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November 2019 Meeting

November 14, 2019 - November 15, 2019
4:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Omni Charlotte Hotel
132 E. Trade Street
Charlotte, NC
United States
MPI Carolinas

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Meeting Agenda
Thursday, November 14th





Board of Directors Meeting

Salon B



3:30pm-4pm Membership Committee Meeting
Omni Bar


New Member / First Timer Mixer



Education Session: Event Logistics  Management Panel



Welcome Reception

Strike City

Friday, November 15th








  Chapter Annoucements begin at 8:45am



Education Session: Active Survival - ABC's Active Threat Response Plan



Morning Break

10:30am-12:00pm       Education Session: Part II



CMP Exam Information Session

Private Dining Room 

Thursday: Event Logistics Management Panel

Join us for a lively panel discussion on logistics management for events. Researching, designing, planning and coordination all apply to events from small board meetings to citywide conventions. We will have local representatives from CVBs, DMCs, Donor Engagement / Sponsorship and Accessibility discussing collaborating for events such as the RNC and DNC and how to turn what could be a logistics nightmare into a positive outcome for all. 

Panelists include:
Haley Habenicht, Events Manager - Charlotte 2020 RNC Host Committee 
Ava Howard, Director of Operations - Mosaix Group
Beth Butler, Director of Destination Services (worked on the DNC and currently executing the RNC) - Visit Charlotte 
And more!

EIC_Preferred Provider LogoThis program has been submitted to the Events Industry Council for CMP Preferred Provider review.

Friday: Active Survival - ABC's Active Threat Response Plan

Active Survival is designed to provide and empower individuals with option-based survival skills to stay alive until law enforcement arrives, and ultimately survive any violent incident. These are skills that translate to a workplace, school, place of worship, healthcare, shopping mall or any other location in which an active threat can be a danger. Topics we discuss include: Lessons Learned from Prior Events, Evolution of Law Enforcement Response, Warning Signs, Human Response to Stress, ABC'S Active Threat Response Plan (Avoid, Barricade, Counter, Survive), Bleeding Control and How to React When Law Enforcement Arrives.  Active Survival is compliant with NFPA 3000.

EIC_Preferred Provider Approved LogoMPI-CC is a CMP Preferred Provider. The program(s) identified with the CMP Preferred Provider logo meet the requirements to receive continuing education (CE) credit for the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) credential.  The use of the CMP Preferred Provider Course logo is not an endorsement by the Events Industry Council of the quality of the session. For more information about the CMP credential or CMP Preferred Provider Program, please visit

Speaker: Sergeant Chris Kopp, MS, ICPS

KoppSergeant Chris Kopp has over 20 years of combined military and law enforcement experience. He served two tours on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps. Sgt Kopp began his second career in law enforcement with the Margate Police Department in Florida, before transferring to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department in North Carolina.  He has spent over a decade as a Law Enforcement General and Firearms Instructor, and still provides his General Instructor service as a Reserve Officer with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Police Department.

Sergeant Kopp holds a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice Administration and several advanced certifications in the fields of law enforcement and active shooter. He has presented on Capitol Hill as a subject matter expert on active shooter safety, and has been featured by numerous media outlets to include the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, NPR Radio and Beasley Media.  Sergeant Kopp was awarded the 2019 Security Owner of the Year at the Global CEO Excellence Awards.  He is also an active member of ASIS International, FBI InfraGard, International Association of Chiefs of Police and Fraternal Order of Police.

He is a husband, father of three boys, a foster parent, an inventor, an ordained minister and the owner of Lockdown International, a service-disabled veteran-owned small business providing products and services to identify and mitigate risks related to safety and security in the community.

Room Block

An overflow block at the Sheraton/Le Meridien Uptown has been secured with a room rate of $159/night. Click here to book your room.


Late Rate incurred after November 4th. No refunds given after November 7th.

Full Meeting Registration           Late Rate
Member $90 $105
Non-Member $125             $140


Education Only Registration     Late Rate
Member $75               $90
Non-Member $95 $110


Reception Only Registration     Late Rate
Member $65               $80
Non-Member $85 $100


Other Registration Late Rate
Student $60              $75
Spouse / Non-Industry Guest       $80 $95
Vendor Table Add On 
Member $225
Non-Member                                $275

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