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FREE Webinar from MPI Global: MeetSAFE

July 15, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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MPI Orange County

Coronavirus Dialogue Series: MeetSAFE
July 15, 2020 |  9 AM - 10 AM

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1 Clock Hour | Domain A: Strategic Planning 

Learn about how the meeting environment will shift into a new way of gathering. Understand 4 pillars – Meeting type, Meeting layout and Flow, Technology Considerations, and Cleanliness. How can you take these new ideas and still create an engaging meeting with great outcomes.

Learner Outcomes: 

  • Articulate to your stakeholders the potential new normal of meetings.
  • Be able to define new types of meeting options – in person and hybrid.
  • Cite best practices around cleaning expectations in the meeting environment.





Coronavirus Dialogue Series: Budgeting for Uncertainty
July 17, 2020 |  9 AM - 10 AM

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1 Clock Hour | Domain D: Financial Management

We’re in unchartered territories and not only will our budgets look different moving forward, our budgeting processes likely will as well. You may be asked to start your budgeting process earlier and may be required to offer a more data driven approach to prove the value of your meetings to your organization’s business mission and balance sheet. In this session we’ll highlight three key concepts to help you prepare for the upcoming budgeting process.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Participants will demonstrate the ability to analyze and understand conditions that may impact their budget.
  • Participants will be able to develop and implement budget strategies based on market research and conditions.
  • Participants will be able to articulate meeting value based on their budget.

Coronavirus Dialogue Series: A New Path Forward for Sustainable Events
July 21, 2020 |  9 AM - 10 AM

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1 Clock Hour | Domain A: Strategic Planning 

What will the “new normal” look like for event sustainability when the COVID-19 pandemic has finally ended? Are the days of buffets and bulk condiments long gone? Join us as we discuss strategies and options for implementing sustainable practices into your events that save money and resources, while still considering our environmental impact. While the future of our industry remains uncertain, there’s no doubt that as event professionals we have an incredible opportunity to work smarter and better than we did before. Sustainability is just the vessel we need to propel us toward a brighter, more resilient future.

  • Gain an understanding of event sustainability practices and areas of focus, including venue and accommodation selection, F&B, material procurement, engagement and communication, A/V, and community.
  • Identify opportunities to implement sustainable practices into events and adapt previous practices to adhere to new post COVID guidelines.
  • Discover new innovations and technologies to propel sustainability forward for the future of our industry.


Coronavirus Dialogue Series Webinar:
Best Practices in Hotel Re-openings Post COVID-19

July 23, 2020 |  11 AM - 12 PM
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1 Clock Hour | Domain G: Meeting or Event Design 

Join us for an MPI-moderated conversation with Biran Patel, Vice Chairman of the Asian American Hotel Owner Association, on how hoteliers are creating best practices for reopening and forecasting for the next 12 months. In this session, we will take a look at what associations and companies have been sharing with hoteliers in terms of their event sizes and needs. You will also have the ability to ask your questions regarding what the association is doing to assist hoteliers.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Learn what steps hoteliers are taking to keep meetings and events safe.
  • Discover resources for hoteliers in regards to best practices.
  • Understand the booking trends the hotels are seeing for the next 12 months. 

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