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MPI International in Indianapolis for the 2018 World Education Congress

June 2018


With a redesigned program, MPI’s World Congress focuses on the participants’ education and engagement.

From Saturday, June 2, until Tuesday, June 5, the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis hosts WEC18, MPI’s World Congress. At the heart of this completely redesigned edition, the participants’ education and engagement.

At their arrival at Indianapolis International Airport, participants are invited into MPI Welcome Lounge for registration and then accompanied downtown by special shuttles.

Thanks to the information gathered with RFID beacons during WEC 2017 in Las Vegas, which clustered the participants’ interests, this year MPI has set up four “villages”, one for each theme: Innovation, Leadership, Experiential, Social. Every village brings together participants based on their prevalent interests.


The convention’s educational offer includes over 80 sessions in 3 different formats: 30, 60 and 90 minute-long events that cover every topic, from evergreen to current trends.
Virtual reality, event design, F&B trends, new ethical challenges, women leadership, safety, risk management are just some of them.

Darren Temple, COO of MPI, said: “WEC has been successful for many years, but we have decided to take the risk of changing everything in response to the changes in our industry.”

MPI (Meeting Professionals International) is the largest professional association of the worldwide meeting & events industry, counting over 17,000 members in 24 countries. It represents all professionals involved in the meeting and event industry. Founded in Dallas, USA, in 1972, MPI International is locally divided into 90 Chapters, and offers its members the best experience, training, and networking events to help them organise the best meetings and events.

MPI Italia Chapter, founded in 1991, it’s the Italian Chapter of MPI.