MPI UK & Ireland Announce New Jobs Board

MPI UK & Ireland Announce New Jobs Board

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MPI UK & Ireland are going to add a jobs board to their website.

MPI members and non-members will be able to add current job vacancies to the site for a nominal fee of £49 plus VAT for member adverts for 3 months and £99 plus VAT for non-member adverts.  The job board will also be posted on the MPI monthly newsletter.

For further information or to discuss your requirements contact: or call 0121 227 4838

MPI at The Meetings Show 2018

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MPI Foundation are delighted to be putting on a networking event/after party once again at The Meetings Show 2018.

Cocktails for Charity’ will take place immediately after the show, on 28th June in Olympia.  Visitors and exhibitors alike are welcome to attend the party which will be priced at £35 a ticket with proceeds going to MPI Foundation.

MPI UK & Ireland awards £2,500 apprenticeship grant to Stagestruck

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MPI UK & Ireland have announced that Stagestruck Limited have been awarded a £2,500 grant to support the training of their events assistant apprentice in 2018.

The apprenticeship support scheme provides a grant of up to £2,500 to an event industry business who has employed an apprentice through the new Government-backed Events Assistant Trailblazer standard.  The application process was announced at International Confex earlier this year and has received positive interst from industry employers. 

The scheme is backed by the MPI Foundation and the grant is made using funds raised at The Meeting Show Post Event Party held in June 2017.  The grant includes funding for external training from an accredited provider, annual MPI membership for the apprentice and their mentor, plus registration costs and expenses towards attendance at MPI UK & Ireland’s educational events for one year. 

Fundraising for the 2019 apprenticeship grant will continue at the MPI Foundation Cocktails for Charity event, hosted at The Meeting Show 2018. The event takes place in Olympia London’s Pillar Hall from 5.30pm-8pm on Wednesday 27 June. For more details and to buy tickets: 


New Director, Global Accounts Joins HelmsBriscoe’s Northern Europe Team

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HelmsBriscoe, the global leader in meetings procurement and site selection services, recently announced the addition of Karen Johnston as Director, Global Accounts to their Northern European team. In her role, Johnston will focus on building and driving strategic relationships with clients in Northern Europe.

Johnston has more than 29 years of experience in the MICE, business travel, and hospitality sectors. She has a commanding record of accomplishment in business development, account management and operations, having worked in senior leadership roles for several leading agencies.

Prior to joining HelmsBriscoe, Johnston worked as Commercial Director at Wyboston Lakes, where she re-engineered the entire sales and account management divisions, and implemented a new team, process, and CRM platform. Prior to her role at Wyboston Lakes, she worked with a leading global events agency where she was instrumental in creating and driving the Strategic Meetings Management (SMM) discipline. In addition to her expertise in SMM programs, Karen also has experience developing consolidation models for her clients.

“I am thrilled to have joined HelmsBriscoe,” said Johnston. “I feel that I have reached a pinnacle point in my career where I can truly embrace HelmsBriscoe’s entrepreneurial culture to bring value to clients.” 

“We have worked closely with Karen over many years, and we have always been impressed with her passion and enthusiasm for delivering solutions to her clients,” said HelmsBriscoe’s Managing Director for Northern Europe, Carole McKellar. “We know she will be a great asset to our HelmsBriscoe team in Northern Europe!”

MPI Insights Tech Special at London Tech Week 2018, supported by Dubai Business Events

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The next event from MPI UK & Ireland Chapter will be on ‘Trends and Innovations in event technology’, taking the format of our popular table talks, the event is on June 12th at the fabulous new Principal Hotel, Russell Square London.

Event technology can bring magic to events, but it also has the capability to bring an event to its knees. To maximize the value of using the latest technology meeting and event professionals must stay up to date with the latest developments. This session gives participants a clear overview of new and upcoming technology in key areas for events. The session also looks at promising technologies that will soon be available and how they could impact events soon.

MPI Insights Tech Special will bring together experts and leading brands to discuss developments in the tech sector and the opportunities and challenges facing event planners when incorporating tech into event programmes.

This educational event will take place during London Tech Week 2018, Europe’s largest festival of technology and is sponsored by Dubai Business Events.

For full event details and to register your place click here


Positive Impact Events are challenging the events industry to make their impact a positive one.

