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5 Ways for Attendees to Use Technology at #WECon2018

By Sherry Hayes-Peirce   The top four trends to watch for 2018 in the meeting industry are Budget and Benchmarking, Security and Safety, Experience and Expectations and Tools and Technology. It seems the planners of WECon designed this year's program in perfect alignment with providi...

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MPI Member Spotlight: Amani Roberts, Owner of The Amani Experience

By Blair Potter, The Meeting Professional   My first experience in the meeting and event industry was as a freshman majoring in hospitality management at Howard University in Washington, D.C. I got a job as a banquet cashier and server at the Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza in Rockville, Md...

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President's Message: To Our Members and Friends – Happy New Year!

By Joe Marcy, MPI Southern California Chapter President  |  As I am looking back at everything we’ve accomplished together so far in the 2017-2018 term, words cannot express my gratitude to each and every one of you.  I am so proud of what we have acheived together so far. ...

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The Power of Experience over Stuff: How to use our Five Senses for Meaningful and Powerful Engagements

By Kala Maxym. Founder & Chief Event Composer, Five Senses Tastings |  I am constantly amazed at how much more people talk about experiences than things. According to David Adler, CEO of BizBash, the market leader in event news, ideas, and resources, research shows that "tod...

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Meet Alex Chan, the 2016 recipient of Beverly Laing Student Scholarship Fund

By Alex Chan  Due to my busy work and school schedule, I was only able to attend a few MPI events this year, but the ones I did were very impactful. One of the most memorable for me was the MPI State of the Industry educational luncheon held at the LA Convention Center. The keynote speaker was...

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Highlights from Ahoy! Planners on Board Networking Event

It was an absolutely perfect evening as we kicked off our July Networking event, "Planners on Board" with a sunset Hornblower Cruise around Marina Del Rey Harbor.   Attendees enjoyed snacks and drinks, sponsored by Marina Del Rey Convention Visitors Bureau.   The timing c...

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Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About

By Joe Marcy, 2017-2018 President  It’s an honor to serve as your 2017-2018 President.  In MPI, you’re part of the largest meeting and event industry association worldwide. Our chapter has more than $557 million dollars in buying power and our members come from all over the re...

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MPISCC Community Outreach Focus for 2017-2018

We are very excited to announce the three wonderful organizations that MPISCC will be supporting for the year. The charities were votes on by the incoming board of directors.  Throughout the year we will have some exciting and fun opportunities for our members to support these organization...

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