be during WEC 2010 in Vancouver as we celebrate the many accomplishments of all MPI CMPs and CMMs! It's a casual morning guaranteed to include great food and good company. Start your day with a special breakfast where you can connect with your peers, the industry professionals that have the most recognized certifications in the industry.

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Refreshment Break

Date: Monday, July 26, 2010 
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m./15.00 - 15.30
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre
Hosted by: Mexico Tourism Board

Stop over at the Break station and greet some of the Mexico members! Share a few minutes and don't miss this opportunity to connect with Mexico's representatives.

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Emerging Leaders Reception

Date: Monday, July 26, 2010 
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m./17.00 - 18.00
Location: Fairmont Pacific Rim - Pool Deck
Hosted by: Canadian Tourism Commission

The Canadian Tourism Commission and MPI invite you to attend The Emerging Leaders Reception at the Fairmont Pacific Rim.  Join us as we give you an introduction to the Emerging Leaders Group which is being developed to help promote collaboration between the association’s future leaders and seasoned professionals. 

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European Reception (Invite Only)

Date: Monday, July 26, 2010 
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m./17.00 - 18.00
Location: Vancouver Convention Center West Meeting Rooms 302-304
Hosted by: IMEX

IMEX invites all European MPI members to attend the European Reception at WEC 2011. Come and network with your European colleagues at this exclusive event.

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Canadian Reception (Invite Only)

Date: Monday, July 26, 2010 
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m./17.30 - 19.30
Location: Fairmont Pacific Rim
Hosted by: Fairmont

Fairmont/Raffles/Swissotel welcome all Canadian MPI Members to attend this exclusive event at the Fairmont Pacific Rim to network with fellow Canadian Members.

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Orlando Lunch

Orlando CVBDate: Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m./12.00 - 13.00

Join your friends and colleagues from Orlando as they present a preview of what awaits you next year for MPI WEC 2011.  You’ll discover that meeting in Orlando is more than just business as usual.  It’s really about building relationships.  Being inspired and productive.  And the overall value the destination provides to your attendees and stakeholders.

Yet, there’s another Orlando story we want to share with you.  It’s not just what you gain from face-to-face meetings, but more about how your meetings can have a local and global impact.  How you can pitch in while gaining education and making new business connections.  Our message will inspire and empower you.  It might even change the way you think about your role and impact as a meeting professional.  And it all starts with sitting down and sharing a meal with us.  We look forward to seeing you in Orlando for MPI WEC 2011!

"THE Vancouver Street Party" - Closing Reception

Date: Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m./19.00 - 22.00 
Location: Granville Street Downtown

Celebrate the final night of WEC in the heart of downtown Vancouver at MPI's very own block party. Granville Street is the original epicenter for Vancouver's nightlife, its heart and soul. The surrounding mountains and ocean may be the city's spectacular frame but Granville Street is its vibrant, urban pulse. From speakeasy pubs to retro lounges to late night pizza by the slice. Granville Street has it all. Known as Vancouver’s first entertainment district, it's home to some of the coolest bars, hottest dance clubs and ultra hip hang outs. This event will be the first of its kind for Vancouver's meeting and event community on the new Granville Street post Olympics - and your local host committee is jazzed. The street will be alive with food, beverages and activities. The venues will be prepped to show MPI delegate a great time.

Click here to view the THE Vancouver Street Party map

Things to remember about THE Vancouver Street Party:

• Beer and wine will be served on the street. Open bar service in all venues.
• Beverages must stay in their service area, cannot be taken from venues to the street or the street to venues.
• All disposable plates, cups, cutlery and napkins are biodegradable and compostable. Please help us ensure all waste ends up in the right bins provided to help reduce and manage our waste for the evening.
• Hosting at each venue will conclude at 10:00. We invite you to stay and enjoy Granville Street for the remainder of the evening.
• All coaches will depart from the north end of the 900 block of Granville on Smithe Street. Last coach transfer back to Hyatt, Westin Bayshore and Vancouver Convention Centre hotel group (VCC Route) will leave at 11:00 PM.

Famous Players are an internationally acclaimed dance party band. Renowned for their high energy and musical prowess, Famous Players are one of North America's most requested acts. Diversity is the band’s forte. They play everything from Sinatra to Lady Gaga, Abba to Black Eyed Peas, Neil Diamond to Bon Jovi, and everyone in between. Famous Players Band's energy, vibrancy and stage presence makes people want to get up and dance!

"This band never fails to entertain an audience - the greatest party band I've ever seen!"
Jason Grant - Talent Buyer, House Of Blues
Watch a sneak peak here.

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