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2017 Global Meetings Industry Day
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When: April 6, 2017
4:00 PM
Where: Crowne Plaza - Atlanta Midtown
590 West Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, Georgia  30308
United States

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MPI Georgia Chapter Attendance Policy: All Essential Level members or non-members are limited to no more than two events in one fiscal year and must pay the Essential Level/Non-member rate. MPI Preferred or Premier Level members are welcome to attend all chapter events at the Member Price.
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Global Industry, Local Impact

The benefits of our industry often go unnoticed. Meetings play a critical role in developing personal connections, driving positive business outcomes and building strong communities. Every day we face professional challenges that effect our businesses, our meetings and events. Our panel of industry leaders will discuss the impact our industry has both globally and locally. Sharing their insights on the impact events have on the local community, giving attendees a greater understanding of the economic significance of their business, and through collaborative efforts, discuss ways we can deal with the challenges we currently face.

From this session, you will:

* Understand the impact that meeting, conference, convention, trade shows and exhibitions have on business and our local community.

* Find ways we can deal with the professional challenges we currently face in our industry

* Learn ways our collaborative efforts can result in positive business outcomes for our industry


Erica Qualls – Battey, General Manager Atlanta Marriott Marquis

Ron Olejko – Senior Director-Meeting Services, American College of Rheumatology

Ann Godi – President & CEO, Benchmarc360, Inc.

Mark Zimmerman – General Manager at Georgia World Congress Center

Moderator – Chris Colbert, Director of Trade Show Sales, Cobb Travel and Tourism

“This program has been submitted to the Convention Industry Council for CMP Preferred Provider review.”


4:00 pm - 5:30 pm: Educational Panel

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm: Networking Reception


Registration Fee

Per Person  –  $25

Online registration will close Friday, March 31 at 5:00 pm


If you need to cancel your registration a full refund will be granted if cancellation is received in writing before 5:00 PM on Friday, March 31. After that time there will be no refunds. Please send cancellation notice to Additionally, registration fees may not be applied or transferred to future events.


If you have registered but are unable to attend the meeting, you may substitute another employee from your company at no additional charge. Please send written notification of this change before 5:00 PM on Friday, March 31 to After that time, substitutions will need to be made onsite.

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