MPI So Cal Connect

MPI Southern California Chapter


Are you racing to solve your current conundrums and feeling stifled just before the finish line? The home stretch is within reach with a little help from your industry peers.

Join us in a true BEST-PRACTICES RACE TO THE FINISH LINE THINK TANK experience on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022 at 11:00 AM and share your industry challenges and knowledge.

Win, place, or show, you'll gallop away from this event with furlongs of practical info for your next event. 

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Paramount Pictures Special Events
Paramount Pictures®
Iconic spaces await your inspiration at Paramount Pictures, Hollywood’s original and most beloved movie studio. If our locations make movies feel larger than life, just imagine what they can do for your event. With the signature venues on our historic 65-acre lot, we’ve got all the room you need for performers, elephants, ice rinks, lakes, explosions, and up to 5,000 of your closest friends.
Over the next several months, MPISCC will be joining MPI Global in highlighting its value as an INTERNATIONAL community—the “I” in MPI. We will be showcasing international members and promoting professional growth as we paint a global picture of MPI’s value to the entire meeting and event industry, including the thousands of industry professionals around the world.

“I’d like to promote not only Argentinabut the whole Latin America region. I do believe our region has a lot of potential for meetings and events, and I want to be part of that.”

Join Meeting Professionals INTERNATIONAL today!

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AVI Event Services
Pacific Palms Resort
Pictured above: an aerial view of Santa Barabra. Photo credit: Blake Bronstad.


Santa Barbara has been considered “The American Riviera” for over a century, which lends great cachet as a classic resort destination. Meeting attendees enthusiastically anticipate events in this picturesque city of signature red-tile roofs, whitewashed adobe buildings, lush gardens, and pedestrian-friendly, palm-lined boulevards. The Santa Barbara South Coast’s stunning landscapes, picture perfect architecture and cultural riches combine to create a diverse line-up of enticing experiential offerings for groups and individuals.


When the focus is on business, the majority of our meeting hotels and venues boast natural light with outdoor dining and networking spaces that ensure attendees enjoy the year-round Mediterranean climate. Outside of the ballroom, Santa Barbara also excels in offering a huge variety of free-time and team-building activities. Meeting planners will find an oasis of wellness and outdoor recreation, infused with world-class food and wine in a destination large enough to provide a variety of amenities yet small enough to offer individualization of your programming to suit your specific meeting goals. 

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Annenberg Community Beach House Event Services
Annenberg Community Beach House®
Looking for an out-of-town feel for your in-town meeting? Bring your team to the Beach House where beautiful views and soft ocean breezes fuel creativity and renewal. Team-building exercises or executive presentations, meetings or retreats, it’s better at the beach.
Open courtyard with activation spaces Onsite coordinator for event support Easy access off PCH Onsite parking Speedy wifi Easy access to downtown Santa Monica, Los Angeles and LAX
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Industry News
Make your event more sustainable by choosing local food & beverage options, setting sustainability goals, and more.

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Keep a sharp eye on your contracts and especially look for new fees and penalties.

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When scouting your next event venue, be ready to negotiate and lead with your event's strengths, and reconsider what you previously thought about attrition.

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