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IMEX America
A Quick Trip to a 'Cascade of Cool'
distance from home and get to see and
be seen by pretty much everyone in
the meetings world. IMEX America
is happily one of those rare times,
and the IMEX team and industry
players from around the United States
and the globe are gearing up for the
eighth installment.
Earlier this month, free online visitor
and hosted buyer registration opened
with the show set to shine again with
innovation and ingenuity at the Sands
Expo and Convention Center at The
Venetian and The Palazzo in Las Vegas
October 16-18. Smart Monday, powered
by MPI, will also again help you flex
your learning muscles, before the show
even starts, on October 15.
As always, there will be an enormous
range of opportunities to do business;
discover new destinations, hotels,
services and technologies; learn about
the latest ideas and trends; and make
connections with industry contacts and
friends old and new with just one trip to
IMEX America.

Open Your Eyes and Mind to
Cool Experiences from Leaders
Like C2 International
Be prepared to be wowed by some eyeand mind-opening format and experience
innovations at IMEX America, some of
which were debuted just a month ago
at IMEX in Frankfurt and described by
one participant as a "cascade of cool."
With IMEX America expanding into
larger halls for 2018, IMEX partners and
exhibitors will have plenty of room to
demonstrate their inventiveness and flex
their marketing muscles as well.
For example, with experiential
events dominating this year's business
landscape, IMEX America will showcase
a wealth of new ideas to help busy
planners respond to the constant

pressure to deliver new thinking and
fresh designs. One of the outstanding
proponents of these radical,
challenging and inspiring
new experiences will be
C2 International, the
groundbreaking experts
in innovative business
conferences. As a result
of a new partnership
with the IMEX
Group, C2 will be
bringing its Learning
Labs to Las Vegas,
providing a further
indication of IMEX's
commitment to
encouraging creativity
in the industry.

Arrive Early and
Stay Late to Learn
and Network
On October 15 - the day
before IMEX America opens -
Smart Monday, powered by MPI,
will draw a vast number of meeting
professionals to Las Vegas for a day full
of professional development events.
Association Evening, the Executive
Meetings Forum, PCMA Business
School and the Association Leadership
Forum (created by ASAE) are among the
activities that, along with an extensive
program of learning arranged by IMEX
strategic partner MPI, will provide
educational sessions to suit many needs
and specific interests.
IMEX America is also well-known
for providing top-notch networking
opportunities at popular co-located
events including the Shamrock
Invitational, SITE Nite North
America, the Events Industry Council
Hall of Leaders & Pacesetters
Awards Celebration, plus MPI
Foundation Rendezvous.

As in recent years, you'll also be able
to get your Zen and wellness on - right
off the show floor and down the famous
Las Vegas Strip - thanks to the IMEX
Be Well Lounge and IMEX Run.
So, as you enjoy the summer and
all it has to offer, think fall just long
enough to register for IMEX America
and start making your plans to
head to Vegas for this one-of-a-kind
industry happening! ●

IMEX America
When: October 16-18 with Smart
Monday on October 15
Where: Sands Expo and Convention
Center at The Venetian and
The Palazzo, Las Vegas
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of MPI Perspective - Summer 2018

President’s Message
Editor’s Note
Innovation Corner
Make Your Event the Next Big Thing
MPINCC 2018 Annual Gala & Silent Auction
Data Privacy in Europe under GDPR
IMEX America – A Quick Trip to a ‘Cascade of Cool’
WEC18: 5-4-3-2-1 … Go!
Meetings Minute
Destination: What’s New in LA and San Diego
Member Spotlight
MPINCC New Members
Index to Advertisers/
MPI Perspective - Summer 2018 - Intro
MPI Perspective - Summer 2018 - cover1
MPI Perspective - Summer 2018 - cover2
MPI Perspective - Summer 2018 - 3
MPI Perspective - Summer 2018 - Editor’s Note
MPI Perspective - Summer 2018 - Innovation Corner
MPI Perspective - Summer 2018 - Make Your Event the Next Big Thing
MPI Perspective - Summer 2018 - 7
MPI Perspective - Summer 2018 - MPINCC 2018 Annual Gala & Silent Auction
MPI Perspective - Summer 2018 - 9
MPI Perspective - Summer 2018 - 10
MPI Perspective - Summer 2018 - 11
MPI Perspective - Summer 2018 - Data Privacy in Europe under GDPR
MPI Perspective - Summer 2018 - IMEX America – A Quick Trip to a ‘Cascade of Cool’
MPI Perspective - Summer 2018 - WEC18: 5-4-3-2-1 … Go!
MPI Perspective - Summer 2018 - Meetings Minute
MPI Perspective - Summer 2018 - Destination: What’s New in LA and San Diego
MPI Perspective - Summer 2018 - Member Spotlight
MPI Perspective - Summer 2018 - Index to Advertisers/
MPI Perspective - Summer 2018 - cover3
MPI Perspective - Summer 2018 - cover4