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Transforming Meetings for a Technologically Advancing Culture

By Sherry Hayes-Peirce, Contributor    One of the best benefits of being a member of MPI is to hear from the best in the business and this month’s offering was perfectly in alignment with the 2018 trends for the meeting planning industry. A panel discussion on four trends bein...

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SoCal Hospitality Associations Come Together to Celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day

By Nadia Chavarria, Contributor     This year Southern California hospitality professionals from across the meetings and events industry came together to support Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) on April 12, 2018.  GMID is a part of the "Meetings Mean Business" campaign -&nbs...

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MPI Member Spotlight: Shining Stars Natalie Fulton & Sarah Diem

By Nadia Chavarria, Contributor  Did you know that every event we plan at MPISCC is organized solely by volunteers?  Meet two members who have dedicated their time and energy to make our chapter successful.  Natalie and Sarah were recently recognized as being chapter Shining Stars i...

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State of the Industry

By Amy Zelinsky, CMP | A to Z Meetings & Events The month of January is often a time to look to the future, to prepare for the coming year. MPISCC embraces that opportunity with its annual State of the Industry meeting, this year held on January 30 at the Pasadena Convention Center. The me...

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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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Eight Meetings Tech Trends to Watch for 2018

By Corbin Ball, CMP, CSP   |  These are exciting times. The rate of technology change is accelerating with thousands of ideas, apps and innovations bubbling up to help meeting planners, exhibitors, venues and other meeting participants to do their jobs better and improve the att...

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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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