September 21, 2005

Meeting Professionals International has selected Houston-based VT2 Studios as production partner for its 2007Ð2009 Professional Education Conference-North America and World Education Congress events, specifically the opening general session and closing luncheons. Those three PEC-NA conventions will be held in New Orleans in 2007 and two destinations to be determined, and the three WECs will be in Montreal, Las Vegas and a destination to be determined. VT2 was chosen following an extensive RFP process. In other association news, MPI has posted to its website the third in a series of white papers from its Global Corporate Circle of Excellence. Called "360 Degrees of Partnership: Uniting Planners and Suppliers Through Collaborative Business Processes in Strategic Meetings Management Environments," the paper identifies possible barriers to success in strategic meetings management environments and how to avoid them. The paper is available on the association's website (