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    Posted by Jeff Loy at
    02:58PM 01/26/2015
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    Save the Date: MPI Satisfaction Survey, Feb. 13

    MPI conducts the annual Membership and Chapter Satisfaction Survey for one simple reason: to improve the way our association operates so that members receive the maximum benefit for their investment. This year’s survey is perhaps the most important to date. MPI President and CEO Paul Van Deventer and the entire MPI staff are committed to transforming the association so that the experience for every member is the absolute best it can be. Read More


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    Posted by Blair Potter at
    04:39PM 01/21/2015
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    An Improved Resource for Job Connections

    By Blair Potter MPI is committed to helping members of the meeting and event community advance their careers. Our updated Industry Careers job portal is designed to connect job seekers with employers who are looking to hire, and now features simpler navigation and better information organization. According to Michael Crumrine, MPI’s senior director of information technology, the updates enhance what was already a very popular feature of the association’s website. Read More


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    Posted by Jessie States at
    03:01PM 12/22/2014
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    Research Reveals the Future of Meetings

    By Jessie States Many of us left the world of research years ago, when we left educational institutions and entered the working world. And that’s OK. We’re far too busy trying to design events that create unique, individualized experiences for our participants, partners and stakeholders. Read More


  • your industry
    Posted by Jeff Loy at
    03:00PM 12/17/2014
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    Houston Convention Center Betting on Bitcoin

    By Jeff Loy Houston’s George R. Brown (GRB) Convention Center recently got into the digital currency game by becoming the first convention center in the world to have an ATM dealing in Bitcoin. According to Dawn Ullrich, president and CEO of Houston First Corp., which manages the convention center, the main focus on having the machine is attendee-driven. “We are not doing this as a money-maker; this is revenue neutral,” Ullrich says. Read More


  • your industry
    Posted by Blair Potter at
    03:01PM 12/15/2014
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    The Traveler Finds a Home

    by Blair Potter Johanna Norberg (MPI Sweden Chapter), digital data strategist at Hyper Island, struggled to find a place where she truly belonged before finding a home in the meeting industry. Part of her growth can be attributed to earning the MPI Foundation’s Larry Lee Memorial Scholarship (established by Encore Productions and Freeman), which enabled her to attend IMEX America 2014. Read More