MPI is committed to providing industry-leading professional development, networking and marketplace opportunities for our members. The annual World Education Congress is the signature event through which MPI delivers top-rate education, networking and business opportunities to the meeting and event community. For 3 1/2 days, WEC attendees are immersed in a variety of learning experiences designed to transform the way they plan meetings.
WEC features programming and people that will allow attendees to think and grow in new ways. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore a variety of topics that will not only impact their individual performance, but also understand the impact to the industry as a whole. WEC educational sessions give attendees the best tools, exposure to sound business practices and the latest business trends.
WEC provides attendees with outstanding networking and marketplace opportunities for conducting business. With both formal and informal planned, face-to-face activities, WEC attendees can connect to industry peers and partners that will allow them to expand their business network.
MPI Hosted Buyer Program brings together planners and suppliers to prepare their future meetings portfolio and meet face to face with qualified industry professionals and leading companies in the meeting and event industry. Suppliers have the opportunity to fill their pipeline and planners can meet and connect with future business partners dedicated to their success.
WEC MarketSquare provides a designated area for suppliers and attendees to meet, greet, mix and mingle between events and sessions. MarketSquare is located in the most trafficked area of the conference and suppliers have the opportunity to interact with members of the planning community, tell their story, make connections and generate leads.
Prepare to immerse yourself in an educational experience designed to engage your mind and transform the way you plan meetings and events. WEC's sessions will provide an innovative array of learning formats including experiential labs, hands-on workshops, peer-driven exchanges, and even field trips! Our goal is to match our education to your learning style.
WEC education sessions are also great opportunities to earn continuing education clock hours for your CMP application or recertification.
Promote your brand at WEC in the MarketSquare! MarketSquare is located in the most trafficked area of the conference. Turn-key, affordable packages provide an economical way to get in front of the industry’s most savvy planners. Stand out from the crowd, tell your story, make connections and generate leads. This is your chance to interact one-on-one with members of the planning community, distribute marketing materials or give away promotional items.
The MarketSquare at WEC is an area where planner attendees can meet, greet and mingle with suppliers and other WEC attendees between sessions and during scheduled breaks.
WEC's Hosted Buyer Program - Let’s You Get Business Done
Participating as a planner or a supplier in the Hosted Buyer Program at WEC allows you to prepare your future meetings portfolio and meet face-to-face with your choice of qualified industry professionals and leading companies in the meetings and event industry. It means you care about doing business smarter, faster and better. Suppliers will fill their pipeline with millions of dollars in potential business and planners will walk out the door with months of legwork accomplished in one day.
Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the largest and most vibrant global meeting and event industry association. Founded in 1972, the organization provides innovative and relevant education, networking opportunities and business exchanges, and acts as a prominent voice for the promotion and growth of the industry. MPI membership is comprised of approximately 18,500 members belonging to more than 80 chapters and clubs in 22 countries.