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10th Annual Genie Awards & Education Luncheon

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June 28, 2022
10:45 AM - 4:00 PM
Cathedrale Restaurant & The Ready Rooftop - Moxy Hotel East Village
112 East 11th Street
New York, NY

Join us for an afternoon of Education & Celebration as we close out the 2021-2022 Chapter year. We are excited to share that Mike Veny, celebrated author, keynote speaker and Marketing Committee Chair, will speak to us on “Transforming Mental Wellness in Your Workplace”. Mental Health is so important at this time and having one of our own chapter members speak to this topic is sure to be impactful.

Improve PRODUCTIVITY, team PERFORMANCE and company PROFITS. Addressing mental health is a vital component of your company’s Diversity & Inclusion strategy. Top companies are setting a new standard for Diversity & Inclusion through investing in essential resources for mental wellness. Attendees will learn practical tools on how to transform stigma into strength and empower each other to get the help that they need. 

CEU Credits (1 clock hour) are available: CMP Domain E: Human Resources

It is important that we celebrate our Chapter Members and achievements and so we will host our annual Genie Awards Ceremony as well.  We have so much talent within our chapter and so we cant wait to celebrate with you.

The Category is……….

  • Outstanding Contribution By a Planner
  • Outstanding Contribution By a Supplier
  • Outstanding Contribution by an Emerging Event Professional
  • Speaker of the Year
  • Committee of the Year
  • President’s Award
  • Hall of Fame Award

Nominations are now open so cast your vote here.

Please join MPIGNY in giving back to Knock Knock Give A Sock as we aim to humanize homelessness one sock at a time.  Please bring new unused socks to drop in our donation bin.   Knock Knock Give a Sock!  

Event Schedule

10:45am - Doors Open

11:00am – Registration

11:15am – Welcome & Announcements

11:30am – Education Keynote Speaker, Mike Veny sponsored by Wind Creek Bethlehem "Addressing Mental Wellness in Your Workplace"

12:30pm – Family-Style Plated Luncheon by Chef Jason Hall & Cathedrale Restaurant Team

1:00pm – Annual Genie Awards sponsored by Kalahari Resorts

1:45pm – Installation of our 2022-2023 Board of Directors

2:00pm – Dessert & Champagne Celebration on The Ready Rooftop sponsored by Visit Raleigh

We are grateful to our sponsors for their generous support!
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Venue Details

Designed by Rockwell Group, Cathédrale's soaring main dining room feels like stumbling upon an abandoned architectural treasure: Its 26-foot, triple-height ceiling is covered in a massive wire mesh sculpture, Fillmore, by Edoardo Tresoldi that looks like the apparition of a grand domed ceiling.

Moxy East Village's The Ready Rooftop is collegial yet refined.  It feels like an escape from the New York daily grind. The eclectic décor (strung lights, a vine-strewn mural, a bar made of plastic milk crates) and unique food and beverage offerings create a relaxed rooftop experience—like a coveted New York City backyard. The retractable glass walls and roof allow for all-season panoramic views of the East Village and beyond.

Moxy East Village is located in the heart of New York City’s hallowed East Village—the breeding ground for society-shifting movements in rock n’ roll, avant-garde art, Beatnik poetry, LGBTQ+ activism, and American counterculture as we know it. Designed by the Rockwell Group, the hotel flows from bottom to top as a chronological trip through the eras of the East Village—paying tribute to the earliest settlers, the renegade punks and the envelope-pushers of today. 

2020 - 2021 Genies Recap



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Join us in Congratulating the 2021 MPIGNY Genie Award Winners!




Marquee Event Sponsor
Kalahari Resorts & Conventions


For more than a decade, Kalahari Resorts and Conventions has provided unparalleled hospitality in a vacation-style setting. With a sales and catering team that totals more than 400 years of experience, we’ve hosted for the best event planners in America and have a proven ability to consistently increase meeting attendance by more than 20 percent. 

Kalahari offers a unique all-under-one-roof experience so guests can maximize their time on-site. With top-notch meeting space, delicious dining options, award winning indoor/outdoor attractions, retail shopping, Spa Kalahari and more. 

Kalahari’s unique differentiator is that the resorts are inspired by the culture, the art and the natural beauty of Africa; this is evident the moment you step foot into our resort and convention center. In November of 2014, the Nelson family and team returned to Africa to once again be inspired. Traveling 24,752 miles, in six countries over 23 days, their journey and inspiration of art, culture and beauty is shared with you and your guests every time you visit Kalahari Resorts and Conventions. 

For more information or to inquire about holding an event at Kalahari Resorts, please call 855-411-4605 or visit



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