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Fall 2022 Chapter Meeting

October 27, 2022
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Drive Shack
6901 Play Golf Way
Raleigh, NC

Tentative Agenda

Thursday, October 27

 10am Welcome
 10:15am - 11:45am "Shift Your Event to Thrive in Uncertain Economic Times"
Evan Carroll, President & CEO - Attended Events
 12pm - 12:50pm Networking Lunch
 1pm - 2pm "Safe Meetings"
Jerry McCormick, Founder - Personal Safety at Work
 2:10pm - 3pm "Events are a Risky Business!"
Sally Webb, CSEP, CEO - The Special Event Company
 3:10pm - 3:40pm "RDU Airport Update"
David Freedman - Chief Revenue Officer for the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority
 4pm - 4:30pm "Wellness Breakout" 
Rebekah Werner, Owner - Unita Yoga
 4pm - 6pm  Golf Tournament 
 4:30pm - 6:30pm Networking Reception 

Friday, October 28

9am - 3pm CMP Bootcamp

Education Sessions

Sessions will be listed as descriptions are finalized. Stay tuned for more!

Events are a Risky Business!

Sally Webb, CSEP
Founder & CEO - The Special Event Company

Risk management is not about collecting Certificates of Insurance.  Being a practitioner in the event industry makes you responsible for reducing risk for your attendees, client, stakeholders and your own reputation.  This session is a common sense discussion on how to prepare, ask the right questions, plan for contingencies, and develop your own risk assessment document.

RDU Airport Update

David Freedman
Senior VP and Chief Revenue Officer - Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority

David Freedman is Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer for the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority. He leads the Commercial Management, Marketing and Air Service division at RDU.

He’ll be providing us with an update on the state of RDU including trends and forecasts, air service recruitment and current connectivity at RDU. David will cover Vision 2040, the airport’s 25-year master plan that provides a roadmap for infrastructure projects at RDU. He’ll also touch on what happens behind the scenes and what’s on the horizon for travelers at one of the Region's busiest airports.

Speaker Bios

Sally WebbSally Webb, CSEP

Sally Webb, CSEP is Founder and CEO of The Special Event Company (TSEC), based in the Triangle region of North Carolina.  She formed the company in 1987 from a background in sports PR and marketing.  TSEC is a WBENC certified Woman Owned Business.

TSEC delivers essential business communications through live and virtual events and for a diverse clientele in education, financial services, technology, pharmaceuticals, media, manufacturing, sports and non-profits.  Over the past three decades, Sally has produced events in over 30 countries throughout Europe, USA, Africa, South America and Asia.

The company has won over 40 international event management awards for their work. Her personal accolades include International Event Producer of the Year by Event Solutions Magazine, Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Live Events Association (ILEA) , Business Leader Magazines Top 50 Women Extraordinaire Award,  Special Event Magazines Top 25 Greatest Industry Influencers of the past 25 years. In January 2018 she was the recipient of the Special Events Industry Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding contributions to the Special Event Industry.

In 2021 TSEC expanded their service offerings with a Film and Broadcast Studio, creating Internet TV through a wide range of in-studio and remote services, to support the growing virtual communication business needs. 

Sally is a founding member and former President of the International Special Events Society in the UK, before moving to the US in 2005. She is a founder of the Triangle British American Business Council Chapter and recently Chaired the Special Event Industry Certification (CSEP) examination restructure committee.

As a founding board member of Roger Daltrey & Pete Townshend’s Teen Cancer America organization

The Special Event Company website can be viewed on

Golf Tournament

Grab your clients and sign up for this non-traditional golf tournament! Each Drive Shack Bay will hold 6 participants, making up one team. We will run a series of games for each team and the winning team gets bragging rights.. and some cool prizes!

Planners participate for free

Bay sponsorships include:

  • 2 tickets to play golf
  • logo recognition in your sponsored bay
  • virtual exhibitor booth in the meeting app
Member Non-Member
Individual Planner $0 $0
Individual Supplier $30 $30
Bay Sponsor $250 $300
Participants must be registered for at least reception only in order to participate in this golf tournament. 

