After a one-year hiatus, the MMA Annual Meeting & Trade Show will return as a live, in-person event in January 2022.

The 43rd annual event will be held on Jan. 21 and 22 at the Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Hotel in Boston. The event theme is “Recover. Renew. Reimagine.”

The MMA is continuing to develop the program, and updates will be posted on the MMA website during the month of September. Registration will open on Oct. 1.

The MMA Annual Meeting, the largest regular gathering of municipal officials in the state, is a forum for learning, networking, product and services information, and a celebration of the efforts and innovations in community governance. In addition to prominent speakers, workshops and the Trade Show, the two-day event features membership business meetings, receptions, awards programs and other activities.

The meeting will feature 18 timely workshops on topics such as cybersecurity, diversity, equity and inclusion, fiscal issues, municipal law, board relations, community engagement, energy, housing, labor law, economic development, adult-use marijuana, recycling and transportation.

The meeting kicks off with a special session to help first-time attendees get the most from the opportunity.

The last in-person MMA Annual Meeting, in January 2020, was attended by a record 1,300 local leaders, and the Trade Show featured more than 225 exhibitors. The 2021 Annual Meeting was held virtually.

Companies, nonprofits and government agencies interested in exhibiting at the meeting will be able to find details and contract information on the MMA website in early September. For Trade Show and Partnership Program information, contact Karen LaPointe at 617-426-7272, ext. 154.

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