MPI So Cal Connect
SAVE THE DATE: March 14, 2019
Join your colleagues and partners for an evening of networking at the Petersen Automotive Museum.
Hosted by MPISCC, SITE SoCal, PCMA-SW Southwest & Pacific and ILEA
April 4, 2019, 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Rose Bowl Stadium
Each year, Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) brings together leaders from across the event industry to showcase the impact that business meetings, conferences, conventions and incentive travel have on people, business and communities.
Mix Business with California beach leisure.
Annenberg Community Beach House
From team-building exercises to executive presentations, meetings to retreats, the site allows your group to mix business with California beach leisure and historic Hollywood glamour. The Annenberg Community Beach House is also available for filming, and still photography shoots.
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Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
June 7, 2019, 6 p.m.
Registration opens soon!
This year the celebration will take place on FRIDAY NIGHT – so get ready to end the week and kick-off the summer with your friends from the sixth largest MPI chapter on the globe – SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA!
MPISCC is offering a CMP study group to help you prepare for the challenge of the CMP exam. Don’t be left behind… study in an interactive format, with an intimate group of meeting professionals. This session offers insight on key topics and areas which will be covered on the CMP exam. The study session ends with a mock exam and review session.
If you have a minimum of three years of experience planning meetings and events and if your goal is to earn your CMP designation, please read what’s new and how MPISCC can help you reach this goal.

Build your brand awareness with Southern California’s leading meeting planners and suppliers. Advertising with MPISCC allows your company to reach top industry decision-makers. Your message will reach qualified buyers looking for your products for their business.

Click here to see website advertising options and order today! To download the media kit, click here.

Our members “Buy MPI!” The meeting, conventions, exhibitions and incentive travel industry generates $263 billion in direct spending annually, and our members buy from advertisers and MPI suppliers because they understand the value of what the organization represents.

Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau
Are you looking to connect with your peers on a deeper level? Do you want to grow your business through your MPISCC network? Joining a committee is the best way to expand your contacts and build relationships.
Did you know that some volunteer positions only take ONE HOUR a month? MPISCC has a variety of opportunities: join an events team such as GMID (Global Meetings Industry Day) or Installation; connect with members on the member care team; support our sponsors on the sponsor fulfillments team; and so many more! We have a teamworking opportunity for everyone!  

The Southern California chapter nominating committee has selected the following individuals whom we believe to have the skills, dedication and integrity to provide outstanding leadership to our chapter for the 2019 - 2020 term. 
A huge congratulations goes out to each one of them and we thank them in advance for all your support, dedication, and enthusiasm to continue the legacy of our award winning chapter in the upcoming year. 

2019 - 2020 MPI Southern California Chapter Board of Directors

The following individuals will serve from July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020.
Position   Name and Company
President   Joe Martin, BDI Events
President Elect  Kristin Twombly, Capital Group Companies
Immediate Past President Bryan Quinan, Milken Institute
Vice President, Membership   Megan Roach, Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau
Vice President,  Education  Amani Roberts, The Amani Experience 
Vice President, Communications  Mai Lim, Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa
Vice President, Finance    Amy Zelinsky, A to Z Meetings & Events
Vice President, Leadership Dev.    Libby Zarrahy, Hyatt Regency Los Angeles Intl. Airport
Director, Member Recruitment Debra Mategrano, PSAV
Director, Member Care Lorraine Noyola, Luxor Hotel & Casino
Director, Monthly Programs  Miranda Shaft, Perkins Coie LLP
Director, Professional Development Tammy Dickerson, The Baker Group
Director, Strategic Sponsorship  Becca Carrisoza, Viejas Casino & Resort
Director, Special Events Natalie Fulton, Warner Bros. Studios
Director, PR & Media       Anastasia Johnson, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Business meets views: High Roller Las Vegas
Caesars Entertainment Corporate-Citywide Attractions
From team-building to client parties to convention receptions, host a business experience your guests will never forget when you schedule your next corporate event on the world’s tallest observation wheel, the High Roller Las Vegas. Private cabins, banquet space and wheel buyouts are all available.
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As many in the industry are learning, F&B is very much an ADA issue. Here, two industry veterans offer their take on the evolution of this concept and provide guidance for meeting planners on the topic.

A big focus of this year's Digital Entertainment World, the annual expo for global media and tech execs, was on marketing to Generation Z. This demographic includes an estimated 74 million Americans and acounts for $44 billion in spending power.
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Taking a cue from this year's Oscar Awards, Smart Meetings offers a look at eight meeting venues with ties to Oscar-nominated films, including A Star is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody and Roma. If your next meeting needs a little bit of movie magic, these locations offer everything from upscale elegance to quaint and comfortable.
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