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[ MPI SPOTLIGHT ] Get to Know … CHAD AMMON CREATIVE GROUP, INC. (847) 353-4722 cammon@creativegroupinc.com How many meetings and events do you plan each year? On average, I plan 14 meetings and events per year. What is the size of your largest meeting? 1,200 people. JONATHAN YOUNG KRISAM GROUP & GLOBAL EVENT PARTNERS (415) 525-4219 jonathan_young@krisam.com How long have you been a member of MPINCC? More than seven years. What made you join MPI? I wanted more opportunities to meet and network with local peers in the industry. How long have you been a member of MPINCC? I’ve been a member for more than 15 years. What made you join MPI? My first job in the meetings and events industry was at the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau. I didn’t know anything about this industry – so I joined MPI to learn as much as I could as quickly as possible! What new trend in the industry are you most excited about? Believe it or not, I’m actually excited about higher rates and less availability. That means that our industry as a whole is trending better. What’s the biggest challenge you’ve ever faced on the job? Which MPINCC chapter activities do you find most educational or enjoyable? Meeting potential new clients and MPINCC helps to break down walls and allow me to do just that. Love the annual trade show. Great education and great networking! For me, these are the two key things to any successful chapter activity. Which MPINCC chapter activities do you find most educational or enjoyable? The networking opportunities. What is one of the more unique planning ideas you’ve had lately? Although this isn’t a new idea – I think it is important to share. Treat your vendor partners with the same level of respect that you treat your clients with (both internal and external clients). Gets you a long way! What is your favorite thing to do outside of work? Spending time with my partner, family and friends, plus traveling for fun and not for work. ● 16 | P E R S P E C T I V E | www.mpincc.org What is your favorite thing to do outside of work? Traveling with friends or finding the next hot restaurant. What would you tell someone who is considering joining MPI? I would tell them that MPINCC will give them access to meet and network with local planners and vendors and that the visibility and opportunities are worth the investment. ● http://www.mpincc.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of MPI Perspective - Fall 2013

Editor’s Note
Take 5
President’s Message
Connections Matter
If You Aren’t on LinkedIn, You Don’t Exist
5 Ways to Build a Better Attendee Experience
August Professional Education Program
MPI Spotlight
POV
Destination: Sacramento
Take Your Meetings to New Heights
Index to Advertisers/ Advertisers.com

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