@MPIGNY - Spring 2016 - (Page 5)

#president's message Robert O. Sanders Jr., CMP MPIGNY President Hospitality Resource Group & Ovation Travel Group G reetings all, 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 our chapter! 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. mpigny.org 5 http://www.mpigny.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of @MPIGNY - Spring 2016

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
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!
THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR PROFESSIONAL EVENT PHOTOS
DAY IN THE LIFE
NOTES FROM THE FIELD
WHAT’S COMING TO TORONTO IN 2016
NEW MEMBERS
ADVERTISERS’ INDEX

@MPIGNY - Spring 2016

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