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Upcoming Meetings

February Board Meeting

February 09, 2016
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Embassy Suites by Hilton
9300 Baymeadows Road
Jacksonville , FL 32256

All Members are welcome!

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February Educational Event: What Planners Really Think: Insight into How Planners Act and What They Want from Suppliers

February 09, 2016
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Embassy Suites by Hilton
9300 Baymeadows Road
Jacksonville , FL 32256

Don't forget your teddy bears! #GiveBack

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XSITE Tallahassee

February 16, 2016
11:00 AM to 7:15 PM

Florida State Conference Center
555 West Pensacola Street
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1640

Featuring Keynote Speaker Janine Driver

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February Educational Luncheon

What Planners Really Think:
Insight into How Planners Act and What They Want from Suppliers

Anna BlountTuesday, Febrary 9, 2016

Speaker: Anna Blount, Market Research Manager, MMGY Global
Planners - do you want to know how your colleagues are booking events?  Suppliers - do you want to get inside planners' heads?  MMGY Global's Anna Blount has the answers to your questions, from what sources planners are turning to, to what features influence their location selection to what incentives actually tempt them.

 This presentation will reveal the findings of a September 2015 survey of 350 meeting planners, co-sponsored by EProDirect:

*  How planners prefer to hear about meeting facilities and receive hotel information

*  Booking patterns and influential features for domestic and international meetings

*  What promotions move the needle for planners

*  Ways planners believe hotels should improve in 2016

Click here for our speaker's biography and to register for the event! 

MPI North Florida Teddy Bear Round UpWHO?  Community Outreach Commitee - We have restarted the MPI North Florida Chapter's Community Outreach Committee!

WHAT?  Teddy Bear Round Up! - Our first Community Outreach Project!

WHERE?  MPI North Florida's Events - Bring teddy bears you are donating to upcoming MPI events!

WHEN?  Now through the February Educational Luncheon on February 9, 2016 - We will donate the teddy bears on Valentine's Day!

WHY?  To make local children in need smile - We will provide comfort to children who have no belongings or toys for various reasons: house fires, abandonment, eviction or other tragic circumstances.

To get more involved in the Community Outreach Committee, e-mail Dorry Taylor or Sandi Galloway

2016 CMP Study Group

The MPI North Florida CMP Study Group is a 12 week program of educational sessions exclusively focused on the study and review in preparation for the Certified Meeting Professional exam. The study Group also offers the opportunity to earn Continuing Education Units (CEU) for those seeking additional hours to qualify to sit for the CMP exam.

The program meets once a week for 12 weeks will covers the (10) different domains specified in CMP-IS defined by the CMP governing body, the Convention Industry Council (CIC).

Facilitated by local CMP industry experts, each session will offer an in-depth review of the specified domain along followed by a detailed practice exam to test knowledge and understanding of the content.

Study Group sessions will meet weekly from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. The final session will be an extended session from 3:00pm - 7:00pm and will include a mock exam (May 5th).

Cost to participate is $75 for MPI members and $150* for prospective members.

Prospective members who join MPI by April 30 may apply $50 of their study group fee towards membership!
Thank you to our host:
Seasons 52
5096 Big Island Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32246




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