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  • professional development
    Posted by Jeff Loy at
    03:42PM 07/21/2014
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    Meetings Mean Business Coalition Releases Economic Impact Infographic

    The Meetings Mean Business Coalition recently released an infographic detailing the wide-ranging economic impact of U.S. face-to-face meetings made possible by business travel, as well as the financial benefit to companies. Highlights of the infographic include: • Every dollar used for business travel converts into $10 in new revenue for a company. • In-person meetings are twice as effective in turning prospects into customers. Read More
  • your community
    Posted by Blair Potter at
    03:15PM 07/14/2014
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    Righting the Ship

    Untitled Document Becky McMillen, CMP, executive director, conference services, for the California University of Pennsylvania in California, Pa., viewed the MPI Foundation’s Disney Destinations Meeting Planner Membership Scholarship as an opportunity to help the MPI Pittsburgh Chapter "turn the ship around." "Our chapter decided to market the scholarship opportunities to help recruit new planner members," says McMillen, immediate past president of the chapter. Read More


  • your community
    Posted by Jeff Loy at
    01:31PM 07/03/2014
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    MPI CEO, Members Named to Industry “Most Influential” List

    Untitled Document MPI President and CEO Paul Van Deventer was recently named to Successful Meetings magazine's 2014 "25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry" list, along with a number of MPI members and former volunteer leaders. In honoring Van Deventer, the magazine commended his guidance of the association over the past year, saying, "... Read More


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    Posted by Blair Potter at
    02:00PM 06/17/2014
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    The Big Deal Winner's Secrets Revealed!

    Untitled Document Mark Hecquet, CDME, executive director of the Butler County (Ohio) Visitors Bureau, won the MPI Foundation's The Big Deal-presented by Caesars Entertainment, Hilton Worldwide and Encore Productions-at WEC in Las Vegas. As champion (a guest of Encore Productions' table), he earned a grand prize package including a seat valued at $10,000 to play at the 2014 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event in Las Vegas. Read More
  • professional development
    Posted by Blair Potter at
    08:56PM 06/06/2014
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    Making the World Better Through Meetings

    Jingxian Huang / Sunny Wong (MPI At Large - China), a student from the Shanghai University of International Business and Economics/MICE, received the Future Leaders Forum University Challenge Award at IMEX Frankfurt in 2013. The award included an MPI Foundation scholarship to attend MPI's 2013 World Education Congress (WEC) in Las Vegas. We recently spoke with Wong about the award and the scholarship, and their impact on her career. What does this scholarship mean to you? Read More