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January Education Program & Networking Luncheon: Optimizing Events with AI and Human Connection

January 16, 2024
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Computer Museum of America
5000 Commerce Pkwy
Roswell, Georgia
United States
MPI Georgia

Registration for the January Education Program & Networking Luncheon is now CLOSED. Please email info@mpigeorgia.org with any questions or registration changes.

When looking to elevate your events, are you team Artificial Intelligence or Human Connection? Our January educational luncheon will feature dual keynotes highlighting the old school and new school techniques to optimize your future meetings and events. No matter your team, you’ll leave with valuable insights and useful takeaways!

Session Description:

Pedro Góes will show you how AI is more than just a behind-the-scenes technology, but a powerful ally for event planners and attendees alike. Whether it's improving efficiency, personalizing experiences, or creating more engagement, AI has a lot to offer for making events more successful and enjoyable. Can you tell this was written by AI? Don't worry, it wasn't. But it could have been, because AI is quietly revolutionizing the event industry, one innovation at a time. 

If you're curious about how AI is transforming the event industry, you won't want to miss this session.

Artificial intelligence may be the hot new thing, but let's not forget who's still the star of the show: us humans! 

The Ignitor Group innovative models are tried and tested - they'll take your team's decision-making skills to the next level and help you redefine what it means to have a winning culture. When you harness the power of human creativity, you're unlocking a whole new world of possibilities for your organization and clients alike. Want to boost your team's productivity and get those creative juices flowing? Look no further than your own talented bunch!

So, what are you waiting for? Join us on this journey to unlock the full potential of your team and spark some big ideas!

Speaker Information:

Pedro Góes

CEO, InEvent

Pedro Góes is the CEO of InEvent, a Y Combinator venture-backed company providing an event, marketing, and sales platform for Forbes 2000 Global companies, including Amazon, Coca-Cola, KPMG, Santander, Unilever, Boeing, Embraer, and Citibank. Early in his career, and during college, Pedro started a company with which he had more than 10,000 monthly active paying users. He is a Y-Combinator Alumni, a 40 under 40 founder by Association Magazine, a UK Event Tech Award Winner, and a Gold Crocodile Award Winner.

Keith Wilmot

CEO, Founder and Managing Partner

The Ignitor Group

Yes, he once brought a live tiger to an innovation meeting. This is one of the tamer stories in Keith’s successful career, spanning two decades of leading innovation and creativity for global brands such as Coca-Cola, Listerine, Neosporin, Brach's Candy and many more. Wilmot has extensive experience in global, publicly traded organizations, as well as leading small, privately held firms. He is described by his team as a student of leadership and disciplined operator with a unique skillset of money and magic.

As the Chief Executive Officer of two companies, he led the financial turnaround to profit of both through design thinking, creativity, and innovation including building and launching two successful SaaS platforms. As Board Member of Techwood Digital, he assisted the Chief Executive position the organization for a successful merger and building financial budgeting and forecasting processes. As Global Vice President of Innovation and Creativity at Coca-Cola, he launched the first ever internal agency responsible for solving complex business opportunities, the success of which led to the concept being trademarked by Coca-Cola.

Darryl Maslia

Partner and Chief of Stuff

The Ignitor Group

A problem solver with loads of creativity and attention to detail, Darryl is infectiously curious and loves a challenge to ignite culture and bring creative ideas to life. His core pillars of strategy, creative, operations and execution have been the drivers of Darryl’s career and enabling him to find his way through complex projects and global organizations.

Darryl’s experience spans across consumer, customer and experiential marketing, having worked on many of The Coca-Cola Company’s billion-dollar brands, Disney Parks and Resorts, Chick-fil-A and more, and he has been fortunate to experience 51 countries on six continents.



Schedule of Events:

 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM ~ Registration and Networking
 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM ~ The Exchange (Planners Only) 
 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM ~ Doors Open & Seating for Program
 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM ~ Lunch 
 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM ~ Program and Presentations 

Registration: Registration will close on Friday, January 12.
Member Rate: $50
Non-Member Rate: $70
Student Rate: $25
Supplier Table: Please get in touch with the chapter administrator for more information. 

ALL Preferred and Premiere MPI members are eligible to receive member registration rates for MPI Georgia events.

Cancellation Policy:
If you need to cancel your registration a full refund will be granted if cancellation is received in writing before 5:00 PM on Friday, January 12. After that time there will be no refunds. Please send a cancellation notice to info@mpigeorgia.org. Additionally, registration fees may not be applied or transferred to future events.

Substitution Policy:
If you have registered but cannot attend the meeting, you may substitute another employee from your company at no additional charge. Please send written notification of this change before 5:00 PM on Friday, January 12 to info@mpigeorgia.org. After that time, substitutions will need to be made onsite.

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