Mar 21, 2018, 1:46
“Energise your Future” - MPI Belgium to participate in third annual Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID)

“Energise your Future” - MPI Belgium to participate in third annual Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID)

01 maart 2018

MPI Belgium will host their annual MPI Conference as part of the third annual Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) on April 12, 2018. MPI will join forces with the advocacy coalition Meetings Mean Business (MMB) and meetings industry organizations worldwide to showcase the real impact that business meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive travel, trade shows and exhibitions have on people, business and communities.

The well-known yearly MPI Belgium Conference is back on the agenda! The 12th of April is going to be an inspiring day for all meeting & event professionals in Thor Park, Genk. It is a special edition this year! It’s not only the annual MPI Belgium Conference, but a collaboration with the neighbour chapter, MPI Germany.

Are you a meeting or event planner?

In collaboration with City Genk, MPI Belgium organizes a famtrip prior to the BE Conference, please contact MPI Belgium for more information. First come, first serve! The event takes place at a brilliant new venue Thor Park Central. MPI will take you on an energizing journey and as you are used from MPI Belgium, attendees will be taken out of the comfort zone and get ready for the future. It’s not a classical conference, but an energizing day for planners and suppliers!

What should you expect?

  • Insights from international experts and entrepreneurs.
  • Twisting the current planners/suppliers model
  • How will innovations overcome challenges in MICE industry and beyond
  • Getting prepared for future transformation in the event industry
  • Learn from start-up companies (how do they work? How do they approach the market? How could the event sector benefit from it?)

And MPI Belgium has still some surprises in its back pocket. Don’t miss to check the MPI Agenda on the website

Registration is already open, numbers of seats are limited.


“Organizations such as MPI will help us demonstrate the crucial role meetings play in building personal relationships, driving positive outcomes and supporting strong communities,” said Richard Harper, executive vice president at HelmsBriscoe and co-chair of MMB.

Meeting professionals organizations, association chapters, corporations, destinations, partners and other supporters are coming together to hold events supporting this international day of advocacy. In the past years, events were held throughout North America, Latin America, South America, Europe, Africa and Australia along with robust conversations online and over 40 million social media impressions.

“GMID helps share the meetings industry’s value story, ensuring that the media, elected officials and general public understand the benefits of face-to-face,” said Paul Van Deventer, chief executive officer and president at Meeting Professionals International and co-chair of MMB. “Showcasing the industry’s strength through this global movement allows us to better advocate and generate widespread conversation.”

About Meeting Professionals International (MPI)

MPI is the world biggest Association in the Meeting- and Event industry with more than 18.000 members on 4 continents and 80 chapters worldwide. Since more than 40 years MPI is a scientific companion, innovative sponsor and professional forerunner.

About Meetings Mean Business

Meetings Mean Business is an industry-wide coalition to showcase the undeniable value that business meetings, trade shows, incentive travel, exhibitions, conferences and conventions bring to people, businesses and communities. By rallying industry advocates, working with stakeholders, conducting original research, engaging with outside voices and more, the coalition brings the industry together to emphasize its importance. Comprised of over 60 members, the coalition unites the meetings industry with one strong and powerful voice. For more information, visit

To learn more about GMID, click here