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The St. Louis Blues raised the Stanley Cup for the first time in their 52-year history June 12, after defeating the Boston Bruins 4-1 in
Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final.

House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee to Examine UBIT

By Todd McElwee

A hearing on ways to end the 21% unrelated business income tax (UBIT) on certain employee benefits provided by associations and other tax-exempt organizations will be held June 19 by the
House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee.

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MPI’s Hosted Buyer Celebrates
10 Years with Positive Showing in Toronto

By Todd McElwee

Celebrating 10 years, MPI’s Hosted Buyer program returned during the World Education Congress (WEC) at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC). USAE spoke with an eclectic sampling of the 230 planners and 150 suppliers June 15, with the two-day program receiving an overall positive reaction as well as some constructive criticism.

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Steve O’Malley Reflects on First Half of
MPI Chairmanship, Looks Ahead to Second

By Todd McElwee

eve O’Malley, Division President, Maritz Travel, arrived in Toronto for the World Education Congress (WEC) approximately halfway through his term as Chair of the MPI International Board of Directors. Reflecting with USAE at the junction, O’Malley He noted international efforts, chapter relations and inclusion measures as what he’s proudest of. O’Malley’s term concludes Dec. 31.

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Belief in the Impossible is Secret to Achieving Magic of Shared Experiences

By Grant Broadhurst

If you want to achieve the impossible in developing shared experiences for meetings, start by believing in the impossible.
That was the message Vinh Giang, CEO of Luminary Productions, gave his audience during his keynote speech at the opening general session at MPI WEC19 at the Metro Toronto Convention Center on June 16.

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Safe at Last… An old safe that had once belonged to a local hotel sat locked and unopened for decades in the Vermilion Heritage Museum in Vermilion, Alberta. Despite the museum’s best efforts, the combination for opening it proved elusive. Enter Stephen Mills, a welder and a renowned safe cracker. Well, he’s renowned now, anyway, because when he tried opening the safe “for a laugh,” he hit upon the correct combination (20-40-60) by sheer luck, according to the BBC. The contents unfortunately did not include gems, IBM stock, scandalous letters, photos of Bigfoot, a treacherous plan involving a grassy knoll, a perpetual motion machine, or a recipe for award-winning chili. Nope, the safe kept safe an old restaurant order pad and a pay sheet. Yawn. Some safes are best left locked.


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