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    Posted by Rowland Stiteler at
    08:18PM 12/06/2016
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    Walking in their shoes

    By Rowland Stiteler Editor If ever there was a person who knows the nature of connections within the meeting industry, it’s Brian Stevens. The 2017 chair of the MPI Board of Directors is co-founder and CEO of ConferenceDirect, a full-service meetings solutions company that has 325 associates and organizes 11,000 events per year. He’s a man with 38 years of success in the meeting industry, beginning with climbing the ladder at Hilton Hotels. Read More


  • your industry
    Posted by Jeff Loy at
    10:08PM 12/05/2016
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    Finding the bigger event engagement picture

    by Jeff Loy Digital Editor As far as Matt O’Neil, vice president of brand and media for the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, is concerned, game day extends beyond the one day a week that the team is on the field. And he believes that event professionals should take the same approach to social marketing for their events. Read More


  • your industry
    Posted by Jeff Loy at
    03:34PM 12/02/2016
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    Hotels are celebrating record highs while keeping a cautious eye to the future

    by Jeff Loy Digital Editor Attendees at Omni Hotels & Resorts’ “Be Collaborative” professional development series in Frisco, Texas, on Wednesday were given an inside, analytical look at the challenges some planners face due to the booming success of the hotel industry and why the future of that industry is very much up in the air. Read More


  • events
    Posted by Rich Luna at
    04:57PM 12/01/2016
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    Remembering the power of face to face meetings

    By Rich Luna Director of Publishing Great things happen when people meet face to face. That phrase has taken on more significance in my role as director of publications at Meeting Professionals International. As we know in the meeting and event industry, face-to-face meetings can be powerful, invaluable and often memorable. As I look back on my career as a journalist, the power of face to face has been more than just a cornerstone. Read More


  • your industry
    Posted by Nikki Daniel at
    05:13PM 11/28/2016
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    Join the MPI Foundation in the celebration of giving on #GivingTuesday

    By Nikki Daniel Now in its fifth year, #GivingTuesday is an international day of giving fueled by the power of social media and global collaboration. Observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on holiday and end-of-year giving. Read More