22 Apr 2016

The MPI Foundation is making a Big Impact on Your Industry!

The MPI Foundation fuels the growth and advancement of MPI members by providing professional development and career opportunities through grants and scholarships.

The not-for-profit organization also propels the meeting and event industry forward by funding important and quality research initiatives. 
The MPI Foundation organise planty of events troughout the year to raise founds and give back to the Meetings and Events industry. In the next few months different initiatives signed MPI Foundation at IMEX Frankfurt, at WEC 2016 Atlantic City and at The Meeting Show UK.

MPI Foundation at IMEX Frankfurt - 19/21 April 2016

The MPI Foundation will organize a Not-So-Silent Auction with more than 40 different items ranging from dreamy weekend getaway to original gifts. Anyone from

The MPI Foundation and other sponsors will host a great night of networking: the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Official Satellite Tournament.
With dealers, tables, chips, cards, broadcast production crew and staging to put on this BIG event.

To play in the coveted WSOP tournament, you must be invited by a Table Sponsor. Only 240 registered WEC 2016 attendee players can win the ultimate prize: a seat valued at $10,000 and a chance to win millions at the 2017 Main Event in Las Vegas.
Excitement Goes Beyond the WSOP:you can try your luck at fun play gaming tables, dance to top 40 hits, experience the Encore Lounge: a bonanza of games and fun activities, enter to win spectacular raffle prizes throughout the night and watch and cheer on your friends and colleagues as they compete in the WSOP.
Close to 1,000 meeting and event professionals come to experience this prestigious networking event year-after-year. The experience will transform you and your business for months to come.
Everyone will need a ticket to get in. Visit the register page for details on tickets.

Rendez-vous - Monday, June 13

A chance to support the industry and gather with your peers for an unforgettable Rendezvous networking experience at WEC 2016. A night to connect with old friends, make new ones, dance away and create everlasting memories in Atlantic City all while giving back to the industry.
This event is open to all meeting and event professionals. It is not necessary to attend WEC in order to purchase a ticket to this event.
Rendezvous headlining: Train, American roots rock band from San Francisco. Visit the register page for details on tickets.

Not-So-Silent AuctionOpening Monday, May 16

Also on the occasion of WEC16 the MPI Foundation offers an incredible online auction with the opportunity to bid on many different packages that include trips, dream destinations, weekend getaways and much more.
Anyone can bid using a computer or smart device.The auction will be open from May 16 to June 14. The funds raised will enable future educational grants and scholarships for MPI members.

MPI Foundation at The Meeting Show UK - 14 June 2016

The Meeting Professionals International Foundation and The Meetings Show have formed an exciting new partnership that will bring the foundation’s signature networking and fundraising event, Rendezvousto London for the first time.The event will be a key part of The Meetings Shows networking calendar when it takes place on Tuesday, 14 June from 21:00 to 01:00 at Under the Bridge, the award-winning music venue located in West London. Proceeds from Rendezvous at The Meetings Show will directly benefit European projects within the meetings and events industry. To learn more or to purchase tickets, please visit: www.mpiweb.org/foundation/rendezvous-tms

“We have been looking for strategic opportunities to globally expand the MPI Foundation’s Rendezvous brand. London is one of the world’s most vibrant and exciting cities, making it an ideal destination to start broadening the reach of our signature event,” said Paul Van Deventer, president and CEO of MPI. “In addition, partnering with The Meetings Show provides an excellent opportunity to showcase Rendezvous with an established and well-respected industry event, benefitting the MPI community across Europe.” 

The Meetings Show is the premier event for the UK inbound and outbound meetings industry, taking place 14-16 June, 2016 at Olympia, London. Organised by meeting professionals for meeting professionals, it is focused around a large exhibition, networking opportunities and professional education.

                                                                   

The MPI in Europe Team

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