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Register Today!

 February 5-6, 2013

 Washington Marriott Wardman Park 2660 Woodley Road, NW Washington, DC 20008

MACE! 2013 will feature 1 1/2 days of high level education focused on strategic business proficiencies for meeting professionals. It will include five educational tracks, two in depth workshops, twenty interactive sessions, the Reverse Marketplace, an expo and so much more!!!

MACE! 2013 is stacking up to be fantastic! We have some of the industry’s best speakers who will be speaking on all of the new industry trends, tools, happenings and resources. The educational sessions will provide attendees with instantly applicable tangible skills, while the workshops, Reversed Marketplace and Expo will deliver the tools planners and suppliers need to advance their professional life and career. This will be a conference you won’t want to miss!

The speakers and session descriptions are posted on the conference website. Preview the sessions by clicking here .

Each of these sessions has been designed to deliver impactful messages and immediately applicable tools. Whether you are strengthening your own business or fortifying your personal skills, these sessions will give you the tools you need to advance. Attending MACE! 2013 will help you set your stage for success and advance your offerings.

Register today at our website .



Purchase your tickets today, as this show will sell out, and we cannot guarantee we will have tickets at the door! Bring a friend, co-worker, boss or music lover to the 6:30 PMPI Club!

Please Note: If you have already registered for the MACE! Reception via your MACE! 2013 registration, no need to register again; your ticket is already purchased.

PMPI asks you to be responsible. If you choose to drink alcoholic beverages, please drink responsibly, and don't drink and drive.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Road NW
Washington DC 20008
Metro: Woodley Park/National Zoo

Click here for more details and to register today!


As the 3rd largest chapter in MPI, we rely on the dedication and service of our volunteers to help us lead the chapter, advance our industry and meet the needs of our members. This is your opportunity to expand your network, distinguish yourself from your peers and contribute to the goals and success of the Potomac chapter.

The Nominating & Governance Committee is currently seeking candidates to serve in the following leadership positions for the 2013-2014 PMPI Board of Directors:

• President-Elect (3-year commitment, with automatic succession to President in 2014-2015 and Immediate Past President in 2015-2016)

• Vice President of Communications (two-year term)

• (5) Board Directors (two-year term)

The Board of Directors is currently comprised of 17 chapter members (7 Executive Committee members and 10 Board Directors). Margaret Miller will serve as the 2013-2014 PMPI Chapter President.

Nominations for all positions will be in accordance with PMPI Bylaws. Any supplier or planner member in good standing is eligible for nominations and election to these positions.

Your Candidate Interest Form should include the skills and talents you bring to the board, any past involvement with the chapter, recognition of the time commitment involved in a leadership position and a declaration of your employer’s support.

Applications will be accepted through Friday, February 1, 2013, for terms beginning July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014.

In-person interviews will be conducted with all President-Elect nominees and the Nominating & Governance Committee may schedule phone or live interviews with other candidates as well. The committee will recommend one candidate per position on a slate that will be presented to the membership in March 2013, and if no positions are contested, elected candidates will take office on July 1, 2013.

Please visit our website for more information and to access the Candidate Interest Form. If you have any questions, please contact Kumi Anzalone, CMP, Chair, PMPI Nominating & Governance Committee at 919-889-1204 or .

By Kumi Anzalone, CMP


PMPI Chair, Nominating & Governance Committee & Immediate Past President

Irving Convention & Visitors Bureau
Upcoming Events

PMPI CMP University Winter '13 Boot Camp

  • January 12 & 13, 2013
  • Hyatt Regency Bethesda
  • One Bethesda Metro Center (7400 Wisconsin Ave) Bethesda, Maryland

Registration is now open .

The PMPI CMP University Boot Camp is a two day interactive review of the CMP International Standard, which focuses on key areas of concern and test taking tips. Whether you are taking a future exam, kick-starting your CMP studies or making final preparations to take the exam we are here to help set you on the right path during this intensive session with PMPI’s experienced facilitators and most-recent test-takers.

PMPI CMP Spring University

  • Mondays (except Holidays) beginning March 4 – May 6, 2013
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • 901 E St. NW Washington, DC Metro: Gallery Place

The PMPI CMP University is facilitates by local, experienced CMP’s and includes handouts for each section, complete information about the exam, and test taking tips. Some of the many benefits of participating in the study course include:

  • Clarification of complex material and concepts
  • Great time management assistance
  • Learning CMP test-taking tips
  • Support and encouragement

Important 2013 CMP Dates (Subject to Change)

Application Submission

February 19 – May 7, 2013

May 14 – July 30, 2013

CIC Exam Registration

February 27 – March 20, 2013

May 22 – June 5, 2013

August 14 – September 4, 2013

Exam Dates

May 9 – May 18, 2013

August 8 – August 17, 2013

November 7 – November 16, 2013

For more information on career development, click here .

