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MAKING A DIFFERENCE Future Leaders Intern in Asia in every aspect, but that is certainly not a bad or a scary thing. The opposite: It has been very enlightening to compare my mindset with the Asian one, to try to see the world as people here see it.” arichkova’s internship that autumn was courtesy of the IMEX-MPI Future Leaders Forum, which each year offers two of its European graduates airfare, accommodation and per diem in Malaysia to learn their chosen trade on the field. Nina Tosin traveled to the Asian city in January 2010 to complete her meeting industry education. “I really must admit that I learned a lot in only three months. This was due to the fact that I had some great supervisors who took their time to teach me,” she wrote in her internship report. “Each one of my colleagues was caring and helpful and was always willing to help. I really enjoyed being part of this team and being considered a team member.” IMEX and the MPI Foundation organize the Future Leaders Forum with support from Starwood and Infowhyse. Nearly 4,000 students have graduated from the program since its launch in 2003, attending one of 55 forums worldwide. Future leaders who are interested in the internship program must submit a 300-word essay on why they should be selected to Dale Hudson at dale.hudson@imexexhibitions. com by June 10. A decision will be made in July. n September 2009, Magdalina Yarichkova found herself in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where she would spend the next several months interning in the sales and MICE departments at Asian Overland Services. “Prior to the internship I read as much as possible about Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur, and I am lucky to have friends from various countries in Asia, but nothing could prepare me for the actual experience,” she wrote in her journal. “It is different here, I The MPI Foundation thanks the following organizations and individuals for their generous support. U.S. CORPORATE Platinum AT&T Park AIBTM Reed Carlson Hotels Dallas CVB Detroit Metro CVB Fairmont Raffles Swissotel Hilton Worldwide Hyatt Hotels IHG Las Vegas CVA Las Vegas Sands Corp. 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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of One + January 2011

One + January 2011
Contents
Energy of Many
Impressions
The Future is Sharing
Agenda
Overheard
Thoughts+Leaders
Focus
Strategic View
Fans, Dry Ice and a $600 Extension Cord
Top Spots
Connections
Irrelevant
Job Resolution
The Laws of Attraction
How Bazaar
What’s Cooking in 2011
Another World at Our Feet
Middle East Central
More Than Amusement
The Future Looks Brilliant
How to Develop a Virtual Event
Disaster!
Tales of Adventure for the Newly Independent Planner
Idea Man
Your Community
Making a Diffrence
Until We Meet Again

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