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   
    Name Company
    1 Allen Anderson Anderson Hospitality Services
    2 Maya A Augelli, CTA Chimera Travel
    3 Courtney Babcock Chester County Convention & Visitors Bureau
    4 Kathleen A Baumer, CMP Talley Management Group, Inc.
    5 Kate Blunt, CMP The Logan Hotel
    6 Jessica Bryer Walnut Hill College
    7 Caitlin Casey University of Pennsylvania Hospitality  Services
    8 Jim Cohn Mid-Atlantic Events Magazine
    9 Jennifer Corea Student at School of Sport Tourism And Hospitality Management Temple University  
    10 Tori Cuccurullo Temple University Student
    11 Samantha Marie Dale A to Z Party Rental
    12 Laila Ea, CMP HMCC The SOSI  Events
    13 Brian Follett DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia - Valley Forge
    14 Cathi Friend ASTM International
    15 Judy J. Geriot Corporate Dimensions
    16 Kristine G.P. Golden, CMP Bryn Mawr Communications Group
    17 Antoinette Gouveia, HMCC, CIS Maritz Travel Company
    18 Jasmine Harmon Walnut Hill College
    19 Maureen Hennessey New Jersey meetings + events & Pennsylvania meetings + events
    20 Scott Higgins Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board
    21 David Holloway EAGLE MANAGEMENT GROUP, INC.
    22 Christina Matranga Eagle Management Group
    23 JoAnne Hunsicker Explore St. Louis
    24 Christine Jean-Francois Walnut Hill College
    25 Corrisha  Jeffreys
    26 Lee Johnson-Lowe Lord Baltimore Hotel
    27 Linda M. Jones, CMP HMCC Pennsylvania Convention Center
    28 Christopher Keane, CMP Omni Hotels & Resorts
    29 Steve Kearney PSAV
    30 Tracy Kowall The Logan, Philadelphia's Hotel
    31 Allison Kulik Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center
    32 Daniel Love In Your Service Events
    33 Karen Mandel Normandy Farm Hotel & Conference Center
    34 Erica Mason The Westin Philadelphia
    35 Kellie  Mayrides, CMP Dyventive
    36 Richard J. McCadden Kalahari Resort & Convention Center
    37 Alyssa McDermott DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City
    38 Matt Melosky Temple University Student
    39 Karan Patel Temple University
    40 Jami Peters Corporate Dimensions
    41 Susan Powell
    42 Jordan Sanders Hollowsands Luxury Limousines
    43 Katie T Schultz Chubb Hotel & Conference Center
    44 Natalie Spacco, HMCC Meetings & Incentives Worldwide, Inc.
    45 Kelley S Thwaite, CMP Experient/KM Event Productions, LLC
    46 Matthew Velasquez Student
    47 Justin Wusinich Helms Briscoe
    48 Tim  Yabor  Sofitel Philadelphia
    49 Cynthia Younes Visit Montgomery