CMP Bootcamp


Conduct CMP Bootcamp covering the Certified Meeting Professional International Standards to include all Domains.


  • Walk through the process of obtaining the CMP certification
  • Review each of the (9) CMP-IS Domains and (28) skills to gain a better understanding of the complex material in the CMP Manuals
  • Walk through sample exam questions; discuss the way they are structured
  • Everyone will receive a 250 question exam and answer sheet
  • Discuss resources available
  • Attendee will have ongoing support until they sit for the exam
  • Gain test taking tips
  • Review how to maintain your certification

This bootcamp is eligible for 6 CE hours. 


"When I lost my job due to COVID-19, I decided to have a positive outlook on the situation and take the time to really pursue my CMP. In the past, I convinced myself that I didn't have the time or money to earn my CMP, but this time I was left with no option but to succeed. I took on a part time job, created a study schedule, and signed up for the CMP Bootcamp through MPI that an industry friend recommended to me. Molly was fantastic! She took her time going through the EIC book, our study materials, and gave us examples on what we would be tested on. After the bootcamp, I reached out to her on several occasions to ask questions and she was always readily available and helpful. Molly and the CMP Bootcamp played a huge role in my success and passing my exam!"

"I thought the Bootcamp with Molly was incredibly useful and a key step toward getting my CMP. I found the mock questions presented during the bootcamp and the practice exam provided afterwards to be especially helpful. I would recommend this course to anyone who is serious about attaining their CMP." 

"Molly was FANTASTIC! Her depth of knowledge is very impressive. Even this ole dog can learn a few new tricks from an expert like Molly!  I enjoyed the Bootcamp very much and the time flew by. I’m sure I will reach out to Molly a few times in the process."

Instructor: Molly Johnson CMP Fellow, QAS

MollyJohnson_2020Molly Johnson CMP, QAS has been in the meetings industry over 25 years working in all areas of hotels for both independent hotels and with the Hilton brand. Since 2015 Molly has been the Director of Convention Sales for the Wilmington & Beaches CVB in Wilmington, NC.

In 2010 Molly created the CMP study group format for the MPI Carolinas Chapter, a remote study group so that anyone in the country could join. The pass rate was 100% for those that participated for the entire program.

Molly served three years on Event Industry Council Item Review Panel, helping to create questions on the current CMP exam. Molly has been teaching a CMP Bootcamp which she has done for multiple MPI Chapters and hosted buyer shows since 2016.

Molly is a Past President of MPI Carolinas Chapter and has been an MPI Board Retreat Facilitator since February 2017 working with chapters varying in size. Molly has served on multiple MPI committees & task forces on the International level and is currently on the Chapter & Membership Advisory Council. She also serves as the current President on the PCMA Southeast Chapter Board of Directors and is an Ambassador for Meetings Mean Business.

In the Wilmington community, Molly is a Board Member for A Safe Place which is a local non-profit assisting domestic victims of human trafficking. Molly teaches human trafficking awareness to hotels and hospitality related organizations.

Room Blocks

Homewood Suites by Hilton Raleigh Cary I-40
555 Crossroads Blvd,Cary, NC 27518
Room Rate: $150
Cut-off date: October 12, 2022
Booking Link

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Raleigh - Cary
500 Caitboo Avenue, Cary, NC 27518
Room Rate: $140
Cut-Off date: October 12, 2022
Booking Link

Registration Fees

  Early bird After Oct 20
Member  $100  $115
Non-Member $135  $150 
Member Reception Only $65   
Non-Member Reception Only  $75  
 CMP Bootcamp Only See below  

Add Ons

  Member Non-Member 
CMP Bootcamp $125 $150
 50/50 Raffle Tickets $5  $5 

Golf Tournament

  Member  Non-Member 
Individual Planner $0  $0 
Individual Supplier $30  $30 
Bay Sponsor $250  $300 

Venue Details

All events will be held at Drive Shack. 

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