• Meeting Professionals International Expands Learning Opportunities

     
    POSTED July 9, 2017
     

Meeting Professionals International has expanded the offerings in their Executive Education Series.

The series was developed in order to further education opportunities for senior-level and executive meeting professionals, and mid-level professionals aspiring to leadership. The new courses feature women in leadership and emergency preparedness. The Experiential Event program was also introduced and provides experience in sports, culinary, entertainment, and mega-event categories, with the option to qualify as designated Experiential Event Professionals.

“I cannot be more pleased with the progress we have made with MPI Academy since it launched two years ago. Our members tell us year after year that education is one of the most important benefits of their MPI membership so it is important we continue to strengthen our portfolio of offerings with fresh, relevant and timely courses,” says Paul Van Deventer, president and CEO of MPI. “The average MPI member has between 10 to 20 years of experience and they have been seeking more immersive and insightful educational programs that are comparable to what they may experience in graduate school. We believe the MPI Executive Education Series will meet that need.”

The courses will be offered at various conferences in a range of locations. New webinars are available weekly for MPI members, and other course offerings are expanding. Online versions of Meeting Essentials2 and Going Local will launch soon, and e-learning modules of Basics Bootcamp: Meeting Fundamentals will launch in 2018, in partnership with InterContinental Hotel Group.

Event planners often schedule meetings and events in natural places near wilderness areas, at waterfront resorts, and at mountain event spaces. But there are many ways to bring nature into your events by making use of the architectural concept of biophilic design, which can be defined as seeking to engage most people’s innate desires to affiliate with nature in the modern built environment. If you think of yourself as an “event architect,” you can use nature to stimulate the senses. 

 

It won’t be quite the same as ordering a pizza or nachos to be delivered to your front door but getting eats at venues is taking a leap toward convenience with a new collaboration: DoorDash has become ASM Global’s “On-Demand Delivery Platform” partner, launching at ASM Global’s top North American arenas, stadiums, theaters, and convention centers in the coming months. The partnership will allow attendees to skip traditional lines by leveraging DoorDash services to order within the arena for pickup.

 

Located on the River Walk, the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk has completed its $38 million renovation just in time for its 40thanniversary. The renovation broke ground in December 2021. The hotel’s 602 guestrooms and 28 suites were redesigned to reflect an upscale urban experience.