Meeting Professionals International Announces Keynote Speakers 
for IMEX America and Smart Monday 2023

Meeting Professionals International Announces Keynote Speakers for IMEX America and Smart Monday 2023

Industry Leaders and Innovators to Illuminate IMEX America and Smart Monday with Cutting-Edge Insights and Expertise

Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the world’s largest association for meeting and event professionals worldwide, is thrilled to unveil its vibrant keynote speaker roster and engagement programs for this year's IMEX America, taking place October 17-19, with Smart Monday set for October 16.

With a long history of providing unparalleled professional development through innovative education and enriching networking opportunities, the 20-plus year partnership between IMEX and MPI continues to solidify IMEX America's reputation as an indispensable event for industry professionals.

MPI is proud to once again power IMEX Smart Monday, a dedicated day of educational offerings and forward-thinking professional development. The schedule boasts a myriad of sessions touching on industry hot topics including risk management, contracts and digital transformation, all aligning with the CMP International Standards.

"IMEX America stands out as a beacon event in the business events industry, and our annual collaboration with our IMEX partners in curating education and networking sessions only amplifies the event's magnitude," remarked Paul Van Deventer, MPI President & CEO. "Las Vegas provides the perfect backdrop for an event of this stature. We're eager to reconnect, learn and innovate together."

Keynote Speakers

Spanning over three days, the keynote sessions, all scheduled at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center,  will offer attendees an enriching experience:

  • Tucker Bryant, "The Artist's Guide to Unlocking Innovation" (Monday, October 16, 1:15 PM) – Delve deep into Tucker's insights, shaped by years at Stanford and Google, where he learned the essence of innovation from a poet's perspective. The Poet’s Keys™ offers a fresh take on cultivating creativity and disruption in businesses.


  • Nick Santonastasso, "Peak Performance: Dominating Your Goals" (Tuesday, October 17, 8:30 AM) – Unlock the secrets to peak performance with Nick. Replace the repetitive, limiting stories in your mind with empowering narratives and strategies from industry leaders.


  • Erin King, "Digital Persuasion: Navigating the A.I. Revolution" (Wednesday, October 18, 8:30 AM) – Join Erin as she navigates the complex landscape of digital transformation, encouraging attendees to embrace their "Big Deal Energy" in the era of A.I.

“At IMEX America, we want to deliver learning sessions that are unexpected and prompt people to think about themselves and their roles differently – the MPI keynotes are a core part of this. What unites these keynotes is that they all draw on their own, lived experiences to deliver honest and powerful advice. We’re proud of our long-running partnership with MPI to help bring these keynotes to the business events community,” says Carina Bauer, CEO of IMEX Group.


Rendezvous at IMEX America

Make sure you secure your tickets for the standout post-show party, Rendezvous, before they're gone. A highlight of the MPI Foundation's annual fundraising efforts, this year's event promises unparalleled networking opportunities against the vibrant backdrop of Las Vegas.

MPI Booth Education (October 17-19)
MPI’s booth Education encompasses a broad range of microbursts of education that align with IMEX’s theme of human nature and presenters are committed to supporting the learning to move from one’s head to their heart.  Sessions on trends, belonging, event design, communities, and much more.

To see the full schedule of booth education visit:

About IMEX America
IMEX America, America's worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings & events, will take place October 17 -19, 2023 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, preceded by Smart Monday, powered by MPI, on October 16.

For further press information, please contact: MPI Media Contact: Drew Holmgreen; 214-490-3480 or IMEX PR Manager Emma Blake (UK):



Meeting Professionals International

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the largest meeting and event industry association worldwide. 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 has a global community of 60,000 meeting and event professionals including nearly 13,000 engaged members. It has It has nearly 70 chapters, clubs and members in more than 75 countries worldwide. "When we meet, we change the world."



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