MPI So Cal Connect
Hosted by MPISCC, SITE SoCal, PCMA-SW Southwest & Pacific, and ILEA
April 4, 2019, 2pm – 7pm
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.
To support our WEC19 attendance and membership goals, MPI is offering all chapters a fun and rewarding challenge. This challenge will support the event’s marketing efforts by sharing the WEC19 story and creating opportunities to help our chapters grow and retain their members.
Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
June 7, 2019, 6pm
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!
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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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.

Visa's 'She's Next' program strives to give female entrenpreneurers the tools they needs to be succesful at large-scale events throughout the year.
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!
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 we reflect on International Women's Day, check out these amazing organizations and all of the different ways they work to assist women to thrive.
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Let's continue to celebrate International Women's Day and congratulate our very own Michelle Thornton who was featured as one of Smart Meetings' Smart Women in Meetings for 2019!

Independent Meeting & Events Producer, Meetings By Michelle, Los Angeles

Tell us about what you do for a living:
I manage sourcing, negotiation of contracts, planning logistics, on-site execution of company meetings, national sales training meetings, gala events and sales incentive trips... and in my past, a red carpet or two. I'm a coordinator of all things.

Tell us about your history with MPISCC:
I've been a member of MPI for over 12 years but I joined the SCC chapter when I moved from San Francisco to LA seven years ago. MPI was a key component in creating new relationships after my move, and I was so glad to have had the connection. I have had many roles with MPISCC. I was on the Board of Directors as Director of Special Events in 2014-15 and was Chair for (WE)Con in 2017 in Newport Beach and have been on several committees. Being a part of different committees has been a great way to expand my network and, in some cases, try things that were not part of my normal day job. It allowed me to learn what I liked and didn't like. I really encourage everyone to do committee work and step up to lead while learning from the best in the business in a different setting than your work environment.

Tell us something personal/fun about you!
Though I am a planner by day (and night - lol), I live to create great experiences with all the people in my life and enjoy witnessing the 'a-ha' moments. I'm a mom to three great kids (13/11/8) and Girl Scout Troop Leader to 11 awesome fifth-grade girls who provide me perspective daily on the things that really matter. I'm also married to a guy who is still my best friend through it all. And once in a while, I enjoy an early Sunday morning coffee and Sprinkles cupcake while sitting on the beach watching surfers at Zuma in Malibu.

See all the featured Smart Women here.