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YOUR COMMUNITY Emerging Leader Collaboration Leadership. Professional development. Collaboration. Just a few words that embody the Global Emerging Leaders group, an international community that provides targeted programming to members new to the industry (five or fewer years) and empowers them to take advantage of networking and educational opportunities. Launched last year at the World Education Congress in Vancouver, the group is not restricted to only emerging leaders. It also resounds with senior industry members who want to support emerging leaders in their environment. The group will support chapter boards that want to develop regional-level emerging leader content or programming. Other goals include education through webinars and in-person programs, networking and membership development and industry relations. Look for GEL at the World Education Congress during the GEL Town Hall, where delegates will discuss hot industry topics, report out on the past year’s activities and roll out the schedule for 20112012. Also back this year are the invitation-only GEL receptions (look for dates and times on the WEC calendar). —Elizabeth Baranik In Honor of Vanessa Cotton MPI has established a scholarship for European students in honor of U.K. event industry veteran Vanessa Cotton who passed away in June 2010. The funds will enhance the opportunities presented to young meeting professionals and will create a lasting legacy for a respected industry leader. The scholarship will sponsor registration, accommodations and travel to MPI’s European Meetings & Events Conference (EMEC). Each scholarship collaborator—ExCel London, Reed Travel Expo and the MPI U.K. & Ireland Chapter, will commit €350 for the next five years, with plans to increase fundraising and send more students to EMEC. “This award will recognize the importance of nurturing future talent within the event sector,” said Fiona Pelham, president of the MPI U.K. & Ireland Chapter. “The European Meetings & Events Conference is a fantastic way to build a network and receive key industry education, and it is great that this award will enable a student to have this influential experience.” The Vanessa Cotton Memorial Scholarship opens in September 2011. For more information, visit 92 one+ 07.11 > NORDICA PHOTOGRAPHY Global Training Heads to Taiwan The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) has selected MPI as its preferred training provider to prepare professionals for international certifications such as the CMP. MPI’s body of knowledge and meetings management training meet the demands of TAITRA’s talent development strategy, through which the council hopes to equip professionals with meeting skills and competencies and establish credentials to attract international business to the region. MPI’s Global Training offers a fast track to certification and a clear career path through the delivery of three levels of certificate programs and two certifications. TAITRA will hold the first Certificate in Meetings and Business Events II on July 16-20 on the Hsinchu campus. For more information and registration, visit Welcome, Turkey Club MPI continues its global expansion with the announcement of a new club in Turkey, highlighting a twoyear local effort to access MPI’s education and benefits. MPI’s newest club is spearheaded by Handan Boyce, an industry veteran in Turkey, who brings more than 25 years of meetings industry experience and a wealth of contacts and experience in the corporate, public and association sectors. Previously general manager of the Istanbul CVB for eight years, Handan now leads the management team and operations at the Golden Horn Congress Center in Istanbul where she has been general manager since February 2011.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of One + July 2011

One + July 2011
Energy of Many
Paradigm Shifts, Part II
Web Watch
Ask the Experts
Recognizing Community and Organizational Excellence
Art of Travel
The Prism Effect
Top Spots
Using New Tech for Old Purposes
So You Think You Can Dance
Don’t Use Tech You Don’t Understand
Are You In It to Win It?
Anything is Possible
Night of the Radishes
Well Played
When People Come Together, Magic Happens
Size Matters
Building a Better FAM
One Bar at a Time
Industry Insights
Your Community
Making a Difference
Until We Meet Again

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