• Event Snapshots: MPISCC’s Annual Luncheon

     
    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MPISCC’s Annual Luncheon

     
    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MPISCC’s Annual Luncheon

     
    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MPISCC’s Annual Luncheon

     
    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MPISCC’s Annual Luncheon

     
    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MPISCC’s Annual Luncheon

     
    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MPISCC’s Annual Luncheon

     
    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MPISCC’s Annual Luncheon

     
    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     

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.”

Perhaps your attendees have hopped on those electric bikes and e-scooters that are scattered all over metropolitan areas throughout California. That’s old news, no question. Yet it’s a sure bet they’ve never been on a Vintage Electric Cruz Bike, because only 250 of them ever have been made. Mad Dogs & Englishmen Bike Shop in Carmel has a fleet of these smile generators, as well as a fleet of knowledgeable guides to lead scenic group tours. 

 

 

The annual education luncheon and trade show of the Sacramento Sierra Nevada chapter of Meeting Professionals International brought out many fancy hats and the smaller accessories known as “fascinators,” a nod to the “Derby Days” theme. Held in the Clubhouse at the Cal Expo racetrack, the event’s bar served up mint juleps, another merry bow to the theme.

 

California is one of the most abundant agricultural regions in the world, but a startling number of residents aren’t always sure where their next meal will come from. According to Feeding America, the nation’s largest network of food banks, one in eight Californians struggles with hunger. The situation is especially startling for children; one in five is food insecure.

Hunger is not a supply problem, it’s a logistics challenge. And the meetings and events industry is full of logistics-minded people who are in a position to chip away at it.