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November 2021

Welcome to the November/December Digital Edition of The Meeting Professional

Relevant, provocative and award-winning, MPI’s flagship publication highlights planner and supplier members while showcasing best practices, trends, destinations and industry leadership.





Year in Review

In our Year in Review, we take a look back at significant MPI milestones from 2021, discuss MPI’s future with leaders Bonnie Carlson and Gary Schirmacher (2022 chairs of the MPI International Board of Directors and Global Board of Trustees, respectively) and ask a cross section of meeting pros for views on the meetings landscape as a new year begins and a pandemic hopefully draws to a close.

Meetings Outlook

As groups are reigniting in-person events, respondents to MPI’s quarterly Meetings Outlook survey note that staffing and education challenges continue.

The secret ingredient for professional success: Grit

“We can teach new hires the mechanics of our industry—either planning or sales—but it takes longer to teach someone grit,” says Annette Gregg, senior vice president of experience for MPI.

Texas Supplement

A safe, affordable city with 300+ days of sunshine—is El Paso the cure for "destination burnout?"

What's New

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Encore Brand Report

Encore Special Report

Kentucky Special Report

Kentucky Special Report

Hilton Brand Report

Hilton Special Report

The Meeting Professional Archive

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Meetings Outlook

Meetings Outlook