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The Board of Directors of Meeting Professionals International – Houston Area Chapter, would like to briefly connect with you, our membership, on a few important issues. As we all know, the hospitality industry has been particularly hard hit, due to COVID-19 and unfortunately there are still so many unanswered questions as we go through these uncharted territories.

With that in mind, our April CAP’D Luncheon will be rescheduled in direct response to the current mandates and unforeseeable future. Our Education Committee has rescheduled our April speaker, Nick Borelli, who will now be presenting on January 20, 2021. During this time of transition, more programming changes may be announced. Please continue monitoring the Chapter website and social media for the latest announcements.

In lieu of our scheduled CAP’D program (Career Advancing Professional Development) we encouraging all of our members to practice, or continue to practice, CAP’D in a slightly different form by filling your days with:

Compassion

Awareness

Patience

Determination

 

GMID (Global Meeting Industry Day), scheduled for April 14th will go on, but in a slightly different format. To find out more about this event and to register, please visit the MPI Global site via this link below.

https://www.mpi.org/events/gmid20

We have not yet made a final decision regarding our “A Night Among The Stars” event, scheduled for May 21st, but will keep you posted on updates. Also, please know that we are continuing to work on future events, including:

CAP’D Luncheon – July 15th – JW Marriott Houston Downtown – Tyler Enslin

Women in Leadership – August 26st - Location TBD – Jessie States

CAP’D Luncheon – Late September – Location TBD – Jim McIngvale

CAP’D Luncheon – Late October – Westin Houston Medical Center – Speaker TBD

As this situation turns around, which it will, we would encourage those who will be seeking employment to visit the MPI Global website:

https://careers.mpi.org/

For additional industry insight into COVID-19, we encourage you to visit the MPI Global website:

https://www.mpi.org/tools/coronavirus

Please know that we the Board are wishing each of you the best in these difficult times. Should you have any questions or just want to talk to someone we (the board) are willing to listen and our contact information is available on our website:

https://www.mpi.org/chapters/houston-area/about-our-chapter/board-of-directors

We will make it through this, together as a community.

Warmest Regards,

MPI-HAC - 2019-2020 Board of Directors