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new & noteworthy Join PMPI June 21-23 in Baltimore for AIBTM by Kumi Anzalone, CMP, CASE Greater Raleigh Convention & Vistors Bureau PMPI President-Elect New Member Spotlight by B. Murphy, Fern Exposition Services Member Care Committee scale exhibition to bring together the world’s entire meetings and events industry in one U.S. location. This show will offer individually qualified buyers a forum where they will connect with exhibitors from around the globe. A oneto-one appointment schedule means no time is wasted, business is generated and time is maximized. Tuesday, June 21 will see a whole day dedicated to professional education. The education program has a strong focus on innovation and knowledge and will provide thoughtprovoking and invigorating content for all levels of learning. The program includes a series of conferences, forums and workshops that have been specifically designed to meet the needs of planners and suppliers in the meetings industry. Highlights of the program include Women in Business, Focus on Technology and an Association Leadership Conference providing professional development and leadership strategies for association meeting planners. And then there’s the networking. In addition to the outstanding networking events that AIBTM has in store, PMPI will be hosting a reception on the evening of Tuesday, June 21. Plan to register for this opportunity to re-connect with your colleagues and engage some new contacts. For additional information on PMPI events at AIBTM this year, please contact Kumi Anzalone at kanzalone@visitraleigh.com or 571-970-2705. AIBTM is the first large This issue’s Member Spotlight shines on Umar Hameed, founder of Productivity Cubed. Hameed is fascinated by the study of how people get exceptional results. He is gifted at helping people to break through their own limitations, thereby helping them to change behaviors quickly and permanently. As a result of this passion, he established Productivity Cubed more than 10 years ago, not just as a vocation, but as his life’s mission. At the heart of his work is the concept that in order to change behaviors, the underlying belief that drives the behavior must be changed. This insight also translates to management teams so that they can focus in the same direction with total commitment to one another to achieve the goals of the organization. Hameed has been a featured speaker at conferences and symposiums in more than 12 countries around the world in. He has also been invited by governments to speak to their business leaders. We were fortunate to learn that Hameed will be leading the upcoming PMPI Board retreat in May. Born in Pakistan, Hameed moved to the UK at age 3, Canada at age 14, and finally ended up in Baltimore, Md., where he currently resides and where his company is based. Hameed says the driving force behind his joining MPI was the experiences he’s had in speaking at conferences and working directly with meeting planners (He joined MPI, the Potomac Chapter, in early March.) He hopes that by being a member of PMPI he will achieve two things: increased visibility, particularly among PMPI members; and the ability share the idea that people can break through their limitations and achieve their potential. In the future, he hopes to become deeply involved with the PMPI Professional Development Committee. To view one of his video insights, Leadership Lessons from the Egyptian Crisis (Force vs. Power), visit http://tinyurl.com/4ddtdgk. Please join me in welcoming Umar Hameed to MPI and the Potomac Chapter. Community Outreach everyone who supported our Charity of the Year, www.childrensinn.org, in 2010-2011. It has been a successful year overall. We have raised money through our 50/50 raffles, donated gifts through our Holiday and Thoughtful Treasures drives and hosted a family dinner for our charity. A big thank you to is near and dear to your heart, please think about nominating it for our Charity of the Year. Information Required Include the name of organization, mission or description of organization, contact name and information and website. Please also list potential activities or ways we might be able to partner with this organization for the year. All nominations must be submitted to Laura Gardner, CMP, at laura.gardner@destinationdc.com by May 20. PMPI POTOMAC MEMO MAY/JUNE 2011 VOL. 32, NO. 5 17 Help Wanted Now it is time to start the process of finding PMPI’s Charity of the Year for 2011-2012. If you have a charity that http://www.tinyurl.com/4ddtdgk http://www.childrensinn.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Potomac Memo - May/June 2011

Potomac Memo - May/June 2011
Calendar of Events
President’s Message
Virtual Won’t Replace Face-to-Face Meetings
Risk Management
Become a ‘Searchinista’ in Four Steps
PMPI’s 2011-2012 Leadership
Preparing for WEC
Potomac Profiles
AIBTM Meets in Baltimore
New Members Spotlight
Community Outreach
Member Recognition
March Learning Experience
Index of Advertisers
Where in the PMPI World?

Potomac Memo - May/June 2011