Meeting Professionals International is committed to strengthening its educational offerings. That was the message conveyed by MPI's new president, Bob Moore (vice president of sales, Los Angeles Convention & Visitors Bureau) during his opening remarks at MPI's World Education Congress, held in San Diego in July. The conference drew a record 2,705 people.
This year MPI offered a workshop for experienced meeting professionals on the strategic value and planning of meetings. Also new is the Platinum Series educational programs that MPI plans to roll out at the chapter level in early 1999. MPI is designing six programs on topics such as meeting planning technology and negotiating skills. --Barbara Scofidio