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Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About

MPI Southern California | Nov 6, 2018
By Joe Marcy, 2017-2018 President It’s an honor to serve as your 2017-2018 President. In MPI, you’re part of the largest meeting and event industry association worldwide. Our chapter has more than $557 million dollars in buying power and our members come from all over the re...

What’s in A Name?

MPI Southern California | Oct 16, 2018
In a recent study by Meetings & Conventions, research that surveyed 240 industry types determined that many meeting professionals responded that they felt their current title did not reflect the scope of the work that they do. The title meeting planner is probably the most well known by non...

Transforming Meetings for a Technologically Advancing Culture

MPI Southern California | May 28, 2018
By Sherry Hayes-Peirce, Contributor One of the best benefits of being a member of MPI is to hear from the best in the business and this month’s offering was perfectly in alignment with the 2018 trends for the meeting planning industry. A panel discussion on four trends bein...

SoCal Hospitality Associations Come Together to Celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day

MPI Southern California | May 10, 2018
By Nadia Chavarria, Contributor, This year Southern California hospitality professionals from across the meetings and events industry came together to support Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) on April 12, 2018. GMID is a part of the "Meetings Mean Business" campaign -&nbs...

MPI Member Spotlight: Shining Stars Natalie Fulton & Sarah Diem

MPI Southern California | Apr 4, 2018
By Nadia Chavarria, Contributor Did you know that every event we plan at MPISCC is organized solely by volunteers? Meet two members who have dedicated their time and energy to make our chapter successful. Natalie and Sarah were recently recognized as being chapter Shining Stars i...

State of the Industry

MPI Southern California | Mar 9, 2018
By Amy Zelinsky, CMP | A to Z Meetings & Events The month of January is often a time to look to the future, to prepare for the coming year. MPISCC embraces that opportunity with its annual State of the Industry meeting, this year held on January 30 at the Pasadena Convention Center. The me...

5 Ways for Attendees to Use Technology at #WECon2018

MPI Southern California | Feb 23, 2018
By Sherry Hayes-Peirce The top four trends to watch for 2018 in the meeting industry are Budget and Benchmarking, Security and Safety, Experience and Expectations and Tools and Technology. It seems the planners of WECon designed this year's program in perfect alignment with providi...

MPI Member Spotlight: Amani Roberts, Owner of The Amani Experience

MPI Southern California | Feb 7, 2018
By Blair Potter, The Meeting Professional My first experience in the meeting and event industry was as a freshman majoring in hospitality management at Howard University in Washington, D.C. I got a job as a banquet cashier and server at the Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza in Rockville, Md...

President's Message: To Our Members and Friends – Happy New Year!

MPI Southern California | Jan 16, 2018
By Joe Marcy, MPI Southern California Chapter President | As I am looking back at everything we’ve accomplished together so far in the 2017-2018 term, words cannot express my gratitude to each and every one of you. I am so proud of what we have acheived together so far. ...

Social Media Strategies for Sparking Event Conversations in 2018

MPI Southern California | Dec 20, 2017
By Sherry Hayes-Peirce | A recent stat breaking down what activities people perform on their mobile phones revealed that the average person is on their phone for over 4 hours a day. Other reports show visits to Facebook alone comprise one in every five minutes of that four ho...

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