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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE #message A Carvie Gillikin MPIGNY President s I write my second President's Message, we are still in the throes of a long, cold winter - however, I'm already looking forward to a warm spring full of outdoor events and activities! While the polar vortex wreaked havoc on our fair city, the MPI Greater New York chapter was hard at work behind the scenes - here's a snippet of what's been happening: * Robert Sanders, CMP, chairman and founder of Hospitality Resource Group Inc. and former vice president of membership, was nominated and accepted the role of president-elect of MPIGNY. He will serve in this role through June 2015 when he takes over as president of the chapter. Robert has been an MPIGNY board member for a few years and is excited to be taking over this role. * Lannise Galbraith, CMP, former director of membership, stepped up to take the role of VP - Lannise has been instrumental in creating our membership outreach and is poised to do great things over the next year. Lannise is owner of LRG Events. * The MPI Global Survey was sent to the entire MPI community - thank you for participating in making your chapter even better. We are listening and are ready to implement your ideas! * We've announced our 2014-2015 Board of Directors, and I couldn't be more proud to serve with such engaged leaders - remember, there's still time to get involved in a committee as a volunteer or chair, the best way to get the most out of your membership is to give back! * Thanks to the Marketing & Communications Committee our website got a makeover - be sure to check it out for all things Greater New York! What's next? Be sure to check out our eblasts for information on the Mixology & Auction, Golf Outing, Education Events, our May Social on Long Island and, of course, the Genie awards in June! I am very appreciative of you as a member and a colleague. If you ever have feedback or concerns, please email me at carvie@fourtwallevents.com - I am here to listen and make MPIGNY even greater! Enjoy the warm weather! Carvie Gillikin MPIGNY President Vice President/Partner Fourth Wall Events carvie@fourthwallevents.com 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 PUBLISHER Tracy Tompkins MARKETING Megan McGarrell Naylor, LLC 5950 NW 1st Place Gainesville, FL 32607 T: 800-369-6220 F: 352-331-3525 www.naylor.com EDITOR Sarah Sain PROJECT MANAGER James Ream ACCOUNT REPRESENTATIVES Rick McPhee Shannon O'Brien Jessica Semonin PROJECT LEADER Jamie Williams LAYOUT & DESIGN Sharon Lynne ©2014 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 April 2014 MNY-Q0214/9825 info@mpigny.org 7 http://www.mpigny.org http://www.naylor.com

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

Ask the Board
President’s Message
Speaking the Language of Sustainability
11 Delivering the ‘green’ at AIBTM 2014
IMEX America’s Sustainability Efforts: Greenhouses, Gardens and Growing Commitments
A CSR Preview of MPI’S WEC 2014
Greening Trends: Meeting Planners ‘go Local’ to Drive Down Costs
Sustainability at Caneel Bay Resort
Let’s Get Physical: Team Building for the Active Attendee
Delta Force
Mpigny’s Engaging Evening
Legal Review
Member Spotlight
Fitness Focus
Notes From the Field
Asheville CVB Injects Unique Destination Flare Into Meetings
History Comes Alive in Boston
New Members
Advertiser’s Index

@MPIGNY - Spring 2014