The meeting and event industry will ‘Reunite for Recovery’ both in-person and virtually at World Education Congress (WEC) Grapevine November 3-6, 2020. As the signature annual event for Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the largest meeting and event industry association worldwide, WEC has been rescheduled to new November dates from its original June timing, in order to accommodate travel guidelines and attendee safety resulting from the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.
The award-winning event, which boasted a 95% high-satisfaction rating from its more than 2,500 attendees in Toronto this past June 2019, will continue to evolve its education and networking opportunities. Consistent with previous years, WEC Grapevine will feature an innovative format with multiple education tracks highlighting topics of interest among the community. MPI’s 2020 edition will feature a new focus on learnings, lessons and initiatives related to COVID-19. This ensures the format offers benefits that are insightful, meaningful and immediately actionable.
Working with the destination’s host hotel, the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center, a Marriott property, attendee Duty of Care will be a critical priority by creating a safe, secure and healthy environment for all involved. Marriott plans to use WEC as a means to showcase its enhanced commitment and focus on guest wellness. For those who are unable to attend in-person, WEC Grapevine will also carry high quality, uniquely formatted virtual offering with the intent of providing a parallel experience to onsite. Registration for in-person attendees, which now includes a ticket to MPI Foundation’s Rendezvous, is completely risk-free; attendees are eligible for a refund in their event fees, with flexibility in applying them to WEC Las Vegas in 2021, among other options.