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Budget Phobia: Try These Simple Tips

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Budget Phobia: Try These Simple Tips


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1 Hour Domain B: Project

In this challenging economic environment, it is crucial that you do not have budget phobia. After all, it is just math!

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Virtual Meetings 101: Overview and Applications for Face-to-Face Events

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Virtual Meetings 101: Overview and Applications for Face-to-Face Events


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1 Hour Domain A: Strategic Planning

This presentation reviews the basics meeting and event planners need to know to get started in the virtual arena.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the different types of virtual meetings technologies.
  • Learn how to apply these technologies to your event strategy.
  • Learn how to engage virtual attendees and integrate them into the face-to-face experience.

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Back to the Basics of Hotel Contracts

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Back to the Basics of Hotel Contracts


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1 Hour Domain A: Strategic Planning

Understanding hotel contract basics is critical to both planners and suppliers. This session is for novice to intermediate planners or a refresher course for senior planners. We will cover legal tips every meeting professional must understand in today’s business climate to avoid potential disputes and lawsuits. Some of the major issues addressed in this session will be breach of contract issues – "penalties" vs. "damages" and what’s enforceable; the importance of understanding profit margins in hotels; the two methods of calculating guest room attrition damages; contract preparation tips and much more. The session will be interactive and your questions will be addressed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and understand the issues and legal principles in hotel contracts that cause the most friction between planners and suppliers.
  • Understand the difference between penalties versus damages and what’s enforceable.
  • Recognize the two methods of preparing performance clauses used by hotels today to calculate attrition and cancellation clauses in guestrooms and catered food and beverage functions.

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  • John Foster, JD, CHME, Partner, Attorney At Law, Foster, Jensen & Gulley
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Choosing Green Hotels and Venues

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Choosing Green Hotels and Venues


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1 Hour Domain H: Site Management

Discover what to look for when searching for the most sustainable option for your meeting/event. Learn about innovations in sustainable meetings and identify and learn the right questions to ask. Learn how hotels & venues can help you align with CSR strategy and provide measurements to demonstrate a better impact on the environment. Join Intercontinental Hotels Group, sponsor of the MPI CSR programme, who will share details of their environmental programme Green Engage , including a real life case study of how Green Engage is brought to life in meeting planning and execution.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to make informed choices when comparing venues and accommodation on sustainability merits.
  • Discover how a planner/supplier partnership can boost your success and meet organizational commitments to Corporate Social Responsibility.
  • Appreciate through a case study analysis how easy sustainability can be when partnering with the right vendor.

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Engaging Suppliers for Sustainable Event Outcomes

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Engaging Suppliers for Sustainable Event Outcomes


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1 Hour Domain A: Strategic Planning

In this session, you'll learn strategic tactics and examples of how to engage suppliers to drive sustainable event performance.

Learning Objectives:

  • Create a strategic process and framework to engage suppliers in support of sustainable event outcomes.
  • Employ methods for creating collaborative approaches for mutually beneficial results for both supplier and planner.
  • Understand of the resources, tools and checklists readily available for immediate implementation.

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20 Minutes Can Change Your Career

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20 Minutes Can Change Your Career


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1 Hour Domain A: Strategic Planning

Do you want to convince your executives of the strategic value of meetings and events? Would you like to have a ready-made presentation that shows them how your function can produce eye-popping business value? Then join this essential webinar designed and facilitated by award-winning author and Meeting Strategist Mary Boone. The webinar will provide you with specific, hands-on instruction on how to address your key executives on this important topic. And there’s a bonus…MPI funded a major research project to investigate how SAP Inc. created and executed one of the world’s largest, most strategic hybrid events to date. Held simultaneously on two continents and reaching over 50,000 people, this amazing experience not only transformed the company’s brand, but is still having a major impact on the company’s culture. In this webinar, you’ll learn about SAP’s results and how to incorporate them into a compelling executive presentation. You can view the case study at https://www.mpiweb.org/sap2010.

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Power Excel for the Meeting Professional

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Power Excel for the Meeting Professional


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1 Hour Domain A: Strategic Planning

Excel users who are already comfortable with Excel fundamentals (from creating spreadsheets to sorting & filtering information) will learn how to go way beyond the basics in this webinar.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and use more than 15 advanced Excel tools.
  • Properly setup Excel worksheets and better analyze information.
  • Use advanced tools such as pivot tables and calculating across multiple worksheets.

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Why Sustainability Reporting is Here to Stay

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Why Sustainability Reporting is Here to Stay


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1 Hour Domain A: Strategic Planning

Reporting has become a predominant feature in corporate sustainability and responsibility platforms. In the next wave, reporting is moving from corporations to large events and meetings. To better understand the need for reporting and its benefits, this session will offer a broader perspective: who reads reports, and why? What purposes does reporting serve? And how can leading organizations leverage reporting to create value, advance sustainability, and become part of a global transformation?

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the context behind sustainability reporting Learn how sustainability reporting will become a component of events
  • Identify the types of information to include and look for in event sustainability reports

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