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Along with numerous other campaigns such as ‘Girls Creating’ and ‘#ShareaPositiveImpact’, every year Positive Impact host #CRSshareDay which is a 24 hour live twitter campaign. This is where renowned sustainability champions across the globe host an hour of conversation discussing CSR and sustainability

This years on the 23rd of April 2018, their CSR share Day was the best ever with….

  • Over 400 contributors
  • A reach of over 1.6 million
  • 5,532,082 timeline deliveries

You can download the full report on the outcome of CSR share day here

If you want to get involved in championing the creation of a sustainable event industry, why not join their ambassador program?

The benefits for you are…

  • It’s the best way to find information on trends in sustainable events.
  • Find out how to be a part of future campaigns.
  • Links you to an international community of influencers.
  • Free educational material and discounts on content such as roadmaps, top tips and content blogs on sustainability in events.

MPI Updated Privacy Notice

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At MPI we recognize the importance of securing and protecting all data and the privacy of personal data, such as contact information, demographic information and payment processing information.

We do not collect data from individuals unless provided to us voluntarily and knowingly and with access to update and change the data at will.

We have adopted this Data Privacy Policy to guide how we and our affiliates (i.e. account holders, members, vendors, staff, chapter leadership) use such information. This policy meets the requirements of GDPR, PIPEDA, and the FTC Act.

We will continue to update our Privacy Notice in the coming months but in the meantime  full details can be found here 

Emma Buchanan joins Small Planet Group as Client Services Coordinator

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Small Planet Group, the specialist healthcare industry events and communications organisation, has announced the appointment of Emma Buchanan as Client Services Coordinator.

Emma has more than 20 years events experience, specialising in the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare industry. This includes roles with AstraZeneca’s meetings management team, over 7 years at Grass Roots and more recently at Lime Blue Solutions.

“I am delighted to have joined the Client Services team at Small Planet Group.  I am joining during a very positive time for the company and I’m excited to be involved going forward”

More than 700 Event & Hospitality Professionals Set to Attend Cvent CONNECT Europe 2018 Sell-out success from last year sees event move to Business Design Centre

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More than 700 professionals from across the meetings, events, hospitality and travel world are set to attend the second Cvent CONNECT Europe conference this year. Following the sell-out success of the inaugural event held last year, the conference is set to double in size and is moving to a bigger venue; the Business Design Centre in London, running from 1st – 2nd October 2018.

The theme of this year’s Cvent CONNECT Europe is: “The Power of Live” which will focus in on the positive impact that meetings, events, and hospitality have on the business world. Unlike previous years, the conference will have overlapping sessions for both planners and suppliers in order to enable further networking among attendees.

Registration is now live and individuals can sign up to attend via the Cvent CONNECT Europe website.

Cvent CONNECT Europe will provide industry professionals with the opportunity to attend more than 30 educational sessions and learn best practice and live demo experiences of the latest industry technology at the Innovation Pavilion.

“We had such powerful positive feedback from our first Cvent CONNECT Europe. As a result, we are taking our event to the next level in every way and we look forward to welcoming our planner delegates once again.” Says David Chalmers, Senior Marketing Director, Cvent Europe.

“Last year, more than 490 events professionals gathered at Cvent CONNECT Europe, and now we are planning an event for double this number. The increase in attendance speaks to the value that Cvent CONNECT delivers: It’s a can’t-miss opportunity for our attendees to experience the power of live events, network, and learn the latest advancements in our industry,” said Patrick Smith, Chief Marketing Officer of Cvent. “We power some of the largest meetings and events in the world and hold hundreds of our own each year, with Cvent CONNECT as the crown jewel. It demonstrates our passion and mission to create the technology to power human connection.”

Meet MPI at IMEX

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MPI are gearing up for a busy IMEX Frankfurt this year.  Come and meet MPI at stand G680.   MPI are hosting various educational sessions including ‘Leadership Skills for MICE Women’, Event Model Canvas – how it can transform your meeting planning, ‘Vision the Meeting Room of the Future’, ‘Under the Hood of Small Meeting Venues’ and ‘Extraordinarily Inclusive: Events that Embrace Everyone’.

It’s also a chance to meet the MPI Global team at the MPI Happy Hour Reception on Tuesday 15 May, from 16.30 at the MPI Stand.

And this year the CIM Clubbing night is powered by Rendezvous!

To learn more about MPI’s presence at IMEX visit