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Ask the Expert - Measuring Success of Your Meeting

Published: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Question: We are in the planning stages of our next annual company meeting. In the past I have heard people say they attend because they must but do not get much from the meeting. How can I get my people more engaged? Answer: When you have an annual meeting many times the efforts tend to be more focused on social activities for people to mingle than on the

One Word Stories at MPI-CAC Winter Knowledge Share

Published: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 The MPI-CAC Winter Knowledge Share took place on February 8th at the iconic Second City-Up Comedy Club located at the corner of North and Wells. Over 100 event professionals attended the sold out event, which was expertly coordinated by the MPI Education committee led by Brooke Weidman from W Hotels and Lindsay Woike from American College of Healthcare

Engagement at NEXT2017

Published: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Be sure to stop by Roger Haskett’s talk “Create Engagement’ at the upcoming NEXT2017 MPI event in Chicago. Roger has a passion for helping people find and act on engagement. Be ready for a fun filled session that incorporates music, games, trivia and more to meet his promise that ‘it will be a blast!’ Roger, a teacher and an

Two Factors You’re Forgetting When You Plan Your Event

Published: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Chances are that you can picture the event you are planning in your mind before the first vendor calls you back with pricing. Whether the event is a wedding, small outdoor concert, or a corporate meeting, you can visualize the ideal experience for the guests and how you want everything laid out at the venue. From the tables and centerpieces to the

Trends with Benefits: Acronyms

Published: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 JFK (Just For Kicks), I wanted to write an article for MPI (Meeting Professionals International) about popular slang words and acronyms. AFAIK (As Far As I know) many people don’t know what a lot of these words mean. I also included some industry terms in case the slang terms are not of interest. I am hoping you at least understand the Millennials

Sourcing – 5 tips to help you get it right the first time

Published: Monday, January 23, 2017 Welcome to my column on meeting and event sourcing. I look forward to bringing you tips and ideas to help book your next meeting of any size and shape. Having been both a supplier and planner, I hope to provide you with insight that makes it easier for you to find the perfect place for your next event. To start off the New Year, I would like to give you 5

Trends with Benefits: Communication

Published: Monday, January 23, 2017 In the beginning there were landlines and it was good! Then came the fax- and so, too the computer, crawling and gnawing its way from a primordial techno-ooze, ever adapting and mutating. Much as life requires a stimulus to grow, as our need for ever faster communication increased, so did the response to that need grow; ever faster, eventually smaller and

Ask the Expert – Your Audience is Your Brand

Published: Monday, January 23, 2017 Question: We are a mature organization having been founded over 50 years ago. We are finding that our conference attendance has continued to decline and those who attend our events do not seem to be as engaged in the agenda. How do we solve this problem? Answer: One thing that you must remember is that your audience is your brand. If you do not give them

Ask the Expert – Inclement Weather

Published: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Question: We recently went through some rather severe weather. How should we manage our operations when it is not safe for people to be outside and travel to work? Answer: First let me suggest that you verify with your staff that they have a computer at home with internet access. Your Internal Systems should have the ability for remote access even if it is

Trends with Benefits: Thinking Green in 2017!

Published: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 2016 has come and gone- and I’m not sure anyone will miss it (how could you have taken Bowie!?), but now it’s time to look ahead to a brighter future- here’s to 2017 being a banner year! And while the United States will still be figuring out where it stands on climate change and the Paris agreements, we spoke with Ryan Sands who has

Why MPI for 2017

Published: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 If you really want to continue to grow or start your career and build your professional image MPI is the place to be. The Chicago Area Chapter offers a wider compliment of member organizations to help you expand your industry connections. It is also the largest organization of its type in the region. Planners have a need to find vendors who are up to date

A Message from the Immediate Past President - Annual Business Meeting

Published: Wednesday, June 29, 2016

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What's Going on at MPI Chicago

Published: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 The 2016-2017 MPI-CAC Calendar of Events is now available. Download it now and save these dates to your calendar! Note: dates, events and venues are subject to change MPI-CAC Calendar of Events

New Sponsorship Opportunities!

Published: Monday, February 29, 2016 MPI-CAC has posted new Sponsorship Opportunities. Click here for more information!

Check Out MPI-CAC's Sponsors!

Published: Thursday, May 28, 2015 Looking for a new partner? Click here for a list of MPI-CAC's sponsors and trusted partners to get some new ideas!

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