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Caesars Entertainment Commits to Reduce Carbon Emissions by 95 Percent

Caesars Entertainment Corporation just reinforced its commitment to fight climate change by setting science-based targets to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the company and throughout its supply chain.

Targets adopted by companies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are considered "science-based" if they are in line with the level of de-carbonization required to keep global temperature increase below 2 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial temperatures.

MPI Releases New Safety & Security Guide, Announces Revamped CMM Program

Last year, Meeting Professionals International (MPI), in conjunction with the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) developed the MPI Academy Emergency Preparedness for Meetings and Events Certificate Course.

Now, MPI has created a new asset designed to serve as a reference tool for planners to use in developing safety and security plans and procedures.  

Carlson Wagonlit Safety and Security Study Shows the Value of Loyalty Programs

Carlson Wagonlit released its latest CWT Safety & Security Study on May 31 – and the results might surprise you. Based on survey results, the lure of hotel rewards and incentives trumps safety concerns for three out of ten business travelers globally.

To participate in the study, travelers were required to have made more than four business trips within the past 12 months, increasing the likelihood of their having preferred hotels or hotel chains. Forty-seven percent of the more than 2,000 travelers surveyed said they would choose hotel points over personal safety.

IACC Meeting Room of the Future Report Shows Industry Trends from Venue Perspective

Have you been focused on creating better attendee experiences and changing the physical design of your events to do so? If so, you aren’t alone: those are two of the main issues venue operators and agencies reported that they have been facing this year, according to the June 2018 IACC Meeting Room of the Future report.

New Coalition Formed to End Sexual Harassment in the Events Industry

In the wake of movements such as #MeToo and #TimesUp, every industry must act to end sexual harassment and create positive, lasting change.

The exhibitions and meetings industries are no exception.

A new coalition recently was formed to eradicate sexual harassment in the events industry and workplace; a task force that will identify tools and develop new resources to assist in educating individuals and the events industry about sexual harassment. 

MPI Spring 2018 Meetings Outlook Report Indicates Industry Health

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has published its Meetings OutlookTM 2018 Spring Edition.

Meetings Outlook presents future industry trends and predictions from MPI members, including meeting professionals on MPI’s Business Research Panel. The report, based on survey data collected within the last quarter by research firm Association Insights, provides insights on current business conditions and future outlooks.

GMID 2018 Shows Industry Spirit of Collaboration

Today marks just over one month since Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) 2018, which was held Apr. 12. This international day of advocacy for the meetings and events industry brought our community together to showcase the real, measurable impact of events.

According to recent data released by Meetings Mean Business, this year’s GMID received more widespread attention and participation than ever before.

GES Sponsorship Strategy & Sales Launches to Help Clients Optimize Sponsorships

An event provides one of the most powerful opportunities for sponsors to get their brand and message out in a face-to-face environment.  For event organizers, sponsorships can help offset costs, increase revenue, enhance the attendee experience, and strengthen partnerships.

To help clients increase the value, efficiency, and impact of their live events, GES has launched GES Sponsorship Strategy & Sales. Announced on Apr. 10, the offering enhances the company’s sponsorship program offerings.

MPI's World Education Congress Heads to Grapevine, Texas in 2020

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has selected Grapevine, Texas, as the destination for its World Education Congress (WEC) in 2020.

The association will collaborate with the Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau to host the conference, which is scheduled for June 6–9, 2020, at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center.

Grapevine is centrally located between Fort Worth and Dallas, where MPI is headquartered.

WEC is MPI’s signature event through which it delivers premier education, business and networking opportunities in North America.