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Sessions

Breaking Barriers: Budget & Cost Savings Strategies


Credits: None available.

Sponsored by Great Wolf Lodge

Proposed 1 Hour Domain A: Strategic Planning

The combination of the great recession and the Strategic Meetings Management (SMM) initiative have increased senior management's expectations for improved planner productivity, meeting value and ROI. Although SMM delivers an umbrella of measurable benefits, cost savings remains a high priority for corporate and association planning teams. In the meeting budget and cost savings strategies webinar, review specific methods to generate real cost savings, including metrics to define and measure results.
Learner Outcomes:
  • Understand industry issues and trends that impact value based negotiations.
  • Review key cost savings strategies, including room rates, concessions, F & B and audio visual and internet / technology support services.
  • Learn methods to create value formulas and metrics to define, measure and report success.

Speaker(s):
  • Robyn Mietkiewicz, CMP, CMM, Senior Director, Global Meeting Management, Meeting Sites Resource
Standard: $34.99
Premier: $0.00
Preferred: $0.00
Essential: $0.00

Meetings Outlook: A Deep Dive into the Latest Business Trends 2/18


Credits: None available.

Sponsored by MGM Resorts and IMEX Group

Proposed 1 Hour Domain A: Strategic Planning

Meeting professionals are so over-taxed in the present, they often forget—or don't have the time—to look ahead. Take a moment to preview the future based on MPI's most recent Meetings Outlook research, published quarterly in The Meeting Professional magazine and then discuss the trends that are most affecting you and your peers. Brainstorm ways to start planning for the uncertain future with case studies and best practices from around the globe.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Review the forecast for events in the coming year, including budget, attendance and business conditions.
  • Deep dive into trends that matter and discuss next steps with your peers.
  • Learn how these trends affect you and the future of your meetings.

Speaker(s):
  • Jessie States, CMM , Manager of Professional Development, Meeting Professionals International (MPI)
  • Bill Voegeli, President, Association Insights
Standard: $34.99
Premier: $0.00
Preferred: $0.00
Essential: $0.00

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Be Hip with the Way You Ship


Credits: None available.

Sponsored by FedEx Office

Proposed 1 Hour Domain H: Site Management

No matter event length or type, meeting professionals most likely will need to ship things there. Make sure your materials arrive on time and in good condition with tips on best and next practices in shipping goods and services from recent MPI research.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand service providers, roles and responsibilities.
  • Discover best practices to help you prepare shipments for your next event, and learn how to pack like a pro.
  • Learn the ins and outs of international shipping.

Speaker(s):
  • Jessie States, CMM , Manager of Professional Development, Meeting Professionals International (MPI)
Standard: $34.99
Premier: $0.00
Preferred: $0.00
Essential: $0.00

Your Key to Designing Successful Business Events


Credits: None available.

Proposed 1 Hour Domain G: Meeting Design

Meeting design is a hot topic; it’s an effective way to make any event or meeting more meaningful and valuable. In most meetings, the focus and budget lie mainly on logistics. Little attention is given to improve content and format to align with the objectives and create meaningful experiences for participants. Discover how you can integrate logistics, content and format to drive business results and impactful experiences.

Learner Objectives:

  • Understand why meeting design revolutionizes the meeting industry.
  • Learn about all the basic elements of Meetovation and how to create more valuable and meaningful meetings and events.
  • Learn about the Meeting Design Game, a tool to design better meetings.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $34.99
Premier: $0.00
Preferred: $0.00
Essential: $0.00

Art Of The Deal: Strategic Hotel & Contract Negotiations


Credits: None available.



Sponsored by Great Wolf Lodge

Proposed 1 Hour Domain D: Financial Management

Hotel contract risk reduction and cost containment have become an important metric in the Strategic Meetings Management (SMM) landscape. In this interactive workshop, we will address industry issues and trends that impact planner / hotelier negotiations, including specific methods to validate and report contract risk mitigation. Additionally, we will review key hotel contract performance clauses and methods to calculate damages. Attendees will also learn the pros and cons of utilizing a hotel contract addendum vs. a custom hotel contract process (ready for signature) and methods to create a cost savings / risk reduction / cost containment report, by meeting.
Learner Outcomes:
  • Understand industry issues and trends that impact hotel and contract negotiations.
  • Examine key hotel contract performance clauses and specific methods to assure risk reduction / cost containment
  • Know the essential components of a cost savings, risk reduction, cost containment report.

Speaker(s):
  • Robyn Mietkiewicz, CMP, CMM, Senior Director, Global Meeting Management, Meeting Sites Resource
Standard: $34.99
Premier: $0.00
Preferred: $0.00
Essential: $0.00

MPI Ottawa Presents: Airtable & World Cafe


Credits: None available.

Sponsored by the MPI Ottawa Chapter

Proposed 1.5 hours Domain A:Strategic Planning

*MPI members: Log into your account to attend for free.

