Event Snapshots: MPISCC Pledges to Evolve

  • Event Snapshots: MPISCC Pledges to Evolve

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

    1. The new Regency Grove event lawn at Concourse Hotel LAX. 

  • Event Snapshots: MPISCC Pledges to Evolve

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

    2. Jennifer Iacuaniello, Kaiser Permamente and Elizabeth Espana. 

  • Event Snapshots: MPISCC Pledges to Evolve

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

    3. David Anderson, Eventive Group. 

  • Event Snapshots: MPISCC Pledges to Evolve

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

    4. Nicole Newman, SearchWide, MPISCC president. 

  • Event Snapshots: MPISCC Pledges to Evolve

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

    5. The team from Classic Party Rentals: Dominic Venn-Lever; Johanna Marin; Mary Tostenrud; Aiko Choi; Stacey Mehalik; Trish Stevens and Gus Galanis. 

  • Event Snapshots: MPISCC Pledges to Evolve

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

    6. The Regency Ballroom. 

  • Event Snapshots: MPISCC Pledges to Evolve

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

    7. Desserts. 

  • Event Snapshots: MPISCC Pledges to Evolve

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

    8. Mariles Krok, MPISCC immediate past president, Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board.

  • Event Snapshots: MPISCC Pledges to Evolve

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

     9. Jeff Rostek and Bob Blongiewicz, Concourse Hotel LAX. 

On June 23, the Meeting Professionals International Southern California Chapter (MPISCC) gathered at the Concourse Hotel LAX (soon to be Hyatt Regency LAX) to install its 2016-2017 board. After a lively reception at the newly opened event lawn, an awards dinner was held in the ballroom. The chapter’s theme for the upcoming year is “evolve.” As incoming president Nicole Newman puts it, “Nothing in our industry looks the same today as it did five or 10 years ago. We’re an industry looking toward the future: innovating, adapting, exploring and connecting.”

On Jan. 30, Meetings Professionals International Southern California Chapter held its 2018 “State of the Industry” luncheon at the Pasadena Convention Center. Amanda Armstrong, CMP, incoming chair of the MPI International Board of Directors, was the keynote speaker. In her address, she encouraged MPI members to volunteer. “Find something you’re passionate about and raise your hand. Volunteering is a great way to try out new skills. Don’t be afraid to be a rookie.”

 

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