A Message from President Joshua Novick
Hello MPIGNY! It is hard to believe that May is upon us, and with it, a slate of fantastic events to keep you connected and networking all month long! First, let’s take a moment to look back at our fantastic Global Meetings Industry Day that we co-organized with the New York Chapter of PCMA with Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority as our sponsor and the New York Academy of Sciences as our venue. It was truly wonderful to help celebrate our industry with such generous sponsors and a great panel of local and nationally acclaimed industry leaders.
This month, we have a lot to look forward to with a great Spring Networking event tomorrow at Planet Hollywood, followed by two great education events. Join our CSR Committee this Sunday, May 6 to volunteer with God's Love We Deliver; read the opportunity details down below! On May 8, we’ll be learning all you want to know about CSR and how you can incorporate it into your events. Then, on May 23, we’ll have the long-awaited session with MJM Creative on Making Meetings and Events a Center Point. Register today and don’t miss out on these great events!As always, please stay in touch and let us know any feedback and questions. We’re here for you!
MPIGNY's Spring Fling is TOMORROW!
Got Spring Fever?! We've got your cure!
Join us tomorrow night to mix and mingle, enjoy delicious bites and drinks all while testing your knowledge of movie trivia to win prizes!
Going to WEC? This is your chance to meet other attendees and for the opportunity to win a WEC VIP pack for the closing celebration, including a front-of-the-line pass for you and a guest for Hot Laps at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (ride with a professional driver around the track)!
When: Thursday, May 3, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Planet Hollywood, 1540 Broadway, between 45th and 46th streets
Volunteer Opportunity on Sunday, May 6
Here are all of the details:
Date: May 6, 2018
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Education by MPIGNY on May 8
Everything You Wanted to Know About CSR, But Were Afraid to Ask
This interactive Breakfast Education Event will allow both meeting planners and suppliers to understand how what we do can impact others. This event includes a HANDS-ON CSR activity and introduction to MPIGNY’s relationship with EPCAT International, the global organization fighting against the sexual exploitation of children.
10-10:30 a,m.: CSR activity to support ECPAT
Join us for our May 23rd Education Event
Don't Just Be A Cost Center - Making Meetings and Events a Center Point
Focused towards the meeting and event planner community, this is a must-attend education event and is as timely as ever as our industry continues to evolve.
We're all "cost centers" supporting our companies and organizations. This session looks at ways to have your company see your meetings and events department or role as critical and irreplaceable.
This discussion suggests that we don't wait until we're told to downsize or diminish our offering. Instead, you build your reputation to proactively be seen as a must have. How can you, as a meetings and events professional, position yourself or your team as an "uncuttable" partner?
This session will be geared to experienced and senior-level meeting professionals, but will be beneficial for those with less experience and meetings and events suppliers. We all need to show value to our organizations.
MJM Creative supplies meeting and live event consulting services to Fortune 500 corporations and large non-profit organizations as a wholly-owned subsidiary of WPP Communications, and MPIGNY has this opportunity to share in their knowledge.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
5:30-6:30 p.m.: Registration and networking reception
6:30-8 p.m.: Interactive education
The Chocolate Factory
636 11th Avenue (between 46th and 47th streets)
New York, NY 10036
2018 GMID Celebration: Meetings Mean Business!
Thanks to everyone who joined us at The New York Academy of Sciences on April 11! We had a great panel, fantastic networking, and delicious food and drinks! A big thank you to our event partner, the New York Chapter of PCMA and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority for sponsoring this fantastic event!
Thanks to Simon Productions for the great photos!
Marketing & Communications Committee
Are you interested to get more involved with the MPIGNY chapter? We have an opening on our Marketing & Communications Committee to lead the email marketing campaigns. This is a great opportunity to meet your fellow members, as well as brush up on your digital marketing skills. No previous experience needed with email marketing, our team can train you on MailChimp! A great new skill to add to your resume! Contact Kelly Otto here for more information.
2018 MPIGNY Kalahari Resorts Golf Outing is July 19
There is still time to register for our 2018 Golf Outing, visit our website here to join!
BRAND NEW Golf Clinic Sponsorship: Host a Golf Clinic with up to six people and your own Training Pro. Click thru here to learn more about this sponsorship and others that are still available.
We are still collecting raffle prize donations. Click thru here to submit yours!
WEC: June 2-5, 2018 in Indianapolis
The World Education Congress is MPI’s signature event through which it delivers premier education, business and networking opportunities for meeting and event planners. The conference is scheduled for June 2-5, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Indianapolis is the #1 convention city in the U.S, and it’s the perfect host for WEC’s cutting edge education. Every programming decision MPI is making for #WEC18 is toward the goal of revitalizing you and the events you plan. From the keynotes to concurrent sessions; from the networking functions to the food, #WEC18 will be the place to recharge yourself and the experiences you design.
Attention Planners: Attend WEC18 at no cost! You can get WEC education, network with the industry’s best, and enjoy face-to-face meetings with suppliers that fit your business needs - all at no cost to you.
How? As part of MPI's Hosted Buyer program. If you're accepted, we’ll find the right level for you to participate*, ensuring you have the best experience. Apply Here!