Airtable: Streamlining Event Planning and Collaboration

Hands up those of us who still use Excel for critical path and a multitude of other spreadsheets to track our event planning processes! Do you ever think, there must be something out there that is more efficient and easier to use, lets us collaborate better with team members in real time, and that we can use on our tablets or smartphones as well as our computer? If you answered yes to any of these questions then you won’t want to miss session 1 of our live webinar. Hear from Shani Taylor of Airtable--a new project management cloud-based tool for your desktop, tablet and smartphone that’s streamlining the event planning and collaboration process by merging the functionality of a spreadsheet with the power of relational database into an easy-to-use collaborative planning tool. Don’t take our word for it. Join us and hear what other planners are saying about Airtable.

World Café: Knowledge through Conversations that Matter

How can we design a conference program that allows for authentic attendee engagement and knowledge-sharing and elevate our attendees’ conference experience? Attend Session 2 of our live webinar to learn about “World Café,” an effective approach to group learning and thinking that accesses the creative and shared knowledge of your attendees. Hear about this innovative learning technique and how you can incorporate it into your event programming. Morna Ballantyne, executive cirector of the Childcare Advocacy Association of Canada, will show attendees how to use World Café at your event, taking into consideration the type of event and size that works best for this learning format, room design and technical needs, the advance preparation for facilitators and conversation collectors, and tips on evaluation and measuring success.

Standard: $34.99
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Preferred: $0.00
Essential: $0.00

Risk Management: Band-Aids to Bad Guys


Credits: None available.

Sponsored by Marriott

Acts of violence seem to happen more often today than in years past, and in more vulnerable places, especially where people gather. Could the location or venue of your next meeting be a target? What are you doing to make your conferences and meeting safer and more secure? Are you doing it the right way? Join Alan Kleinfeld, meeting planner and law enforcement officer, and learn what questions to ask in order to keep your attendees and your staff from harm’s way. From Band-Aids to bad guys, get an idea of the scope of planning it takes and why you need a public safety mindset from the minute you begin to plan your event.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Learn the questions to ask to keep your attendees and staff safe.
  • Understand risk from a law enforcement perspective.
  • Ultimately, discover key steps to keep your meeting risk-adverse.

Speaker(s):
  • Alan Kleinfeld, CMP, CMM, Director of Emergency Planning, Arrive Management
Standard: $34.99
Premier: $0.00
Preferred: $0.00
Essential: $0.00

Safety & Security: Are Your Attendees at Risk?


Credits: None available.

Sponsored by Marriott

Proposed 1 Hour Domain C: Risk Management

The world is uncertain, but when a crisis happens at your next event, you custom image don’t need to be. Discover best and next practices for preparing your team for security or safety risks—be they natural or not. Review what aspects you need to consider when conducting your risk assessment, what you need to prepare for onsite, how to unfold your crisis plan and the ways you can communicate out to your attendees. Review several best-in-class, real-life case studies of how meeting professionals and venues have responded to crises. Then, deep dive into several “fire drill” scenarios and work with your peers on what your response and critical path should be in the case of an emergency onsite.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Review preparatory and onsite safety and security best practices, as well as case studies from top-line industry professionals.
  • Scenario plan with your peers using several “fire drill” situations involving a variety of risk-related circumstances.
  • Understand different ways you can help your attendees stay say.

Speaker(s):
  • Kristi Casey Sanders, CMM, CMP, DES, HMCC, Director of Professional Development, Meeting Professionals International (MPI)
Standard: $34.99
Essential: $0.00
Preferred: $0.00
Premier: $0.00

Under the Hood of Small Meeting Venues


Credits: None available.

Sponsored by the IACC Meetings

Proposed 1 Hour Domain A: Strategic Planning

When considering events of 150 delegates or less, there are myriad venue custom image types that claim to satisfy smaller meetings. In this webinar, we will explore the pros and cons of different venue categories, including resorts, conference centers, hotels, academic venues and day conference centers, and consider how to discover unique venues that will deliver memorable meeting experiences for delegates.

Learner Outcomes:
  • Discover the types of unique venues that service the small-meetings industry.
  • Understand the pros and cons of each venue type, and how each will enhance or challenge your meeting or event.
  • Learn how to use unique venues to deliver unique experiences.

Speaker(s):
  • Mark Cooper, CEO, International Association of Conference Centres (IACC)
Standard: $34.99
Premier: $0.00
Preferred: $0.00
Essential: $0.00

Grammar Gone Bad: The Impression You’re Making on Your Clients


Credits: None available.

Sponsored by Irving Conventions and Visitors Bureau

Proposed 1 Hour Domain I Marketing

The written word is our primary source of communication today, and the waycustom image we present ourselves on paper is a reflection of who we are. As intelligent, successful professionals, we assume we know the rules. But the swift pace of our world and the shorthand technological age in which we live have dulled some of our grammatical senses. The good thing is that you don’t have to be an English major to take daily written communication to the next level. You simply need to know where to find the information.

Learner Objectives:

  • Review why proper grammar is important.
  • Review common grammatical errors you may not realize you’re making.
  • Offer easily accessible resources.

Speaker(s):
  • Amy Zelinsky, CMP, Founder and CEO, A to Z Meetings & Events
Standard: $34.99
Premier: $0.00
Preferred: $0.00
Essential: $0.00