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Education Programs


MPI AZ 2020-2021 Schedule of Education Programs

MPI AZ March 2021 Webinar


"Key Contract Clauses: A Meeting Planners’ Guide
to Cost Containment & Risk Reduction"
Robyn Mietkiewicz

Presented by Robyn Mietkiewicz, CMP, CMM
Strategic Partner, INNOV8 Meetings + Events


Thursday, March 11, 2021

11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.



Contracts are under scrutiny and it is more important than ever to be proactive in ensuring the utmost cost containment and risk reduction measures for your organization.  As we navigate back to face-to-face meetings during a pandemic, there will be critical areas to address in your contracts moving forward.  This workshop will arm you with tactical strategies that will help you to negotiate and defend your clauses in this evolving market.  In this high-level workshop, attendees will review key contract clauses, negotiations tips and strategies on how to get to “YES” and review variables that help influence a hotels decision to accept your business.  
Learning Objectives:
• Understand our current marketplace and how it affects a planners’ strategy  
• Review key contract clauses and how to defend them to benefit your organizations bottom-line.
• Discuss variables that the hotels consider when reviewing your overall business value.



$20.00 - MPI Members / $30.00 - Non-Members / $20.00 - Students






The Zoom link will be sent to you in your confirmation e-mail.


For our MPI Members...

We realize that these times are tough for many. If you would like to participate in this webinar,

but do not have the funds to do so, please e-mail Joanne Winter.


We want everyone to have access to great education!
A recording of this webinar will be sent out to all PAID registrants afterwards.


 Past Events


September 10, 2020 Webinar

“Ditch Perfection and Create Connection:
Elevate Your Next Virtual Presentation!”

Presented By:
Sue Hershkowitz-Coore
President, Speaker Sue

August 20, 2020 Webinar

“Emergency Preparedness & Onsite Crisis Management in the Age of COVID-19"

Presented By:
Patrick Gahagan, VP – Customer Development with InHouse Physicians 
Desi Whitney, VP & Clint Steeves, Emergency Planner & Incident Commander 
with Emergency Concierge International 

August 6, 2020 Webinar

"Laid Off, Now What? Tips and Tricks to Prepare You for Your Next Step"

Presented By:
Dawn Penfold, President of
Suzanne McIntosh, President of McIntosh Human Capital Management
Moderated by Melanie Volkers, CHSE, CHDM | President, MPI AZ Sunbelt Chapter

July 9, 2020 Webinar

"The Future of Meetings"

Presented By:
Pamela Traficanti, Visit Tucson
David Twigger, Vermilion Events
Mary Young, CMP, The Hermosa Inn & LON’S
Moderated by Melanie Volkers, CHSE, CHDM | President, MPI AZ Sunbelt Chapter

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