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Tradeshow & Education: Global Meetings Industry Day!

April 7, 2022
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Arden Hills Resort, Club & Spa
1220 Arden Hills Ln
Sacramento, CA
United States
Christina Bauders
Phone: 916.441.3039

Join MPISSN for this year's Trade Show & Education at Global Meetings Industry Day!


10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. -Emergency Preparedness Workshop - “Are You REALLY Ready?”
We all know that we need an emergency plan. We’ve been told, we may have even experienced something that reinforced that notion. Where does one start though? Laura Thomas, with the help of a retired fire chief developed a very comprehensive preparedness program for meetings and conferences. In this interactive session, Laura will help simplify the program and show you that you have all the fingers at your fingertips and help you get on the road to implementing.



Laura Thomas is the Director Meetings and Member Services for the CA Association of Health Facilities. She is a long time meeting planner but recent self proclaimed emergency preparedness “geek”.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. -Lunch

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Hot Topics Panel
Bring your burning questions and unique ideas to this interactive panel discussion on current trends and hot topics. Panelists and attendees will engage in a lively discussion on items meeting professionals need/want to know.


RGimpelRoss Gimpel is Regional VP of Venues for Encore and is responsible for supporting 30+ partner venues throughout Northern California and Nevada. Ross began his Event Technology career as a technician in 1999 and joined PSAV (later Encore) in 2004, holding various operational roles along the way. Ross serves on the Board of the CA Hospitality and Lodging Association and received his MBA from Drexel University in 2011.

AOrrAmy Orr has more than 20 years of experience in the event and conference planning industry, specifically with professional and trade associations. Amy began her career in Colorado working for a trade association, the General Merchandise Distributors Association, where she discovered her interest in the conference and event industry. After moving back to California, she held positions at the California Grocers Association and the California Chamber of Commerce. At the California Chamber of Commerce, she managed high-profile Board of Directors meetings, legislative summits, and public affairs events for five years. In 2007, she established her own event planning business, ORRganized Events, which focuses on conference planning and association management. Amy has been an active volunteer with MPISSN and is currently the V.P. Communications. 

Leena RiggsLeena Riggs is the Director of Marketing & Partnerships at Visit Ranch Cordova.  Past employers include the Sacramento Kings, Universal Orlando Resort, and Walt Disney World Resort.  Leena has a B.A. in History and an M.S. in Hospitality and Tourism Management.  She serves on the Board of Directors for the Sacramento Children’s Museum and the Government Relations Committee for the Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce.  Leena currently serves as Director of Special Events for the MPI Sacramento/ Sierra Nevada chapter and as volunteer co-chair for the Emerging Professionals Advisory Council with MPI Global. Leena has two dogs, a flower garden, and an obsession with coffee.

Alisha ScullyAlisha Scully, CMP, is the Assistant Director of Sales of the Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova.  Past employers include the InterContinental The Clement Monterey, The Exchange Sacramento, and Sacramento State University College of Continuing Education.  Alisha has a B.S. in Hotel Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  She is currently the Vice President of Membership for the MPI Sacramento/Sierra Nevada chapter.  Alisha lives in Orangevale with her husband, 2-year-old daughter, dog and cat.

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Trade Show / Networking
Spend time networking with our amazing sponsors and exhibitors:

Rancho Cordova

Hampton Inn Rancho Cordova
Hyatt Regency Sacramento
Live Nation Special Events
Marriott Rancho Cordova
Monterey County CVB
San Diego Tourism Authority
San Mateo County CVB
Sheraton Redding Hotel at Sundial Bridge
Visit Pasadena
Visit Sacramento
Wyndham Sacramento

Registration Fees: $75 Member / $100 Non-Members

Venue Details

Arden Hills

Arden Hills Resort, Club & Spa
1220 Arden Hills Lane
Sacramento, CA 95864

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