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Revamped World Education Congress to 'rewrite rules of engagement'

MPI promises a new experience for members attending congress in Atlantic City in June

Pictured: MPI president Paul Van Deventer

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has revamped June’s World Education Congress (WEC).

The US congress, which is set to deliver around 80 education sessions in Atlantic City, is expected to attract MPI members from all over the world, with European chapter presidents attending as part of an MPI Foundation charitable initiative.

And this year, president Paul Van Deventer says WEC will deliver a new experience for delegates. 

He said: “With the help of attendees, we will rewrite the rules of engagement for our conference and take risks on their behalf. From mixed seating arrangements and stage design to roundtable discussions and problem-solving breakout groups, we have designed this year’s program to shift the audience from passive attendees to willing participants – all in an effort to help them remain relevant and learn new and different approaches to planning successful meetings and events.”

Key elements of the new look congress include a redesigned general session area, which will include four stages; a rapid-fire presentation Innovation Showcase and a Thought Leaders Theatre to provide creative and thought-provoking education.  

The WEC takes place at the Harrah’s Atlantic City Waterfront Conference Center from 11-14 June.

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