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Connect, Collaborate, and Curate at Summer Knowledge Share!

By: MPI CAC | Aug 31, 2021

As state, local, and federal authorities plan to fully reopen, many of us in the meetings and events industry are excited to get back to doing what we do best – planning! As we begin executing events once again, many questions will arise regarding health and safety, budgets, revenue, and more. Join our expert group of speakers and round table leaders to discuss the future of our industry in this can’t-miss event.

Our Keynote Speaker Melva LaJoy Legrand, CMP, DES will walk us through how to design your business plan after COVID-19. Melva is a board member for Live Events Coalition, responsible for designing all educational experiences in response to the pandemic and is an established planner for events up to 60,000 guests.

Roundtable sessions will include topics relevant to many industry verticals including hotels, corporate planning, association planning, catering, DMCs, AV, transportation, décor, and CVBs. Each roundtable room will be facilitated by an industry leader to ensure valuable and engaging conversations.

Don’t miss out on what is sure to be an energetic and valuable conversation to propel your business forward in a post-pandemic world.


Thank you to our incredible Mainstage Speaker and Roundtable Facilitators!

Mainstage Speaker:

Melva LaJoy Legrand, CMP, DES, Owner & Lead Event Designer, LaJoy Plans


Roundtable Facilitators:

Irma Adams, Catering Sales Manager, Embassy Suites by Hilton San Marcos Conference Center and Spa

Amanda Boyer, General Manager, AV Chicago

Rachel Carey, CITP, Vice President, National Accounts, CSI DMC

Tiara Doxey, Owner, Doxey’s Travel

Kevin Duff, President, Signature Transportation Group

Troy Karnoff, Business Development Manager, Long Beach CVB

David Katz, Director of Sales & Marketing, Viceroy Hotel Group

Natasha Pedigo, CMP, Meeting Planner & Event Manager, Asphalt Institute

Cyndi Roppolo Rosenberg, Director of Business Development, KEHOE Designs | BlackOak Technical Productions

Christie Springer, Sales Manager, Special Events, Sodexo @ Museum of Science and Industry




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