Five agencies have signed up for MPI Connects, a new event designed to bring together industry employers and talented industry jobseekers.
The Meeting Professionals International (MPI) UK & Ireland chapter announced CWT Meetings & Events, Grass Roots, Ashfield Meetings & Events, Banks Sadler, and drp as the first crop of agencies signed up to participate in the half-day event scheduled to take place in London on 27 April. The event is supported by etc.venues and hosted at its Dexter House venue near Tower Bridge.
Organisers say the idea is to combine insightful education with speed-dating style meetings, enabling industry jobseekers to understand more about potential positions or internships, and for employers to give guidance on interviewing skills as well as how to clinch that all-important first job.
MPI anticipates 50 agency/corporate planners will participate as industry recruiters plus 100 students and jobseekers.
Jane Baker (pictured), VP Education at MPI UK&I and VP Client Services at Freeman XP, says: “MPI has a mission to make members more successful in their chosen fields, and our activity in 2015 will focus on developing leading industry talent through accreditation and learning. For students this means supporting their transition from full time education into the varied set of careers offered across our industry. MPI Connects was created to link them to potential recruiters and equip them with knowledge and learning that will help them succeed at interview.”
Jane Jones, director of events at drp, adds: “As a leading global communication agency and event management specialist, we appreciate the need for finding and retaining top talent in our company. We fully support this initiative by MPI UK&I”.
Registration is available by visiting www.mpiuki.org/events
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