Meetings No 03
Editorial
There is no plan(et) B
Which is why we are in progress of becoming more sustainable.
Cover Story
Yvon Chouinard
Nothing is sustainable.
Psychological Meetings
On the necessity to kill one’s father
or: On the art of meeting the new one.
The COP15 Summit
Jan-Christoph Napierski
The COP15 summit is the start of a long process.
Almedalen Week
Karin Lindvall
on Sweden’s largest political meeting place and democratic forum.
Become Extraordinary
Robin Sharma
Learn something new every day.
Johan Johansson
The Perfect Meeting
An Illusion.
Green Thinking
Amy Spatrisano
Create more courageous environmental work.
Lighting Design
Vesa Honkonen
He paints with light.
Intuition
Paola Navone
Keep intuition alive.
MPI
A vision for an industry
or for a group of enthusiasts?
Brain Check
Tord Pååg
A look says so much.
Roger Kellerman
Incentives such as CSR
Things are definitely going in a positive direction.
classifieds
news
smart development
Qatar’s Plan for Boosting Business Events
new partnerships will be announced at IMEX.
ICCA stats
Prague Hosted Record Number of Meetings Last Year
and Remains in the World’s Top Ten Most Popular Meeting Destinations.
At IMEX
St Petersburg’s Expoforum International
to launch global PCO service.
figures
US Travel Trends Index March:
Int’l Inbound Travel Tumbles While Domestic Leisure Travel Remains Strong.
winning bids
Ottawa Tourism
confirms 2019 European business development event following CAD$2.2m success in 2018.
big meeting
Glasgow wins Europe’s largest congress
on radiation oncology.
new job
AIM Group International
appoints Annalisa Ponchia as Director of Innovation & Customer Experience.
airlines innovation
Emirates airline reports 69% profit fall
after a tough year.
innovativ grants
Brisbane’s bright minds
receive Lord Mayor grants

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A vision for an industry or for a group of enthusiasts?

As the sole MPI Chapter in the world, MPI Sweden Chapter has an own vision. As far as we are aware of in any case. The vision goes: “We make Sweden a pioneering country for meetings and events.” Perhaps one could raise one’s eyebrows at a national branch of a global organisation having a national vision. Or is that it? Not if one asks MPI’s Swedish board members.

We look upon it as the meetings industry in Sweden being in Sweden, with most of our members living off it. We compete on an international market with our product in the toughest possible competition from the world’s regions, countries and destinations. Can we, as sector ambassadors, propel our national sector to a leading global position, it is a win-win situation for all concerned, commercially as well as intellectually. And to really blow our own trumpet, we do it in a way that no other national organisation has managed in Sweden, or in other countries, namely by getting the entire meetings industry heading in the same direction.

This benefits MPI globally through creating a clarity and a goals vision over and above that which MPI stands for and which primarily is about developing individuals who are members and being a skills enhancer for the sector. Swedish MPI’s ‘model’ gives the members further added value and is a strong recruitment argument as we grow from 250 members to the next level of 300.

 

What does this entail?

  • We strive to get the sector’s organisations and official bodies behind our vision.
  • We involve the entire sector as partners in order to build an economic foundation.
  • We are in the process of creating a politician and media forum to educate these decision-makers.
  • We take on the role of petitioners to the Swedish educational institutions who will educate our future talent.
  • We are planning for the most innovative event ever in the meetings sector; the MPI Forum.

 

To all MPI members the world over: Please get in touch if you wish to discuss anything or ask something about the work of MPI Sweden Chapter.