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Jun 20, 2017, 17:30 ET MPI Announces 2017 RISE Awards Recipients

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) proudly announced the recipients of this year's RISE (Recognizing Industry Success and Excellence)...


Jun 20, 2017, 08:00 ET MPI Announces New Advanced-Level Educational Offerings and Plans to Develop More Security and Risk Management Programs

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has introduced several new education offerings from the MPI Academy as part of its new Executive...


May 31, 2017, 11:00 ET MPI World Education Congress Returns to Las Vegas in Three Weeks with Powerful Education and Inspirational Speakers, Including Bruce Mau, Deepak Chopra and Magic Johnson

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) plans to help meeting professionals stop planning meetings and start designing experiences at its World...


Mar 07, 2017, 07:30 ET SITE and MPI Announce Co-located Event in 2018

The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) have joined forces to provide a new, enhanced...


Jan 23, 2017, 13:05 ET MPI Announces Keynote Speakers, Plans Immersive Learning Experiences for EMEC 2017 in Granada, Spain

Following highly successful conferences in Copenhagen and Krakow, Meeting Professionals International (MPI) promises to deliver more...


Jun 08, 2009, 08:07 ET MPI to Present Obama for America Campaign With Rise Award for Organizational Achievement

For its unprecedented ability to utilize meetings and events to accomplish transformational change, the Obama for America campaign has been chosen...


May 28, 2009, 08:27 ET MPI to Ignite 'The Language of Business' Through Meetings at World Education Congress

WEC to Convene Critical Mass of Expertise to Address Pressing Cross-functional Global Business Issues and the Power of Meetings as the...


Jan 09, 2009, 13:12 ET MPI and American Express FutureWatch Study Reveals Meeting Industry Will Adapt to Changes in 2009

Despite Economic Downturn, 2009 Brings Unique Business Opportunities for Meeting and Event Industry In partnership with American Express, Meeting...


Jul 31, 2007, 01:00 ET MPI to Sign the United Nations Compact on Corporate Social Responsibility Elevating Commitment to Sustainability and Social Responsibility

MONTREAL, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a bold leadership statement, Meeting Professionals International (MPI) today announced that it...


Jul 30, 2007, 01:00 ET MPI Announces New Office in Singapore

MONTREAL, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Meeting Professionals International (MPI) today announced the opening of an Asia office in Singapore....


Mar 15, 2007, 01:00 ET Meeting Professionals International Announces Professional Education Conference-Middle East in Dubai for 2008

ABU DHABI, UAE and DALLAS, March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Meeting Professionals International (MPI) announced today at the 2007 Gulf Incentive,...


Feb 15, 2007, 00:00 ET Meeting Professionals International Names Katie Callahan-Giobbi to Lead MPI Foundation, Promotes Didier Scaillet to New Global Development Role

DALLAS, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Signaling a strong commitment to global partnership growth, Meeting Professionals International (MPI) today...


Jan 16, 2007, 00:00 ET More Than 2,300 Meeting Professionals Converge on New Orleans for Meeting Professionals International January Convention

DALLAS, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Background: More than 2,300 meeting professionals from around the world converge...


Oct 12, 2006, 01:00 ET Meeting Professionals International Names Bruce MacMillan, C.A., President and CEO

DALLAS, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- After a comprehensive search, the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Board of Directors has filled one of...


Oct 06, 2005, 01:00 ET Rise in Meeting Planner Compensation Signals Growing Organizational Impact

DALLAS, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Businesses and organizations are giving meeting planners a raise, according to a comprehensive study of North...


May 12, 2005, 01:00 ET Meeting Professionals International Showcases Dallas to Over 300 Meetings Industry Leaders as Future Venue for Meetings and Events

DALLAS, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 400 meeting planners and suppliers from all over the world descend on Downtown Dallas for Meeting...


Jan 11, 2005, 00:00 ET Global Meetings Industry Growth in 2005 Underscores Overall Economic and Corporate Health

DALLAS, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second consecutive year, the multi-billion dollar global meetings industry will experience solid...


Jan 13, 2004, 00:00 ET Larger Budgets, More International Travel Signal Healthy Meeting Industry Performance in 2004

DALLAS, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The multi-billion-dollar global meeting industry is anticipating a healthy year-over-year performance as planners...


Jul 22, 2003, 01:00 ET Nearly 3,000 Meeting Professionals Expected to Pump $9 Million Into San Francisco During World's Largest Meeting and Event Industry Convention

SAN FRANCISCO, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately 3,000 meeting professionals from more than 20 countries will arrive in San Francisco August...


Jul 16, 2003, 01:00 ET MPI Multicultural Initiative Research Reveals Dramatic Findings Regarding Growing Multicultural Business

DALLAS, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The rise of globalization and impact of multiculturalism continue to force changes in how businesses and...


Jul 03, 2003, 01:00 ET Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Names Colin Rorrie, PhD, CAE New President and CEO

DALLAS, July 3 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the most influential positions in the meeting industry has been filled with the appointment of Colin...


Jan 07, 2003, 00:00 ET MPI Foundation Launches Multicultural Website to Promote Global Business-to- Business Opportunities

DALLAS, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- In another dynamic industry first, the MPI Foundation has launched a Multicultural Initiative website, a...


Sep 05, 2002, 01:00 ET MPI Moves Forward Into New Fiscal Year Backed By Solid Prior Year Gains

DALLAS, Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- According to George Aguel, Meeting Professionals International's (MPI) current chairman, the association is...


Aug 15, 2002, 01:00 ET MPI Partners With Mexico President Vicente Fox to Advance Meeting Industry

DALLAS, Aug. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the global authority and resource for the meeting industry,...