• Event Snapshots: Industry Experts Address MPI’s Mid-Winter Event

     
    POSTED August 21, 2019
     

    1. Renee Lewis, Kristy Madurski, Ashleigh Culler and Mary Winckler.

    1. Renee Lewis, Kristy Madurski, Ashleigh Culler and Mary Winckler.
  • Event Snapshots: Industry Experts Address MPI’s Mid-Winter Event

     
    POSTED August 21, 2019
     

    2. Speaker Shawna Suckow.

    2. Speaker Shawna Suckow.
  • Event Snapshots: Industry Experts Address MPI’s Mid-Winter Event

     
    POSTED August 21, 2019
     

    3. MPI MI President Julie Crowgey.

    3. MPI MI President Julie Crowgey.
  • Event Snapshots: Industry Experts Address MPI’s Mid-Winter Event

     
    POSTED August 21, 2019
     

    4. Brenda Haight, Ariel Backus and Leanne Sandoval.

    4. Brenda Haight, Ariel Backus and Leanne Sandoval.
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    5. Kristy Madurski, Sarah Strasberger, Ashley Ault, Dana Hahn and Lindsay Krause.

    5. Kristy Madurski, Sarah Strasberger, Ashley Ault, Dana Hahn and Lindsay Krause.
  • Event Snapshots: Industry Experts Address MPI’s Mid-Winter Event

     
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    6. Patti Ingleson and Jamie Ralph.

    6. Patti Ingleson and Jamie Ralph.
  • Event Snapshots: Industry Experts Address MPI’s Mid-Winter Event

     
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    7. Randi Talmadge, Heidi Schmitt and Jodie Cady.

    7. Randi Talmadge, Heidi Schmitt and Jodie Cady.

Consumer behavior expert and author Shawna Suckow, CMP, shared her industry insights during the Meeting Planners International (MPI) Michigan Chapter’s annual Mid-Winter Symposium and Silent Auction in February.

Suckow’s “Meetings 3.0” session focused on the evolution of technology, culture and generations that have led to changes in what audiences now demand and how planners must react to those changes. Her afternoon presentation assessed event practices that need to be disregarded because many of them no longer effectively serve planners or their clients.

About 115 MPI Michigan members attending the day-long program also heard an industry forecast from Kerri Boytis of the American Express Global Business Travel group.

The night before the presentations, members participated in the chapter’s 2nd Annual Trivia Night at the host facility, The Kensington Hotel in Ann Arbor.

Proceeds from the annual silent auction fund continuing education for planners, chapter scholarships, promotional activities and special projects.

MNM+E’s annual readers’ choice awards brought 295 meeting and event professionals to the Lumber Exchange Event Center on April 24 to honor the 2019 award winners and Hall of Famers. Frank Maciel was the event’s emcee. Mall of America was the premier sponsor, and Discover St. Louis Park was the event’s Uber sponsor, giving attendees a credit to the ride-share app.

 

ILEA Seattle held its annual Emerald City Applause Awards on March 28 at the Arctic Club Seattle. Congratulations to this year’s winners: