August Chapter Meeting
August 22, 2024 - August 23, 2024
Myrtle Beach, SC
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August Chapter Meeting

August 22, 2024 - August 23, 2024
4:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Doubletree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront
3200 South Ocean Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC


Thursday, August 22, 2024

2:00 PM - 4:00 PMBoard Meeting
3:00 PM - 7:00 PMRegistration Open
4:00 PM - 4:30 PMNew Member & First-Time Attendee Meet Up
4:35 PM - 4:45 PMWelcome
4:45 PM - 5:45 PMEducation Session: "Mastering Relationship Building - The Importance of True Connections," Larry Long Jr
6:00 PM - 8:00 PMWelcome Reception

Friday, August 23, 2024

8:00 AM - 9:00 AMBreakfast
8:00 AM - 10:00 AMRegistration Open
9:00 AM - 9:15 AMChapter Announcements
9:15 AM - 9:45 AMEducation Session: "Anti-Human Trafficking," Kyle D. Burns
9:45 AM - 10:15 AMAnti-Human Trafficking Q&A moderated by Malinda Harrell, CMP Fellow, CASE
10:15 AM - 10:45 AMBreak & CSR Activity
10:45 AM - 12:00 PMEducation Session: " JOLT! Get Zapped Into Intentionality to Rediscover & Believe In Your Inner Greatness," Larry Long Jr




Mastering Relationship Building - The Importance of True Connections

Larry Long Jr
Thursday, August 22, 2024, 4:45 - 5:45 PM

The quality of our relationships has a major impact on our lives, and on our happiness. Your perspective has a direct impact on the strength of those relationships. 

In an age where technology and ‘artificial’ connections are common, the importance of forging genuine connections cannot be overstated. This session delves deep into the essence of true connections and offers participants insights into cultivating relationships that stand the test of time. 

After attending, you will gain:

  • A new, fresh perspective on the power of creating genuine connections that last a lifetime
  • Power communication & rapport-building strategies
  • A Call To Action: Be Inspired to rediscover the magic of building new, as well as nurturing existing relationships


Anti-Human Trafficking

Kyle D. Burns
Friday, August 23, 2024, 9:15 - 9:45 AM

Human trafficking is a multibillion-dollar criminal industry that denies freedom to 24.9 million people around the world. Join us as we learn the indicators of human trafficking, dispel myths and misconceptions, and explore the role meeting professionals and our organizations can play in preventing and addressing human trafficking. Kyle Burns, Deputy Special Agent in Charge at Homeland Security Investigations, will also provide insight into the Department of Homeland Security’s work in the fight against human trafficking. 

Following the presentation Malinda Harrell, CMP Fellow, CASE, director of sales for the Greater Raleigh CVB and member of MPI’s Anti-Human Trafficking Committee, will moderate a Q&A.


JOLT! Get Zapped Into Intentionality To Rediscover & Believe In Your Inner Greatness

Larry Long Jr
Friday, August 23, 2024, 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

In navigating the seemingly never-ending change, chaos and turbulence, finding your internal motivation can oftentimes be daunting! As Meeting Professionals, you serve the needs of so many others, putting them first…the question is, where do you (yes, YOU!) find YOUR motivation, and how do you keep a smile on your face through it all?

How can you leverage the concept of ‘the little things are the BIG THINGS’ in your daily life, both professionally and personally? This interactive workshop will provide you the opportunity to outline a game plan for prioritizing your motivation, and as a result, increasing your positive impact on others.

We will cover various aspects of motivation, including Mindset, Inspiration, and most importantly…TRANSFORMATION!

After attending, you will gain:

  • A clearer understanding of priorities for life’s most important areas
  • An action plan for staying connected (with self and others)
  • The ‘Journey-Line’ Framework for continuous learning and growth




Larry Long JrLarry Long Jr, CEO (Chief Energy Officer) of LLJR Enterprises, serves global audiences with messages of motivation, inspiration and transformation. His unique style (both delivery and perspective) captivates the crowd, allowing for a true, genuine connection through relatable stories and tangible takeaways to assist all with upleveling Leadership, Personal & Professional Development and Motivation. Larry is also the host of the weekly Live show (LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram), the "Midweek Midday Motivational Minute'. 


Kyle Burns

Kyle D. Burns serves as the Deputy Special Agent in Charge (DSAC) for Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Charlotte, North Carolina. In this role, he leads over 175 Special Agents, Intelligence Analysts and Administrative staff in eight field offices covering the full spectrum of HSI investigative activities in North and South Carolina. He's responsible for the oversight of HSI's investigative and enforcement initiatives and operations targeting cross-border criminal organizations that exploit America's legitimate travel, trade, financial and immigration systems for their illicit purposes. This includes the investigation of financial crimes, bulk cash smuggling, narcotics smuggling and trafficking, human smuggling and trafficking, commercial trade, fraud and intellectual property right crimes, cyber-crimes and the exploitation of children, immigration and document benefit fraud; human rights violators, transnational gang activity, weapons smuggling and export enforcement.


Malinda Harrell

Malinda Harrell is the Director of Sales for the Greater Raleigh CVB and a hospitality industry veteran of 25+ years. She oversees the sales team tasked with promoting Raleigh/Wake County as a meetings destination, directing strategic selling initiatives and key areas of economic business development. She’s a huge advocate for the role tourism plays in shaping and bettering a community, and believes in the power our industry has in the fight to end human trafficking. Malinda serves as Immediate Past Chair for the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Global Anti Human Trafficking Committee and is a member of the MPI Carolinas Chapter DEI committee and Past Presidents Council. She also serves on the board of directors for the Association Executives of North Carolina (AENC) 

She strives to embody her favorite quote: “Be the change you wish to see in the world” by Mahatma Gandhi.



DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront is holding a room block for MPI-CC for $210 a night, with a $15 resort fee. Book your room before Monday, July 22nd in order to receive the group rate. Book your room online or call 1-843-315-7100 and mention code 2024 MPI-CC AUGUST CHAPTER MEETING.



 Before 7/30/2024After 7/30/2024
Member $100 $115
Non-Member $135 $150
Spouse / Non-  Industry Guest $75 $75



Promote your organization and brand during this meeting. Limited exhibitor tables are available for $250 for members and $300 for non-members. Annual sponsors are able to use their (1) complimentary exhibitor table at this chapter meeting.

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