MPI Perspective - Winter 2015 - (Page 5)

[ PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE ] It's Time to Challenge Yourself BY JODY BRANDES, CMP SENIOR MEETING PARTNER, GENENTECH O Our chapter's largest event is fast approaching! MPINCC's Annual Conference & Expo (ACE) will be back at Moscone West in San Francisco on Thursday, February 19, 2015. Once again, ACE will feature educational sessions, all-day networking opportunities and the Expo. With this year's theme of "reThink," you are challenged to reconsider how you will attend ACE and maximize your time with MPINCC during this important industry event. This issue of Perspective features a full page of need-to-know information on ACE, including details about registration, the conference mobile app, workshop The Annual Conference & Expo serves descriptions and more! as a great opportunity to open new The Fall 2014 edition of MPI's Meetings lines of communication and build Outlook report confirms what we are all relationships with your industry feeling ... the number of meetings are peers and leaders not only during the growing, which means rates are higher education sessions, but also on the and availability is scarce. As a corporate Expo floor and at the reception. meeting professional, this means I have to be more flexible with dates and cities and explain why the same budget as last year may not mean a comparable event next year. I understand that the more information I provide to my suppliers about the meeting goals, the easier it is for us to work together under tighter budgets and closer deadlines. It's a time when I really appreciate the relationships I've built through MPI because it makes tough conversations much easier. The Annual Conference & Expo serves as a great opportunity to open new lines of communication and build relationships with your industry peers and leaders not only during the education sessions, but also on the Expo floor and at the reception. I urge you to attend and take advantage of everything this event has to offer!  ● P E R S P E C T I V E | winter 2015 | 5

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of MPI Perspective - Winter 2015

Thinking Outside the Hotel – Alternate Venues and What They Offer
Transformative Meetings: Technology Trends for 2015
ACE – Invest in Yourself in 2015!
Best Apps for Planning a Meeting in San Francisco
Editor’s Note
Take 5
President’s Message
MPI Spotlight
POV
Index to Advertisers / Advertisers.com

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