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MPI Emerging Leaders earn international RISE Award nomination

MPI Minnesota Emerging Leaders — one of MinnPost YPN’s newest member groups — has been nominated for a 2011 MPI RISE (Recognizing Industry Success and Excellence) Award!
Meeting Professionals International is the world’s largest association for t

MPI Minnesota Emerging Leaders — one of MinnPost YPN’s newest member groups — has been nominated for a 2011 MPI RISE (Recognizing Industry Success and Excellence) Award!

Meeting Professionals International is the world’s largest association for the $102.3 billion meeting and event industry. Its mission is to position meetings and events as a key strategic component of organizations’ success.

MPI’s Minnesota chapter started the Emerging Leaders program in January 2010. The group aims to advance the career development of the meeting industry’s future leaders by promoting collaboration between young talent and seasoned professionals.

According to program co-chair Melissa Deming, Emerging Leaders is the first young professionals group launched by an MPI chapter.

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Emerging Leaders have been nominated for an MPI RISE Award for Community Achievement in Knowledge and Ideas. This award recognizes chapters and other communities for demonstrated achievement in making human connections through knowledge and ideas. The recipient will have displayed innovation and creativity in the development, planning and execution of ground-breaking initiatives.

The 2011 RISE Award recipients will be recognized during the MPI World Education Conference in Orlando, Fla., July 23-26. 

Congratulations to MPI Emerging Leaders on this great news — we’re rooting for you!