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#board of directors PRESIDENT, Carvie Gillikin, Vice President, Fourth Wall Events, carvie@fourthwallevents.com DIRECTOR OF FINANCE, David Strang, Director of Group Sales, Americas, Jumeirah Hotels, david.strang@jumeirah.com IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT, Meghan Schilt, CMP, Events Manager, Apax Partners, meghan.schilt@apax.com DIRECTOR OF LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, Tom Andrika, Business Development Manager, Fourth Wall Events, tom@fourthwallevents.com VP OF COMMUNICATIONS, Suzanne Medcalf, Regional Manager - Hosted Buyer Program, IMEX America, suzanne.medcalf@imexexhibitions.com DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP, Lannise Galbraith, CMP, Owner, Event Planner, LRGEvent Management, lannise@lrgevents.com VP OF EDUCATION, Jason Cohen, Regional Sales Director, National Accounts, Sofitel Luxury Hotels - North America, jason.cohen@sofitel.com DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC EVENTS, Carly Roncaglio, Business Development Manager, ZAK EVENTS, LLC, carly@zakevents.com VP OF FINANCE, Michelle Marie Adams, CMP, Regional Director, Meeting Element, madams@meetingelement.com DIRECTOR AT LARGE, NETWORKING EVENTS, Laura Mulholland, CMP, Director of Sales, Live Nation New York, lauramulholland@livenation.com VP OF MEMBERSHIP, Robert Sanders, CMP, Chairman, Hospitality Resource Group, Robert@HRGinc.net STAFF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Kathie Stapleton, MPI Greater New York Chapter (MPIGNY), kstapleton@mpigny.org DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS, Jennifer Lynn McMahon-Hinz, Meeting & Event Manager, jenmc9@gmail.com CHAPTER BUSINESS MANAGER, TBA DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, Wendy Blaney, In Market Director of Sales, Caesars Entertainment, wblaney@caesars.com #ask the board W hat is your New Year's Resolution? We asked our board to tell us what they want to do in 2014. Now tell us your resolutions on Twitter - @MPIGNY #asktheboard! Determine what I can't live without, prioritize and eliminate the non-essential clutter. - Meghan Schilt, CMP Keep a positive attitude at all times! - Jason Cohen Work closely with Kathie and MPI International to make sure all of the necessary follow-ups (as it relates to membership) are happening, driving additional membership for MPIGNY! - Robert Sanders Follow my passion and be fully present in life. Commit myself to doing at least one thing per month that scares me and be a steadfast pillar to my family, friends and the community. My resolution is to become more focused on and dedicated to the important things in this world so I can move forward in life with bounds, not just baby steps. - Michelle Marie Adams, CMP @ Published for Meeting Professionals International Greater New York Chapter 7 Fox Run Road Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510 914-762-1456 www.mpigny.org Published by Naylor, LLC 5950 NW 1st Place Gainesville, FL 32607 T: 800-369-6220 F: 352-331-3525 www.naylor.com PUBLISHER Tracy Tompkins EDITOR Sarah Sain PROJECT MANAGER James Ream Stay in touch with my family and friends more often. - Tom Andrika PROJECT LEADER Jamie Williams I want to be more present and not always thinking about what's next! - Suzanne Medcalf ACCOUNT REPRESENTATIVES Jake Gregory Rick McPhee Shannon O'Brien Jessica Semonin Learn to play the drums and improve my French. - Wendy Blaney LAYOUT & DESIGN Sharon Lynne Get my driver's license. - Lannise Galbraith Learn to play electric bass - it's never too late to channel my inner punk rocker! - Laura Mulholland 4 @MPIGNY WINTER 2014 MARKETING Megan McGarrell ©2013 Naylor, LLC. All rights reserved. The contents of this publication may not be reproduced by any means, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of the publisher. Published December 2013 MNY-Q0114/9594 http://www.mpigny.org http://www.naylor.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of @MPIGNY - Winter 2014

ASK THE BOARD
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
14 MEETINGS TECHNOLOGY TRENDS TO WATCH FOR 2014
10 EVENTS IN NORTH AMERICA YOU SHOULDN’T MISS IN 2014
SPORTS INCENTIVES AND MEETING PLANNING A WINNING TEAM
HOSTED-BUYER PROGRAMS: A PLANNER AND SUPPLIER Q&A
#stickwithmpigny
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT A CONVERSATION WITH JULIE GREEN
TECHNOLOGY CORNER BY WALTER J. RECHER
TIME. WARPED.
LEGAL REVIEW BY BARBARA F. DUNN, ESQ.
FITNESS FOCUS BY KELLY FILIPPONE
NOTES FROM THE FIELD
NEWS
DESTINATION: MANHATTAN
NEW MEMBERS
ADVERTISER’S INDEX

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