For more information contact: Sekeno Aldred, CMP at or Robin Roane, CMP, CTE, CCTE at .

Join the conversation about PMPI CMP University by using #PMPIUniv.


Greater Raleigh CVB
News and Announcements

#1 -Donate Funds:

Hurricane Sandy has caused massive destruction and dislocation along the East Coast of the United States. This disaster has caused loss of life, housing and bare essentials. Many hearts have been aching through this Holiday Season and these victims still need our help. PMPI is eager to give some hope to those coping with this travesty. PMPI wants to support our fellow members in New Jersey and New York and we need your help. Our goal is to raise money to help those in need.

"Atlantic City, hospitality workers face financial worries

in Hurricane Sandy's aftermath" –

PMPI member Carrie Mitchell, CMP, national sales manager with the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority, is working closely with her organization to assist families in need in the Atlantic City area. To support one of our members, we have selected their recommended charities:

  • Community Food Bank of New Jersey
  • Salvation Army – New Jersey
  • Division Atlantic City Rescue Mission – A local shelter that is working to house displaced families and the homeless.

We are actively seeking monetary donations to help them purchase food, blankets, space heaters and other items to help those in the affected areas. Your generosity will be greatly appreciated and just may give a family the hope they need for a brighter start in 2013.

Every dollar counts. Click here to donate. If you have any questions, please contact PMPI’s Community Outreach Board Director, Katie Moore, CMP at .

#2 – Save up to 3 Lives at MACE!

Community Outreach Committee is hosting a blood drive in the exhibit hall at Marriott Wardman Park on February, 6 from 10 - 4pm.

The American Red Cross will be posting the best from their team at the MACE Blood Drive booth. The Greater Chesapeake and Potomac (GC&P) Region supplies blood to patients in over 60 hospitals – including 10 trauma centers- in the Baltimore, Washington, Northern Virginia and South Central Pennsylvania area.

On average, the Red Cross holds about 20 drives daily and strives to collect approximately 1,000 units of blood each day in order to fulfill the needs of patients in our community.

Facts About Blood Needs:

  • Every 2 seconds someone in the US needs blood
  • More than 44,000 blood donations are needed every day
  • A single car accident can require as many as 100 pints of blood
  • More than 1 million new people are diagnosed with cancer each year
  • Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment
  • Did you know that 1 pint of blood can save up to 3 lives?
  • Did you know that the American Red Cross supplies approximately 40% of the nation’s blood supply?

This is your chance to save lives – no checkbook required. Commit to donating during MACE today. To sign up in advance, or if you have any questions, contact PMPI’s Community Outreach Board Director, Katie Moore, CMP at .


Meet the Leaders of the Potomac Chapter, learn more about committee opportunities, ask questions about industry certifications and so much more! The Insider is open to all members, new and old, and occurs before or after the PMPI Education Experiences (E2), so just look for the timing on the event registration page and RSVP for the PMPI Insider. Look for more information how to become a PMPI Insider on our website .

Check our website and FaceBook pages to find out about the winners.

Congratulations to all of the nominees:

  • Lauren Nilssen
  • Chandra Ellis
  • Ewell Angelica
  • Bravo Nicole Ratner
  • Johanna Chase
  • Beth Melanson

Remember the days when you were a student, struggling to figure out your place in the world as well as how to pay for that next semester’s textbook? Please consider sponsoring a student member of PMPI. Your $40 sponsorship will offer a student a valuable membership in our chapter and access to our educational & networking events.

For more information, please click here or contact Jessica K. Roberts, CMP, Chair of the Student Involvement Committee at


You've spent years refining your skills as a meeting professional. Now share your experience and knowledge by submitting a presentation for consideration at a PMPI education event. PMPI invites all speakers to submit presentations for our educational initiatives and MACE 2013!

We are very interested in innovative presentation formats including case studies, panel discussions and other cutting-edge adult learning formats. We welcome all new ideas and encourage forward thinking presentations. Our Call for Presentations is continually open and reviewed biannually in March and September.

To submit your presentations, please click here.

Greater Des Moines Convention And Visitors Bureau
Knoxville Tourism & Sports Corporation
The Boar's Head


Please visit our website at to learn more and register for all of our events,
as well as information about the resources we have to offer you.