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    Posted by Michael Pinchera at
    11:00AM 07/22/2016
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    Brexit opportunities & challenges

    By Michael Pinchera Senior Editor This is the continuation of a series of discussions with meeting and event industry leaders in the U.K. and Europe regarding the realized and potential impacts of the U.K.’s vote on June 23 to leave the European Union—a move colloquially named “Brexit.” The following exchange with Jane Baker, president of the MPI United Kingdom & Ireland Chapter and commercial director for London-based 2Heads, took place in early July. Read More

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    Posted by Kristi Casey Sanders at
    02:16PM 07/21/2016
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    New ideas for content delivery: A tale of 2 keynotes

    By Kristi Casey Sanders, DES Looking for new ways to shake up your general sessions? MPI chapters in Italy and The Netherlands experimented with two radically different approaches to using keynote speakers last month. Keynote challenge: Pros and cons Both events involved a keynote challenge element, executed in different ways. In Naples at the MPI Italia Nettare di Successi conference, five potential keynote speakers delivered short speeches, highlighting their content and expertise. Read More

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    Posted by Rich Luna at
    02:43PM 07/20/2016
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    Safety and security at events: A conversation with MPI Chair Fiona Pelham

    By Rich Luna Director of Publishing Education around safety and communication are two of the key issues for meeting and event professionals coping with the continuing tragic events happening around the world, says Fiona Pelham, board chair for Meeting Professionals International. Pelham, managing director for Sustainable Events Ltd. Read More

  • events
    Posted by Kristi Casey Sanders at
    05:35PM 07/19/2016
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    Prepping for #EMEC17 with the Event Model Canvas

    By Kristi Casey Sanders, DES How do you begin your strategic meetings management process? MPI's European Meetings and Events Conference (EMEC) event leads used the Event Model Canvas. Last month, they met up in Granada, Spain with the host destination committee for an initial planning session facilitated by Event Model Generation co-founder Ruud Janssen. Join us for the 2017 European Meetings & Events Conference, 5-7 March in Granada, Spain. Read More

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    Posted by Rowland Stiteler at
    06:52PM 07/18/2016
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    Mirth messenger

    By Rowland Stiteler Editor Tami Evans has a message for you: Embrace your inner dork. Evans, named one of the top five new speakers of 2012 by the National Speakers Association, will seek to remind the world that everyone has a dork side during her MPI keynote address at IMEX America, October 18-20 in Las Vegas. Daily Keynotes MPI will present daily keynote speakers each morning before the trade show starts during IMEX America, as well as on Monday, Oct. Read More