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    1. The event’s theme was “Soirée: An Evening Paris.” 

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    2. Sweets were served in martini glasses. 

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    3. MPI MN member and Past President Robert Payne emceed the event. 

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    4. EMPI winner Meghan Likes. 

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    5. The new Board of Directors takes a pledge. 

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    6. Susan Bormann and Steph Pfeilsticker, 2016-17 president. 

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    7. Michelle Emberley, Debbie Friedman-Hueller, Bridgette Sobraske, Jen Ruthig, Holly Bowman and Steph Pfeilsticker. 

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    8. Nicole Coon and Jen Ruthig, the association’s new president. 

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    9. Back row, left to right: Katie Numedahl, Dirk VanderBent, Jill Blihovde, Amy Beilke; front row, left to right: Rondi Pacheco, Monique RochardMarine and Debbie Friedman-Hueller; all with Land O’Lakes

On May 10, the MPI Minnesota chapter celebrated its members and the successes of its 2016-17 year at Union Depot in St. Paul. The theme was “Soirée: An Evening in Paris,” and attendees dined on French-inspired food from Crave. The 2017-18 Board of Directors and incoming president, Jen Ruthig, CMP, were welcomed, and EMPI awards and scholarship recipients were announced.

The 37th edition of the IACC Americas Connect conference took place on April 16-18 at Chubb Hotel & Conference Center and The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. The three-day conference, hosted by former White House Director of Events Laura Schwartz, included educational sessions, panel discussions in the form of campfires, workshops, culinary tours and tastings, as well as the annual Global Copper Skillet competition. 

 

The Meetings Industry Council (MIC) of Colorado hosted a record 1,210 registered attendees for its 18th annual conference and trade show on March 13-14 at the Colorado Convention Center. MIC of Colorado is a coalition of 13 professional organizations related to the meetings and events industry.

 

Approximately 480 representatives of the meetings and events industry gathered on March 12 at Denver Place in downtown Denver to celebrate the 12th annual Colorado Meetings + Events Best of 2018 readers’ choice awards and Hall of Fame induction. The event served as the kickoff for Colorado Meetings Week in tandem with the MIC of Colorado Educational Conference and Trade Show. Thank you to our event sponsors and partners!