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Hotels for Hope (11/24/2014)
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Delegate Social Responsibility: CSR's New Kid on the Block (11/24/2014)
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CSR: The State of Play (11/24/2014)
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The Value of CSR to Your Delegates by Region (11/24/2014)
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CSR in Practice: Case Studies from MPI's Research (11/24/2014)
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Butler Did It (11/24/2014)
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For the Environment: The Vancouver Convention Centre (11/24/2014)
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Food, Glorious Food: A CSR Recipe (11/24/2014)
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An International Planning Perspective on CSR (11/24/2014)
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Jacquie Rogers: A personal View of CSR in the Meeting Industry (11/24/2014)
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SMM: How-to Guide (8/4/2014)
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SMM: The Strength of Collaboration (Cisco Systems) (8/4/2014)
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SMM: Nike's European Headquarters (8/4/2014)
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Delegate Experience and Engagement: A Vital Component of Strategic Meetings Management (5/20/2014)
This white paper outlines ways in which SMM can increase the value of meetings and helps meeting professionals implement best practices to enhance their meetings for delegates. Member Price: FREE Non-Member Price: $ ...
Measuring ROI and ROO in Your Meeting Space (5/20/2014)
This white paper explains why it's important to measure ROI and ROO and provides advice on how you can collect data to provide a business case to support both your SMMP and your meetings.  You will be able to provide i ...
SMM: Ensuring Meetings Spend is in Good Health (2/20/2014)
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SMM: Competing in an SMM World: A Guide for Smaller Suppliers (2/20/2014)
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SMM: Increasing Value through Partner Relationships (2/20/2014)
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SMM: Creating a Competitive SMM Platform for Education and Collaboration (2/20/2014)
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FOM: A Guide to Planning for the Almost Unknown (2/10/2014)
Member Price: FREE Non-Member Price: $99 USD
SMM: Strategic Meetings Management Final Report (10/1/2013)
Member Price: FREE Web-Connect Price: $149 USD Non-Member Price: $199 USD  
Future of Meetings Final Report (10/1/2013)
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Meeting Design Research Final Report (8/1/2013)
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Meeting Design Research Case Study - BOSTON SCIENTIFIC (8/1/2013)
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Meeting Design Research Tools (Bundled) (8/1/2013)
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Meeting Design Research Tools (Bundled) (8/1/2013)
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Meeting Design Research Final Report (8/1/2013)
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Meeting Design Research Case Study - BOSTON SCIENTIFIC (8/1/2013)
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FOM: Social Media and the Value of Your Meetings (7/18/2013)
Member Price: FREE Non-Member Price: $99 USD
Tech: Fad or New Normal? (2/13/2013)
Member Price: FREE Non-Member Price: $99 USD Meetings professionals see many challenges as they look to the future of events.  One of the biggest is how to make ...
The Value of Connection: A Review of Social Media Trends (1/22/2013)
Member Price: FREE Non-Member Price: $99 USD Social media marketing practices that were cutting edge and driving millions of dollars in revenue 12 months ago are now ...
The Value of CSR in the Meeting Industry (1/14/2013)
This is an executive summary of MPI's three-year study into the value of coporate social responsibility to the meeting and event industry.  The research investigates CSR at a deeper level -- including the barriers an ...
Technology: Why Invest and What's Next? (1/9/2013)
Member Price: FREE Non-Member Price: $99 USD Meeting professionals may think that avatars, augmented reality and artificial intelligence are the stuff of sci-fi fan f ...
From the Outside In: Meeting Distribution (12/26/2012)
Member Price: FREE Non-Member Price: $49 USD This supplement (the final of five under the topic From the Outside In ) presents future trends in meeting distr ...
From the Outside In: Meeting Communication (12/12/2012)
This supplement (the fourth of five under the topic   From the Outside In ) highlights new methods and pathways for communicating among peers and between managers and t ...
From the Outside In: Meeting Design and Technology (10/29/2012)
This supplement (the first of five from Future of Meetings research) highlights futuristic predictions of meeting design and technology made by experts outside the industry. Topics include: - ...
From the Outside In: Meeting Design and Individual Needs (10/29/2012)
What will delegates expect from meetings in the future?  Read what experts outside the industry think in the second supplement from MPI's future of meetings research. Topics include: - generational challenges - creatin ...
From the Outside In: Meeting Content (9/29/2012)
This supplement (the third of five under the topic From the Outside In ) highlights trends in content that will affect the future of meetings and events.  Topics include: Monetization models Engagement ...
