Events List

Jan
10
Wed
MPIOC Mix, Max & Mingle @ The Center Club
Jan 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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 It’s a New Year of Networking!

Join your MPIOC and industry colleagues as we launch 2018
with our Annual Mix, Max, Mingle event
Wednesday January 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
at the elegant Center Club in Costa Mesa.

MIX AND MINGLE: Exciting interactive networking guided by Firefly Events and delicious culinary fare by the prestigious Center Club Orange County culinary team.

MAXIMIZE: Learn how to energize and maximize your MPIOC membership in 2018!

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LOCATION:
The Center Club Costa Mesa
650 Town Center Drive, Garden Level
Costa Mesa, CA  92626
(714) 662-3414

Parking:  Complimentary valet parking provided at Center Club front entrance.

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Feb
7
Wed
State of the Industry with Michael Dominguez @ City National Grove of Anaheim
Feb 7 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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About the Speaker:

Michael Dominguez is the Chief Sales Officer for MGM Resorts International providing oversight of sales strategies in the MICE and leisure segments, including industry relations, diversity sales and MGM Resorts Events & Production Services. 

Michael is actively involved in leadership roles in the Meetings and Events Industry and currently serves as the Immediate Past Chairman on the International Board of Directors for Meeting Professionals International. For more information about Michael Dominguez, click here.  

Parking:  Complimentary parking provided on site.

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Mar
7
Wed
Luncheon & Monthly Educational Program @ [seven-degrees]
Mar 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

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MPIOC Luncheon Program
at [seven-degrees] Laguna Beach

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Apr
11
Wed
MPIOC 2018 Spring Social @ Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen
Apr 11 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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MPIOC Spring Social
at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen

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May
17
Thu
MPIOC & MPISD Joint Education Conference (EdCon) @ Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa
May 17 – May 18 all-day

MPI South Coast EdCon

SAVE THE DATE!
Thursday and Friday May 17-18, 2018
Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa

Registration Opens Soon!

What is the MPI South Coast EdCon?

MPI Orange County and MPI San Diego chapters are once again carrying on the tradition of a joint educational conference and expo! Come together with us for top-quality education, creative insights, and facilitated networking to maximize your time and investment.

 

Who should attend?

All members of MPI and nonmember guests in the event planning and management industry are invited.

  • Event planners, producers, and designers of all levels are encouraged to participate in the Hosted Buyer program for complimentary or reduced admission.
    Students and members of other industry chapters are warmly welcome
  • Suppliers, including hoteliers, DMC’s, entertainment, décor, audiovisual, technology, and other service providers should plan to participate in the marketplace and/or as an attendee!

 

What’s In It For Me?

  • Enhanced peer-to-peer networking opportunities
  • Valuable CMP-level take-aways from educational topics at an affordable price – geared for both planners and suppliers!
  • One on One connections with suppliers who can enhance your business
  • Career-building personal and professional growth opportunities
  • Maximum education in a condensed time-efficient format!

 

Educational Content:

Our educational line-up is still taking shape, and speaker topic submissions are OPEN!
We invite members to submit topics you want to see addressed at EDCON.
All topics will be CMP-approved for content.
Trending topics include hotel contract negotiations, event design, budgeting and finance, event communications and marketing, project management, and more.

Our Speaker Application and Submission Site is open through 1/31/18.

CLICK TO SUBMIT A TOPIC


HOSTED BUYERS:

Apply now for complimentary registration and VIP benefits as a qualified industry buyer!

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AGENDA OVERVIEW

Thursday, May 17, 2018

11:30 – 4:00 PM

Hosted Buyer Luncheon & Appointments

4:30 – 5:30 PM

CMP Professional Round Table

6:00 – 8:00 PM

VIP Networking reception
Friday, May 18, 2018

7:15 – 8:15 AM

Breakfast Networking & Registration

8:30 – 9:45 AM

Opening General Session & Keynote

9:45 – 10:15 AM

Break

10:15 – 11:15 AM

Breakout Topics (3)

11:15 AM- 1:30 PM

Networking Lunch & Tradeshow

1:30 – 2:30 PM

Breakout Topics (3)

2:45 – 3:45 PM

Breakout Topics (3)

4:00 – 5:00 PM

Closing Keynote & Grand Prize Drawing


WE NEED YOU!

Why Exhibit / Sponsor?

South Coast MPI Chapters’ — MPI Orange County and MPI San Diego — dual chapter collaboration provides direct quality exposure to more than 600 MPI chapter members, in addition to the recognition among MPI’s global network. MPIOC and MPISD together represent purchasing power greater than $1.1 billion and more than 1000 suppliers and planners in the industry. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to get your brand in front of qualified serious buyers, while networking with other suppliers who can provide referrals or other business to support your growth objectives.

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Get Involved! Volunteer and share your expertise!

MPI successes are driven by active volunteers: We cannot do this without you!
We’re seeking people to support in the planning and on-site execution stages.
Opportunities are available in all categories: finance, education, sponsorships, registration, communications, graphics, set up, tear down, and all in between.
Invest a few hours as an assistant for the day OR chair a team! This is the best way to boost your skill set, network with peers, and make a difference!

Questions? Contact us at info@mpiedcon.com.

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Jun
7
Thu
MPIOC Annual Awards & Installation
Jun 7 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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MPIOC Annual Awards & Installation

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