by Sarah J.F. Braley | June 16, 2015
Questex LLC and Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International's MEET have entered into a partnership with Meeting Professionals International to offer two certificate courses to attendees of MEET National, which will be held Sept. 9-10 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. MPI will administer Meeting Essentials2 Fast Track and the Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate (HMCC) programs. The 26th annual HSMAI's MEET National event will connect meeting planners with suppliers via one-to-one meetings prescheduled by the attendees and sponsor/exhibitors themselves.

Meeting Essentials2 Fast Track Program, a certificate program designed for meeting and event professionals with three to five years of experience, is available for MPI and HSMAI members for $299; nonmembers, $399. The HMCC program, which focuses on health-care compliance regulations, laws and techniques for managing health-care meetings, costs $399 for MPI and HSMAI members and $499 for nonmembers.
"Last year's event drew over 1,300 registrants," said Marilyn McHugh, Questex Travel Group's vice president of global events. "We are collaborating with MPI to build upon the proven popularity and educational component of MEET National."

"Since late 2012, MPI and HSMAI have successfully collaborated to offer industry-leading education during our respective conferences and events, as well as dual membership," said Paul Van Deventer, president and CEO of MPI. "We are thrilled to deliver two of our certificate programs at MEET National for the first time."

MPI also is offering an extra session at the event: "Tactical to Strategic -- Moving From Manager to Director." For more information on MPI's Meeting Essentials and HMCC programs, visit MPI.