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Toronto, Here We Come!

JUNE 15-18, 2019 | TORONTO CANADA

 

 

 

Creativity, Collaboration and Community
for You to Stop Planning Meetings and Start
Designing Experiences

MEETING PROFESSIONALS INTERNATIONAL’S SIGNATURE EVENT


MPI's World Education Congress delivers unparalleled education, networking and business opportunities for meeting and event professionals. WEC19 will be in Toronto, Canada’s largest and most visit destination renowned for big-ticket events, top attractions, unique restaurants, vibrant nightlife and cultural hotspots.

 

 

WEC18 at its BEST

VIEW PAST WEC18 EDUCATION HERE

Tracy Stuckrath
WATCH TRACY STUCKRATH
WEC18 Education Session
ADA: What's F&B Got to do With it?

 

 

Dan Berger
WATCH DAN BERGER
WEC18 Education Session
Meetings in 2028: Predictions for the Future
Hector Venegas
WATCH HECTOR VENEGAS
WEC18 Education Session
Enhancing the Participants' Experience by Using Technology for Events (AR, VR, etc.)

 

 

Program at a Glance

Unless noted, all events take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Event time, name and date all subject to change.
Check back often. The Program at a Glance is continually updated.

 


FRIDAY
JUNE 14

 

2:00 - 6:00PM

Registration Open

 


 

8:00AM - 5:00PM

Executive Education Certificate Program
(Additional Fee and Registration required)

 


 

5:00 - 7:00PM

Chapter Business Summit Reception
(By invitation only)

 


 

5:00 - 7:30PM

Hosted Buyer Reception
(By invitation only)

 


SATURDAY
JUNE 15

 

7:30AM - 6:00PM

Registration & Information Desks Open

 


 

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Pre-Conference Certificate Programs
(Additional fee and registration required)

 


 

8:00AM - 5:00PM

Chapter Business Summit Reception
(By invitation only)

 


 

8:15AM - 5:45PM

Hosted Buyer Program
(By invitation only)

 


 

10:00AM - 12:00PM

IBOD & GBOT Meeting
(at the Fairmont Hotel)

 


 

4:30 - 5:30PM

Friends of Bill W Meeting

 


6:30PM - 10:00PM

Opening Night Celebration at Echo Beach

 


SUNDAY
JUNE 16

 

7:30AM - 5:30AM

Registration & Information Desks Open

 


 

9:00 - 11:00AM

Hosted Buyer Program
(By invitation only)

 


 

9:30 - 11:00AM

Concurrent Education Sessions

 


 

11:15AM

Opening General Session

 


 

12:30 - 2:00PM

Lunch/Networking

 


 

2:15 - 3:45PM

Concurrent Education Sessions

 


 

4:15PM

General Session

 


 

5:15 - 6:15PM

Friends Bill W Meeting

 


 

5:15 - 6:15PM

International Reception
(By invitation only)

 


 

6:15 – 7:15PM

Joint Chairman's Reception
(By invitation only)

 


MONDAY
JUNE 17

 

7:00AM - 5:15PM

Registration & Information Desks Open

 


 

7:00 – 8:00AM

CMM/CMP Breakfast

 


 

8:00 – 10:30AM

Concurrent Education Sessions

 


 

8:00 – 12:00PM

IBOD Meeting (TBD)

 


 

11:00AM – 1:00PM

Michael Cerbelli’s: The Hot List™: 2019: Lunch

 


 

1:30 – 3:30PM

Concurrent Education Sessions

 


 

2:15 – 4:15PM

MPI Past Chair's Meeting (TBD)

 


 

4:00PM

General Session

 


 

4:45 – 5:45PM

Friends of Bill W Meeting

 


 

6:00 – 9:00PM

MPI President's Dinner
(ticketed event) at the Hilton Toronto

 


 

9:30PM - 1:00AM

MPI Foundation's Rendezvous
(ticketed event) at the Toronto Event Centre

 


TUESDAY
JUNE 18

 

8:00AM - 2:00PM

Registration & Information Desks Open

 


 

8:00 – 9:15AM

Concurrent Education Sessions

 


 

9:30AM

General Session

 


 

11:00AM - 12:15PM

Concurrent Education Sessions

 


 

12:30 - 2:15PM

WEC 2020 Preview Lunch

 


 

2:45PM - 5:00PM

Concurrent Education Sessions

 


 

2:45 - 6:00PM

Optional City Experience

 


 

5:15 - 6:15PM

Friends of Bill W Meeting

 


 

6:30 - 10:30PM

Closing Night Celebration at Rebel Toronto

 

 

 

 

 

What to Expect from WEC19

 

SUBJECTS MATTER

Scientists, artists, business leaders. We bring subject matter experts from all around the world and across different industries. Past speakers include Deepak Chopra, Jeff Lieberman, Phil Hansen, Steve Wozniak, Mel Robbins and Mike Shea.

 

NOT JUST WHAT YOU LEARN, BUT HOW

From the keynotes to concurrent education sessions; from the networking functions to the food, every component of WEC19 is designed to recharge you and the experiences you design. Take a look at some of our education from last year in the videos below.

WATCH WEC18 EDUCATION VIDEOS

 

PLUS, IT'S REALLY FUN

Not only is WEC an incredible education experience, it’s also a blast. How could it not be with amazing entertainment (The B-52s in 2016 and Train in 2017), networking extravaganzas, speeding around racetracks, and food truck lunches. WEC isn’t just 2,000+ fellow attendees: it’s 2,000+ of your new best friends.

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PLANNERS: WANT TO ATTEND AT NO COST?

Education, networking and face-to-face meetings with suppliers that fit your business needs. All at no cost if you qualify.

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