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Galveston Island CVB
Sponsorship Program: 
This program is open to qualified, full‐time students wishing to further their professional pursuits through joining MPI. With your generous support, students will receive the financial assistance they need to become members.

Sponsoring a Student:
For detailed information on this amazing opportunity to give back and become a sponsor, please complete the application form here. The form will be kept on record in order of its submission date. Once a qualified student applies for the sponsorship, you will be contacted for payment and to complete the transaction.

Have questions about the sponsorship program or form? Contact the Student Relations Committee Co‐Chair, Angelica Bravo (

**Please note: All of your information will be kept confidential, and only your name will be released to the student upon your request.**

Inside the Flipped Marketplace at MACE! ’14, the name of the game is "business." Centered on the idea of coming together to learn about a new destination, product and/or service coupled with building a long-standing relationship, the opportunities are endless.

For our planner community, make great connections with your supplier community in one afternoon and gain a complimentary full day of education, including CEU credits. You just need to participate in a minimum of 10 appointments. To register your interest, email us at and a member of our team will contact you with more details.  

For our supplier community, as a participant in the Flipped Marketplace, you can plan a course of action, making connections from a choice of more than 50 qualified buyers. MACE! ’14 is the perfect place for you to showcase your products and services to the meetings community. For sponsorship or general inquiries, please email us at  

MACE! ’14 will take place at the Omni Shoreham Hotel on February 25-26, 2014. For updated information on MACE! ’14, click here.

Join hospitality industry professionals from around the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area for HUG D.C. 2014 on Friday, June 6, 2014 at the Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square (convenient to Mt. Vernon/Convention Center Metro Station and Gallery Place Chinatown).

HUG D.C. is a day of volunteer service created with the aim of giving the Washington, D.C., hospitality community a way to give back to the city that gives so much to it. The PMPI Community Outreach Committee is designing this service day that allows our entire hospitality community to show how much giving back means to them – all at once. Next June, join us as we complete multiple community service projects concurrently across the D.C. community, creating the most impact for our neighbors. We will give back to schools, food pantries, the military and more!

On June 6, 2014, our teams will gather at the Carnegie Library to kick off the day with a rally before going out for a day of community service. At the end of the day, we’ll celebrate a job well done with a closing ceremony and networking event back at the library. 

We look forward to seeing all of you lend a hand to HUG D.C. and help make a difference in the lives of those in need. To get involved or sponsor this event, contact Community Outreach Committee co-chair Tabatha Gilmore at
The Challenge: Recruit like-minded professionals who are not members of the Potomac Chapter (PMPI).

The Reason: So meeting professionals can connect, prosper and grow in the profession.

The Reward: Recruit members from September 12, 2013 to December 23, 2013 and be eligible to win $500 cash.

Click here for details. 

On your marks, get set, go... see you at the finish line.

Irving Convention & Visitors Bureau
Upcoming Events

Join us for a spooktacular event! PMPI’s annual Monster Bash is ready to haunt D.C. on Tuesday, October 22 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Get out your costumes and candy bags for a howling good time at our chapter’s first networking event of the fall season. The bash promises to be another wild and memorable PMPI event – so don’t miss out! Halloween will be in the air that night, so who knows what could happen. Make a splash with your best Halloween attire. If you’re not comfortable wearing a costume, just come as yourself. All attending will make this a fabulous evening!

Our haunting location is LivingSocial Headquarters, 918 F St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20004. Register here.

Just when you think it can't happen to your meeting, it does! Forces of nature and unforeseen circumstances are changing the way we conduct meetings. Be prepared for the unknown as a panel of your peers and industry experts share real-life experiences. Register here.
If you have just filled out a CMP application and plan to take the exam sometime between January 23, 2014 and February 1, 2014, save the date to participate in one of the PMPI University CMP Bootcamp scheduled for January 11-12, 2014. If you have any questions in the meantime, please email the Career Development Committee co-chairs.

Colonial Williamsburg Co. Hospitality Group
Greater Phoenix CVB
Howard County Tourism and Promotion
AMA Executive Conference Centers


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.