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5/16/2017
When: Tuesday, May 16, 2017
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: The Westin Buckhead Atlanta
3391 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia  30326
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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Workshop: How To Make Everyone on Your Team a Chief Brand Officer

8:00 am - 8:30 am: Workshop Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 am - 11:00 am:  Workshop

Every employee in an organization is a key to having a strong brand and should be recognized as a salesperson, regardless of their actual title. They represent YOU. And with so many options on how to connect with clients, it can be difficult to find what works best. Not everyone communicates or receives information in the same way, so finding multiple ways to distribute information, while keeping the message consistent, and have it well received is KEY to long term success.

Let’s have some real talk about how you build a sales team, a brand and sustain it over the long term.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define your (or your company's) unique Brand Message 
  • Learn techniques and concepts that will train your team on being strong brand ambassadors 
  • Learn ways to promote your brand through marketing and sales 
  • Understand key sales skills your team should possess
   This workshop has been approved for two (2) CE credits.

LuncheonForecasting Trends and Social Media's Influence on Meeting and Event Décor

11:00 am -11:45 am: Registration & Networking 
11:45 am - 1:30 pm: Program

Many outlets, from fashion to television and social media, contribute to what’s hot and what’s not each year in Meetings & Events. In this session you will learn how to set yourself apart as an industry leader and master the skill of translating the latest fashions into chic events and where to turn to forecast these trends year after year. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover the secrets behind identifying key influencers and to pinpoint which prints, fabrics, themes and textures are currently trending.·      
  • Know where to turn to identify the key color trends from season to season·      
  • Discover the role color psychology plays in your events.·      
  • Learn how you and your team can upsell the most fashionable designs to your clients.
   This luncheon has been approved for one (1) CE credit.

Kate Patay, CPCE

Vice President, National Association for Catering & Events

Faculty Lecturer, The International School of Hospitality

Director, SEARCH Foundation

Advisor, Student Event Planners Association


 

Kate Patay, CPCE, is an international speaker & consultant, NACE National Vice President, SEPA Advisor and Lecturer at The International School of Hospitality in Las Vegas. She's been a recognized industry professional for nearly 20 years in many facets of special events.

In 2015 she was honored with the coveted Pacesetter Award from the Convention Industry Council (CIC) and an Esprit Award from ILEA for her work in the Green Sector of Events. In 2016, she received the Event Solutions Spotlight Award for Innovation. She was an integral part of Creative Coverings receiving Emerald Green Certification in 2012, giving them the distinct honor of being the only national linen company with this coveted eco-friendly designation.

Kate has been also nominated as Nevada’s Saleswoman of the Year and Citizen of the Year in addition to being honored as not only the Most Influential Person in Northern Nevada by the Top 100 Influencers, but as the “Person to Know” by the Reno Gazette Journal, and one of the top 20 Under 40 by Special Event Magazine. Smart Meetings has named her as one of the Top 25 Industry Professionals in 2017 and she consistently is in the Top 3 #EventProfs in North America as ranked by Eventopedia.


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Agenda:

8:00 am - 8:30 am: Workshop Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 am - 11:00 am:  Workshop
10:30 am - 11:00 am: Member orientation
11:00 am -11:45 am: Registration & Networking 
11:45 am - 1:30 pm: Program

Registration Fees:

Before 5:00 PM on Friday, May 5, 2017 - Early Bird Pricing

Workshop Only / MPI Georgia Member - $59
Workshop Only / MPI Georgia Non-Member - $69

Workshop and Luncheon / MPI Georgia Member - 99
Workshop and Luncheon / MPI Georgia Non-Member - $139

Luncheon Only / MPI Georgia Member - $45
Luncheon Only / MPI Georgia Non-Member - $70

After 5:00 PM on Friday, May 5, 2017 thru 5:00 PM on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - Standard Pricing

Workshop Only / MPI Georgia Member - $69
Workshop Only / MPI Georgia Non-Member - $79

Workshop and Luncheon / MPI Georgia Member - $109
Workshop and Luncheon / MPI Georgia Non-Member - $149

Luncheon Only / MPI Georgia Member - $55
Luncheon Only / MPI Georgia Non-Member - $80

Student Rates
Workshop Only / MPI Georgia Student Member - $30
Workshop Only / MPI Georgia Student Non-Member - $40

Workshop and Luncheon / MPI Georgia Student Member - $40
Workshop and Luncheon / MPI Georgia Student Non-Member - $55

Luncheon Only / MPI Georgia Student Member - $20
Luncheon Only / MPI Georgia Student Non-Member - $30

Online registration will close at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Please register before this time to ensure that we have space for you!

All cancellations must be received 48 business hours in advance in order to receive a refund.

Onsite Fees
Please note that MPI Georgia charges an additional $5 onsite fee for any registrations completed after the close of online pre-registration for the event.


Cancellations:

If you need to cancel your registration a full refund will be granted if cancellation is received in writing before 5:00 PM on Wednesday, May 10. After that time there will be no refunds. Please send cancellation notice to info@mpigeorgia.org. Additionally, registration fees may not be applied or transferred to future events.

Substitutions: 

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 Wednesday, May 10 to info@migeorgia.org. After that time, substitutions will need to be made onsite.

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