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    1. Luther Villagomez and Gabe Garza, MPI-HAC president.

    1. Luther Villagomez and Gabe Garza, MPI-HAC president.
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    2. Blended Beauty Entertainment/Live Photo Wall by J&D Entertainment.

    2. Blended Beauty Entertainment/Live Photo Wall by J&D Entertainment.
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    3. James Brown, dynamic emcee for MPI-HAC.

    3. James Brown, dynamic emcee for MPI-HAC.
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    4. Luther Villagomez, 2018 ANATS honoree, CEO of Houston First Corporation and manager of George R. Brown Convention Center, alongside his wife, Karen Villagomez of Visit Houston, and their family.

    4. Luther Villagomez, 2018 ANATS honoree, CEO of Houston First Corporation and manager of George R. Brown Convention Center, alongside his wife, Karen Villagomez of Visit Houston, and their family.
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    5. President-Elect of MPI Houston Area Chapter, Christy Spisak of Cosmo Cool Concepts Inc. with Dan O’Brien, co-owner of J&D Entertainment.

    5. President-Elect of MPI Houston Area Chapter, Christy Spisak of Cosmo Cool Concepts Inc. with Dan O’Brien, co-owner of J&D Entertainment.
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    6. Lounge furniture provided by CORT Event Furnishings and event design and production by iDesign Meetings.

    6. Lounge furniture provided by CORT Event Furnishings and event design and production by iDesign Meetings.
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    7. Floral design sponsored by Blooms Design Studio.

    7. Floral design sponsored by Blooms Design Studio.
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    8. Incoming 2018-2019 Board of Directors for MPI Houston Area Chapter. Bottom row, from left: Juliana Wathen, Cosmo Cool Concepts; Ilde Salazar, The Woodlands Resort; Lori Roberts, CMP, Hilton Houston Post Oak; Christy Spisak, Cosmo Cool Concepts; Gabe Garza, Marriott Marquis Houston; Linda Hampton, CMP, Norris Conference Centers; Megan Flowers, VisitPearland; Shannon Smith, Boys and Girls Country. Top row, from left: Elizabeth Brazil, independent meeting planner; Thuy Pham, The Four Seasons Hotel Houston; Ursula Sloan, Steak48; and Niki Wade, Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria.

    8. Incoming 2018-2019 Board of Directors for MPI Houston Area Chapter. Bottom row, from left: Juliana Wathen, Cosmo Cool Concepts; Ilde Salazar, The Woodlands Resort; Lori Roberts, CMP, Hilton Houston Post Oak; Christy Spisak, Cosmo Cool Concepts; Gabe Garza, Marriott Marquis Houston; Linda Hampton, CMP, Norris Conference Centers; Megan Flowers, VisitPearland; Shannon Smith, Boys and Girls Country. Top row, from left: Elizabeth Brazil, independent meeting planner; Thuy Pham, The Four Seasons Hotel Houston; Ursula Sloan, Steak48; and Niki Wade, Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria.

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Houston Area Chapter hosted the third annual “A Night Among the Stars” awards gala at the newly opened Marriott Marquis Houston. The 2018 honoree was Luther Villagomez, CEO of Houston First Corporation and manager of the George R. Brown Convention Center.

Meeting Professionals International Washington State Chapter (MPIWSC) held its annual auction on Dec. 7, 2017, at Novelty Hill Januik Winery in Woodinville, Washington. The auction wa s a fundraiser for the MPIWSC Educational Fund.

 

The 2018 Meeting Planners Symposium held at The Graduate Minneapolis and McNamara Alumni Center was all about unique venues and experiences. From a Scrabble team challenge to a mini hackathon, meeting with no walls and a surprise session on a coach bus, this learning opportunity was anything but ordinary. Teams worked together to solve a complex problem and pitch their idea for $500 cash. Through beautiful chaos, attendees discovered fresh, unconventional approaches to do their jobs better.