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September 2023

Welcome to the September Digital Edition of The Meeting Professional

Relevant, provocative and award-winning, MPI’s flagship publication showcases best practices, trends, destinations and industry leadership.





Music brings us together

Andy Sharpe and his team at SongDivision help event attendees bond through the creation of songs both onsite and online.

Now trending at convention centers

Offering unique spaces, optimizing engagement and wellness and sustainability considerations are key focus areas for convention center leaders.

Opening doors for the next generation

Claude Molinari, president and CEO of Visit Detroit, on developing the next generation of meeting professionals, important industry skills and how to attract students to our ranks.

Bringing the imagination of poetry to the corporate world

“That nature of searching, questioning and testing is what I think not only poetry but any craft we pursue through our work, relationships and lives is all about,” says Tucker Bryant, a keynote speaker at IMEX America 2023.

What's New

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California Special Report

California Special Report

Orlando Special Report

Orlando Special Report

OVG Report

OVG360 Partner Report

Partner Report Destination DC

Destination DC Partner Report

CORT Events Special Report

CORT Events Special Report

Mexican Caribbean Special Report

Mexican Caribbean Special Report

Columbia SC Special Report

Columbia SC Special Report

October 2022 Special Report

October Special Report

The Meeting Professional Archive

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