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by Lisa A. Grimaldi | May 02, 2012

The organizers of IMEX America will offer another education-only day on Oct. 8, 2012, the Monday before the Las Vegas trade show's Oct. 9-11 dates. The free, pre-show day of professional education -- open to all planners and hosted buyers -- now is called "Smart Monday, Powered by MPI," to reflect MPI's role with IMEX. Other groups that will offer education include ASAE, ACTE, ISES, ICCA, PCMA, Site and IAEE, which will be holding a CEM Program on the day. Smart Monday will include a morning keynote and full-day sessions on topics including strategic meetings management, social media, leadership, sustainability, personal development, incentive travel, technology trends and international meetings management. Details are available at imexamerica.com/smartmonday.html.