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April 22, 2021
Hybrid Meeting Platforms Tradeshow
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MPI-CC Hybrid Meetings Platform Tradeshow

April 22, 2021 - April 23, 2021
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

MPI-CC Hybrid Meetings Platform Tradeshow

Do any of the following apply to you?

  1.  Is your company engaging in strategic conversations around the future of meetings which will include a in-person and remote audience?
  2. Are you preparing to host in-person events in 2021 but want to ensure your facility is equipped with all the right technology for hybrid events?
  3. Are you ready to start, or currently looking for, a virtual platform to host your hybrid event but don’t have the time to schedule weeks of demos?

This event will include the same top-notch education and hosted by some of the top virtual event platforms in the industry to showcase their products.

Join us for a FREE demo day, narrow your options and streamline your selection process!


Session Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm 
CE: 1 hour

"How to Hybrid" by Encore
Speakers: Debra Mategrano, Regional Sales Director 
                  John Rissi, SVP, Customer & Industry Relations 
                  Encore Global 

As our industry moved from live events to virtual events during 2020, meeting professionals started to become familiar with how to produce an effective virtual event. Although not ideal, there has been a reluctant acceptance of virtual events. However, hybrid events are still a bit of a mystery to a lot of meeting professionals and they are seen as complex and costly.

This presentation will focus on the six key drivers that every meeting professional needs to know about planning, producing and executing a successful hybrid event.

Learner Outcomes:
Define a hybrid event and the benefits
Understand the key drivers behind hybrid event success
Understand how to apply the key drivers to common meeting types 

EIC_Preferred Provider Approved Logo MPI-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


John RissiJohn Rissi is the Senior Vice President, Customer, and Industry Relations at Encore. John’s focus is to create a persistent focus on the customer in the actions the company takes and to drive the organization to work together for optimum customer experience delivery. In addition, John works with event industry organizations to further the purpose, mission, and values of Encore.  Prior to taking on this role in August of 2020, John was Senior Vice President, Sales, with responsibility for our global sales organization and all venue sales activities.

John has over 38 years of experience in the event technology industry and has held numerous positions within Encore in sales, operations, and executive management.  John is a member of the Encore executive team and resides in the Pacific Northwest.  John graduated with a BS in business from Grand Canyon University.  John has been involved with numerous industry organizations and has served on the MPI Foundation Board, the Event Industry Council’s APEX (Accepted Practices Exchange) Standards Committee (Chair in 2016-17) and most recently is on the boards of the US Travel Association and the Meetings Mean Business coalition.

John’s passions are wine, traveling, outdoor activities and especially exploring the Great Pacific Northwest.

DebraDebra Mategrano is a Nebraska native who has called the booming hospitality scene in Southern California home for the past 17 years. Starting her career with Marriott, Debra spent ten rewarding years navigating through multiple hotel departments before making her jump to the world of Event Technology with Encore. Debra is currently the Regional Sales Director for the Los Angeles and Hawaii markets. She enjoys the virtual and hybrid event training she has received in her role, as well as the leadership and employee engagement opportunities her position allows her to focus on every day.

Registration Fees

Attendees: Free
Exhibitor: $1,500 
   Optional Add-On: Priority Agenda Slot Selection: $500 

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