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After Six Mix: Network Unplugged @ Mustang Harry's NYC
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
After Six Mix: Network Unplugged @ Mustang Harry's NYC | New York | NY | United States

After Six Mix is designed as a happy hour style experience. It is not structured, has no fee, no requirements. It is about relaxed interaction with fellow members. Bring your co-workers and friends, interact with like-minded professionals. Enhance your circle of friends with others in this most unique sector.

This month, we will be gathering at Mustang Harry’s. Our hosts will be offering extended happy hour drink pricing, light appetizers and an exclusive space for us to mingle.

These days, everyone knows how influential Social Networking can be to their business endeavors but MPIGNY is going old school, we’re going back to networking socially.

We are throwing it back to the live interaction days. Unplug. Put the constantly needy phone and email out of mind for an hour or so and enjoy. You’ll still be doing, talking, connecting but just minus the apparatus.

Women in Leadership, PYM LIVE 2017 @ Public Hotels
Aug 30 @ 7:30 am – 12:15 pm
Women in Leadership, PYM LIVE 2017 @ Public Hotels | New York | NY | United States

Prior to Plan Your Meetings Live 2017 on August 30th, a Women in Leadership course is being offered from 7:30am – 12:15pm.

Women play key roles in the hospitality and meeting industries, but many find it challenging to move into leadership positions. In fact, recent studies show that women are 28% less likely to get an executive-level position if they possess the skills that make other job applicants attractive candidates for CEO, COO, CMO and CFO positions. In this four-hour course, we’ll examine why this is, what you can do about it and help you create a personal action plan to overcome some of the common career obstacles women face.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
Describe which skills help women ascend to executive leadership roles in this industry (and beyond).
Identify methods for overcoming common challenges women face in obtaining leadership opportunities.
Create a personal action plan for leadership success.
Locate additional resources available to women seeking leadership roles in the meeting and event industry.

Participants of this course receive:
4 clock hours in CMP-IS Strategic Domain E: Human Resources; Domain F: Stakeholder Management
Access code for Clifton StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment
Individual Development Plan worksheets to create a personalized action plan
Peer-to-peer mentoring
Certificate in Executive Leadership Skills

Course overview
Module 1: Executive Leaders Around the World and in the Meetings and Events Industry
Module 2: Challenges and Solutions
Module 3: Creating Your Personal Action Plan
Module 4: Resources for Further Development

Please note, some pre-work is required for this course (skills assessment, light reading and worksheet). These materials will be emailed to participants.

Date: Wednesday, August 30, 2017
7:30 AM – 12:15 PM

• 7:30 am – Registration
• 8:00 am – WIL program begins
• 10-10:15 am – Break (light snacks)
• 12:15 pm – WIL program ends

PYM LIVE 2017 @ Public Hotels
Aug 30 @ 12:00 pm – 5:15 pm
PYM LIVE 2017 @ Public Hotels | New York | NY | United States

Join PYM for their 2017 LIVE Event in NYC on August 30th!

Meeting and event planners love coming to PYM LIVE Events for three main reasons:

1) Discover education that is cutting-edge, relevant and engaging.
2) Forge meaningful relationships that help you deliver on your meeting’s strategic objectives.
3) Research destinations, hotels and other meeting-related services that help you deliver value to your organization and your attendees.

Admission is free for qualified meeting/event planners who do site selection or influence those decisions for their company’s meetings and events, courtesy our event host. Why? Because site-selection speed-meetings comprise a good portion of the event and we want this to be the most relevant, engaging, educational experience possible.

Interactive Technology Education Event @ Stewart Hotel NYC
Sep 12 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Interactive Technology Education Event @ Stewart Hotel NYC | New York | NY | United States

Back to “School” with MPIGNY- Join MPIGNY for our first education event of the year on September 12. Join the Fall “ARnival” a hands-on, interactive education experience exploring the world of Virtual and Augmented Reality and their integration into meetings, events, and hotel and venue sales. This first of its kind education event for MPIGNY will be led by Jim Spellos, a Tech Guru and Past President of MPIGNY.

The entire session will be hands on for you to experience virtual and augmented reality devices, software, and applications at your own speed and interest. Jim Spellos and his team will be there to guide, educate, and answer questions in a Carnival-like atmosphere.

Learner Outcomes Include:

Overview of what augmented and virtual reality is as well as their uses in meetings, events, and hotels and venue sales.
Hands on experiences using virtual and augmented reality software, specialty devices, and applications.
Peer to peer discussion and brainstorming on the uses, application, challenges, and future of augmented and virtual reality in the meetings and events industry.
***Are you a TECHIE or want to be? We need 10 volunteers to help with the technology on this event, please email [email protected] if interested. Training will be given at approximately 4:00 PM the day of the event***

Did you know that Planner Scholarships are available to every MPIGNY Education event due to the generosity of Kalahari Resorts and London and Partners? Please inquire with [email protected]

Our Speaker: Jim Spellos

President of Meeting U, Past President MPIGNY

James Spellos is the President of Meeting U., whose mission is to help people become more productive and comfortable with technology. Jim delivers over 150 seminars annually on how to use technology more efficiently.

Jim is a Past President of MPIGNY and is also an accomplished musician and songwriter and is a proud New York City resident.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
5:30pm – 8:00pm

5:30pm: Networking Reception
6:30pm – 8:00pm: Welcome and Education

The Stewart Hotel
371 Seventh Avenue at 31st Street
New York, NY

Registration Fees:
Planner Member – $35.00
Planner Non-Member – $45.00
Supplier Member – $60.00
Supplier Non-Member – $90.00
Student ‎- $25.00

The Event Planner Expo 2017 @ The Metropolitan Pavilion
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Event Planner Expo 2017

Wednesday, October 4th, 4PM – 8PM 
(VIP Entry 3:00PM)

The Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street, New York, NY

Join us for New York City’s premier tradeshow for the events and hospitality industry. Visit over 150 booths and network with 2,500+ event planning professionals and corporate decision makers.



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The Biggest Names in Event Planning

All Under One Roof! 

The 5th Annual Event Planner Expo will feature more than 150 booths of venues and event services and 2,500+ attendees including top event planners, key decision makers, corporate executives, brides-to-be, and more. The Event Planner Expo is your one stop shop for finding everything you need to create flawless events for years to come. But that’s not all, this event is an amazing opportunity to network with other event professionals in attendance and create lasting business relationships.

Explore all 3 floors of The Event Planner Expo and experience…

  • 150+ Exhibitors

  • 2,500+ Attendees

  • Live Entertainment

  • Gourmet Appetizers, Desserts, & Beverages

  • Countless networking opportunities

  • Speaker series featuring influential business leaders

Engage with Influential Business Leaders at The Event Planner Expo Speaker Series




This year’s all star speaker series lineup includes Martha Stewart, television personality and Founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Colin Cowie, CEO of Colin Cowie Enterprises, and Randi Zuckerberg, former Director of Marketing at Facebook. The Event Planner Expo Speaker Series is your opportunity to learn how to increase your overall business, build your brand, find out about the latest event trends, and get advice from these influential industry leaders.

Important Things to Know

Tickets to The Event Planner Expo are non-refundable.

All sales are final.

All attendees must be 21+.

No children will be permitted to enter.

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