From the Outside In: The Future of Meetings (9/29/2012)
Member Price: FREE Non-Member Price: $99 USD Businesses recognize that sometimes the best ideas come from outside their industry.  When looking at the future of meetings, MPI stepped outside the meeting space for it ...
The Value of CSR (9/29/2012)
Member Price: FREE Non-Member Price: $199 USD MPI unveils its penultimate research study that investigates CSR at a deeper level—including the barriers and challenges to achieving it, best practices and the level of engagement wi ...
Business Barometer Annual 2012 (9/11/2012)
MPI, in partnership with IMEX, sponsors this annual comprehensive survey of global meeting and event professionals, aimed at spotting trends and competitive factors that will shape the global industry in the coming year. The B ...
Hybrid Meetings Research (8/30/2012)
The results of MPI's first Hybrid Meetings Research project, the most comprehensive study ever conducted on hybrid meetings, have just been released. Hybrid meetings are an emerging medium and they're taking the industry in a whole new direction.
Case Study: The Case for a Hybrid Meeting (8/30/2012)
Member Price: FREE Non-Member Price: FREE As senior event planner for Thrivent Financial, Steph Pfeilsticker, CMP, CMM, knew the impact her National Sales Meeting had on the financial representatives who attended. But what about the ...
Case Study: Hybrid Across Borders (8/30/2012)
Member Price: FREE Non-Member Price: FREE eBay needed to find a way for colleagues in 14 offices in 13 European countries to interact with and see and hear their leaders talk about business strategy on a regular basis. Here's ...
Case Study: Using the Youtube Model (8/30/2012)
Member Price: FREE Non-Member Price: FREE Of the 41 conferences SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) will produce this year, 26 will have a virtual component.  Half of those will take place in Asia or Europe.  Here' ...
Hybrid Lessons Learned (8/30/2012)
In your words: Researchers conducted 37 interviews with senior event professionals to detail the current state of hybrid events, and discern where the challenges--and opportunities--lie.  Here are their best practices. ...
Virtual Meetings How-to Guide (7/18/2012)
This is not a how-to-make-a-super-awesome-virtual-event guide. It’s a manual designed to help you establish and implement processes for managing a virtual event portfolio in your organization. This document helps corporate meeti ...
Case Study: IBM's Virtual Event Center (7/17/2012)
Member Price: FREE Non-Member Price: $25 USD IBM's Virtual Event Center hosted 77 virtual events in 2010 and realized a threefold increase in 2011 with a total of 229 events. Local language support in 17 languages provides ...
Case Study: Meeting the IKEA Way (7/17/2012)
Member Price: FREE Non-Member Price: $25 With its  virtual meetings program, IKEA saw a US$100 million (30 percent) drop in travel costs over three years, a reduced carbon output of 30,000 tons in 2009 (from 45,500 ton ...
Business Value of Meetings Toolbox (6/5/2012)
Member Price: FREE Non-Member Price: $750 USD Inside the Business Value of Meetings Toolbox, you'll find in-depth tools and practical guidance. The five white papers are packed with newly-added tools and cover the five major s ...
KPMG CSR Case Study (5/20/2012)
As U.N. leaders prepare for their sustainable development conference Rio+20 in June, KPMG International realized a unique customer-facing opportunity. The audit, tax and advisory services firm wanted to prove its commitment to t ...
January 2012: The State of Corporate Social Responsibility (1/27/2012)
The meeting industry must apply CSR practices to everyday business practices and investment in long-term change, according to Phase 2 of MPI's investigation into corporate social responsibility. Executives who move away from t ...
Fuel for Change: Supplement to the January 2012 CSR report (1/27/2012)
The drivers of CSR blend personal values with business sense. MPI’s CSR research results show that these drivers range from strong personal beliefs in ethical practices to commercial advantage in stronger relationships with c ...
Need Rules Apply? Supplement to the January 2012 CSR Report (1/27/2012)
Corporate social responsibility regulators argue that legislation is the only way forward.  Why are business leaders so worried? Some see third-party regulation as an imposition, involving costly resources to not only ...
The Future of Meetings: A Top-Line Analysis of the Industry's Opportunities and Potential (1/27/2012)
Member Price: FREE Non-Member Price: $200 USD This white paper identifies trends as seen through the eyes of meetings and events industry professionals.  Research findings came from a survey of MPI members, in-depth i ...
The Strategic Value of Virtual Meetings and Events (1/27/2012)
The role of virtual meetings is evolving. Previously seen by industry professionals as one-off event experiments, they now seek entry into strategically managed meetings portfolios. Learn when and how your peers are using virtual ...
