Produced by the Northern California Chapter of MPI. Innovation will be front and center in multiple education sessions and on the tradeshow floor during this one-day event.
The tradeshow floor opens in the afternoon, featuring dozens of vendors and venues. You’ll learn about venues in different cities throughout California and beyond, wineries, entertainment companies, rental providers, and a host of other industry suppliers with whom you can partner on your meetings and events.
Build Your Business!
Exhibit at The West Coast’s Largest Expo for Meeting Professionals!
Participate in the MPI RISE Award-winning MPINCC Annual Conference & Expo and enjoy exposure to over 1,200 meeting industry professionals. Affiliate your brand with this, the largest meetings industry expo on the west coast, which was recognized for Marketplace Excellence with an MPI RISE Award in 2017. Expand your business by showcasing your products and services to decision-making buyers who come to see what products and services can make their work easier and more efficient and their meetings and events more innovative and dynamic.
The Annual Conference & Expo (ACE) provides a full day of networking time with both your peers and existing and potential new customers. Your registration fee includes continental breakfast, access to sunrise sessions, concurrent morning educational workshops, general session with lunch, the expo, and the ACE O'Clock Happy Hour on the Expo Floor.
Who Are the Attendees and Why Do They Attend ACE?
• Balanced Attendee Mix - ACE attendees comprise a combination of corporate, association, incentive and independent planners with multiple needs and price points.
• Multi-National and US Regional Buying Interest - Attendees are interested in locations, products and services not only in California, but also the Southeast, East Coast, Canadian, European and Asian/Pacific areas.
• Shopping for Everything - Planners are shopping for all products and services; not only hotels and resorts, but caterers, CVBs, event facilities, transportation and all other elements that go into creating a successful meeting or event.
Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the meeting and event industry’s most vibrant global community, helps its members thrive by providing human connections to knowledge and ideas, relationships, and marketplaces. MPI membership is comprised of more than 17,000 industry professionals belonging to 90 chapters and clubs across the globe. MPI Northern California Chapter is the largest MPI chapter worldwide with over 800 members.
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
8:15 AM - 8:45 AM
Sunrise Sessions (3 options)
8:15 AM - 8:45 AM
meditation spACE: MPI Foundation Wellness Event
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Break
9:00 AM - 11:15 AM Student Session
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Workshop 1 (5 options)
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Workshop 2 (5 options)
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
General Session and Lunch
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Expo Hall Open
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
ACE O'Clock: Happy Hour on Expo Floor