A Message from President Joshua Novick

Hello, MPIGNY! As you may know, our Education Event for tonight is being postponed due to the weather. Stay tuned for an announcement about the rescheduled date. But, looking ahead in March, we are excited to announce our next edition of After Six Mix will take place on March 28 at Dewey's Pub in Manhattan. Information about our Networking Mixer can be found on our website
Thank you to everyone who joined at The Bank Space at The Manhattan Center on February 13 for a night of networking. We reconnected with our membership, talked about volunteer opportunities and met some new faces as well. We want to thank our networking event sponsor, Business Events Canada, who partnered with us to make the event happen!

Coming up in April, our chapter will be collaborating with PCMA to celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day on April 11. Please save the date and be on the lookout for registration soon. In addition, looking a bit further ahead, our 2018 MPIGNY Kalahari Golf Outing has been set for Thursday, July 19 at Harbor Links Golf Course. Sponsorship and registration details are open on our website here

We look forward to seeing you on March 28th! If you have any ideas, thoughts or wants, please do not hesitate to reach out to us! We’re here to help you make the most of your membership. Here’s what’s happening with MPIGNY ...

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POSTPONED: March Education Event

The March Education Event, Don't Just Be a Cost Center – Making Meetings and Events a Center Point, for Thursday, March 8 has been postponed and we will announce the new date soon. This event is focused toward the meetings and events planner community.

This session will cover:
• How planners can build their event team's reputation and be seen as a must-have.
• How senior-level meeting professionals or new planners can bring great value to their company.  

5:30-6:30 p.m.: Registration and networking reception
6:30-8 p.m.: Interactive education

The Chocolate Factory
636 11th Ave. (between 46th and 47th)
New York, NY 10036  

March 28: Join Us for After Six Mix

After Six Mix is designed as a happy hour-style experience. It is not structured, has no fee, no requirements. It is about relaxed interaction with fellow members. Bring your co-workers and friends, interact with like-minded professionals. Enhance your circle of friends with others in this most unique sector.

This month, we will be gathering at Dewey's Pub. Our hosts will be offering extended happy hour drink pricing, light appetizers and an exclusive space for us to mingle.

These days, everyone knows how influential social networking can be to their business endeavors, but MPIGNY is going old school, we're going back to networking socially.

We are throwing it back to the live interaction days. Unplug. Put the constantly needy phone and email out of mind for an hour or so and enjoy. You’ll still be doing, talking, connecting but just minus the apparatus.

When: Wednesday, March 28, 6:01-8:30 p.m.

Dewey's Pub
135 W. 30th St.
New York, NY 10001

SAVE THE DATE: April 11: Global Meetings Industry Day

More to come, but save the date to join the New York Area in celebrating and learning from our meetings and events industry. 

Nationally recognized speakers, hot topics, and networking with MPIGNY and PCMA New York Area Chapter. Watch for registration soon.

When: Wednesday, April 11, 2018

New York Academy of Sciences
250 Greenwich St.
New York, NY 10007

April 13 & 14: CMP Intensive Course at Flanders House New York

We are pleased to announce that Joanne Dennison will be hosting her meeting and event intensive two-day class.

Learn how to be better at what you do – and further your career.

Joanne is an educator. Because of that the first and foremost purpose of the class is about learning to be a better professional in the meeting and events industry (planner or supplier), and applying it when you go to work the next day. Yes, people have even taken the class who were not sitting for the exam just for the learning experience!

Earn contact hours for the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) application or recertification.

Visit our website for full details.

When: April 13 & 14, 2018

Flanders House New York
The New York Times Building
620 Eighth Ave., 44th Floor (between 40th & 41st streets)
New York, NY 10018

For registration and information, email Joanne directly: joanne@joannedennison.com

About the Venue: This midtown location for Flanders House New York is generously hosting our two-day CMP course. This office promotes the region of Flanders, which is the Nothern Dutch speaking part of Belgium with the Capital of Brussels. The team in this location promotes the culture, economy, tourism, trade, investment, politics to the North-American market.

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MPIGNY's Engagement Evening

MPIGNY love was in the air at the premiere of New York’s newest venue, The Bank Space at The Manhattan Center.  Guests dined on mouthwatering culinary delights provided by The Wyndham New Yorker Hotel, while chatting with Board and Committee members and learning all that MPIGNY has to offer. DJ Mike DeMaio from Sound Explosion Event Group had the crowd moving and Brand Activation Services provided a versatile photo booth allowing attendees to choose various backgrounds to create fun memories of the event. Two lucky raffle winners won weekend stays, kindly provided by Accor Hotels, at two of their finest establishments in Montreal – The Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Montreal and the Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile. A special thank you to our gracious sponsor, Business Events Canada. 

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June 2-5 – WEC in Indianapolis – Register Here
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