Health & Wellbeing for Meeting Professionals and Meeting Businesses

The 2020 Thought Leaders Summit, benefiting the MPI Foundation, will focus on three key areas of recovery: healthy business, healthy professionals and healthy attendees.

Healthy business: Discover and vet new data and information to grow your business, while driving the recovery of the overarching event industry. Create tactics with your peers for the advancement of meetings and fuel economic recovery.

Healthy professionals: : Working long hours in the No. 5 most stressful job on Earth had negative impacts on not only physical but mental health—before the pandemic. Learn ways to ensure your own health and wellbeing.

Healthy attendees: While some guidelines will shift when this current crisis is over, others will remain and eventually become standard practice for hosting meetings and events. Share, discover, and vet ways meeting professionals and their partners can address physical safety in a post-pandemic world.

  • Applicable tactics and tools focused on MPI's deliberate strategy to help our community incorporate healthy experiences and healthy business.
  • Reserved networking experience with the most strategic leaders and elite planners in the industry. 
  • Exclusive resort setting limited to 80 industry thought leaders.



(Program is still in development and subject to change)

Monday, December 7, 2020

Arrivals –                                            Information Desk – Mesquite Foyer

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM                          Golf Tournament (Optional)

                                                             Lunch for golfers (Tentative)

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM                           Opening Education Session – Mesquite Ballroom

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM                           Welcome Reception – Mira Pool


Tuesday, December 8, 2020

8:00 AM – 1:30 PM                           Information Table – Mesquite Foyer

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM                           Breakfast – Mesquite Lawn

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM                           Education Program – Mesquite Ballroom

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM                      Break

1:00 PM                                               Lunch – Mesquite Foyer / Mesquite Lawn

1:30 PM – 5:00 PM                           Afternoon Activities Off-site/ On-site

5:00 PM                                               Return to Resort & Dinner on Your Own


Wednesday, December 9, 2020

8:00 AM – 1:30 PM                           Information Table – Mesquite Foyer

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM                           Breakfast – Mesquite Lawn

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM                           Education Program – Mesquite Ballroom

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM                       Break

1:00 PM                                               Lunch – Mesquite Foyer / Mesquite Lawn

1:30 PM – 5:00 PM                            Afternoon Activities Off-site/ On-site

5:00 PM                                               Return to Resort

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM                            Closing Dinner – Ocotillo Ballroom


Thursday, December 10, 2020

6:00 AM-                                             Departures


Planner Application

Supplier Participation

Below, please find the members of our sales team, who you can contact directly for additional support and information regarding your 2020 Thought Leaders Summit participation:


West Coast Region
Evan Casey

East Coast Region 

Cheryl Hatcher


International Regions & New England

Estefani Aquirre


Katri Laurimaa


Should you require any assistance, please contact our Exchange Team at We will be happy to assist. We look forward to seeing you in Palm Springs!