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MPI picks Grapevine, Texas for World Education Congress in 2020

Conference scheduled to take place on June 6-9, 2020, at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center
20/03/2018

Pictured: Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center will host MPI's World Education Congress 2020

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has announced Grapevine, Texas, as the destination for its World Education Congress (WEC) in 2020.

The conference is scheduled to take place on June 6-9, 2020, at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center.

“We are elated to partner with the Grapevine CVB to bring WEC to Grapevine in 2020,” said Paul Van Deventer, president and CEO of MPI. “This is a great opportunity to showcase some of the unique venues and charm of North Texas, which I have had the pleasure of enjoying since relocating here when I joined MPI almost five years ago.

“With the Gaylord Texan, we will be able to host and house the majority of our attendees under one roof, and they will also have easy travel access with the nearby Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field Airport.”

WEC is MPI’s signature event through which it delivers premier education, business and networking opportunities in North America. It attracts more than 2,000 attendees annually, including corporate, third party, and association planners, suppliers, students, industry faculty and more.

MPI is headquartered in Dallas and 2020 will mark the second time the WEC has been held in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. In 2006, WEC was hosted at the Dallas Convention Center, which was renamed the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in 2013.

“There is a bit of comfort knowing we will be hosting WEC in our own backyard. Plus, we have strong local support from the MPI Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter,” added Van Deventer.

This year’s WEC will be held June 2 – 5, 2018, at the Indiana Conference Center in Indianapolis.


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