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October 18,2016

Anthony M. Fabrizio assumes MPI TONS Chair

Palm Coast, Florida, October 1, 2016 TONS has selected Anthony M. Fabrizio to Chair the Florida 2016-2017 MPI TONS Steering Council for the MPISEC.

TONS is the Steering Council and part of a Joint Venture Agreement that was instituted by the Tampa Bay, Orlando, North Florida, and South Florida Chapters of MPI with the sole purpose of conducting and ensuring that the MPISEC is a success and. The MPISEC has become one of the premier MPI Educational Conferences available and is an extension of each of the Florida chapter’s educational program. Along with the education in forms of General Sessions and Breakouts, the MPISEC includes a Hosted Buyer program, a Trade Show, Live and Silent Auctions, and countless opportunities for Suppliers and Planners to network. Through a statewide RFP process via Visit Florida, TONS reviews submitted proposals and makes a selection of a destination that makes the most sense for the conference at that time. That selected destination works with the local CVB, hotel, and area suppliers and planners to showcase their area. Creative Staging Services was a proud Double Diamond sponsor in 2014 and 2015 as the audio/visual supplier for the general session as well as the Hosted Buyer program.

Past TONS Chair, Vickie Corder says,

He is a man of his word and has the highest integrity. Tony’s keen sense of strategy for the new direction of the MPISEC has been invaluable and we are thrilled to have him take on the leadership of TONS.

Outgoing TONS Chair TJ Worrell says,

I could not be happier with leaving the conference in Tony’s capable hands. Tony’s MPISEC experience as well as his leadership will take this conference to the next level.

“I am very honored and excited that I was selected to chair TONS,” says Anthony. “I have been involved and/or attended the last four MPISECs and have been very impressed with the speakers that have been brought in. I have been with Creative Staging Services for five years now and as an audio/visual supplier, MPISEC has opened up many opportunities to us. Our TONS steering council is made up of representatives from each of the four chapters and they all are top notched professionals that are dedicated to making the MPISEC a success. Now that we have selected MPI Global to be the Meeting Manager for the MPISEC in 2017 and 2018, there is no doubt in my mind that this conference will be an amazing experience for all of the attendees whether you are a supplier or a planner.”

To learn more about MPISEC, please visit: http://www.mpisec.com

About Creative Staging Services

CSSI is a full service Audio/Visual, Lighting and Staging Partner that provides equipment and expertise for corporate events and tradeshows throughout the United States and Worldwide.  To learn more about Creative Staging Services, please visit us at: http://www.cssiav.com


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August 9, 2016

Dear MPI Members & Friends,

In previous years, MPI North Florida Chapter has held two online and silent auctions to help showcase partner products and services while raising funds to support chapter activities, primarily providing continuing education programs for our members. For the 2016-2017 year we will be hosting three online auctions through BiddingForGood. This is an excellent opportunity for you to get in front of our 140+ Meeting Professionals International North Florida Chapter Members, our 350+ Facebook Friends, and the 450,000+ affluent and cause-minded shoppers on BiddingForGood. As we are holding three online auctions, you now have the opportunity to plan ahead and participate in all three, or commit with your donation to just one or two, whatever works best for you!

MPINF Auction Schedule:

October 2016 Auction will open mid-September and close on October 31st

January 2017 Auction will open on Cyber Monday (November 28th) and close at the MPINF January Social

May 2017 Auction will open mid-April and close on May 31st

Suggestions for donations include:Accommodations,Car Rentals, Meeting Space, Limousines, Rounds of Golf, Meals, Gift Certificates, Cruises, Spa Treatments, Airfare, Event Certificates and much, much more! MPINF relies on the support of our Friends and Partners to provide quality programming. We appreciate your dedication to our chapter. Click on the link below to download the auction letter and commitment form. Feel free to share with your industry partners!

2016-2017 MPINF Auction Form with Letter

 

 

October 18,2016

Anthony M. Fabrizio assumes MPI TONS Chair

Palm Coast, Florida, October 1, 2016 TONS has selected Anthony M. Fabrizio to Chair the Florida 2016-2017 MPI TONS Steering Council for the MPISEC.

TONS is the Steering Council and part of a Joint Venture Agreement that was instituted by the Tampa Bay, Orlando, North Florida, and South Florida Chapters of MPI with the sole purpose of conducting and ensuring that the MPISEC is a success and. The MPISEC has become one of the premier MPI Educational Conferences available and is an extension of each of the Florida chapter’s educational program. Along with the education in forms of General Sessions and Breakouts, the MPISEC includes a Hosted Buyer program, a Trade Show, Live and Silent Auctions, and countless opportunities for Suppliers and Planners to network. Through a statewide RFP process via Visit Florida, TONS reviews submitted proposals and makes a selection of a destination that makes the most sense for the conference at that time. That selected destination works with the local CVB, hotel, and area suppliers and planners to showcase their area. Creative Staging Services was a proud Double Diamond sponsor in 2014 and 2015 as the audio/visual supplier for the general session as well as the Hosted Buyer program.

Past TONS Chair, Vickie Corder says,

He is a man of his word and has the highest integrity. Tony’s keen sense of strategy for the new direction of the MPISEC has been invaluable and we are thrilled to have him take on the leadership of TONS.

Outgoing TONS Chair TJ Worrell says,

I could not be happier with leaving the conference in Tony’s capable hands. Tony’s MPISEC experience as well as his leadership will take this conference to the next level.

