MPI to run Middle East PEC at GIBTM

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) announced at the GIBTM show in Abu Dhabi today that it is to launch its first Professional Education Conference (PEC) for the Middle East market. Exact dates are currently being finalised, but the conference will be held in conjunction with next year’s GIBTM exhibition, taking place 8-10 April. “We are absolutely delighted that MPI has decided to contribute to the educational benefits of GIBTM by expanding its PEC to the Middle East,” said Reed Travel Exhibitions group exhibition director Paul Kennedy. “This is a landmark collaboration building on the already strong relationship between our company and MPI. It will provide an enhanced focus for the meetings industry’s learning, education and knowledge processes for this exciting region.” MPI vice president (global development) Didier Scaillet added: “We want to partner with local communities in the Middle East to support their meetings industry and our members who are doing business there in 2008 it is the perfect platform.”

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