MPI’s forthcoming education seminar focused on event technology and Generation Y.


Meeting and event industry professionals are being invited to participate in MPI UK and Ireland Chapter’s next education seminar which will focus on event technology.  The half day seminar – Keep pace with Meetings & Events technologies fit for Generation Y – will take place at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, on Friday November 9 2012 (9am-1pm).

The event is free to attend for members of MPI, with a minimal charge of £30 +VAT for non members. To register visit http://mpiuk.org/UnitedKingdomandIrelandChapter/Events/EventDescription/?CalendarEventKey=f3a827ce-39ff-4673-8df3-ebb2da819cb9

The interactive event is designed to appeal to all meeting professionals, and will explore event technology integration, sustainability advantages and the added value in overcoming the barriers in new technologies. The guest speakers will dissect the technology that is driving the modern meeting and events industry, and technology which will shape its future.


Featured speakers include Peter Vlachos (principal lecturer and programme leader of MA Events Management at Greenwich University), Toby Beresford (CEO of Leader Boarded – social media gaming for events) and Jon Brigden, Founder and Managing Director of Knife Edge, augmented reality solutions for events.

Lisa Owen, vice president of communications, MPI UK and Ireland Chapter, comments: “MPI’s aim is to support the education of our members, and today’s competitive and changing environment demands that people must have increased knowledge on advances in technology. Generation Y is an influential audience and makes up a large proportion of the new industry workforce and has grown up surrounded by evolving technologies which they expect as standard at events they attend. The aim of our education event is to help industry professions increase their understanding of event technology through hands on demonstrations. The seminar will help members be more aware of what the future holds and they can make the most effective use of evolving technologies in an event or meeting environment.”

The event is just one of a portfolio of quality education events that MPI UK and Ireland Chapter has planned in the coming months. Other events include:

•    MPI Annual CSR Corporate and Agency Planner Forums (December 2012 in London and Manchester): Chair and MPI International Board member Fiona Pelham will share sustainability insights from this year’s key event. Attendees will learn about how the sustainability plans came to life and the post event legacy of sustainability throughout the global event industry. •    MPI Economy Update (January 2013): Uncover the trends and growth prospects for the meetings industry in 2013. Economy experts will explore the business opportunities and challenges awaiting the meetings industry in 2013. •    The Big MPI Debate: Have your say! This participant driven event offers a unique opportunity to discuss the industry’s hot topics. •    MPI and a Pint; a popular networking session which encourages members and non members to building professional connections.

MPI membership is comprised of more than 21,000 members belonging to 71 chapters and clubs worldwide. MPI membership benefits include access to extensive networking, educational and professional resources. For more information visit about MPI UK and Ireland Chapter visit http://mpiuk.org/UnitedKingdomandIrelandChapter/Home/

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