EIBTM and MPI Partnership to Deliver Dynamic Technology Village

EIBTM and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) have joined forces to host MPI Technology Village @ EIBTM, a unique 2003 show concept featuring leading technology companies and expert presentations to educate meeting professionals about new technological ways to do business.

Caption, Corbin Ball, CMP - international speaker, consultant and writer named MPI`s 2002 International Supplier of the Year and one of
“The 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry” by MeetingNews Magazine for the years 2000, 2001 and 2002.

The Village, which will debut at EIBTM
, 20 - 22 May 2003 at Palexpo Exhibition Centre in Geneva, will more than any other industry exhibition go into great detail and deeply address technology opportunities and challenges faced by meeting professionals in their daily work.

A dedicated section of the show, the MPI Technology Village @ EIBTM will feature 40 technology companies and offer presentations on various relevant subjects including online registration and venue location, webcasting, teleconferencing, online RFPs, PDA applications, planning software, virtual meetings/shows, e-marketing, wireless technology, exhibition management, audience polling, messaging/kiosks, contact management/lead retrieval, meeting consolidation/budgeting, association management, abstract/content management, room diagramming, incentive management and scheduling. MPI Technology Village @ EIBTM also will be equipped with large-screen PCs, high-speed Internet connections and two presentation areas, offering dynamic learning in an interactive environment.

In addition to various exhibitors, three technology experts will make presentations and advise visitors on technology matters.  MPI member Corbin Ball, MPI’s 2002 International Supplier of the Year, one of MPI’s founding Chancellors and three-time winner of Meeting News’  “The 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry,” will address future enhancements technology brings to the industry.


On the new MPI
Technology Village @ EIBTM Ball commented: “This is a tremendous opportunity to develop a cutting-edge concept that will focus on marketplace needs.  It will be an interactive, educational and fun way to get up-to-speed and see the latest developments in the fast-changing world of meeting technology.”

According to MPI Director of European Operations and Global Development Didier Scaillet, the MPI Technology Village @ EIBTM will be groundbreaking.  “In today’s increasingly wired world, technology is of utmost importance to MPI members.  We are extremely pleased to have developed a significant and multi-faceted partnership with EIBTM to greatly enhance attendees’ experience by providing them with unique knowledge needed to succeed in today’s changing work environment.

“No other exhibition will have the technology programme EIBTM and MPI are offering in 2003, it is unique,” added Didier Scaillet.