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Robust WEC Press Conference Schedule Offered Live via Virtual Platform to Media, Regardless of Registration


Headlined by MPI, press conference schedule includes cross section of industry organizations

DALLAS, TEXAS, October 30, 2020: With World Education Congress (WEC) Grapevine, the signature annual event for Meeting Professionals International (MPI), just days away from its November 3, 2020 launch, MPI announced an impressive press conference roster and the ability for non-attending media to access each of the broadcasts virtually.

Headlined by their own press conference on Tuesday, November 3 at 3:30P, WEC Grapevine will boast impressive coverage opportunities for media that includes destinations from around the world, hospitality industry brands and industry leaders highlighting relevant updates and advances underway. Taking advantage of WEC Grapevine’s 100% live hybrid event approach, all press conferences will be made available through ZOOM for both media attending in-person and virtually and those who haven’t registered for the event, yet want to cover the news being shared.

“We felt it was critical for MPI to use our platform at WEC as a means to bring exposure for our entire industry and provide our partners an opportunity to have their voices heard during this critical juncture,” said Drew Holmgreen, Vice President of Brand Engagement at MPI. “WEC is the first fully live hybrid event that our industry has been able to partake in, and we wanted to take advantage of that format in order to grant worldwide media access to all the newsworthy updates, progress and innovative advantages that MPI and our partners will be boasting about.”

The press conference schedule is detailed as follows (all times CT):

Tuesday, November 3         
3:30-4:15P            Meeting Professionals International

Wednesday, November 4   
10:30A-11:00A       Visit Indy

3:30P-4:00P          Visit OKC

4:30P-5:00P          Marriott International

Thursday, November 5     
9:30A-10:00A          Waco Convention & Visitors Bureau

10:30A-11:00A        Prom Peru

3:30P-4:00P           Visit Norfolk

4:30P-5:00P           Los Cabos Tourism

Friday, November 6             
9:30A-10:00A         Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau

10:30A-11:00A       Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau

WEC Grapevine will be a first-of-its kind industry event boasting a 100% fully live in-person and digital hybrid experience. In-person participants will experience innovative onsite Duty of Care to ensure the highest level of safety for all individuals in attendance, along with networking events and immediately actionable education. Participants of the WEC Digital Experience will gain opportunities through an event design focused on their remote environment with live, devoted concurrent education, peer-to-peer networking, entertainment, exclusive broadcast content and career coaching.

Media interested in attending any of the press conferences digitally can do so by accessing a devoted ZOOM link at during the times listed. Those who would like to attend on a media pass can reach out to

For more information about World Education Congress, visit

MPI Media Contact: Peggy Foley,

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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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