November Education Program
    “The Smartest Person in the Room: You”

    November 15, 2017
    5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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    The Study at University City
    20 S. 33rd Street
    Philadelphia, , PA


    November Education Program
    "The Smartest Person in the Room: You"
    Facilitator: Judi McLaughlin

    Event Description

    Based on last year’s rave reviews, MPI PHL Chapter is thrilled to once again present this wildly successful program. 

    A fast-paced roundtable format will be utilized to provide each participant with 5-6 minutes of dedicated brainpower to solve their challenges/opportunities. The topics will be completely attendee-driven; no artificial talking points or outlines. Each participant will highlight their own challenge, receive verbal input from their peers and will then walk away with notes on how to best overcome their challenges and accomplish their goals.

    Approved for CE credit

    Learner Outcomes

    Attendees will:

    • Apply new and different problem solving techniques to their own specific business problems;
    • Gain perspective and broaden their knowledge of our industry through exposure to challenges faced by peers in other disciplines;
    • Leave the meeting with new ideas on how to improve their effectiveness in their role.

    Facilitator Information: Judi McLaughlin


    Judi McLaughlin will lead this interactive discussion for the MPI PHL November Education Program. Judi is Managing Director of HelmsBriscoe.

    Drawing from her 28 years of industry experience, she works with corporate and regional leadership teams to provide strategic direction and support of new business development, client retention, business planning, and Associate recruitment efforts.

    A Certified Meeting Professional, Judi graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management. She started her career with Sheraton Hotels in San Diego, Tucson, and New York City where Judi was recruited by a customer and worked as a meeting planner for two professional associations. 

    In 1990, Judi joined McGettigan Partners where she held multiple leadership roles. Judi was part of the pre-opening sales team at the Philadelphia Marriott Hotel and held the position of Director of Meetings for the association management firm, Talley Management. Most recently, Judi held several management team positions with Maritz Travel, including Senior Director, Industry Relations and Sourcing.


    5:00pm - Registration
    5:30pm - Reception
    6:30pm - Welcome Remarks
    6:45pm - Program
    7:45pm - Closing Remarks


      Early Bird Regular Late / Onsite
      (on or before Nov. 5) (Nov. 6 through Nov. 14 before 5:00pm) (after 5:00pm on Nov. 14)
    MPI Members (Preferred/Premier Level) $40 $50 $60
    Non-Member & MPI Essential Level Members $65 $75 $85
    MPI Member Student / Faculty $15 $15 $15
    Non-Member Student / Faculty $15 $15 $15


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    Look Who's Coming   
    Number#  Name Company
    1 Laila Ea, CMP HMCC The SOSI  Events
    2 Cathi Friend ASTM International
    3 Judy J. Geriot Corporate Dimensions
    4 Linda M. Jones, CMP HMCC Pennsylvania Convention Center
    5 Daniel Love In Your Service Events
    6 Richard J. McCadden Kalahari Resort & Convention Center