FALL RENEWAL INCENTIVE: Are you up for renewal this month? Renew your MPI membership before the end of October and you will be entered into a drawing for one of two great prizes. The winner will pick one! Renew today!
*½ off registration to WEC 2015 in San Francisco (Aug 1-4) or EMEC 2015 in Poland (Feb 1-3)
*1 year extended membership
NON-MEMBER PLANNERS AND SUPPLIERS: Save $50 off your new membership by joining through LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook. Click here to join. Use the following codes when applying:
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Twitter campaign code - Twitter2014
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SCHOLARSHIP WINNER 2014 RECAP: Read MPI World Education Congress (WEC) 2014 Winner, Lucinda Mendoza, CMP recap her WEC experience here.
CONGRATULATIONS TO MEETING PROFESSIONAL OF THE FIRST QUARTER 2014-2015: Monica Sagum, Supershuttle & Execucar, has been named Meeting Professional of the First Quarter 2014-2015 in recognition for her exceptional leadership and commitment to helping produce another outstanding MPINCC event.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ANNUAL AWARD WINNERS: Nine annual awards were presented at the Annual Gala & Silent Auction. CLICK HERE to see who won these prestigious chapter awards. Additionally, Meeting Professional of the Year 2013-2014 was presented to Christa Mekki at the August Professional Education Program. Congrats to Christa!
YOUR OPINION MATTERS: Thank you for responding to the MPI 2014 Chapter and International Member Satisfaction Survey. One hundred sixty-six MPINCC members responded to the survey (19.7% response rate). The chapter pledged a $500 incentive for a randomly drawn name from respondents. MPI staff in Dallas did the honors and we are excited to announce that Marilee Sonneman, CMP, DMCP of Spotlight Events Consulting, Inc. is the lucky winner. Click here for survey results.
The Chapter Needs Assessment Survey conducted in April saw a 16.7% response rate and yielded valuable insight from members about the chapter's success in satisfying members' needs. Those who completed the survey were automatically entered into a drawing for $500. Jamie Starzyk of Queen of Cups Tarot is the winner of the drawing.
UPDATED CMM PROGRAM: MPI and GBTA have joined forces to create the updated CMM Program. CLICK HERE for details.
MPI FOUNDATION NEWS
The MPI Foundation fuels the growth and advancement of MPI members by providing them professional development and career opportunities through grants and scholarships. The MPI Foundation also propels the meeting and event industry forward by funding innovative research and industry initiatives that support MPI's strategic plan. Click here for the latest Foundation stats and information.
|What we do
|Join us at a tech-focused
Professional Education Program on Oct. 22, 2014
at the beautiful Berkeley City Club.
Hear luncheon speaker Marc Pomerleau with Freeman XP present on
Creating Immersive Context: The Next Level of Experiential Events
Join us for a networking event that combines award-winning wineries from Napa and Sonoma Valleys with top Northern California chefs.
The Corks & Culinary Collaboration will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 at the
St. Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco.
Don't miss the educational workshop The H.U.N.G.E.R Game with Tracy Stuckrath, CSEP, CMM, CHC, CFPM immediately preceding the event.
Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the meeting and event industry’s largest and most vibrant global community helps its members thrive by providing human connections to knowledge and ideas, relationships, and marketplaces. As the global authority and resource for the meetings and events industry, MPI is powerful, with more than 22,000 members belonging to 72 chapters and clubs worldwide. The nearly 800 member Northern California Chapter (MPINCC) empowers its members to increase their strategic value through education, professional development, networking opportunities and business connections. We’re leading the charge to make meetings and events, and those who produce them, a key strategic component of every organization’s business.
MPINCC Supports Our Members and Partners in Wine Country
MPINCC is standing strong in support of our members and partners in the Napa and Sonoma wine regions. Today, MPINCC President Jody Brandes, CMP offered support: “On behalf of the MPINCC board of directors, I'd like to express our concern and extend our support for our members and colleagues affected by the recent earthquake in Napa and Sonoma Counties. We are happy to inform our local and global partners that they are Open for Business!” Official statements about the condition of the Napa Valley and Sonoma County communities have been issued. Continued support is requested to help these communities fully recover.
Disaster Relief available for those affected by Napa Earthquake. Click here to learn how the SEARCH Foundation can help you.
DOWNLOAD THE MPINCC APP! The MPINCC app is an ever-evolving resource for members and non-members alike. Past chapter events such as Holiday Soiree 2013, Annual Conference & Expo (ACE) 2014, Annual Gala & Silent Auction 2014 and Professional Education Program 8/20/14 are viewable events within the app.
If you are a Student or a Corporate Meeting Planner, there are chapter membership groups specifically for you.
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Podcast/Interviews of chapter members at the Aug. 20, 2014 Professional Education Program at the Hotel Kabuki sponsored by IMEX America. Hear from Geraldine Gatehouse, Owen Rundall, Dana Marshall, CMP, CMM, and Gary Murakami, CTC, GTP, GLP, CMP about their IMEX America experiences.
2014-2015 DONOR/SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION:
Auction/Raffle Donation Form
Education Program Sponsorships
Sponsorship Opportunities At-A-Glance
Sponsorship & Advertising - Annual Conference & Expo 2014
Sponsorship Response Form
Sponsorship Opportunities Program Guide
Programs and Events RFP
Audio Visual RFP
Annual Conference & Expo
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