September 15, 2016 - The Hilton - Baltimore, MD


IMEX-MPI-MCI Future Leaders Forum


Welcome to the key event for career development for future leaders in the meetings industry! 

We invite students with a special interest in sustainable meetings to  
- Connect with like-minded peers and passionate industry colleagues 
- Deepen their knowledge on the latest best practice around sustainable meetings
- Be inspired and discover more about career paths and job opportunities

Join us for discussions, presentations and career inspiration at the GMIC Sustainable Meetings Conference 2016. Get practical insights from our speakers who are leading experts on sustainable initiatives and have a strong desire to improve some of the main issues that planners and suppliers face daily.

Preliminary agenda


12:00 – 12:15 PM  Welcome
12:15 – 1:00 PM  Lunch
1:00  – 1:45 PM Networking with Roger Simons
1:45 – 2:30 PM Sustainability 101: Environmental Focus
2:30 – 2:45 PM Break
2:45 –  3:15 PM Sea-to-Table Philosophy
Executive Chef Matthew Beaudin, Monterey Bay Aquarium 
 3:15 –  4:00 PM Sustainability 101: Community Focus
Mariela McIlwraith
4:00 – 5:00 PM Back of House sustainability tour at Baltimore Convention Center
5:00 PM Close and Thanks

The event is part of our global initiative to inspire and connect the future leaders of the meetings and events industry. The IMEX-MPI-MCI Future Leaders Forum has been developed in 2003 to encourage the most promising and motivated students to start a successful career in the meetings and events industry. Each year, over 700 students participate in the 13 forums all over the world. Learn more about the forum and past participants here.

How to Apply

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There are no costs to attend the forum but please note that the places are limited.