MPI Returns to Las Vegas to Deliver Smart Monday Education and Daily Keynotes at IMEX America 2015

DALLAS, July 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is preparing to deliver more industry-leading education during the fifth edition of IMEX America in Las Vegas this October. MPI is the strategic partner and premier education provider for the tradeshow and will once again present the daily keynotes as well as power IMEX's renowned Smart Monday program on October 12, 2015. Additionally, the MPI Foundation will present Rendezvous, the IMEX America Night, which is the must-attend fundraising and networking event for attendees.

Smart Monday powered by MPI will feature more than 30 education sessions, including a keynote, deep dives, and MPI's Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate (HMCC) and Meeting Essentials courses. Clock hours can be earned for most sessions, and key topics include hotel and incentive travel trends, risk management and contracts, technology, green and socially responsible meetings, meeting design and more. In addition, MPI and PSAV will present the results from the first research project on the use and management of event technology in planning and executing meetings and events.
"MPI looks forward to returning to IMEX America this year," said Paul Van Deventer, president and CEO of MPI. "We continue to receive positive attendee feedback on our Smart Monday education and keynotes year after year, which is a testament of the MPI brand promise."
Carina Bauer, CEO of IMEX Group says, "We are delighted to be working with MPI once again as our strategic partner and premier education provider. The education that MPI provides at IMEX America through their morning keynotes and the exceptionally strong Smart Monday program is second to none and provides both buyers and exhibitors alike a true added value benefit to attending IMEX America. Our teams work closely to ensure that the content is forward looking, as well as being highly relevant to delegates from all sectors of the industry, and it has become a corner stone of the IMEX America offering."
Each morning, MPI will present the following four knowledgeable keynote speakers of IMEX America.
Monday, October 12
Lee Papa – How to Live and Lead Mindfully
As an advisor, instructor and speaker, Lee has sought out to understand ones purpose and how to lead a more inspiring life. She will provide an explanation of what mindfulness practices are and how they greatly impact one's life for the better as well as offer concepts and tools to use immediately to bring forth a positive shift. Attendees will understand the process of utilizing deliberate conscious living to experience a more profound life that is robust in overall health, mind, body and spirit.
Tuesday, October 13
Tim David – A Lost Art in a Noisy World
As a former professional magician and mentalist, David's concentration was not on magic tricks, but the connection he made with the audience. Now, as an author and professional speaker, David will share the keys to creating a more human connection at work and in life. Attendees will leave feeling refreshed and with a renewed sense of what is really important – bringing that sense of purpose and meaning in to the workplace.
Wednesday, October 14
Josh Tickell – Managing and Marketing to the Future of Generation Y
As a film director who specializes in making movies with environmental messages popular with the 18-35 year old demographic, Tickell will reveal the secret world of social and psychological triggers that drive this generation. Attendees will learn how the "future-focused" value set differs from the previous generations and how to tailor sustainability policies, communication, human resources and customer service to meet the needs of the next generation of the marketplace.
Thursday, October 15
Patrick Henry – Becoming Remember-able
As a former Nashville songwriter and SiriusXM satellite radio personality, Henry will discuss real world stories from his book, "The Pancake Principle: Seventeen STICKY Ways to Make Your Customers FLIP For You." Attendees will learn about three mindsets to build an extraordinary customer experience.
MPI will also present education in its booth once again this year. Attendees are encouraged to stop by to network and learn more about MPI membership and volunteer opportunities.
In addition, the MPI Foundation will present Rendezvous, the IMEX America Night on Wednesday evening, October 14, at Drai's, a lavish indoor and outdoor club located on the rooftop of The Cromwell hotel, which is a Caesars Entertainment property. Funds raised from the signature event are invested in scholarships, grants and pan-industry research – all of which help secure the future success of the meeting and event industry. More details and ticket information will be published soon online.
To learn more about MPI programming at IMEX America, visit
About MPI
Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the largest and most vibrant global meeting and event industry association. 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. For additional information or to join, visit
About IMEX Group
The IMEX Group runs two award-winning, annual trade shows for the international meetings, incentive travel and events industry. IMEX America is on October 13-15, 2015 in Las Vegas with Smart Monday, Powered by MPI - a free, pre-show educational day - kicking off business on Monday October 12, 2015. IMEX in Frankfurt 2016 will run a month earlier next year, from April 19- 21 at Messe Frankfurt.
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