“I am very honored and excited that I was selected to chair TONS,” says Anthony. “I have been involved and/or attended the last four MPISECs and have been very impressed with the speakers that have been brought in. I have been with Creative Staging Services for five years now and as an audio/visual supplier, MPISEC has opened up many opportunities to us. Our TONS steering council is made up of representatives from each of the four chapters and they all are top notched professionals that are dedicated to making the MPISEC a success. Now that we have selected MPI Global to be the Meeting Manager for the MPISEC in 2017 and 2018, there is no doubt in my mind that this conference will be an amazing experience for all of the attendees whether you are a supplier or a planner.”

To learn more about MPISEC, please visit: http://www.mpisec.com

About Creative Staging Services

CSSI is a full service Audio/Visual, Lighting and Staging Partner that provides equipment and expertise for corporate events and tradeshows throughout the United States and Worldwide.  To learn more about Creative Staging Services, please visit us at: http://www.cssiav.com


wordpress-auction

 

August 9, 2016

Dear MPI Members & Friends,

In previous years, MPI North Florida Chapter has held two online and silent auctions to help showcase partner products and services while raising funds to support chapter activities, primarily providing continuing education programs for our members. For the 2016-2017 year we will be hosting three online auctions through BiddingForGood. This is an excellent opportunity for you to get in front of our 140+ Meeting Professionals International North Florida Chapter Members, our 350+ Facebook Friends, and the 450,000+ affluent and cause-minded shoppers on BiddingForGood. As we are holding three online auctions, you now have the opportunity to plan ahead and participate in all three, or commit with your donation to just one or two, whatever works best for you!

MPINF Auction Schedule:

October 2016 Auction will open mid-September and close on October 31st

January 2017 Auction will open on Cyber Monday (November 28th) and close at the MPINF January Social

May 2017 Auction will open mid-April and close on May 31st

Suggestions for donations include:Accommodations,Car Rentals, Meeting Space, Limousines, Rounds of Golf, Meals, Gift Certificates, Cruises, Spa Treatments, Airfare, Event Certificates and much, much more! MPINF relies on the support of our Friends and Partners to provide quality programming. We appreciate your dedication to our chapter. Click on the link below to download the auction letter and commitment form. Feel free to share with your industry partners!

2016-2017 MPINF Auction Form with Letter


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MPI Selected by Florida Chapters to Manage Southeast Education Conference

DALLAS, August 2, 2016 Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is pleased to announce it has been selected to provide meeting management services for the Southeast Education Conference (SEC), a collaborative education conference hosted by the association’s four Florida chapters Tampa Bay Area, Greater Orlando, North Florida and South Florida” collectively known as TONS. MPI will be responsible for developing and managing the overall program for the conference in 2017 and 2018.

The two-year agreement is the first of its kind for the association’s global team. As the official meeting manager, MPI will oversee all event logistics including site selection, staffing, registration, housing, sponsorships, and marketing and communications support. In addition, the association will partner with TONS to plan the general sessions, educational programming, networking opportunities, hosted buyer program, tradeshow, corporate social responsibility (CSR) project, fundraising auctions and more.

“We look forward to partnering with the MPI Florida chapters on planning and managing the Southeast Education Conference over the next two years” said Matthew Marcial, senior director of events at MPI. “The team at MPI Global is ready to deliver an outstanding event experience to SEC attendees that is synonymous with the caliber of our signature event World Education Congress. It is our hope that this partnership will be the first of more opportunities in which we collaborate with MPI chapters.”

Established in 2000, SEC has been held 14 times over the past two decades and takes place in August in a local Florida destination. It attracts an average of 500 attendees from across the United States and Caribbean. The dates and locations for SEC 2017 and 2018 will be determined and announced this fall.

“We are so excited about the partnership with MPI to manage the Southeast Educational Conference. The continued success of the conference and our vision to be the premier professional development conference in the southeast led us to a complete redesign of the leadership and management for the conference,” explained T.J. Worrell, TONS Chair and Regional Vice President, Hotel Sales at Encore Event Technologies.

Earlier this year, TONS restructured the responsibilities for the SEC meeting manager role by empowering it to manage all of the logistics, which would alleviate the burden on volunteers. In January, TONS issued a call for proposals in search of the new SEC meeting manager and received submissions from several incredibly qualified MPI members.

“Without a doubt, all of the applicants would have helped the conference grow. However, MPI Global brought far more resources and opportunities to the SEC which are unmatched. Not only does the MPI Events Team have the experience and track record in managing first class meetings and events, the partnership will also provide an aggressive and analytic driven marketing strategy; increase international exposure for our Florida marketplace; provide guidance from the MPI Senior Planner Task Force to help us redefine our education curriculum and keep the conference on the leading edge of meeting trends and best practices; and lastly help with sponsorship sales and management. We are confident MPI can take SEC to the next level in serving our MPI members through this partnership,” added Worrell.

For more information about SEC, please visit mpisec.com.

About MPI
Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the largest meeting and event industry association
worldwide. The organization provides innovative and relevant education, networking opportunities and
business exchanges, and acts as a prominent voice for the promotion and growth of the industry. MPI
has a global community of 60,000 meeting and event professionals including more than 17,000 engaged
members and its Plan Your Meetings audience. It has more than 90 chapters and clubs in 24 countries.
For additional information or to join, visit www.mpiweb.org.

About TONS
TONS (Tampa Bay, Greater Orlando Area, North and South Florida) Advisory Council is a combined effort
of the four MPI Chapters in Florida to provide a vision and strategic plan, establish best practices and
create consistency and continuity to ensure the success of the SEC. TONS evaluates, communicates and
implements changes within the SEC Guidelines and the Marketing Plan for SEC, thus achieving the goal
of consistent communications and providing support for the four Florida Chapters of MPI.