Networking Events for Planners

Hosted Buyer Lunch at Smart Monday

Monday, October 16 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM


Join MPI for the annual planner lunch during Smart Monday at IMEX 2023, sponsored by Los Cabos Tourism Board. Get a taste of Mexican hospitality and learn about the latest and greatest this unique destination has to offer for your next meeting or event. Event is open to all Hosted Buyer planners, but capacity is limited.

Who Should Attend?

IMEX America Hosted Buyers (MPI's hosted buyers are required to attend).

Room: Islander AB, Mandalay Bay




Mountain Meetings Reception

Monday, October 16 | 4:45 PM – 6:00 PM


Join us for a planner reception, provided by MPI’s mountain destination sponsors. Complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served while you network with your fellow event planners. Our sponsors are proving multiple raffle drawing prizes which include travel, merch, and more!

Who Should Attend?

Planners attending IMEX America.

Islander AB, Mandalay Bay




CMM/CMP Breakfast

Tuesday, October 17 | 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM


Network with your colleagues while enjoying breakfast and relevant programming from MPI Academy and Visit Seattle.

Who Should Attend?

Planners holding credentials in either Certificate in Meetings Management (CMM) and/or Certified Meeting Professional (CMP).

Room: Islander AB, Mandalay Bay




MPI Booth Reception with Groups360

Tuesday, October 17 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM


Come and learn WHAT’S NEXT with group travel planning and instant booking. Mix and mingle with your peers and Groups360 executives. Food and beverages provided. Act fast…only the first 100 reception attendees will receive a Mega Power Bank (portable charger) free gift!

Who Should Attend?

Planners  and executives in the business events industry.

MPI Booth F431 on IMEX Show Floor



Hosted Buyer Sphere Experience

Tuesday Evening, October 17 | Las Vegas Sphere (Transportation will be provided.)

5:00 PM - 8:00  PM

Who Should Attend?

MPI's Hosted Buyers are required to attend.

All MPI Hosted Buyers are automatically registered.