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#feature Save Dates! The By sArAh sAin T European Meetings & Events Conference (EMEC)  here's no substitute for meeting face to face with partners, colleagues and industry friends, so mark these important dates on your calendar for 2016. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada conveningleaders.pcma.org PCMA Convening Leaders showcases the latest innovations in event technology, meeting design and business event strategy. Having grown 29 percent over the last decade, more than 4,000 passionate meetings industry leaders participate in three days of education and networking. Featured speakers in 2016 include best-selling author Gretchen Rubin; Juliet Funt, CEO of Whitespace at Work; Johnny Earle, founder of Johnny's Cupcakes; and author, speaker, trainer and coach Robert Biswas-Diener. APRIL 19-21  MPI World Education Congress  Copenhagen, Denmark www.imex-frankfurt.com Atlantic City, New Jersey Attendees at the European Meetings & Event Conference (EMEC) will experience three days of Danish Meetovation design principles in nearly every element of this MPI signature event. EMEC features programming and people that will allows you to think and grow in new ways, while gaining exposure to sound business practices and the latest business trends. All concurrent education is focused around four industry areas (Supplier Focus, Meeting Planning & Project Management, Leadership & Strategic Planning, and Meeting & Event Design) and aligns with the CMP International Standards. IMEX in Frankfurt is the efficient, one-stop-shop for planners looking to book and organize worldwide meetings, events and incentive travel programs. Run by meetings professionals for meetings professionals, the event's hallmark Hosted Buyer program is at the core of the show. More than 3,500 exhibitors come to IMEX each year, including tourist boards, convention bureaus, international hotel chains, airlines and destination management companies ready to do business with the 9,000 visitors (including almost 4,000 hosted buyers) who attend during three energetic and inspirational days. FEBRUARy 7-9  IMEX Frankfurt  PCMA  JANUARy 10-13  Frankfurt, Germany www.mpiweb.org/Events/emec-2016 18 @MPIGNY WINTER 2016 JUNE 11-14  www.mpiweb.org/Events/wec-2016/ Join other MPI chapter leaders, suppliers and planners from around the world for four days of education and focused face-to-face meetings. The Hosted Buyer Program offers 70 percent tenured planners, 71 percent new planners and 100 percent satisfaction. Come for the business, stay for the education - this year's hosted buyer program is split between two days giving you ample time to fill your pipeline and you still have the entire conference to get your education and additional networking you need to be successful. http://conveningleaders.pcma.org http://www.imex-frankfurt.com http://www.mpiweb.org/Events/emec-2016 http://www.mpiweb.org/Events/wec-2016/

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
IF YOU FIND YOURSELF IN....
ASK THE BOARD
AIRBNB IN NYC, SF AND PARIS: ONE INDUSTRY DISRUPTOR, THREE DESTINATION PERSPECTIVES
STOP THE SELFIES! GET A GREAT HEADSHOT INSTEAD
CONTENT MARKETING TACTICS FOR EVENT AND MEETING PLANNERS
SAVE THE DATES!
MPIGNY EVENTS
THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
NOTES FROM THE FIELD
WHAT’S NEW IN THE MUSIC CITY
NEW MEMBERS
ADVERTISERS’ INDEX

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