MPI NENY Career Connections
Appreciation and Recruitment Event
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
74 State Street, Albany, NY
2:30pm - 6:00pm
MPI Northeastern New York is the bridge to innovative knowledge and connections
At this event you will be able to share experiences and best practices with colleagues, learn about resources available through MPI and our members, brainstorm ideas that will contribute to the development of the NENY Chapter, tell us how we can better serve “your” needs AND walk away with new tools and skills to help you in the industry.
What's on the agenda...
2:30pm to 3:00pm3:00pm to 3:30pm
Networking & registration
2:30pm to 3:00pm
CMP & CMM information and discussions
You Can't Always Get What You Want -- But If You Try Real Hard -- You Get What You Need!
Guest Speaker: Glenn Cunningham, Director of Sales & Marketing, Holiday Inn Wolf Road
Glenn's presentation will provide solutions to help both planners and suppliers achieve a win/win situation when negotiating rates, dates and space….
Networking Tables to Build Your Career Opportunities
We will have (5) interactive tables to help you build your meeting planning skills portfolio!
(10 minutes allotted for each table)
Table #1 - MPI International
Special Guest: Michael Dominguez (MPI International Board Member)
| ||Michael Dominguezis Vice President, Global Sales for Loews Hotels with responsibility forthe National Sales Team. Michael has been in the Hospitality industryfor 25 years, beginning his career in the Food & Beverage arena.From a Sales & Marketing perspective, Michael had the opportunity towork with many Hospitality Management Companies at a variety ofconference hotels and resorts and most recently served as Vice Presidentof Sales & Marketing for a Convention and Visitor's Bureau beforejoining the Loews family in 2005. In the meetings industry, Michael hasheld board positions with various chapters of HSMAI, MPI, CalSAE, SGMP. |
Table #2 - Meeting Planners Discussions
Planners from Association/Corporate markets share best practices and will also discuss challenges they are facing in the industry.
Association: Pamela O'Connor, CMP - Director of Education & Events @ Association for Community Living
Corporate: Doug McPhee, CMP, CMM - National Account Manager for Experient Sales Network
Table #3 - Hospitality Professional Discussions
City & Resort professionals share how they work in the current economy and provide tips to keep ahead of the game.
City: Linda D'Agostino, CMP - Director of Sales and Government Relations for Visit Buffalo Niagara (Capital District Regional Office)
Table #4 - The Career Table
How can MPI provide support for career goals and possible positions available in this industry?
Brigitte Connors of Meeting Industry Experts, Inc.
Table #5 - MPI Northeastern New York (MPI NENY)
MPI NENY Leaders will discuss the advantages of participating with our Chapter.
Vanessa LaClair, CMP - Membership Services & Events Coordinator for Independent Power Producers of New York, Inc. (IPPNY) and MPI NENY Chapter President
Megan Higgins, CMP - Meeting Consultant for Site Solutions Worldwide and Vice President Communications & Marketing for MPI NENY Chapter
5:00pm to 6:00pm
2012 MPI NENY Career Connection Prizes
Win 1 full MPI-NENY 1 year membership-sponsored by the MPI NENY Chapter
Win 2 full MPI-NENY student membership-sponsored by Meeting Industry Experts Inc.
Fee: $10.00 per person
PLEASE INVITE NEW PROSPECTS TO JOIN YOU!
Let’s show them all that our chapter has to offer!