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    Posted by Jeff Loy at
    02:00PM 05/30/2016
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    The state of the meeting and event industry

    By Maria Lenhart Contributing Writer What do planners need to do differently to engage attendees these days? Planners have to be more cognizant of their audience than ever before. In today’s fast-paced world, the truth is that attendees have 99 other things on their mind besides the event they are attending—social media, family, work demands, etc. Read More


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    Posted by Jeff Loy at
    02:00PM 05/27/2016
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    The future of meetings: Increased customization and participation

    Learn more about the current state of the market and the changes you can expect to see in the industry within the next decade during “Meetings in 2025: Predictions for the Future of Our Industry,” part of a robust slate of education sessions at WEC 2016 in Atlantic City, June 11-14. We recently spoke with several influential meeting professionals about how different meetings will look in five years, and what direction we’re headed. Read More


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    Posted by Kristi Casey Sanders at
    12:29PM 05/26/2016
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    Meet the MPI events team: Lynette Smith

    If there’s an offsite function, MPI Events Specialist Lynette Smith is the person responsible for getting you there and back safely. “One of the biggest things I’m responsible for is transportation to all of the offsite events surrounding World Education Congress (WEC), specifically the Chapter Leaders’ Forum and all the board events. I also support the Big Deal and Rendezvous. Read More


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    Posted by Kristi Casey Sanders at
    04:10AM 05/26/2016
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    Finding top talent requires organizational reflection

    By Lori Kleiman Guest Blogger Recruiting is seen as a process that has to be accomplished. Place an ad, talk to people, pick who you like the best.  But that likely results in sub-standard performance and the need to replace employees more often than you would like. Harvard Business Review states that 80% of bad employees are due to bad hiring practices.  It is essential that you view your recruiting function as you would a marketing project. Read More


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    Posted by Kristi Casey Sanders at
    10:54PM 05/24/2016
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    Meet the MPI events team: Virginia Hall

    Who coaches the speakers headed to the World Education Congress (WEC)? Virginia Hall, MPI’s program manager of events and education. For the past four years, Hall has helped the speakers and subject matter experts selected to educate at WEC customize the content they’re going to present to meeting professionals to help them share it in the most relevant way. In some cases, she has to educate them on what meeting and event planners do. Read More