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MPI NF August Educational Luncheon

August 10, 2021
11:00 AM - 1:15 PM
Autobahn Indoor Speedway
6601 Executive Park Ct N
Jacksonville, Florida
United States

Join us on August 10th at Autobahn Indoor Speedway for our next Educational Event, where we will take a look into the future with Tara Liaschenko.

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Have you always wished you could predict the future? Well now you can. Join us for a look into the future with the Meeting Professionals International Meetings Outlook. This meeting industry forecast educates you on the status of the meetings industry with the most up to date information from Meeting Professionals International’s Meetings Outlook quarterly report. From vaccines, furloughs, layoffs, privacy vs. safety to the most favorable business outlook for the next 12 months. Join us to gain knowledge of attendance forecasts, vaccination recommendations for event attendees, employment trends and business conditions. Gain the insight to guide your organizations to success in the coming future.

SPEAKER: Tara Liaschenko, CMM

With over 25 years of planning experience, Tara Liaschenko is an award-winning professional who has earned an impeccable reputation for creativity and excellence in the event and meeting planning industry.  She is the recipient of the 2015 MPI Global RISE Award for Member of the Year.

Ms. Liaschenko is the Founder and Creative Executive Officer of The Link Event Professionals, Inc., a global company based in Tampa, Florida dedicated to planning services covering all aspects of meetings and events. 

An accomplished speaker, Ms. Liaschenko also facilitates board, staff, and client retreats, and for the last 11 years, her company has expanded to facilitating strategic planning and leading business development planning for corporate and nonprofit clients.

An active member of Meeting Professionals International (MPI), she has served the Tampa Bay Area Chapter Board in a number of board positions including Chapter President.  Expanding her commitment to MPI, she has served and chaired numerous councils, judging panels, taskforces and committees and currently serves as the chair of the MPI 50th Anniversary Taskforce.  

With strong community commitment, long-standing relationships with ethical and reliable vendors, and adept knowledge of production, Ms. Liaschenko is at the forefront of her industry consistently delivering her clients successful meetings and events.


1. Acquire knowledge of the future state of the meetings industry
2. Learn quantifiable data based on historical trends and professionally informed projections regarding employment, event attendance, and business conditions.
3. Understand how to navigate a post-COVID world in the meetings landscape in the scope of risk management and strategic planning.


11:00AM - 11:30AM              Networking
11:30AM - 11:35AM              President's Welcome
11:35AM - 12:00PM              Lunch
12:00PM - 1:15PM                Presentation
1:15PM-1:30PM                    MPI 101


Member Registration- $35
Virtual Member Registration- $20
Non Member Registration- $50
Virtual Non Member Registration- $30
Student Registration-$20

If you are a Non-Member and want to take advantage of the discount, please consider joining MPI and our chapter. You can reach out to our very helpful Membership committee with any questions you may have.”


Your choice of Office Olympics, Axe Throwing, and Speed Racing

VENUE: Autobahn Indoor Speedway & Events

Venue Details

High Speed Kart Racer

Autobahn is one of the largest entertainment venues in Jacksonville with
80,000 sq ft of fully air conditioned space. At Autobahn there is something for everyone. High speed
electric go kart for juniors and adults, axe throwing, a full arcade with redemption prizes and amazing
multiplayer virtual reality. It also has a restaurant and bar with some of the best BBQ in the area, as well
as conference room and party room facilities making Autobahn the perfect venue for meetings and
events of all types and sizes from 8 to 300+ people.

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