MPI Tampa Bay Area Meetings Academy

April 13, 2017
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Wyndham Grand Clearwater
100 Coronado Drive
Clearwater, FL 33767
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ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.  WALK-INS ARE WELCOME!

Conference Chair: Maria Maggio, CMP 

Elevating Events with Meetings Academy, featuring:

-A full day of education with a minimum of three CMP Continuing Education Credits
-Hosted Buyer Program
-CSR Opportunity
-High Level Speakers including Keynote
-Countless Opportunities for Networking
-A Hands-on Experience of Clearwater Beach’s newest hotel featuring 22,000 square feet of meeting space, including over 10,000 square feet ballroom

9:30-10:15 a.m.  General Registration & Networking
10:15-11:25 a.m. Welcome & Opening Speaker – Michael O’Donnell  
11:25-11:40 a.m.  Break
11:40 a.m.-12:40 p.m.  Education Breakout Sessions

Don’t Phreak Out – It’s Only Pharma
Susan Arts, CMP, HMCC Meetings & Incentives Worldwide, Inc.
1 CMP Credit Hour – Domain A: Strategic Planning


Cutting Edge Legal Issues in Today’s Meetings
Joshua Grimes, Esq., Grimes Law Offices, LLC
1 CMP Credit Hour – Domain A: Strategic Planning


Getting the Most Out of Your MPI Membership
Tara Liaschenko, CMM, The Link Event Professionals, Inc.

12:45-1:45 p.m.  Networking Lunch & Special Presentations
2:00-3:00 p.m Education Breakout Sessions 

 

The Sharing Economy: Meeting the Legal Challenges
Joshua Grimes, Esq., Grimes Law Offices, LLC
1 CMP Credit Hour – Domain A: Strategic Planning


The Millennial Attendee
Chris Krimitsos, The Florida Podcasters Association
1 CMP Credit Hour – Domain I: Marketing


Transportation: The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round: How to Keep Them From Coming Off
Karn Clark, CMP, Bay Area Destination Management, Inc.
1 CMP Credit Hour – Domain G: Meeting or Event Design

3:10-4:10 p.m.  Roundtable Discussion Groups

1 CMP Credit Hour – Domain G: Meeting or Event Design

4:15-6:00 p.m.  Reception

 


Keynote Speaker – Michael O’Donnell

Pioneering the Impossible: The story of success, failure and reinvention set on the stage of high altitude climbing and international business.

Michael will elevate our experience at Meetings Academy through his life experiences. Michael has produced high-powered results in industries across the board. With his remarkable successes and his equally remarkable ability to share his inspiration and wisdom, Michael inspires, motivates, educates, and makes lasting positive changes in his audiences.

His experiences include:

  • World-class mountaineer and explorer
  • Personal guide for Erik Weihenmayer, first blind man to reach summit of Mt. Everest
  • Personal life mastery coach
  • Acclaimed team builder and corporate coach
  • Author of: Leading on the Sharp End

 

 

  

**The hosted buyer program is now FULL! Please feel free to submit your application to be added to the wait list. You will be notified if there is room for you to participate. We invite you to go ahead and register now as a general attendee and look forward to seeing you there. Thank you!

BRING YOUR SOAPS AND TOILETRIES!
Ever wondered what you can do with all the travel sized soaps and toiletries we all collect through our travels? BRING YOUR SOAPS AND TOILETRIES to Meetings Academy! We’re going to provide these items to a local charity, S.T.A.N.O. (Supporting Troops Area Wide Nationally and Overseas). We appreciate your support to Save the Soap! 

Supporting Troops Area wide Nationally and Overseas (S.T.A.N.O.) Incorporated is a not-for- profit organization based entirely on volunteers dedicating their time and efforts to help a great cause. S.T.A.N.O. is committed to provisioning support to our military members who sacrifice so much for us by sending care packages, personalized letters and cards every month regardless of their branch or where they are stationed (stateside or overseas).

 


 

STAY FOR THE RECEPTION – CHANCE TO WIN A PRIZE!

Don’t miss out on closing a day of education with a stunning view and a cocktail at our networking reception. All planners attending will be included in a drawing for a Grand Prize trip to Vail, Colorado! Prize package sponsored by Visit Vail Valley.


 

MOBILE APP
Download the Meetings Academy app (MA2017) on all 4 app stores:
Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ma2017/id1217584793?ls=1&mt=8
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fivetouchsolutions.emma2017
Windows: https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9P3C66RLXX51
Blackberry: https://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/60002188/?lang=en&countrycode=CA
Or simply go to http://eventmobi.com/MA2017 and bookmark the app and save it to your home screen so that you can easily access it in one easy click.


 

REMINDERS

Don’t forget cash for the 50/50 raffle!

Complimentary Wi-Fi available.

Walk-ins are welcome!

Don’t forget to use #ElevatewithMPITBA on social media to share your experience!

 

About Global Meetings Industry Day
Leaders from across the meetings and events industry will come together to support the second annual Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) on April 6. Our Meetings Academy might be one week after GMID, but we are still celebrating with other MMB partners who are hosting over 100 events in more than 30 countries on April 6 in all corners of the globe to showcase the real power of meetings, events, conventions, exhibitions and more.


 

HOTEL PARKING
Valet parking is available at Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach on the day of the conference for a reduced rate of $10 per day, per car.

Attire:
Business Casual


 

 

Thank you to our Sponsors!

 

                                   

   

 

 

 
   

                                 

 

Please check back often as we provide further updates as the conference approaches.

We hope to see you at this exciting educational and networking experience!

 

NEW Meeting Attendance Policy: Non-members and Essential level members are welcome to register at the non-member rate only two times during the fiscal year. After attending two meetings we are confident that you are ready to take the next step and become an active, engaged member of the MPI Tampa Bay Area Chapter!
 
Please click here to familiarize yourself with MPI's new membership levels. Once you register, please be sure to SIGN IN to your profile before registering in order to get member pricing.

 

Cancellations must be received twenty-four (24) hours in advance in order to receive a refund, credit or not be billed as a no show. 

**The hosted buyer program is now FULL! Please feel free to submit your application to be added to the wait list. You will be notified if there is room for you to participate. We invite you to go ahead and register now as a general attendee and look forward to seeing you there. Thank you! 

Tickets

$99.00 Member Registration (Preferred/Premier Level)
$119.00 after 05:00 pm March 22
$79.00 Earlybird rate before December 16

$149.00 Non-Member & Essential Level Registration
$179.00 after 05:00 pm March 22
$119.00 Earlybird rate before December 16

$25.00 Student Registration

$55.00 Non Member Student Registration (includes one-year MPI membership)

$75.00 Swag Bags (MPI Members-Preferred & Premier Level)

$100.00 Swag Bag (Non Member and MPI Essential Member Level)