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By: Meghan Shott, CMP, DES | Oct 24, 2022

MPI New Jersey hosted their first live CMP/CMM Recognition Event in over two years. Attendees gathered at the Hilton Short Hills to mix and mingle and hear from an esteemed panel of peers on the state of our industry as we move beyond the pandemic. IMG_4430

Hosted by Sir Dion Magee of OMNIPEAR, panelists included:

  • Kellie Cahill of the Conrad New York Midtown and the New York Hilton Midtown
  • Missy Madden of Iconic Incentives & Meeting Management
  • Lindsay Plath of AMR Management Services
  • Michelle Shannon of Novo Nordisk, Inc

Kellie mentioned areas where Hilton is helping ease current staffing issues by allowing certain positions to split the five-day work week between two employees and some locations are offering daily pay to its employees.

When Dion asked the panel if they thought getting certifications such as the CMP and CMM was important, Lindsay answered with a resounding yes and said that applicants with certifications listed on their resumes stand out against the competition without a doubt.

As a leader at her company, Michelle described how her management style has changed since COVID started and how flexibility and understanding is becoming much more common in the workplace.

As the newest CMP in attendance, I along with Trish Rafferty, the attendee who has had her CMP certification the longest, received very nice MPI-New Jersey themed gift baskets.  We also honored Joanne Joham, MPI New Jersey Past President, who recently was inducted to the first class of Fellows with the Events Industry Council. IMG_4399

Special thanks to our event sponsors who made this program possible.

Premier Sponsor - Wind Creek Bethlehem

Preferred Sponsor - Experience Kissimmee Florida

AV Partner - Premier Innovations

Hotel Partner - Hilton Short Hills

Table Décor sponsor:  Tablescapes by Tig

I very much enjoyed being in the presence of such esteemed peers and thought the panel discussion was very engaging. After the panel portion, I got the chance to catch up with fellow members and even meet some I hadn’t met before, while enjoying the delicious food and beverage provided by the Hilton Short Hills.  Each event MPI New Jersey holds just keeps getting better and better!



Meghan Shott, CMP, DES
New Jersey Association for Justice, Inc.

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