Awards & Recognition
Catherine Madson recently joined Conference Technologies, Inc.® as an Event Solutions Sales Associate. She is located in Kansas City, and serves clients throughout the Midwest with the support of a nationwide team.
Please congratulate Kara Harrington, MPIKC Past President, on her new job with The Elms Hotel & Spa!
Kara’s new contact details are noted below:
Catering Sales Manager
The Elms Hotel & Spa
401 Regent ׀ Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
t: 816 630 5500
d: 816 629 2519
f: 816 630 5380
The KC LIVE! Dine-Around took place on Thursday, September 8, at the Kansas City Power & Light District. The evening began at the Kill Devil Club with signature drinks, passed hors d'oeuvres and a tour of the Gallery. At the KC Live! Block, we were greeted with trays of Champagne as we began our tour with Laurie Olson, the Private Events Director. We viewed many fantastic venues available for private events and ended our tour on the beautiful patio of Cleaver & Corks to a wonderful array of delicious food and cold beverages. It was a wonderful evening enjoyed by all.
Special thanks to Laurie Olson and the Power & Light District for sponsoring the event and also to the Raphael Hotel and Arvest Bank, Midland.
Sign up now for the 2016 MPIKC Annual Trivia Night!
Calling all MPIKC members, friends & family to join us at Trivia Night on November 9 for an evening of fun, food and friendly competition at the Marriott Kansas City Overland Park!
Finding a "meetings job" means working your network, being persistent, and figuring out how to stand out from the crowd. MPI would like to help make this easier for you.
All too common is the plight of terrible internet in our event spaces. With the increase in use of mobile applications, session streaming and press coverage, a failure of Wi-Fi or network support can prove catastrophic for your meetings. Discover what goes into successfully implementing Wi-Fi for events. Touching on some brief technical concepts, discover the factors necessary to offering appropriate Wi-Fi for your events, and receive a powerful set of questions that will improve your Wi-Fi experiences moving forward.
• Discover the disillusions of the grandiose myth of "free Wi-Fi."
• Define the aspects of truly successful event Wi-Fi and technology implementation.
• Receive a set of questions that you can use as tools when planning event Wi-Fi needs.
Sponsored by IMEX Group and MGM Resorts International
Jessie States and Bill Voegeli
Meeting professionals are so overtaxed 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.
• 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.
Meet Kyle Sadewhite, CPA - This is how we do KC!
Short Bio: A customer-first approach. My drive comes from the day-to-day interaction I have with my clients, and knowing I have done all I can to ensure the best possible experiences while they are in KC. My passions include golf, fishing, and most importantly, spending time with my family.
News & Notes
Operation Breakthrough, one of the largest single-site early education and social service facilities in Missouri, has been designated as the 2016-2017 charity for MPIKC. Operation Breakthrough serves 400 children daily from the urban core. Their vision is to ensure that all children have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. They provide a safe, loving and educational environment for children in poverty and to empower their families through advocacy, emergency aid and education.