MPI is to serve up insights into key trends in the event industry at a business breakfast at the Leeds Club in Leeds on 24th March.
The inaugural event is in partnership with the Conference and Hospitality Show in Leeds and attendees will be given a free coach transfer to the show after the business breakfast.
The breakfast will build on the success of the January MPI Insights event in London that attracted 90 event planners, agencies, corporates and suppliers to discuss industry changes. The event will be interactive with plenty of coffee, croissants and Q&A served alongside an impressive line-up which includes agency perspectives on client demands from Leigh Jagger of Banks Sadler, current and emerging trends in the UK from Tony Rogers, the report on the economic outlook by MPI UK & Ireland President Miguel Neves and more insider insights from Ashfield events, the UK Centre for Events Management, Zibrant, Freeman XP and Get Taxi on innovation, new business models, strategic meetings management and changing event designs.
Emma Cartmell, CHS managing director, commented: "Working in partnership with MPI (UK&I), we have created a must-attend event in Yorkshire. The breadth and quality of the speakers is extremely relevant to all event buyers and suppliers. We are honoured to have industry stalwart Tony Rogers discuss event trends, and the dynamic Leigh Jagger, CEO of Banks Sadler talking about changes in client demands from an agency perspective. MPI UK&I president Miguel Neves will also be attending to present the Meetings Outlook survey results."
President-Elect of the MPI board of directors, Richard Parker from Zibrant said: "We are delighted to be working with CHS to create a really beneficial event for our members. Delegates will gain insider insights from leading associations, buyers and planners who will speak about the latest changes, trends, demands, and economics of events in 2015. This will be followed by the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session, which promises to create a dynamic discussion around needs, demands and innovation in the events industry."
A third of the profits from the MPI Insights Business Breakfast will go to MIMN (Meeting Industry Meeting Needs) on behalf of The Conference and Hospitality Show.