Buyer/Seller Relationships Study (12/7/2011)
Member Price: FREE Non-Member Price: $199 USD By understanding the key unmet needs of their planners, suppliers can custom tailor their approaches and build stronger (and more pro ...
Business Value of Meetings: Perception vs. Reality (11/28/2011)
Member Price: FREE Non-Member Price: $50 USD Companies that successfully measure the business value of their meetings report that the process has changed greatly over time. Early measures centered on accomplishing objectives, ...
The State of Corporate Social Responsibility (10/7/2011)
Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has commissioned Leeds Metropolitan University to manage a three-year research study into the importance and value of corporate social responsibility (CSR) to the meeting and event indust ...
2010-2011 United Nations Global Compact Report (10/7/2011)
Many companies see the value of CSR as a tool to influence consumer behavior and drive efficiency and productivity gains, but the end result is ultimately reduced environmental impact and resource use and a holistic approach ...
Intel CSR Case Study (10/7/2011)
There are few bigger names in computer technology than Intel, and few bigger tech events than the Intel Developer Forum (IDF), which takes place in Beijing in April and in San Francisco in September. It’s where leading computer t ...
Virtual Meetings: Lessons Learned (10/7/2011)
Member: FREE Non-Member Price: $25 Virtual events will only gain more traction as technology evolves and learning experiences change (MPI Future of Meetings research). And the results of MPI's research into virtual events f ...
FutureWatch 2011 (1/6/2011)
MPI Foundation and IMEX sponsor this annual comprehensive survey of global meeting and event professionals, aimed at spotting trends and competitive factors that will shape the global industry in the coming year. FutureWatch2011 pr ...
Meeting and Business Event Competency Standards (1/6/2011)
Welcome to the future of the meeting industry. For decades, we have been asking for a metrics by which to measure our worth, a criteria to inform our curricula, our conference content and our certifications. Now it’s here. A prod ...
Business Value of Meetings Study (1/6/2011)
Member Price: FREE Non-Member Price: $99 USD You want to prove the business value of meetings (BVOM), but want to know if the process is cost- and value-effective. Unfortunately, there’s no industry consensus, according to ne ...
Business Value of Meetings Study Executive Summary (1/6/2011)
Member Price: FREE Non-Member Price: FREE You want to prove the business value of meetings (BVOM), but want to know if the process is cost- and value-effective. Unfortunately, there’s no industry consensus, according to n ...
Business Value of Meetings Study Executive Summary - Audio (1/6/2011)
Member Price: FREE Non-Member Price: FREE You want to prove the business value of meetings (BVOM), but want to know if the process is cost- and value-effective. Unfortunately, there’s no industry consensus, according to n ...
Meeting and Business Event Competency Standards - Print Friendly (1/6/2011)
Welcome to the future of the meeting industry. For decades, we have been asking for a metrics by which to measure our worth, a criteria to inform our curricula, our conference content and our certifications. Now it’s here. A prod ...
Meeting and Business Event Competency Standards (1/6/2011)
Welcome to the future of the meeting industry. For decades, we have been asking for a metrics by which to measure our worth, a criteria to inform our curricula, our conference content and our certifications. Now it’s here. A prod ...
Business Value of Meetings: Stakeholder Commitment (11/29/2010)
Member Price: FREE Non-Member Price: $50 USD Once meeting professionals decide to measure the business value of their events, they often have difficulty gaining the full commitment and support of various stakeholders, su ...
Business Value of Meetings: Defining Your Objectives (11/29/2010)
Member Price: FREE Non-Member Price: $50 USD To successfully calculate the business value of your meeting, you have to understand its goals and objectives, which are often undefined—until you challenge your stakeholders ...
Business Value of Meetings: Meaningful Measures (11/29/2010)
Member Price: FREE Non-Member Price: $50 USD The best way to measure the outcomes of a meeting is to clearly understanding the intended objectives. Only when you understand your objectives can you select the best measure ...
Business Value of Meetings: Analysis and Reporting (11/29/2010)
Member Price: FREE Non-Member Price: $50 USD Ultimately, prolonged use of a business value of meetings program requires action, which is generally motivated by a compelling understanding of opportunities revealed throu ...
FutureWatch 2010 (1/8/2010)
FutureWatch2010 provides a compelling snapshot of an industry in transition, as meeting and event professionals develop the methods, markets and best practices that will enable them to survive and thrive in a uniquely tough ...
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