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Happy Global Meetings Industry Day!

MPI Greater New York and New York PCMA will be teaming up TODAY to celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day – the day we join together to celebrate the importance and relevance of the meetings and events industry. 

You do not want to miss out on this meaningful education program and networking event. If you are planner and would like to be considered for a scholarship to cover this event fee, please email us.
Opening Panel Hot Topic
moderated by David Adler of BIZBASH 
What should members of our meeting planning community do about questionable state and local laws affecting the meeting industry? 

Featured Panelists: 
•  Diana Voto, CMP, Disney Resorts 
•  Howard Givner, Grassroots Meetings & Events 
•  Michele Russell, Convene the magazine of PCMA 
The panel discussion will be followed by a series of flash point presentations by the following travel and meetings innovators: 
•  Gilad Goren (Travel Social Good, Raleigh and Drake)  
•  Chris Kelly (Convene) 
•  Lee Moulton (Breather) 
•  Steven Feder (Zkipster) 

CMP Intensive Course – April 8-9, 2017 – Downtown Marriott

There is still space to join industry expert Joanne Dennison MSEd, CMP, this weekend for her intensive CMP Course. For more info contact Joanne at for details.

Are you interested in obtaining your CMP designation? If the thought is a possibility, you do not want to miss this comprehensive course with Joanne Dennison, MSEd, CMP, on Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9. This intensive, extensive, and interactive class uses the CMP International Standards as the base for the areas of learning. This course will help you prepare in a strategic and conceptual way for when you are ready to take the exam. 
Why should you consider this course?
Date: Saturday, April 8-Sunday, April 9, 2017
Location: Marriott Downtown, 85 West St., New York, NY 10006
Room Block Rate: $179/night, Room Reservations: Click here
Registration Price: $450 For CMP fee and application information, please visit the Convention Industry Councils website or email at

Saturday, April 22, 2017 – MPIGNY & New York Cares Day Spring

MPI Greater New York is committed to giving back and our new CSR team has coordinated a fun way for our chapter to do so!  Give back to our wonderful community by joining our chapter's team, New York Cares, and 4,000 fellow New Yorkers on Saturday, April 22nd! Feel free to register. Friends and family are also invited and will need to be registered as well (18 and over) to help revitalize 
our city's parks and gardens.

When: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Where: Claremont Park, Clay Avenue and East 170th Street
Bronx, NY 10457

*Our team will meet at a location in Midtown Manhattan and travel together by subway. We will be post the location on our Facebook Page and in an upcoming email messages. Stay tuned! 

 For more information and registration, visit our website


9:30 a.m. – Registration
10 a.m. – Welcome and Orientation
10:15 a.m. – Park Beautification Begins
01:15 p.m. – Finish Projects and Clean Up
01:30 p.m. – Lunch
02 p.m. – Closing


Want to be involved in our annual recognition event taking place in June? JOIN THE GENIE'S COMMITTEE! Any/all help is welcome. Please reach out to Carly Roncaglio-Marotta ( for further information!

Global Meetings Industry Day & MPI Membership

Celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day and become a member of MPI. With more than 17,000 members in 90 chapters and clubs, Meeting Professionals International is the largest and most vibrant global meeting and event industry association. Join MPI at and use code MPIGMID17 to save $75 when you join as a new member on April 6, 2017. 

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March Education Event – Women in Business
What a great evening at the new Four Seasons Downtown for our March Education Event. Soul Cycle CEO Melanie Whelan spoke about her professional experience and how she navigated business as a woman. Everyone in the room felt energized from the Soul Cycle video and Melanie's inspirational words to hustle and keep pushing forward in our individual careers.