Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the IMEX Group are collaborating to incorporate more experiential activities during IMEX America in Las Vegas on October 16-18.
This year marks the eighth consecutive year in which MPI serves as the strategic partner and premier education provider for the trade show, including powering the Smart Monday program on October 15 – the day before the show floor opens – and presenting the keynotes across the week. In addition, the MPI Foundation will present its largest fundraising and networking event of the year – Rendezvous, the IMEX America Night.
Smart Monday powered by MPI will feature new experiential activities throughout the day as well as 20 education sessions. During the show, the association will offer 15 booth education sessions on safety and risk management facilitated by Jessie States, CMM, head of meeting innovation at MPI.
“MPI is honoured to have had such an integral role in IMEX America over the past eight years”, said Paul Van Deventer, president and CEO of MPI. “Our team is aiming to bring an energising and creative experiential-focused program to this year’s show, similar to the approach we recently implemented for our very successful 2018 World Education Congress.
“We encourage everyone planning to attend the trade show this year to come early and check out our Smart Monday program. Not only will you gain access to innovative and relevant education for free, but you will have the opportunity to experience first-hand why so many industry professionals consider MPI their career home.”
MPI and the IMEX Group will present the following keynote and masterclass presentations during the show.
- Monday October 15: Julius Solaris – Legacy: The Power of Events
- Tuesday October 16: Kelly McDonald – How to Work With and Lead People Unlike You
- Wednesday October 17: Paul Smith – Lead with a Story
- Thursday, October 18: C2 International Masterclass – Unlock Your Creativity
"The keynotes are always an energising way to start a day of power-learning, power-business and power-networking at IMEX America," said Carina Bauer, CEO of IMEX Group. "This year’s keynote line-up and C2 masterclass are equally as dynamic and really taps into what's hot in business and meetings right now – legacy, leadership, experiential formats and storytelling. The goal is for people to walk away with new ideas and inspiration that they can explore, discuss and pursue right in Vegas and long afterwards."