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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE #message W Meghan Schilt, CMP President, MPIGNY OW! What a year it has been, and I think perhaps the best part is that I have been given the extraordinary gift of an additional six months as president. I want to say thank you to the 2012-2013 Board of Directors for their service last year, along with their friendship, support and, most importantly, the trust they placed in me to lead this association. At the Genies in June, I gave out President’s Awards to Jim Alkon, Carvie Gillikin and Robert Sanders in appreciation for their dedication and commitment to raising the bar and building a stronger foundation. A very wise woman told me to have the courage to surround myself with greatness and great things will happen. I do not think I could have asked for three better men to help me build a GREATER New York. Without them, this year would not have been as successful, and I am grateful for the perspective and wisdom they provided time and time again. And with the 2013-2014 Board of Directors, Carvie and I are upping the ante. This dynamic group of professionals who took office on July 1 are some of the best of the best. I made a promise to them when they came on board, and today I make the same promise to you. My commitment remains to provide valuable, best-in-class experiences every chance we get, and I will keep the membership in mind first and foremost as we make the critical business decisions to run this business effectively, remaining steadfast in ensuring that MPIGNY is an engaging community. We are embarking on a powerful year, and I hope you make the time to actively participate. I can confidently say that the benefits of membership are good right now, but we are striving for GREAT! Meghan Schilt, CMP MPIGNY President, MPIGNY Events Manager, Apax Partners, meghan.schilt@apax.com MPIGNY CALENDAR OF EVENTS #happenings JULY 20-23 MPI World Education Congress 31 Las Vegas, NV MPIGNY Destination Quebec Annual Golf Outing Harbor Links Golf Course Port Washington, NY AUGUST 13 Summer Bash 20 Pranna Restaurant 79 Madison Avenue, 6-9 p.m. Education Event: Hot Technologies for the Meetings Industry Concierge Conference Center 780 Third Avenue, 5:30-8:30 p.m. New York, NY Speaker: Jim Spellos, CMP OCTOBER 1 Education Event: NY Meeting Forward – The Sequel Tips and Trends in Three Key Disciplines Ace Hotel NOVEMBER 5 Education: Selling the Value of Meetings and Meetings Professionals Speaker: Cindy Novotny Venue: TBA For more information regarding chapter events, visit www.mpigny.org. info@mpigny.org 5 http://www.mpigny.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of @MPIGNY- Summer 2013

President's Message
10 Powerful iPad Strategies for Meetings & Events
Revolutionized By Technology
Spotify At Events
Introducing The 2013-2014 MPIGNY Board of Directors
2013 MPIGNY Genie Awards
Member Spotlight
Destination New Jersey
The Summit
New Members
Can You Spot Yourself?

@MPIGNY- Summer 2013