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5 Things to Know to
Determine Your Event's
Internet Needs
It's time to take the mystery
out of the internet. Before talking
to any event vendor or venue,
you should have an idea of what
you need to stay connected. Here
are some tips and questions to
ask from showNets, LLC Senior
Account Manager Dawn Klippel
that will help you determine your
event's internet needs.

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Bandwidth.
What's the minimum bandwidth needed to ensure your attendees
and presenters can do what they need? How many peak devices -
anticipated attendance plus the number of devices per person -
will be onsite?

Usage.
How will your attendees and presenters be using the network? Are
they uploading or downloading files? If so, these may increase your
bandwidth usage. Start developing a history of your event's network
usage for future reference and price negotiation.

Venue capabilities.
How much dedicated bandwidth is available? From what internet
service provider (ISP)? Is onsite support available and is it included in
the cost? How new is the wireless system? How many access points do
they have installed?

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Pricing.

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Know your options.

Pricing is not standardized. The common ingredients to pricing
are dedicated bandwidth, wireless buyout, drops/cables, labor and
sometimes reports.

Don't assume you have to use the in-house network service - you don't.
Don't assume you have to do this alone - you don't. You can hire a
company to help manage your network needs, negotiate pricing with
the venue, or bring in a custom network if needed.

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2018 MPINCC Events
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April 12
AT&T Park, San Francisco
Professional Education Program
May 10
Hilton Oakland Airport
MPI World Education Congress (WEC)
June 2-5
Indianapolis, IN
Annual Gala & Silent Auction
June 19
California Academy of Sciences

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of MPI Perspective - Spring 2018

Editor’s Note
President’s Message
Innovation Corner
Marijuana Tours & Events: Challenges & Perceptions
MPINCC’s 2018 Annual Conference & Expo
Wine Country Open for Business
Corks & Forks: A Culinary Art Experience
Meetings Minute
Member Spotlight
MPINCC New Members
Index to Advertisers/ Advertisers.com
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - Intro
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - cover1
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - cover2
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 3
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 4
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 5
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - President’s Message
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - Innovation Corner
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 8
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - Marijuana Tours & Events: Challenges & Perceptions
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 10
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 11
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 12
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 13
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 14
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 15
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - MPINCC’s 2018 Annual Conference & Expo
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 17
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 18
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - Wine Country Open for Business
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 20
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - Corks & Forks: A Culinary Art Experience
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - Meetings Minute
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 23
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 24
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 25
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 26
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - 27
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - Member Spotlight
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - MPINCC New Members
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - Index to Advertisers/ Advertisers.com
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - cover3
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - cover4
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - outsert1
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - outsert2
MPI Perspective - Spring 2018 - outsert3
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