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A Note From The President
We are kicking off 2014 with some exciting new changes to our chapter publications.  We hope you will like this new design and streamlined content.  PMPI FYI aims to keep you up to date on all of the opportunities and activities that membership in PMPI provides to you. I'd like to take this chance to encourage you to register today for one of our premier opportunities, MACE!  You can read more about it in the links below.  We hope to see you there, and I hope you find everything you need this year in PMPI FYI!
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Reach out to like-minded professionals who are not members of the Potomac Chapter (PMPI) to:
  • Connect to the brightest and best in our industry.
  • Have access to premier educational opportunities and our regional MACE! Conference. 
Click here for details on the 2014 Recruitment Campaign.
Our planner community loves to Buy PMPI! The support of our sponsors does not go unnoticed and has yielded great business results for our contributors. Get your organization in the spotlight and leave your imprint in the PMPI Hall of Fame. Sponsorship opportunities range to fit everyone’s budget and help your company Make Your Mark! Any way you participate, you are sure to be a remembered! MACE! 2014 will be held February 25-26, 2014 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C. 
Click here to see the PMPI MACE 2014 Sponsorship Opportunities available.

And please contact Melissa Benowitz, MACE Sponsorship Chair, for more details:
Melissa Benowitz, CMP
Phone: (301) 948-4600

Serving on the PMPI Board of Directors is your incredible opportunity to expand your network, distinguish yourself from your peers and contribute to the continuing success of the Potomac Chapter. We are looking for individuals who want to advance our industry and see our chapter's role in this task. Also, we are looking for individuals who want others to succeed and help to make decisions that will affect positive outcomes for the entire chapter. Does this sound like anyone you know? Encourage them to apply or take the leap yourself! 

The Nominating & Governance Committee is currently seeking candidates to serve in the following leadership positions for the 2014-2015 PMPI Board of Directors: 

  • President-Elect (three-year commitment, with automatic succession to President in 2015-2016 and Immediate Past President in 2016-2017)
  • Vice President of Education (two-year term)
  • Vice President of Finance (two-year term)
  • Vice President of Membership (two-year term)
  • (5) Board Directors (two-year term)

The Board of Directors is currently comprised of 17 chapter members (seven Executive Committee members and 10 Board Directors). Matthew Wales will serve as the 2014-2015 PMPI Chapter President.

For further information and to access the Candidate Interest Form, visit our website at Be sure to reach out to our current board, including Nominating & Governance Committee Chair and PMPI Immediate Past President Will Trokey, with any questions. Will can be reached at (202) 459-4690 or

So now, what are you waiting for?! Here is your chance to help shape the future of PMPI's Hall of Fame. Apply today! 
Irving Convention & Visitors Bureau
Upcoming Events
The PMPI CMP University Boot Camp is an intensive full-day review of the CMP International Standards that focuses on key areas of concern and test taking tips. Whether you are taking the course to kick-start your studies or make final preparations to take the August exam we will not abuse you, but set you on the right path during this intensive session with the experienced facilitators and most-recent test-takers. Register here today! 
It is time to Make Your Mark and join fellow meeting professionals at the Mid-Atlantic Conference & Exposition, MACE! 2014, February 25-26, 2014 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C. 
Meeting Professionals International and the Potomac Chapter are renowned for providing quality education and MACE! 2014 is the epitome of learning. The programming at MACE! 2014 will provide you with the tools and resources to Make Your Mark. From the hottest technology tools to industry trends, our stellar education tracks include opportunities for both event planners and suppliers.
  • Advocacy & Sustainability
  • Event Technology
  • Meeting Design/Food & Beverage
  • Leadership
  • Budgeting, Finance & Negotiation
Register here today! 


On Wednesday, March 12, 2014, come learn from your peers, those who have traveled the roads that you are currently trying to navigate. This unique learning experience will be constructed of round table discussions with 10 different parts of the industry hosting a table. You will have the opportunity to engage in three different roundtable discussions during this educational experience. The March Educational Experience will be held at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, MD.

Find more information and register here

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Greater Phoenix CVB
Howard County Tourism and Promotion
The Boar's Head
Space Needle


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.