MPI Potomac FYI
New Member & Volunteer Spotlight
By Christine Faiman, CMP, Board Director/Global Account Executive, Marriott International

MPI Potomac's Business Development "BD" team is responsible for the chapter's networking events and sponsorship relationships.

MPI Potomac's networking events are the chapter’s signature events, which include our kick-off reception in August – MPI Potomac’s Summer Sizzle/Committee Fair Reception, followed by our Fall Networking Event (in partnership with the PCMA Capital Chapter), and culminating with our annual Spring Derby Days Reception.
MPI Potomac’s generous sponsors, cash and in-kind, assist our chapter in supporting our members through the various educational and networking events hosted annually. To ensure our sponsors understand our sincere appreciation of their support, our team puts together and manages a sponsor care program that ensures that each of our sponsors receive the commitments that MPI Potomac extended them in return for their sponsorship, fostering better relationships with our sponsors.

MPI Potomac’s Business Development team embraces and values the trust of our members and sponsors.  We sincerely appreciate the relationship we share with each of you and look forward to the culmination of an amazing year.
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News & Announcements
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Consider participating in our MPI Potomac Chapter's CMP Preparation Course – Spring (February 21-May 1, 2017). The Spring CMP Preparation Course will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on each successive Monday at AASHTO's offices (Union Station). This 11-week course is facilitated by local, experienced CMPs and includes handouts for each domain, complete information about the exam, and test-taking tips.

Upcoming CMP testing dates:
May 5-14, 2017
August 4-13, 2017
November 3-12, 2017
When: Thursday, April 6, 2017, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Where: Visit Alexandria, 625 N. Washington St., Suite 400, Alexandria, VA 22314

The Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate (HMCC) program provides health care meeting compliance stakeholders with the knowledge and experience they need to successfully navigate the increasingly complex pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device regulatory environment. A broad range of health care topics including cross-border health care compliance, industry trends, global regulations and compliance, codes, laws and mandates will be covered.

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Upcoming Events
When: March 22, 2017 4-7:30 p.m.
Where: City View Room, George Washington University, Washington, DC (Metro: Farragut North/Farragut West)

Join us for our widely popular annual Round Table Discussions at the beautiful City View Room at the George Washington University. Learn from industry experts, exchange ideas with your peers and walk away with great ideas to implement the next day at your organization.
When: April 25, 2017, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Omni Shoreham Hotel Washington, DC (Metro: Woodley Park/National Zoo)
When: May 24, 2017, 4-7:30 p.m.
Where: Embassy Row Hotel, Washington DC (Metro: DuPont Circle)
MACE! 2020
When: February 22-23, 2017
Where: Washington Hilton, Washington, DC (Metro: DuPont Circle)


MPI Potomac’s Mid-Atlantic Conference and Expo! (MACE!) 2017, is an educational conference and business forum for the meetings and events industry, presented by the Meeting Professionals International Potomac Chapter (MPI Potomac). MACE! '17 will provide hundreds of meeting professionals from the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond an unrivaled opportunity to learn from industry leaders, advance their careers and impact their organizations. Education sessions will range from keynote presentations to full and mini concurrent sessions approved for clock hours. MACE! '17 will also focus on building strategic business relationships in a unique formats of a "flipped" marketplace, where planners host suppliers for pre-scheduled appointments, tech alley exhibitions, networking breaks and reception.

Jennifer Golbeck, Closing Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jen Golbeck is a world leader in social media research and science communication. She began studying social media from the moment it emerged on the web a decade ago, and is one of the world’s foremost experts in the field. She is an associate professor in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, and is also the Director at the Social Intelligence Lab. If you are not one of the nearly 2 million people who have seen her TEDx Talk on social media, we promise, it's worth 10 minutes of your time.

Jeff Beals: Jeff Beals helps companies find better prospects, close more deals and capture a greater market share. He is an international award-winning author, sought-after keynote speaker, and accomplished sales consultant. Visit Jeff’s blog and learn about his thoughts on a Sales Detox, and what you might need to stop doing.

Or view a short video of Jeff in action here!

Michelle Wierzgac: Michelle Wierzgac, a prominent keynote speaker and author, promises that attendees will leave her session with at least one passionate, life transforming leadership tool; something that will change the way you seek out solutions and practically apply them. What will you leave with? Visit Michelle’s blog for some of her powerful leadership ideas, or check out this video on business trends for a quick preview of the education you'll get at MACE!


Not registered yet? Register for MACE! here!

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