MPI launches winter event calendar whilst delivering additional membership benefits

The MPI UK and Ireland Chapter, under the leadership of current president, Fiona Pelham, has announced full details of its 2010 winter event calendar along with other plans for the association.

MPI UK and Ireland president and managing director of Sustainable Events, Fiona Pelham: “Education and new business opportunities through networking are two of the greatest benefits of MPI membership but there is plenty more on offer, which is why we are starting the season with an event focused purely on our members.  This will be followed by in depth educational looking at the two most important subjects facing our industry at the moment – the 2012 Olympics and Sustainability.”

The winter events calendar is detailed below:

New board and advisory panel

Pelham has also announced MPI’s creation of an advisory panel, in place to support the development of the UK Chapter, led by two past presidents – Paul Kennedy and Carole McKellar.  These industry leaders will work closely with Pelham’s new board to ensure the chapter is meeting the needs of all members.

The 2010 / 2011 board includes:

  1. President – Fiona Pelham (Sustainable Events Ltd)

  2. President Elect – Samme Allen (Barbican Centre)

  3. Immediate Past President – Anthony Hyde (Barbican Centre)

  4. VP Knowledge/Education – Liz Rice (Metro Broadcast)

  5. VP Marketing – Miguel Neves (SYNAXIS Meetings & Events)

  6. VP Membership – Mandy Torrens (RTE)

  7. VP Regional – Mike Lyon (Write-Style)

  8. VP Sponsorship – Nathalie Jean (Lychee3 Solutions)

  9. VP CSR – Charles Perkins (CIRIA)

  10. VP Events – Rob Eveleigh (Independent Meeting Planner)

  11. VP International/Student Relations – Paul Cook (Clarity Event Insurance)

Pelham continues: “As the structure of this year’s board and calendar has developed we have included a variety of plans to suit all tastes and benefit all members, whilst remaining close to our desire to educate and ensure the growth of the industry.  Venues and sponsors have been identified for a number of the events but details will be confirmed in due course for those later on in the calendar.”

Winter Events Calendar

Thursday 30th September: 6pm-9pm – QEII Conference Centre Being a more well informed event professional.  What MPI can do for you…. An insight into the benefits of MPI membership and how it has helped existing members.

Monday 11th October: 6pm-9pm – Dexter House Olympic update: The London Impact City Operations will discuss the London Experience and how you can prepare. Speakers: Kevin Austin, City Operations GLA – The London Experience; Mark Howell – Visit London

Thursday 14th October: Agency planner Forum – 12pm-3pm Olympic Update: Planner Insights How to prepare for your events in 2012 Speaker: Zyg Racowisz – City Operations GLA

Friday 15th October: Corporate Planner Forum – 12pm-3pm Olympic Update: Planner Insights How to prepare for your events in 2012 Speakers: Zyg Racowisz – City Operations GLA

Monday 15th November: 5pm – 9pm The Teambuilding Challenge: Can your team come tops in our teambuilding taster? Event organiser: Ben Parkinson – Bluehat UK

Monday 4th December: MIStletoe – Joint Industry Association Christmas Party

Thursday 9th December: Corporate planner Forum – 2pm-5pm Sustainability Update: COP 16 and the events industry Speaker: Fiona Pelham

Friday 10th December: Agency Planner Forum – 2pm-5pm Sustainability Update: COP 16 and the events industry Speaker: Fiona Pelham January 10th, 2011: MPI Half Day Conference – 1pm-5pm Event Planning Insights: Creativity on a budget Speakers: tba

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