DR. SEUSS’ FAMED BOOK Oh, the
Places You’ll Go! is about ;inding
success within each of us. Following is an excerpt from the
book that resonates with beliefs
instilled in me by my parents,
which helped to inspire this
Out there things can happen
and frequently do to people as
brainy and footsy as you.
And when things start to happen,
don’t worry. Don’t stew. Just go
right along. You’ll start happening too.
Oh! The Places You’ll Go!
You’ll be on your way up!
You’ll be seeing great sights!
You’ll join the high ;liers who
soar to high heights.
I often ;ind that the simple
messages we learned as children
from parents, books and role
models often provide encourage-
ment to people of all ages—les-
sons that focus on the impor-
tance of perseverance, creativity
and harnessing your potential.
Themes that are inherent to
everything we do here at MPI.
From launching new certi;icate and training courses via the
MPI Academy to delivering fresh
and relevant content at our live
events, we are constantly exploring new and different ways to
help you be successful in your
careers. And we are taking that
same approach with planning
the program for our 2016 World
Education Congress (WEC).
You don’t want to miss our
signature annual event, which will
take place June 11-14 in Atlantic
City, N.J. This constantly evolving
city is the perfect place to spotlight MPI’s commitment to reinvention, and this year’s conference
will break the rules, encourage unconventional thinking and deliver
We are working diligently to
change things up and take risks
with the program, including redesigning the general sessions to
have more audience engagement,
adding peer-to-peer senior execu-tive-led education and introducing
a technology showcase. We’ll also
have a variety of session formats—
from roundtable discussions to
problem-solving breakout groups.
Our goal is to provide relevant,
active, inclusive and collaborative
education that aligns to the CMP
And the networking experiences will be numerous and professionally valuable; from the MPI
Foundation’s Rendezvous fund-
OH, THE PLACES
raiser to the opening and closing
celebrations to CSR activities to
our hosted buyer program, there
will be many opportunities to
connect face-to-face, make new
contacts and solidify business
And there’s no telling where
the connections you make while
on the Jersey Shore can take you.
In fact, many years ago while
working as a bartender at “da
shore” I met a wonderful young
woman, who would become my
best friend and partner for 36
years and my wife for 29. We go
back to the Jersey Shore every
summer with our ;ive children,
creating memories that we’ll
This year, I look forward to
making memories with my MPI
family. And even more so, I look
forward to working with the MPI
Global Team to deliver an amazing
conference ;illed with professional
development content and opportunities that will help you stay
ahead of the curve.
So, let’s go to Atlantic City
together and see where WEC
2016 can take us!
Paul Van Deventer
MPI President & CEO
FROM THE CEO
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