MPI Connects will help job seekers to understand more about potential positions and internships in the events industry and will allow employers to offer advice on interviewing skills and how to secure a first job.
Ashfield Meetings & Events, Grass Roots, CWT Meetings and Events, Capita Travel & Events and Zibrant have already signed up to attend the event, which will take place on 12 May in central London.
The event will offer a mix of education and speed-dating style meetings.
MPI expects that 50 agencies and corporate event planners will take part as industry recruiters, plus 150 students and jobseekers.
The day also features the MPI Young Achievers Award, sponsored by the Switzerland Convention Bureau. The competition invites teams of event management students representing leading universities to pitch their solutions to the Swiss brief. The winning team will be selected on the evening by a panel of judges with the winners awarded a trip to Switzerland.
This month, a number of industry professionals discussed the value of event management degrees – Event degrees 'do not cut it' in the conference industry