@MPIGNY - Spring 2016 - (Page 5)
Robert O. Sanders Jr., CMP
Hospitality Resource Group
& Ovation Travel Group
i hope you are enjoying the start of the long-awaited spring season as we
move forward in 2016 with tremendous energy and enthusiasm!
i am so pleased to have had the opportunity to lead our incredible team here at
mPiGnY the last 12 months. i have learned so much and have met so many great
people, and i am forever grateful for the opportunity. As i prepare to turn over the
reins to my colleague suzanne medcalf, who will assume leadership of this great
organization as president this summer, we continue to look to the future growth of
Looking back at mPiGnY's many accomplishments, i am proud to be a part
of such a dedicated, committed team of industry leaders, including our board of
directors, as they have played a critically important role in our success. Today,
mPiGnY has almost 600 dedicated members, representing more than $790 million
worth of events and meetings spend annually. As the m&e industry continues to
grow, we are in a great position to advance our industry by providing our members
with developing industry news, information, and trends during our educational
programming and networking events.
moving forward, our team has developed a full menu of fresh and innovative
programs for you this year including excellent educational events, networking
opportunities and many social events as well. As you make your plans for the
balance of the year, we hope you will remain actively engaged with us, as this is a
perfect time to reconnect with colleagues and take advantage of the resources we
offer to help advance your careers through the mPiGnY network.
With a growing and energized membership, fresh perspectives and a healthy
and vibrant business climate, i am excited about our future, and i stand ready and
energized to support our strategic goals, to fulfill our commitment to grow our
organization and to support you as members of our chapter here in the greater
new York metro area.
Thank you again for being part of the greatest event organization in the world!
Looking back at MPignY's ManY
accoMPLishMents, i aM Proud to be a
Part of such a dedicated, coMMitted
teaM of industrY Leaders, incLuding our
board of directors, as theY have PLaYed a
criticaLLY iMPortant roLe in our success.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of @MPIGNY - Spring 2016
ASK THE BOARD
MEETINGS & TRAVEL IN TIMES OF CRISIS
MEETINGS OUTLOOK: SECURITY CONCERNS ON THE RISE
10 WAYS TO MILLENNIAL-IZE YOUR MEETINGS
THE MPIGNY GOLF OUTING TURNS 25!
MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR PROFESSIONAL EVENT PHOTOS
DAY IN THE LIFE
NOTES FROM THE FIELD
WHAT’S COMING TO TORONTO IN 2016
@MPIGNY - Spring 2016