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MARITZ TRAVEL LEADERS PRESENT ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND STAKEHOLDER PERSPECTIVES AT MPI’S WORLD EDUCATION CONGRESS 2012ST. LOUIS (July 25, 2012) – At the upcoming Meeting Professionals International’s (MPI) World Education Congress (WEC), three Maritz Travel leaders will present and moderate panel discussions on creating exceptional travel and meetings experiences by better understanding participants’ perspectives. Jim Ruszala, senior director of marketing forMaritz Travel; Greg Bogue, business event designer at Maritz Travel; and Neal Thompson, director of strategic technology for Maritz Travel, will share their expertise at the event taking place in St. Louis on July 28-31.
On Sunday, July 29, Ruszala and Bogue will speak and moderate panel discussions on “The ‘Melting Pot’ Perspective: Incorporating Values from a Wide Array of Stakeholders.” This session will share best practices for navigating the evolving meeting and events industry. Attendees will gain a better understanding of how stakeholders with unique perspectives can work together to create more complimentary objectives and measures.
On Monday, July 30, Thompson will present on the topic of “Using Mobile and Social Technologies to Engage ‘The Tethered Audience.’” His experience in implementing mobile and social projects for a variety of events will give attendees a better understanding of how to use technology to engage audience members and minimize distraction. Thompson will wrap up with a review of future mobile and social technologies likely to affect the events industry.
The World Education Congress, gathers thousands of meeting and event planners, hoteliers and technology professionals annually to provide education on successfully creating and fostering human connection through meetings. The event will cover the best tools for sound business practices and the latest business trends in the meetings industry. Follow MPI on Twitter and join the conversation using #WEC12.
ABOUT MARITZ TRAVEL
St. Louis-based Maritz Travel, the global leader in achieving business results through the effective use of meeting, event and incentive travel programs, is dedicated to helping transform business through people and events. Maritz Travel works with companies to reward and recognize top performers, ensure effective communications to customers and staff, spur innovation through enhanced collaboration, and improve customer, employee and channel partner engagement.