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#president's message

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Joshua Novick
2017-2018 MPIGNY President
London & Partners

elcome, MPI Greater New York!
I am very excited to serve at the president of your Greater New York
Chapter of Meeting Professionals International. I never thought I would
end up in this position when I made the decision to attend my first MPI World
Education Congress back in 2013. However, the chapter welcomed me with open
arms, and the rest is history. I started out on the Marketing and Communications
Committee under my MPIGNY mentor, Suzanne Mulligan, and emulated her on her
journey to the Office of the President. I'd be remiss to not thank Suzanne for her
dedication to our chapter. Very few people are so committed to their volunteer
work that they served as president from Brighton, England, and flew back to
New York more than eight times to attend our events, board meetings and retreats.
Also, we are saying our goodbyes to Carvie Gillikin after more than eight years on
the board, and we welcome Carly Marotta to the Office of the President as our
President-Elect. Thank you both for your commitment to MPI Greater New York!
Our incoming board of directors is an inspiring group of individuals committed
to making our chapter the best yet. (Get to know the 2017-2018 Board a little
better on page 13.) We have old and new faces, all working alongside one another
to deliver the best possible education and networking opportunities for you, our
members. Building on the business planning that we did at our annual retreat at
Kalahari Resorts in the Pocono Mountains, this year promises to be a great one.
Most importantly, thank you for the confidence and trust you've put in us to lead
your chapter. We are here for you and your chapter.
I hope that I will have the opportunity to meet you all at an upcoming events,
whether it be one of our education programs or a signature event, like the Annual
Golf Outing or the Annual Auction & Mixology Madness. The Board of Directors
and I want to see you and hear from you so we can help make MPI Greater
New York work for you. Please be in touch any time.
Here is to another great year of MPI Greater New York!

I HOPE THAT I WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY
TO MEET YOU ALL AT AN UPCOMING EVENTS,
WHETHER IT BE ONE OF OUR EDUCATION
PROGRAMS OR A SIGNATURE EVENT, LIKE THE
ANNUAL GOLF OUTING OR THE ANNUAL AUCTION
& MIXOLOGY MADNESS.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of @MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017

President’s Message
Your New Virtual & Augmented Reality Universe
Transforming Great Events Into Greater Experiences
5 Steps to Uncover Savings Hiding in Plain Sight
Wellness in the Workplace Seen and Heard at NEOCON
Meet the Board
Thought Leadership
Get to Know: Peri Halprin and Kelly Hewlett
Notes From the Field
Planning Abroad? Go Smaller
New Members
Advertisers’ Index
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - Intro
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - cover1
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - cover2
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - 3
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - 4
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - President’s Message
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - Your New Virtual & Augmented Reality Universe
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - 7
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - Transforming Great Events Into Greater Experiences
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - 9
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - 5 Steps to Uncover Savings Hiding in Plain Sight
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - 11
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - Wellness in the Workplace Seen and Heard at NEOCON
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - Meet the Board
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - Thought Leadership
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - Get to Know: Peri Halprin and Kelly Hewlett
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - Notes From the Field
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - Planning Abroad? Go Smaller
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - Advertisers’ Index
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - cover3
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - cover4
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - outsert1
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - outsert2
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - outsert3
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - outsert4
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