HAPPY 40th BIRTHDAY MPI GREATER NEW YORK! 2017 marks our 40th year as a chapter, and I could not be more proud to serve as president as we start off this momentous year as a chapter. Our chapter has engaged, educated and networked with more than 20,000 members at 500 programs and events in our 40-year history. I don’t know what the next 40 years will bring, but I know that the next 30 days will include education, networking and a great way to get your voice heard. We are in the final stages of planning an online education webinar, and our networking team is planning an amazing Mardi Gras event that can’t be missed. In addition, you will be receiving the Annual Membership and Chapter Satisfaction Survey via email in early February – all members will receive a unique link, and every member who fills out the survey will be entered into a drawing to win a fantastic prize donated by our supplier members. Your feedback is incredibly important to both the MPI Global community and our chapter – we use your responses to bring you the best in education, networking and programs so please answer honestly! If you have any questions, please email me at email@example.com
Wednesday, February 22 – Lunch and Learn Webinar
Located where Battery Park meets the Hudson River, Pier A Harbor House is a 28,000-square-foot, multi-experiential food and beverage destination with Manhattan’s finest sunsets and unobstructed views of Lady Liberty. Pier A Harbor House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a designated New York City landmark. For more about this iconic three-level venue and its unique dining rooms, bars and event spaces click here.
Want to get more involved in MPIGNY? Our Sponsorship team is looking for enthusiastic and creative committee members! Help us find NYC’s hottest new venues to host our favorite events like the Genies and Auction & Mixology! Contact Valerie Hoffman if you are interested! firstname.lastname@example.org
State of the Industry: 2017 Global Meetings Forecast
MPI Greater New York kicked off its 2017 educational season with a tremendous amount of valuable forecast data and tidbits about our industry thanks to Yma Sherry from American Express Meetings and Events. MPIGNY members and their guests were engaged, asked lots of questions, and discussed how trends in our industry will impact everyone and what we all can do to be successful in the coming year. When asked about the event, both Ramel Kelley, VP of Education, and Tom Andrika, VP of Membership, agreed: "This evening’s event has set the tone for the strong commitment the entire Board of Directors at MPIGNY have for our membership in providing quality education, resources and productive networking that can overcome any time of uncertainty and challenge."