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About IPEC

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Brought to you by the two powerhouse media brands in the meetings industry – Successful Meetings and Meetings & Conventions, The Independent Planner Education Conference will take place March 20-23, 2016, at The AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center in Austin, TX. IPEC is a three day conference designed to target the business and educational needs of independent meeting professionals.

Join other independent meeting professionals from throughout the U.S. for education sessions led by industry experts to earn credit towards your CMP, destination networking activities, site inspections, and face-to-face business appointments with representatives from hotels, resorts, CVBs, DMCs and other suppliers to find the perfect destination for your upcoming program.

IPEC Features Include:
• Education sessions tailored to meet the unique needs of today's independent planners
• Pre-scheduled face-to-face appointments with suppliers of your choice
• Networking opportunities with industry peers and supplier representatives

Who Should Attend

Independent planners including those that plan meetings, incentive and/or conference programs, have a verifiable meetings history, and business to book are strongly encouraged to apply to attend IPEC.

Each Qualified Independent Planner Receives Complimentary: 
• Round-trip Airfare
• Hotel Accommodations at the host hotel 
• Ground Transportation
• All Food & Beverage throughout