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    POSTED May 21, 2015
     

Exciting times are ahead with Meeting Professionals International’s annual World Education Congress in August.

The event is slated for Aug. 1–Aug. 4., and while that seems ages away, the time is sure to come quickly; summer—as it always does—will fly by.

The event gives attendees a chance to broaden their industry knowledge, network with peers and be exposed to industry opportunities. There are a number of formal and informal face-to-face activities for attendees to learn and meet and greet.

There also are a number of signature events, including an opening night celebration at Pier 48, the RISE Awards Luncheon and the Closing Night Celebration at City Hall. MPI has a number of activities planned, and there will be something for everyone at their national events.

Taking place in San Francisco at the Moscone Center West, registration is at a lower rate until June 18—so it’s time to sign up now.

Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or an early careerist, WEC give you the knowledge and experience you need to further your career. 

Event design veteran and florist David C. McKnight mixes elegance with fun.

M+E: You started Emerald City Designs back in 1993. Tell us what initially interested you in floral design and why you named the company Emerald City.

 

Hotel business travel revenue will be down in 2022.

While the hospitality industry is beginning to rebound as the pandemic seems to wane, hotel business travel is still taking time to recover. (See also Infographic on page 38.) According to a report issued by the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA), leisure travel is expected to return to pre-pandemic levels this year. However, the 2022 report projects that hotel business travel revenue will be down 23% from 2019, which equates to a $20-billion decrease.

 

Erin Murphy has been promoted to marketing director for West Michigan Tourism Association (WTMA) after serving as marketing manager since June 2021. A native of Grand Rapids, Murphy is passionate about promoting her home region. “I love how you don’t have to drive far to experience so many amazing towns and communities,” she says. “You’re never far away from a lake, and you can easily find whatever you’re looking for—from big-city amenities to sweet small towns full of charm.”