Meeting Professionals International recently introduced MPI Academy, an institute providing learning opportunities for business professionals at all levels. These include training courses, webinars, certificate programs and tools for career development such as the MPI Professional Development Roadmap, which allows individuals to map out their success in order to plan their future career.

“Regardless of where you are in the events industry, MPI has something for you,” says Stephanie Arehart, senior director of professional development for MPI Academy, which caters to individuals at all levels, from students to experienced professionals.

MPI has several programs specifically tailored towards a variety of professional goals. From Meeting Essentials, which prepares individuals for the Certified Meeting Professionals Exam, to The Meetings and Events at Sea Certificate, which partners with the Cruise Line Association and focuses on cruise ship meetings.

MPI Academy also announced several additional programs, including The Experiential Event Series, in which MPI partnered with high-profile events in entertainment and sports including the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City. MPI also just created The Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate Refresher webinar, designed to keep event planners aware of changing healthcare protocol, healthcare across borders and other healthcare patterns.

As the 13th largest metropolitan economy in the U.S., Minneapolis outperforms its peers, including Kansas City, Denver, Indianapolis and Charlotte when it comes to tourist attractions and hospitality. A vibrant food and music scene, world-class museums and theaters, an influx of upcoming hotels and venues— including a Four Seasons in 2022—and the tourist magnet that is the Mall of America, all combine with the great outdoors where scenic lakes abound—providing visitors to the city with many Instagrammable backdrops for any event.


Whether you’re looking to host the ultimate custom event or impress someone special on a romantic date night, Holman’s Table knows how to deliver. Located at the Downtown St. Paul Airport, Holman’s Table is where gastronomy and aviation sit down for a one-of-a-kind meal.


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Hitch & Sip
Hitch & Sip first opened its restored 1970s trailer in May 2018 and has been serving corporate happy hours, trade shows, client appreciation events and more ever since. The cash bar can be set up indoors or outdoors and is entirely customizable.