Thought Leaders Summit

Become a part of some of the most important ideas in the meetings industry.

November 4 - 7, 2018

20⁰ N 87⁰ W | UNICO Riviera Maya | Mexico

The MPI Thought Leader Summit presents you with access to unreleased research and curriculum focused on Designing Inclusive Experiences. Engage in executive-level education powered by the MPI Academy and become a part of the bold thinking behind landmark outcomes in event and meeting planning.

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Designing Inclusive Experiences



• Spend quality time with senior-level planners and suppliers in a resort atmosphere.

• Network, learn and workshop vital topics with MPI’s elite strategic partners and fellow industry thought leaders.

• Executive-level education highlighting the most important current strategies in our business.

• Exclusive and unreleased pan-industry research results that showcase insightful industry trends.

• Applicable tactics and tools focused on MPI's deliberate strategy to help our community design inclusive experiences. 


Exclusive event for up to 100 Industry Thought Leaders benefitting the MPI Foundation.

• All-inclusive Mexican and craft food and beverage, a VIP ocean-front resort experience

• Superb golf, spa, and cultural and ocean activities courtesy of the hosts.

• Up to 10 hours of EIC compliant education

By Invitation only. Please register your interest in this program by August 15.










Industry-leading, executive-level education presented by MPI Academy, 2018 curriculum focused on “Designing Inclusive Experiences”. Results from the unreleased pan-industry research initiative, being conducted in 2018, will be presented and discussed as a part of the educational experience.

Too often, inclusion strategies fail because of tactics that impose judgement and leverage guilt to change people’s inherent beliefs. This approach has proven to perpetuate the very problem that inclusion strategies attempt to solve. These programs often focus on building awareness yet neglect to define tangible action that can be utilized to drive inclusivity.

MPI is adopting a deliberate strategy to equip our community with knowledge and tools needed to build inclusive experiences. MPI embraces and respects the individual beliefs of all its community members. Therefore, the focus of MPI’s inclusion strategy will be on the business case, tactics and tools needed to design inclusive experiences. MPI isn’t trying to change our member’s minds, MPI wants to help them do their job.



"UNICO 20⁰ 87⁰ is thrilled to host the 2018 Thought Leaders Summit. We are excited for attendees to experience not just our world-class property, but also this exceptional networking and education opportunity and to contribute to the MPI Foundation endowment.”

Irma Yeo, CMP, Director of Sales