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Host a Future MPI Heartland Meeting!

 

 

The MPI Heartland Chapter is devoted to helping our members be their best by building connections to knowledge, ideas, relationships and marketplaces. The Heartland Chapter is made up of meeting planners and suppliers in Iowa and Nebraska who come together to connect, learn and explore unique venues for future business opportunities. We are currently searching for venues for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 to host our bi-monthly meetings.

Meeting Dates

The following outlines the months and locations of our meetings, but we ask you to provide the dates within those months that work best for your facility to host our group.

September 2020: Omaha/ Lincoln/ Council Bluffs Area
November 2020 + Board Retreat: Des Moines/Iowa Area (2 days)
January 2021: Omaha/ Lincoln/ Council Bluffs Area
March/April 2021: Des Moines/Iowa Area
May 2021 (Annual Meeting) + Board Retreat: Des Moines/Iowa Area (3 days)
July 2021- Omaha/ Lincoln/ Council Bluffs Area

Meeting Site

As a chapter, we are always looking for unique locations that our members can utilize for future events, from hotels and convention centers to attractions and restaurants and more. We want to highlight your facility and help you to grow your business. We ask the following from your facility:
No meeting room rental fee to be charged
Complimentary AV as needed
Courtesy sleeping room block at a discounted rate for any attendees (night prior to the meeting)

Meeting Timeframe

The meeting room needs to be available from 10 am to 3 pm on the day of the meeting. In the months of November & May we also ask for a small meeting room for about 14 people the day prior or after the meeting for our Board meeting, usually 9am-4:30 pm.

Meeting Day/Month

Venues are welcome to submit interest for any of the months listed above in their area. MPI Heartland is open to discussion on which day of the week works best for your property. Typically, these meetings are held during the second or third week of the month. We hope to have the March/April meeting be in conjunction with Global Meetings Industry Day, which the date has not yet been confirmed for 2021.

Meeting Meal

We ask that the meal be provided complimentary. If the meal cannot be provided complimentary, provide the best rate available inclusive (our budget is $15/person inclusive).

Meeting Attendance

Typical general meetings range in size from 35 to 50 people. The Annual Meeting has brought over 60 people.

Benefits to Venue

Venue will have 1 complimentary admission to the meeting and have the opportunity to speak in front of the group for up to 2 minutes. Marketing materials can be placed on the tables regarding your property. You are welcome to offer tours of your facility after the Chapter Business Meeting, to help showcase your location. Host venue will also have a ½ page ad in the digital format of the MPI Heartland Chapter newsletter. This ad will have the ability to link to a URL of the sponsor's choice as additional opportunity for promotion.

If you are interested in hosting our group at your facility, please respond no later than Friday, March 6, 2020, to kelsey.packer@hilton.com with the month & dates you’re available & interested as well as whether you can provide or partner for a complimentary meal or what your proposed inclusive meal budget would be. Announcement of locations will be made at the Annual Meeting on May 21st, 2020, in Omaha, NE.


 


 

 


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