Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the meeting and event industry’s most dynamic global community, helps its members – more than 24,000 members belonging to 71 chapters and clubs worldwide – thrive by providing human connections to knowledge and ideas, relationships, and marketplaces.
TMP, MPI’s monthly magazine, available both in paper edition and online, taps the expertise of industry leaders from all over the world to provide it readership with the latest meetings and event industry trends.
Are budget woes leaving something to be desired with your meetings lately? Wish you could serve more than pretzels and domestic beer at your cocktail party? Maybe some of your meetings have ...
“Will social media burn conferences to the ground?” asked social media maven Christopher Penn in late June. On his Web site, he argued that people don’t need to travel to a conference ...
Generating quality sales leads is an essential ingredient in the success of any business, but in a competitive marketplace that has become tougher than ever, now you need to step up the ...
In an era when everything from water to underwear has a dedicated marketing team, it’s certainly no surprise that destinations are eager to slip themselves into sleek, saleable packages.Riding off ...
While many meeting professionals struggle with declining corporate budgets, Tami Forero has been busier than ever. Her company, Forte Events in Colorado Springs, Colo., which specializes in corporate and nonprofit meetings, saw ...
The recession's got a track record – a fact that convention centers throughout the world just might want to embrace. “This isn’t the first recession we’ve dealt with, [so] we ...
When car manufacturer Renault-Nissan U.K. decided to scrap the big bash it had planned for March, an £18,000 sales launch, Geoffrey Bartlett put on the charm offensive – he doesn’t give up ...
On Jan. 12, Kaj Arnö received an unexpected lesson in international relations and the power of blogging. It was the eve of the 10th annual Linux.conf.au, a weeklong technical conference ...
It’s day two of your company’s annual executive retreat, a time when the board of directors and VPs steal away for several days to discuss where the business is headed. Of course, ...
McKinsey and Co. reports that while 75 percent of all large U.S. grocery store chains offer loyalty programs, 70 percent of shoppers still seek alternatives. How loyal are your customers? Despite an ...
I understand how intimidated many planners are by the preponderance of net surfers, live bloggers and avid tweeters attending events these days—attendees who don’t pause texting for long enough to look up ...
You may be fantastic at planning meetings and events or have an excellent product or service, but if no one knows about your event, product or service how will you be successful?
What gets middle-aged, tech-savvy guys energized, if not a new-fangled video game? That’s what Cisco Systems planners decided last fall, when the company broke tradition and launched a virtual sales meeting for ...
Look to industry partners beyond your borders for the finest spectrum of export-quality business practices.Consider this scenario: competent meeting planner makes perfectly good travel arrangements, airline bungles said travel arrangements, ...
Running an event management company entails much more than managing logistics and executing flawless events. You must partner with clients to learn about their businesses. Since the bursting of the tech bubble ...
I challenge any reader of this column to tell us what a ho’oponopono is. You can find this term in fascinating book Koro, which explains untranslatable words. A ho’oponopono is a meeting ...
As the meeting and event industry matures, there are many discussions of its societal importance within national tourism organizations, convention bureaus, companies in our industry and MPI. All meeting professionals ...
Technology is an essential part of everyday business. We operate in an era in which people across continents rely on modern technology to conduct meetings—by connecting with colleagues and clients via virtualization ...
Managers sometimes procrastinate and leave long reports and memos to sit on their desks while reading and acting on shorter ones. How can you make your reports and other documents more concise ...
CVBs to keep downturn practices in place once the economy is on better footing. With news of rising unemployment figures, budget cutbacks and financial losses, large corporations and small businesses ...
In the best of times, we face intense scrutiny to generate measurable business improvement in our operations, our executions and the bottom-line results. When times get tough, we need to be even ...
While all of these qualities, based on the latest FutureWatch 2010 findings, may well be valuable for professionals in myriad industries, they are of crucial importance to those seeking success with meetings ...
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