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SITE + MPI Global Forum: 5 Questions with Angeles Moreno

Angeles Moreno

Angeles Moreno, president of the MPI Spain Chapter, recently was named to chair MPI’s European Advisory Council. The council provides recommendations and input regarding the European MPI community and strategy that will elevate the MPI Global brand within Europe. Input focuses on membership growth, chapter stability and implementation of event strategies that consistently deliver education, networking and increase business development opportunities for global sponsorship and the MPI Foundation. Moreno is also leading education sessions at the SITE + MPI Global Forum today through Sunday in Rome.

Talk about the European Women in Leadership training that you are leading at the SITE + MPI Global Forum.
I had never been passionate about issues such as gender inequility until the lastest series of events related to unfairness got me involved in the support of future female leaders. It’s an honor for me to have been asked by MPI to lead this training in Europe, which I believe will resonate and have support within our meeting and event community.

Talk about the progress you have made in growing the MPI chapter in Spain.
We started a strategy two years ago with a clear intention to make a difference and push the growth of the MPI community in Spain by offering our members a real added value. It has progressed with the great support of a fully committed board of volunteers.

What is new in your career?
I started my fourth entrepreneurial project in February 2017, with the Creative dots, which specializes in auditing the strategic needs of event management-related companies that want to have better results in event management with excellence, customer experience and satisfaction. We implement our tCd methodology with customer-centric procedures.

What has been the highlight or most memorable part of your career?
My involvement with MPI. I decided to join as a member 11 years ago when the chapter started in Spain. When I was invited to get a volunteer role within the board, I accepted. This was only five years ago and my life has changed from A to Z.

What’s the best advice someone gave you?
Follow your dreams and never give up. Listen. Give yourself permission to fail. Never stop learning. Whether you’re an entry level employee fresh out of college or a CEO, you don’t know it all. Admitting this is not a sign of weakness. The strongest leaders are those who are life-long students.

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Rich Luna

Rich Luna is director of publishing for MPI and editor in chief of The Meeting Professional.