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October Monthly Meeting: How do you spell SERVE?

25 October, 2019
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
The Marquette Hotel/Windows On Minnesota
710 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

Keynote Speaker
Melvin Tennant, CAE

How do you spell SERVE? 

We are all called to serve in some capacity in our lives. Whether it is through our job, an organizational affiliation, a place of worship or even in our own homes. Determining your calling and fully utilizing those gifts is a lifelong journey for us all. Let’s make sure we don’t miss the opportunity use our gifts and serve!

Melvin Tennant, CAE, is president and chief executive officer of Meet Minneapolis, Convention and Visitors Association, and executive director of Sports Minneapolis. He became Meet Minneapolis’ second CEO in 2008. Previously, he served in similar capacities in San Antonio, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Oakland, California.

Tennant has proved himself a leader in the travel and meetings industries and has served on many boards in his career. Currently, he is chairman of the board for Religious Conference Management Association (RCMA) and is the first supplier to serve in this position in the organization’s history.

Tennant first join MPI Carolina’s Chapter in 1992 and has served on the International Board, Executive Committee and the International Foundation Board. He originally joined MPI to grow professionally and became involved in leadership roles as a way to give back to the organization. Over the years, he’s benefited from MPI’s educational opportunities as well as establishing and maintaining long-term business relationships.

Mentoring has always been important to Tennant and he’s served as an unofficial mentor to many industry colleagues. He also mentors several young people in his community – advancing their careers and helping them through life choices.

Tennant and his wife Julie have eight grandchildren.

Event Schedule

10:30 AM   Registration & Networking
 11:30 AM  Ballroom opens, lunch is served
 12:00 PM  Program begins
 1:00 PM  Program concludes


Early Bird (until Oct. 13, 2019 11:59 PM CST)
$40 MPI Premier and Preferred Members
$60 MPI Essential Members
$30 Students
$0 Past Presidents
$60 Non-members/guests

Regular Registration (from Oct. 13, 2019 - Oct. 20. 2019. 11:59 PM CST)
$50 MPI Premier and Preferred Members
$70 MPI Essential Members
$40 Students
$0 Past Presidents
$70 Non-members/guests

Onsite Registration
$60 MPI Premier and Preferred Members
$80 MPI Essential Members
$50 Student Members
$20 Past Presidents
$80 Non-members/guests






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