Contributor Profile

Jessie States CMP, CMM

Job TitleDirector, MPI Academy

Company NameMeeting Professionals International

About

Jessie States, CMP, CMM, is the Director of the MPI Academy for Meeting Professionals International, where she leads and advances MPI’s professional development strategy, developing and managing MPI’s portfolio of educational products delivered through all channels, including live and digital events, educational experiences, professional certificate programs and through educational partnerships.

Jessie received the 2018 Pacesetter Award from the Events Industry Council, an honor that recognizes emerging leaders and industry supporters who exhibit individual excellence based on innovation, impact, vision, leadership, influence, collaboration, courage, perseverance and other achievements. In 2017, she earned a place on the list of 25 Most Influential People in Meetings and Events (Successful Meetings magazine) and the title Trendsetter (Meetings Today magazine).

Conference Sessions

  • Meetings Outlook: A Deep Dive into the Latest Industry Business Trends

    Tuesday10:30 - 11:0019-11-2019
    MPI Stand K94

    Meeting professionals are so over-taxed in the present, they may not have the time to look ahead. Preview the future of business, attendance, budgets and more b...

    • Language: English
  • Future Ready Skills for #Eventprofs

    Tuesday13:30 - 14:0019-11-2019
    MPI Stand K94

    PwC estimates that, in 15 years, 38% of all jobs will be lost to automation. Likely to go first will be those that rely on set procedures, routine and repetitiv...

    • Language: English
  • The Why Variable: Understanding the Strategic Purpose of Your Events

    Tuesday14:30 - 15:0019-11-2019
    MPI Stand K94

    Your meetings are invaluable to the success of your organisation, but your executives’ goals and objectives are elusive. Ask the right questions and set the rig...

    • Language: English
  • Five Keys to Cultivating Strong Partner Relationships

    Tuesday15:30 - 16:0019-11-2019
    MPI Stand K94

    Best-case scenario: Partner relationships help both parties shine and do their work better, but as with any relationship, challenges crop up, misunderstandings ...

    • Language: English
  • Brain Busters: Best Practices for a Sticky Learning Experience

    Wednesday10:00 - 10:3020-11-2019
    Theatre 3

    We do not learn from experience, we learn from reflecting on experience, according to renowned educator, John Dewey. Discover why reflection is critical, and ho...

    • Language: English
  • Leadership Skills for MICE Women

    Wednesday12:30 - 13:0020-11-2019
    MPI Stand K94

    Share and problem-solve with your peers as we ponder what skills help women ascend to executive leadership roles in the meeting and event industry. During this ...

    • Language: English
  • Exploring Unique Learning Formats

    Wednesday13:30 - 14:0020-11-2019
    MPI Stand K94

    Have you heard of a Fishbowl? What about a Spectrogram? Open Space? There are many innovative educational formats in the event and conference space that we can ...

    • Language: English
  • Event Safety: Leverage the Village

    Wednesday14:30 - 15:0020-11-2019
    MPI Stand K94

    The world is uncertain, but when a crisis happens at your next event, you don’t need to be. Discover best and next practices for preparing your team for securit...

    • Language: English
  • Extraordinarily Inclusive: Events that Embrace Everyone

    Wednesday15:30 - 16:0020-11-2019
    MPI Stand K94

    From age, race and gender to religion, language and experience, our meetings welcome a strikingly diverse audience of individuals from increasingly diverse back...

    • Language: English
  • Meetings Outlook: A Deep Dive into the Latest Industry Trends

    Thursday10:30 - 11:0021-11-2019
    MPI Stand K94

    *A repeat of the session on Tuesday 19th November*  Meeting professionals are so over-taxed in the present, they may not have the time to look ahead. Preview t...

    • Language: English
  • Technology: Fad or New Normal

    Thursday11:30 - 12:0021-11-2019
    MPI Stand K94

    Meeting professionals see many challenges as they look to the future of events, and one of the biggest is how to make better technology decisions in the face of...

    • Language: English
  • The Why Variable: Understanding the Strategic Purpose of Your Events

    Thursday12:30 - 13:0021-11-2019
    MPI Stand K94

    *A repeat of the session on Tuesday 19th November*  Your meetings are invaluable to the success of your organisation, but your executives’ goals and objectives...

    • Language: English
  • Exploring Unique Learning Formats

    Thursday13:30 - 14:0021-11-2019
    MPI Stand K94

    *A repeat of the session on Wednesday 20th November* Have you heard of a Fishbowl? What about a Spectrogram? Open Space? There are many innovative educational ...

    • Language: English
  • Future Ready Skills for #Eventprofs

    Thursday14:30 - 15:0021-11-2019
    MPI Stand K94

    *A repeat of the session on Tuesday 19th November* PwC estimates that, in 15 years, 38% of all jobs will be lost to automation. Likely to go first will be thos...

    • Language: English