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Galveston Island CVB
The PMPI Nominating & Governance Committee met on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 to review the Candidate Interest Forms received in response to the 2014-2015 Call for Nominations. After extensive consideration, the committee is pleased to present a completed slate of candidates for the available officer and director positions. The slate can be found here


Who do you know that is a Stand-Out Star in our chapter? Let them know how special they are – submit your nomination now! 

The deadline to submit for this quarter’s Star Award is March 16, 2014
Click here to submit your nomination
The winners will be announced at the next Educational Experience. If you have any questions or need assistance in completing an application please contact PMPI at 301-948-4600 or
Thank you to our Star Award Sponsor:

Share what you know about Meeting Professionals International being the premier organization for our industry by recruiting new members. In return, be rewarded for your efforts with the chance for us to renew your membership for free. Click here to find out more information. 

One of the major events of the PMPI season is coming up this May. It is our fabulous Derby Days event that brings the excitement of the Triple Crown horse races to the Potomac area with the help of our generous sponsor, Louisville CVB. One of the highlights of Derby Days is our Silent Auction, which is one of the major fundraisers for PMPI. The proceeds will help augment the cost of professional development and various member benefits (i.e. PMPI website, PMPI Engage, etc.) of our chapter.

At Derby Days 2014, we anticipate an attendance of more than 150 meeting professionals, and we invite you to participate by providing a donation to our Silent Auction. This year’s Silent Auction will be powered again by online service Bidding For Good. This awesome site allows you to view and bid online before and during Derby Days for our terrific auction items. As a donor, your exposure intensifies greatly for Bidding For Good has a following of more than 300,000 bidders viewing all items in the system!

We encourage you to be creative in this opportunity. Why not consider providing lunch with your congressman, providing a piece of art by a beloved artist or extending a wine tour at a local Virginia winery? Of course, hotel accommodations, airline tickets, transportation items, etc. are perennial winners.  

The Bidding For Good site for the Silent Auction is now open!

CLICK HERE and you will be connected to PMPI's Bidding For Good Auction page. Follow the prompts to place your donation online, including photographs and links to your organization's website. 

We sincerely appreciate your consideration and hope you will donate to this worthy cause.
Irving Convention & Visitors Bureau
Upcoming Events
Build Those Important Business Relationships and Network for FREE.

Join us at Lima Restaurant on March 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Lima is located at 1401 K St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20005. 

Get to know the people who make up the We are MPI. We are thrilled to partner with Lima Restaurant to bring you this fun networking event at absolutely no cost. Munchies and drink specials are being provided by us.

This event is open to all PMPI members, but ALSO to potential members as well, so bring your co-worker, colleagues or boss as well!

For more information and to RSVP on Facebook, click here

Stonewall Jackson Hotel
Greater Phoenix CVB
Howard County Tourism and Promotion
The Boar's Head
Space Needle
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.