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Indy 500 Experiential Event Series
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Indy 500

May 26-29 2017

The Indianapolis 500, known as The Greatest Spectacle in Racing, is the world’s largest spectator-sporting event. Experience a century of tradition while you explore and witness the limits of man and machine. More than 300,000 fans from around the world will travel to Indy to witness an event like no other. MPI’s Experiential Event Series will offer attendees a unique experience in sports event management, and you’ll have a front row seat.

This is a planner-only event.


Event & Program Highlights

  • Opportunity to interact and meet with key event organizers who will share operational insights from the teams that plan, program and produce the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500. Also hear from 500 Festival leadership responsible for producing one of the biggest parades in the country and community events throughout the month of May.
  • High-level education in the areas of sports event management, security and crowd control, revenue generation including corporate/suite sales, media relations, catering, VIP coordination, housing, transportation, entertainment set-up, logistics and much more
  • Go behind the scenes at premier race weekend events, including:
    • 500 Festival Snakepit Ball – Race weekend’s most exclusive party, the 500 Festival Snakepit Ball attracts celebrities and VIPs for jaw-dropping entertainment, national recording artists X Ambassadors, inspired food stations, and signature cocktails. Walk the red carpet and go behind the scenes of one of the region’s premier event venues, the historic Indiana Roof Ballroom.
    • 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 – Tour the Race Control and Situation Room - security headquarters for this SEAR 2 event, step inside the exclusive Pagoda, and gain special track access the morning of the race. Experience a century of tradition and the greatest spectacle in racing in VIP fashion.
    • Meet and engage with your new favorite IndyCar drivers during evening receptions.

MPI’s Experiential Events Series is eligible for 20 clock hours, provided by the Convention Industry Council. Find out more.

A limited number of MPI Foundation scholarships are available for this event. Deadline for applications is March 15, 2017. Apply now.




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