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WEC is the largest educational gathering of meeting and event professionals in the world, with an expected attendance of more than 2,500 meeting professionals.


Education Overview

Prepare to immerse yourself in an educational experience designed to engage your mind and transform the way you plan meetings and events. WEC 2014’s sessions will provide an innovative array of learning formats including experiential labs, hands-on workshops, peer-driven exchanges, and even field trips!  Our goal is to match our education to your learning style.

WEC education sessions are also great opportunities to earn continuing education clock hours for your CMP application or recertification.


WEC MarketSquare

Promote your brand at WEC in the MarketSquare! MarketSquare is located in the most trafficked area of the conference. Turn-key, affordable packages provide an economical way to get in front of the industry’s most savvy planners. Stand out from the crowd, tell your story, make connections and generate leads. This is your chance to interact one-on-one with members of the planning community, distribute marketing materials or give away promotional items.

MarketSquare suppliers receive the best exposure – as daily breaks and general space programming draw traffic. MarketSquare, located on two busy floors, is a fabulous area where attendees and suppliers can meet between sessions and during scheduled breaks, where food and beverage will be found through the vicinity. And new this year is a gameification element that will drive attendees to MarketSquare locations.

WEC's Hosted Buyer Program – Let’s You Get Business Done

Don’t miss your opportunity to get business done at WEC. Meet with the industry’s most savvy planners who have been accepted into the program and are committed to getting business done, just like you.

Meet one-on-one, face- to- face and discuss future RFP’s with qualified planners that specifically need your company’s products or services. And who represent at least $2.6 Billion in combined buying power.

Appointments will take place over two days before the “official” start of WEC in the designated hosted buyer area. Purchase a table or a branding package to showcase your brand.

Participating planners have three appointment package options. Minimum appointment numbers are based on the appointment package. Planners are required to make all of the appointments in their package to participate.

Participate in the hosted buyer program and see how you can quickly build your sales pipeline for years to come.

Suppliers must be MPI members to participate in the Hosted Buyer Program.

About MPI:

Meeting Professionals International, the premier global association community for meeting and event professionals, believes in the unequalled power of events and human connections to advance organizational objectives.

Don't wait to register for the MPI World Education Congress 2014 - Meeting Professionals International. You'll meet influential people and maximize your opportunities for success. Start now by accessing the information below.

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Conference/Event Dates: 08/02/2014 - 08/05/2014
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Tradeshow & Conference Management
Other Industries: Business, Hospitality, Tradeshow & Conference Management
Estimated Attendance: 3,000
Audience: Meeting Planners, Suppliers, Restaurateurs, Hoteliers, CVBs
Notes: WEC attendees include meeting and business event industry professionals, including students and faculty, or suppliers to the meetings and event industry. WEC is the largest educational gathering of meeting and event professionals in the world, with an expected attendance of more than 2,500 meeting professionals.
Venue: Minneapolis Convention Center
Venue Phone: (612) 335-6000
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Official Conference Hotel:Hotel List:
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Show Owner:Meeting Professionals International (MPI)
Show Manager:Meeting Professionals International (MPI)
Sponsorship: Yes

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
MarketSquare: Traditional MarketSquare 1-A & 1-B $4,800   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
MarketSquare: 800 sq. ft. - Branded MarketSquare 2nd Level $11,000   Water: n/a
Hosted Buyer Program: 10 Appointments $4,020   Generator: n/a
Hosted Buyer Program: 20 Appointments $6,700 / Prices are subject to change.   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: Yes

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