In Numbers: MPI's World Education Congress 2015

See the key stats surrounding MPI's 2015 World Education Congress (WEC) which took place in San Francisco from 1-4 August.

MPI's 2015 World Education Congress took place in San Francisco from 1-4 August
MPI's 2015 World Education Congress took place in San Francisco from 1-4 August

2,500

Number of registered attendees, which was a 25% increase over WEC 2014.

80%

Of attendees were MPI members and that number was split 50/50 among meeting planners and suppliers.

450

Participants in the MPI Hosted Buyer Program, a 12.5% increase on last year’s show. This consisted of 264 planners and 186 suppliers.

140

Education sessions took place.

14,000

Tweets were made using the official event hashtag #WEC15 during the week the event was on, a 12% rise on last year. 

2,700

Total device activations on the MPI Global Event App, which was opened more than 170,000 times and was viewed nearly 442,000 times during the event.

$270,000 (£173,375)

Raised by the MPI Foundation, exceeding the $170,000 (£109,162) raised during last year’s WEC. MPI also raised another $200,000 (£128,426) at the President’s Dinner, which will be used to enhance the platforms and content of education delivered by MPI.

More:

MPI announces locations for World Education Congress

MPI reveals board of directors for 2015/16

Event professionals predict 'intelligent growth' for the industry, says MPI

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