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MAKING A DIFFERENCE Your Brand Needs WEC Increase your exposure and give back to the industry you love with these sponsorship opportunities at the 2011 World Education Congress, July 23-26 in Orlando. Plus, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that you have made a major contribution to industry research, education and scholarships. Contact Tony Fundaro at The Players Golf Tourney The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Orlando, Grande Lakes Boost your brand on the green, at the clubhouse and beyond at this prestigious tournament. Here’s your chance to play, develop alliances and enhance your standing with customers and prospects. The Big Deal Hilton Orlando Planners get in free, so there’s really “no limit” to how much visibility your brand will receive. And while there’s so much more to the evening than cards, one lucky player will win a seat to the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event. Leading the Way Florida students leaning toward a bachelor’s in meetings and events can earn a four-year, full-ride scholarship to attend the University of Central Florida from Rosen Hotels and Resorts and the MPI Foundation. One scholarship will be given out each year for the next three years and will cover all unmet financial need including in-state tuition/fees, up to the equivalent of Rosen College room and board, approved FAFSA book allowances, transportation and personal expenses for eight consecutive fall and spring semesters. The scholarship application deadline is June 17, and award recipients will be notified by July 1. To be eligible, students must complete the following benchmarks. • Be accepted as freshman at the University of Central Florida for Fall 2011 • Declare a major in hospitality, events, restaurant or foodservice management • Maintain a 3.25 cumulative high school GPA • Be a Florida Resident • Gain a minimum combined SAT score of 1700 or an ACT score of 27 or greater • Apply for student financial aid via the FAFSA through the UCF Office of Student Financial Assistance and demonstrate financial need To apply, contact MPI Foundation coordinator Lynette Smith at >> The Value of Meetings Recent research proving the economic impact of meetings and events in the U.S. has raised eyebrows in the business community. The Economic Significance of Meetings to the U.S. Economy, funded by the MPI Foundation and several other orgs, shows that the industry directly supports 1.7 million jobs, US$106 billion in GDP and $263 billion in spend annually. And according to John Rissi, U.S. west region senior vice president for PSAV and MPI Foundation board member, corporations are starting to realize just how much their business success relates to the meeting industry. Most Rendezvous Cuba Libre, Orlando Demonstrate your leadership role while you network and dance at the hottest party in Orlando. Maximize your brand exposure and find direct marketing opportunities to the beats of salsa, bachata and merengue. MPI Foundation Silent Auction Shine in front of your target market by donating a fabulous item or experience package to the MPI Foundation Silent Auction. You’ll contribute to a great cause while generating exposure for your brand online, in print and on signage. recently, AC Lighting invested $25,000 into the MPI Foundation’s CSR initiative. And a host of other business investors are following suit. “Many non-traditional investment donors are becoming aware of how much our industry impacts them and how little they are investing into the overall growth of the industry from strategic partnerships with associations and foundations,” says Tony Fundaro, development director for the MPI Foundation. “AC Lighting is the first of many businesses that hope to change this.” CONTRIBUTORS The MPI Foundation thanks the following organizations and individuals for their generous support. THOUGHT LEADER AIBTM IHG Jumeirah Omni Hotels PSAV INNOVATOR Hyatt Hotels Las Vegas Sands Corp. Rosen Hotels and Resorts Wyndham Hotel Group ADVOCATE Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority AT & T Park AVT Event Technologies Caesars Windsor Carlson Hotels Dallas CVB Detroit Metro CVB Fairmont Hotels & Resorts IMEX SWANK Audio Visual Universal Orlando Resorts GATEKEEPER AVW TELAV Audio Visual Solutions Disney Destinations HelmsBriscoe Hilton Hotels Corporation Loews Maritz Travel MaxVantage ASSOCIATE Aimbridge Hospitality Atlanta CVB Fort Worth CVB Global Hotel Alliance CONTRIBUTOR Accor Hospitality aNd Logistix Inc Associated Luxury Hotels International Attendee Management Incorporated CHAPTERS Aloha Atlantic Canada Chicago Area Greater Edmonton Kentucky Bluegrass New England New Jersey Northern California Oklahoma City Orange County Oregon Philadelphia St. Louis Tampa Bay Texas Hill Country WestField 87

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of One + June 2011

One + June 2011
Energy of Many
Paradigm Shifts, Part I
Ask the Experts
Web Watch
Recognizing Individual Excellence
Sound Off
Art of Travel
River Mason
Top Spots
Plan It Forward
Great Thanking
Running on Defaults
The New Mobile Workforce
World Wide Open
Higher Education
Progress Through Technology
Step by Strategic Step
Meeting Rxcitement
Tame Social Media Chaos
Meeting Against Meat
Re-Designed for the New Rules of Engagement
Industry Insights
Your Community
Making a Difference
Until We Meet Again

One + June 2011