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MPI NF January 2020 Educational Luncheon

January 14, 2020
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Holiday Inn E295 & Baymeadows
11083 Nurseryfields Dr.
Jacksonville, Florida
United States

Jan Spence Head Shot

See Jan's Tips from the January Luncheon!

Topic:  20/20 - How Planners and Suppliers Can Work Together to Create the Perfect Vision 

Planners and suppliers need to be on the same page in order to create successful events, but unspoken needs, miscommunication, or lack of understanding of what the other is really looking for can hinder achieving that perfect vision. Join us for an interactive round-robin style session led by Facilitator Jan Spence, International Speaker and Author, where you’ll have the opportunity to learn what the other party is thinking and how you can use this foresight to create truly exceptional events. If you’re a planner, you’ll have the opportunity to get inside the heads of suppliers to understand what goes on behind the scenes when responding to RFP’s, developing costs for events, and how you can get the most out of their services. If you’re a supplier, you’ll have the opportunity to have those unasked questions answered so that you’re better able to serve those partners. In this popular, highly-requested changing table topic format, you’ll be meeting and networking with new people to build new connections.

After this session, attendees will:

1.     Gain an increased understanding of the behind the scene processes of their supplier or planner counterpart.

2.     Create and implement an integrated communications plan to manage and exceed stakeholder expectations.

3.     Analyze results post-event to measure achievement of goals and objectives.

Speaker: Jan Spence

About our speaker:  

Jan Spence is an international speaker, author, and consultant.  With contagious charisma and a zest for life which make her an excellent motivator and leader, this TEDx speaker has used her vast knowledge in sales,  communications, finances, and employee engagement to help numerous clients including Pillsbury, Walmart, and Frito-Lay.

Jan and her husband, Mitch, launched the second FiltaFry franchise in the US in 2003.  As CEO, Jan built such a successful operation that they were awarded the “2005 Franchisee of the Year” by the International Franchise Association.  Meeting their four-year plan, they sold the business in 2007 at 300% ROI.   Since then, Jan has circled the globe as a trainer, consultant, and speaker for franchisees, organizations, and companies.

Having been interviewed by Entrepreneur magazine and the Big Dog Morning Show in Jesup, Ga, Jan shares her story of fulfilling her lifelong dream of playing women’s professional full-tackle football. As a member of the National Speakers Association, Jan combines the lessons she learned through that experience with her business experience to inspire people to make a difference through “Cheer Leadership.” Known for her highly interactive, entertaining, and inspirational style, she recently taught in Panama, Romania, Switzerland, Uganda, and Australia.

Jan serves on the boards of Meeting Professionals International – North Florida and Compass Finances God’s Way – Florida. She is active with the local Association of Talent Development chapter and the Beach Church in Jacksonville, Florida.  She and her husband of eighteen years enjoy traveling the world when not at home attending Jaguars football games and cultural events.  

This program has been submitted to the Events Industry Council for CMP Preferred Provider review.

Guest & Member Pricing:
Member Registration
Non Member Registration
Student Registration
$10 late fee after January 9th.

MPI 101

Registration & Networking

Lunch & Education Session

Optional Venue Tour 

CMP Study Group Information Session

Venue Details

Host Venue:

Holiday Inn E295 & Baymeadows
11083 Nursery Fields Dr. Jacksonville, FL 3225

Perfectly located on the East Loop of I-295 and Baymeadows Road, our Jacksonville hotel offers spacious guest rooms featuring great amenities as in-room microwave and refrigerator, 32 in TVs, free wired and wireless internet access and a separate work area. Keep up your fitness routine in our 24-hr. fitness center or bask in the Florida sun in our outdoor pool and patio. Enjoy the convenience of our on-site restaurant Kem's Bar & Grill, serving breakfast and dinner additionally offering a full Bat complete with local beer, wine and crafted drinks. Our hotel hosts the largest conference and banquet space in the Jacksonville Baymeadows area. The City Grand Event Center offers a 41,000 sq. ft. meeting facility making it the ideal event venue for your next corporate meeting or social function

Meeting Location: Duval Ballroom

Parking: Self parking is complimentary.



Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your registration for any reason, cancellation must be done 24 hours or more prior to the event date. If cancellation is not received 24 hours prior all payments will be forfeited and cannot be applied towards a future event.

Meeting Attendance Policy: Non-members and Essential level members are welcome to register at the non-member rate only two times during the fiscal year. After attending two meetings we are confident that you are ready to take the next step and become an active, engaged member of the MPI North Florida Chapter! Please click here to familiarize yourself with MPI's new membership levels.

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