Updated March 20, 2020

Hello Arizona Sunbelt Chapter,

These are unprecedented times, and during these times it's best not to act out of fear. As we all know, a good leader gathers all the facts before making an informed decision. MPI AZ remains diligent in ensuring that the safety and security of our members and attendees remains the top priority. As stated in last week’s email, MPI AZ has continually been monitoring the latest COVID-19 developments locally. When we made our decision, it was based on Governor Ducey’s approach that Arizonan's should not panic and that our approach would be calm and steady since we had not had a spike in cases, after he declared a state of emergency.

On Sunday afternoon, the state of Arizona received an order from Governor Ducey that Arizona would now be following the updated COVID-19 guidelines from the CDC. What does this mean for us? It means that mass gatherings and events over 50 be canceled for the next eight weeks. This includes: conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, and other types of large assemblies. All MPI AZ events that follow under these guidelines & timeframe will postponed until further notice. Effective immediately, we will be postponing our networking mixer that would have taken place Thursday, March 19th at Dave & Buster’s, and our Global Meetings Industry Day event on Tuesday, April 14th at the Arizona State Capitol. Please stay tuned for further updates as we work to figure out alternative plans for our chapter.

Again, I will reiterate that during times like these, it is vital that we remain focused on facts and share information from credible resources, such as the CDC or WHO. MPI AZ is still committed to providing you up to date resources to keep yourself informed at a global and local level as you navigate this uncharted situation that we are currently facing. Please continue to refer to MPI Global’s devoted page that provides resources for our meeting and event professionals community. In addition to that page and the resources listed below, our social media and chapter newsletter will continue to provide updated, relevant and credible content to ensure our community is well-informed.

Let’s not lose hope! We have weathered tough times in the past, and we will overcome this setback. If anyone has any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me at any time. All lines of communication to me are open and waiting to hear from you.

Please stay healthy and safe!

Tiffany Higgins
MPI AZ President
thiggins@mpi-az.org


MPI Coronavirus Resources

 

Additional Resources

Resources for Hotel and Travel Industry Professionals
Provided by the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International
https://global.hsmai.org/insights/coronavirus-resources/

Provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/large-events/mass-gatherings-ready-for-covid-19.html

Local Resources

Resources for Arizona Tourism Professionals
Provided by the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association
https://azlta.com/covid-19/

Provided by Maricopa County
https://www.maricopa.gov/5460/Coronavirus-Disease-2019

Provided by the Arizona Department of Health for members outside of Maricopa County
https://www.azdhs.gov/

Top Performing Chapter Award

MPI AZ Celebrates Global Meetings Industry Day!
April 14, 2020
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A Video Message From Your MPI AZ President
Concerning Coronavirus and Resources for Meeting Professionals
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Special Events

 


MPI AZ Celebrates Global Meetings Industry Day!
 

Join us for our chapter webinar featuring presenter Roger Rickard, founder of Voices in Advocacy.

Roger Rickard

April 14, 2020
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Registration Opens Soon
 

This chapter webinar follows the virtual MPI Global broadcast of GMID, a special full-day summit, focused specifically on tools and skills relevant to moving forward during this unique global situation. We will connect with our industry leaders and peers from around the world in a live, 12-hour global broadcast and share learnings that are immediately actionable and relevant. 

More info and register for this event please visit https://www.mpi.org/events/gmid20

Thanks for attending!

It's the New Year...a great time to plan for your retirement.
We have the perfect program for you.

Presented by Mike Ripley of Ripley Financial

 

Meet Mike Ripley - he has worked in a variety of financial settings including business planning, estate planning, retirement and pensions. Mike's focus has always been to meet the individual needs of his clients in the best possible way.

 

A small business owner himself, Mike will address Planning for A Successful Retirement for the small business owner and self-employed. Learn how to put your plan on track to provide for a retirement of security and freedom:

  • How to get your plan working to its fullest potential.
  • What happens to money and income in retirement.
  • Solutions used by plans today to produce a lifetime income safely.
  • Maintaining the lifestyle you want through retirement.

 

Program Details:
Friday, February 28, 2020
12 Noon to 2:30PM

Desert Willow Conference Center
4340 East Cotton Center Boulevard, Phoenix

Desert Willow Conference Center

 


MPI AZ January Networking/Mixer

 

 
THANKS for attending MPI AZ's January Networking
Mixer/Happy Hour 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Embassy Suites by Hilton Phoenix Airport
2333 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix 85016
5:00-7:00pm

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Thanks for Attending!

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Arizona Sunbelt Chapter of MPI Holiday Party

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MPI AZ Sunbelt Chapter Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 11th
Hard Rock Cafe Downtown Phoenix
6pm - 9pm

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Hard Rock Café Phoenix
Collier Center
3 South 2nd Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
602-261-7625

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Thank You for Attending!

Birdies, Bogies and Beer - October 11, 2019

MPI/HSMAI

"Birdies, Beer and Bogies"

HospitaliTee Golf Tournament

Top Golf Scottsdale

Friday, October 11th

9am - 12pm

 


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Thank you for attending

The Arizona Sunbelt Chapter's Annual Awards Gala and 40th Anniversary Celebration

The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch


Thank you for attending

Annual Spring Fundraiser/Global Meetings Industry Day Celebration

Lucky Strike Phoenix

                


Thank you for attending

Our January Networking Mixer

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Thank you for attending

The Holiday Party!

 

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A Holiday Night at the Movies

2018 Holiday Party
Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas


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Thank You for Attending

The MPI/HSMAI 8th Annual "Fall" Into Fun Industry Golf Tournament

Friday, September 14, 2018

 

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The 2018 MPI Gala!

 

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The Spring Fundraiser - Bowling and Trivia Night

 

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The Annual Fall in Fun - HSMAI AZ & MPI AZ Golf Tournament!

 

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