Sixth annual HB Cares Minnesota event to provide more than $80,000 in donations and gifts and seeks community contributions of non-perishable food, books and art supplies.
Minneapolis, Minn - HelmsBriscoe, the global leader in meeting procurement, today announced they will host their annual HB Cares Client event on Thursday, December 10, 2015 from 5PM - 8PM at the JW Marriott at the Mall of America. Through their Partners, they have raised more than $80,000 and will team with a number of Twin Cities charities to purchase gifts and donations to support their various missions. Over the past five years the firm has raised and contributed just under $300,000.
The Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Foundation has set a new record, raising more than $335,000 during IMEX America in Las Vegas this week. The money was generated from an industry leaders wine auction as well as through ticket sales, bungalow and cabana sponsorships and the support of host sponsors Caesars Entertainment and the IMEX Group for Rendezvous, the IMEX America Night.
The International Association of Conference Centres (IACC) announced the election of Alex Cabañas as Global President, effective immediately.
Alex Cabañas, CEO of Benchmark Hospitality International near Houston, will serve a two-year term as head of the association, which has over 350 conference and meeting venue members in 22 countries worldwide. Cabañas has been active with IACC for a number of years and serves as Vice President of the IACC-Americas chapter, having joined the IACC-Americas Board in 2011 and the IACC Global Board in 2012. During his tenure, Cabañas co-chaired a task force to conduct a review of IACC on a global basis. He leads the IACC 2020 task force, which is developing a strategy that will take IACC on a 5-year journey and will set the goals for the organization to achieve further success.
Meeting Professionals International (MPI) announces the confirmed slate of volunteer leaders for its 2016 Board of Directors. Board member and officer selections are effective January 1, 2016, for the term of January 1 through December 31, 2016.
Toys for Tots is returning to The National Conference Center for the sixth year to hold its 2015 Toys for Tots Coordinator Conference. Nearly 500 coordinators from around the nation will attend the conference from September 17-20. They will learn everything from handling donations and coordinating toy drop offs to a basic understanding of how IRS tax rules affect the campaign. The meeting also provides participants the opportunity to learn from each other and share experiences.
With a mission to help meetings industry people in crisis, several prominent meetings industry leaders have launched The Meetings Industry Fund, a new 501(c)(3) foundation.
The Fund will provide financial assistance during times of crisis to individuals who are directly involved in the planning, execution, delivery and support of meetings. For example, if a meeting professional out of work and suddenly faces a medical emergency, The Meetings Industry Fund can be there to help.
Meetings Mean Business (MMB) announced today that Lanyon has become the first software company from the meetings, events and travel industry to join its board of directors. Founded in 2009, MMB brings together leaders from across the industry to demonstrate the substantial value derived from meetings, conferences, conventions, travel, trade shows and exhibitions.
MPIOH 27th Annual Education & Scholarship Auction
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
The Meeting Professionals International Ohio Chapter (MPIOH) is holding the 28th Annual Education & Scholarship Auction on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 in Hilliard, OH (Columbus). The proceeds from the Auction are used to defray costs of MPIOH related educational programs and for educational scholarships. In addition, our selected charity, Camp Kesem, will receive a portion of the proceeds.
We would appreciate your participation in the Auction through the donation of auction items. As a contributor, you will receive exposure to over 1000 meeting planners and suppliers through item lists, promotional materials, and the MPIOH website prior to the Auction, as well as visibility to over 100 attendees during the networking reception and Auction on November 18th. After the Auction, you will be recognized as a contributor to our success through our chapter newsletter, which is distributed to over 350 meeting industry planners and suppliers.
The Nebraska Legislature has appropriated $250,000 to the Nebraska Tourism Commission to administer dollar-for-dollar matching grants in FY2015-16 (July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016) to provide marketing assistance grants to communities, organizations and local tourism promotional groups hosting national or international-caliber events that have the potential to attract a significant percentage of out-of-state visitors and to generate favorable national or international press coverage for Nebraska, increasing exposure through advertising, marketing and promotional efforts.
The Nebraska Tourism Commission is thrilled to host several world class speakers and entrepreneurs at this year’s Nebraska Tourism Conference on October 20-22 at the River’s Edge Convention Center in Columbus. Keynote speaker, Shawn Achor, is one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success. His research on happiness made the cover of Harvard Business Review and his TED Talk is one of the most popular of all time with more than 9 million views. Achor has worked with over a third of Fortune 100 companies, and lectured in more than 50 countries. His Happiness Advantage training is the largest and most successful positive psychology corporate training programs to date. Achor is also the author of The New York Times best-selling books, “The Happiness Advantage and Before Happiness,” as well as “Ripple’s Effect and The Orange Frog.”