January 2018 Meeting

January 18, 2018 4:00 PM to January 19, 2018 12:00 PM
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Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Uptown
401 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28202
http://embassysuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/north-carolina/embassy-suites-by-hilton-charlotte-uptown-CLTMLES/index.html
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Tentative Meeting Agenda

Thursday, January 18th 

TimeFunctionLocation
3:00pm-4:30pm  Board of Directors Meeting

Embassy Suites Uptown

3:30pm-7:30pm        Registration

Embassy Suites Uptown                

3:30pm-4:30pm  Committee Meeting

Embassy Suites Uptown

3:30pm-4:30pm         Committee Meeting

Embassy Suites Uptown

4:45pm - 6pm                                                                                                                

Education Session: "Could You Just Do One More Thing?"

The use of the CMP Preferred Provider Pre-Check logo is not an endorsement by the Events Industry Council of the quality of the session. This logo means that this session has met the criteria to be pre-approved for CMP certification credit.

Embassy Suites Uptown                                                                                                                                          

6:30pm - 7:00pm New Member/First Timer Mixer

Embassy Suites Uptown

7:00pm - 9:00pm               Welcome Reception                                                                     

Embassy Suites Uptown

 

Friday, January 19th

TimeFunctionLocation
7:30am Registration

Embassy Suites Uptown

8:00am - 9:00am                

Breakfast 

Sponsored by Hilton Head Island CVB

Embassy Suites Uptown

8:30am Chapter Announcements                                                                                        

Embassy Suites Uptown

9:00am - 10:30am                                                                                                      

Education Session: "I Love My Client; They Just Have This One Annoying Habit!" (Part 1 of 2)

The use of the CMP Preferred Provider Pre-Check logo is not an endorsement by the Events Industry Council of the quality of the session. This logo means that this session has met the criteria to be pre-approved for CMP certification credit.

Embassy Suites Uptown                                                                                                                                   

10:30am - 10:45am Morning Break

Embassy Suites Uptown

10:45am - 11:45am

Education Session: "I Love My Client; They Just Have This One Annoying Habit!" (Part 2 of 2)

The use of the CMP Preferred Provider Pre-Check logo is not an endorsement by the Events Industry Council of the quality of the session. This logo means that this session has met the criteria to be pre-approved for CMP certification credit.

Embassy Suites Uptown

12:00pm - 12:30pm CMP Exam Information Session

Embassy Suites Uptown

 

EDUCATION 

Could You Just Do One More Thing?

Thursday, January 18 (4:45-6pm)

How do you set boundaries with your clients, either internal or external? When planning events, what client question makes you cringe? “Could you do just one more thing?”  Does someone you know suffer from lavish taste with a small budget?  This is referred to as “Scope Creep.”

Learn to establish clear goals and objectives, define the scope of the project and responsibilities and you will be able to control the extent of your obligations and evaluate your success.

After participating, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the term “Scope Creep” and learn three ways to use it to your advantage
  • Add five new resources to assist you while your “to do” list keeps expanding
  • Triage a request and determine the best plan of action based on the eternal dilemma of quick, cheap, or right.
  • Learn preventive measures to reduce “Scope Creep’s “occupancy in your planning cycle.

The use of the CMP Preferred Provider Pre-Check logo is not an endorsement by the Events Industry Council of the quality of the session. This logo means that this session has met the criteria to be pre-approved for CMP certification credit.

 

I Love My Client; They Just Have This One Annoying Habit! 

Friday, January 19 (9:00-11:45am)

Hospitality Sales Managers, you have taken the time to build a relationship, did the homework and gave a site inspection to sell.  You responded correctly to the RFP and on time.  Why do you feel like you are in a black hole?  Phone calls, e-mails and maybe even snail mail, all go answered?

I love my client; they just have this one annoying habit!  Thoughts and reflections from a supplier’s vantage point.

Let us collaborate and learn together from each other.  Please bring your top pet peeves and challenges in working with meeting planners.  Together as a group, instructor and participants will come up with a variety of solutions to ease your stress and anxiety while solving the challenges.

Learning Outcomes

After participating, attendees will be able to:

  • Learn tips, tools, and best practices from you peers.
  • Ask the Right Business Questions
  • Share your knowledge to become an industry expert
  • Create a personal toolbox for you to source any time you need one great idea.
  • Increased productivity and performance.
  • Improved supplier and planner relationships.

The use of the CMP Preferred Provider Pre-Check logo is not an endorsement by the Events Industry Council of the quality of the session. This logo means that this session has met the criteria to be pre-approved for CMP certification credit.

 

SPEAKER

Lynne Wellish, CMP, CHSE is an award winning speaker, consultant, trainer and Hospitality Educator with Triage Meetings and Events, a meeting and event consulting and training firm. A graduate of UNLV in Hospitality Management and an adjunct faculty member at Scottsdale Community College in the Hospitality College, Lynne has over 30 years in the industry in a variety of positions. In 2010, for her article, “Stop the Creep”; Lynne won the bronze Azbee Award for How-To Article from the American Society of Business Publication Editors. In 2009, Lynne won the AZMPI’s chapter's Mentor of the Year award and in 2012 she won the Ed Scannell Leadership award for lifetime achievement. In 2014, Lynne won the Arizona Society of Association Executive Membership award for designing and executing the AZMPI Volunteer-a-thon. In 2016 the MPIAZ chapter won a RISE award for the AZMPI Volunteer-a-thon.  Lynne’s true passion is coaching and mentoring people in our industry.

ROOM BLOCK

A room block is being held at the Embassy Suites Charlotte Uptown Charlotte with a room rate of $159 a night. The group rate will be honored for 2 days pre and post conference based on availability! Book your room before January 3, 2018 to receive the group rate! Visit the group page here to book your room online

Tickets

$85.00 Member Full Registration
$100.00 after 05:00 pm January 5

$120.00 Non-Member Full Registration
$135.00 after 05:00 pm January 5

$60.00 Member Reception Only
$75.00 after 05:00 pm January 5

$70.00 Member Education Only
$85.00 after 05:00 pm January 5

$80.00 Non-Member Reception Only
$95.00 after 5:00 pm January 5

$90.00 Non-Member Education Only
$105.00 after 05:00 pm January 5

$55.00 Student
$70.00 after 05:00 pm January 5

$75.00 Spouse / Non-Industry Guest
$90.00 after 05:00 pm January 5

$225.00 Chapter Meeting Vendor Table - Member

$275.00 Chapter Meeting Vendor Table - Non-Member