WEC23
WEC23

 

WEC

 

WEC

REFRESH

YOUR CONNECTIONS.
YOUR SKILLSETS.
YOURSELF.

When it comes to meetings and events, WEC23 will expand not only what you know, but who you know. It delivers the connections and actionable education you need to advance yourself as an event professional and a person.

Recognized for four consecutive years as one of the top association conferences in the world, WEC23 is THE EVENT for event professionals, with a program that will refresh your mindset and re-invent what your events can be.

 

SEE THE SCHEDULE

Program-at-a-Glance

Unless noted, all educational sessions will take place at Barcelo Maya Arena. Event time, name, and date all subject to change.
Check back often. The Program-at-a-Glance is continually updated.

Sunday, June 11, 2023

3:00 – 5:00 pmRegistration Open

 

Monday, June 12, 2023

9:00 am – 5:00 pmRegistration Open
8:00 am – 5:00 pmPre-Conference & Certificate Education
2:30 pm – 6:00 pmHosted Buyer Appointments
7:00 pm – 9:00 pmJoint Board Dinner (By invitation only)

 

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

9:00 am – 6:30 pmRegistration Open
8:00 am – 3:00 pmIBOD/GBOT Meetings (By invitation only)
8:30 am – 12:30 pmHosted Buyer Check-in/Breakfast/Appointments (By invitation only)
12:30 am – 1:30 pmHosted Buyer Lunch (By invitation only)
1:30 pm – 3:30 pmHosted Buyer Activity (By invitation only)
3:00 pm – 5:00 pmMarketplace Open
5:15 pm – 6:00 pmOpening General Session
6:45 pm – 9:45 pmOpening Celebration

 

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

9:00 am – 5:00 pmRegistration Open
8:30 am – 10:00 amHosted Buyer Breakfast/Appointments (By invitation only)
9:00 am – 5:15 pmMarketplace Open
10:00 am – 10:45 amMorning General Session
10:45 am – 11:00 amBreak
11:00 am – 12:30 pmConcurrent Sessions
12:30 pm – 3:00 pmLunch At Your Respective Hotel & Refresh Opportunities
3:00 pm – 4:30 pmConcurrent Sessions
4:30 pm – 5:15pmBreak
5:15 pm – 6:00 pmEnd of Day General Session
6:45 pm – 9:30 pmPresident’s Dinner – Honoring Kitty Ratcliffe (Separate Ticket Required)

 

Thursday, June 15, 2023

9:00 am – 5:00 pmRegistration Open
9:00 am – 5:15 pmMarketplace Open
10:00 am – 10:45 amMorning General Session
10:45 am – 11:00 amBreak
11:00 am – 12:30 pmConcurrent Sessions
12:30 pm – 3:00 pmLunch At Your Respective Hotel & Refresh Opportunities
3:00 pm – 4:30 pmConcurrent Sessions
4:30 pm – 5:15pmBreak
5:15 pm – 6:00 pmEnd of Day General Session
6:00 – 10:00 pmMPI Foundation Rendezvous Celebration

 

*Program timing and events are subject to change.

 

HIDE THE SCHEDULE

 

 

 

 

WE TAKE THE RISKS

(SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO)

 

WEC23 will be an all-new experience—for you—and for MPI. This will be the first time that WEC is held at an all-inclusive resort venue. And that means environmental learning, unique networking and creative programming opportunities that will create an entirely new event experience for you.

Take notes on how we do it—you can apply what to do (and what not to!) at your own events.

WEC23

 

 

WEC23

TOP 5 REASONS FOR YOU
TO EXPERIENCE WEC23:

  1. WEC is THE event for event experts. MPI has been doing it better than anybody for 50 years.
  2. Unparalleled networking and education to help make your events the best they can be.
  3. Planners: Your biggest partners—hotels, venues, AV/Tech companies and DMOs—will be there.
  4. Suppliers: The planners who need your brand to bring their events to life will be there.
  5. Satisfaction for networking, education and relevance regularly exceed 90%—an industry-leading high.

 

 

Convince Your Boss

 

 

MEXICAN CARIBBEAN: HOME OF WEC23

Serving as the WEC23 backdrop, the cultural influences of the Mexican Caribbean
region will bring to life never-before-utilized influence on attendee learning and connecting.

 

 

 

BARCELO CONVENTION
CENTER AND RESORT


Rooms will range from $214-$380 per night (plus taxes and fees) depending on location within the resort and size of the room. This is based in single occupancy and includes all food and beverage. We will have complete booking information in the coming weeks.

OPENING CELEBRATION:

XCARET

 

 

 

WEC23’s HOSTED BUYER PROGRAM:

SERIOUS BUSINESS

Interested in MPI’s Hosted Buyer Program at WEC23? To be the first to know when applications open, just register your interest below.

Hosted Buyer

 

Hosted Buyer

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HOST SPONSOR


Mexican Caribbean

 

 

 

PLATINUM SPONSOR

Hilton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Register today and take advantage of our winter pricing.

MPI MEMBER RATES:

Planner$1,050   $950
Supplier$1,325   $1,125
Faculty$800
Student$375

 

NON MEMBER BUNDLES:

Planner$1,250   $1,150
Supplier$1,625   $1,425
Faculty$950
Student$405

 


*All WEC registrations include (1) ticket to Rendezvous and (1) roundtrip airport transfer.

*Non member bundles include (1) year of MPI Membership at a discounted Preferred Member rate.

*Winter pricing expires 5/13/2023.