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January 2019 Meeting
Durham, NC
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January 2019 Meeting

January 24, 2019 - January 25, 2019
4:00 PM - 12:00 PM
JB Duke Hotel
230 Science Drive
Durham, NC
United States
MPI Carolinas

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Thursday, January 24th





Board of Directors Meeting

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Education Session: Ethics Q&A Panel       
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New Member / First Timer Mixer                                         

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Welcome Reception

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Friday, January 25th 






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Chapter Announcements begin at 8:30

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Education Session: "Everyday Ethics for the Meetings Professional" - Part I
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Morning Break

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10:30am-11:30am Education Session: "Everyday Ethics for the Meetings Professional" - Part II
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CMP Exam Information Session

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Thursday, January 24th (4:30pm - 6pm)

Ethics Q&A Panel Session

Open discussion on Ethical Challenges and possible solutions in our industry. 

Friday, January 25th (9am - 11:30am)

Everyday Ethics for the Meetings Professional

Now more than ever, meetings professionals and hospitality partners are facing ethical challenges in every aspect of their jobs – right and wrong is not always black and white. This session will provide relevant information that will aid them in making professional choices and understanding the impact of their choices. Walk through ethical dilemma examples and personal reactions to situations that have happened to your fellow meeting professionals and prepare yourself for future ethical conflicts that may arise.

Learning Outcomes:
• SOX and its impact
• Recognizing real choices we face as planners and suppliers
• Industry Standards of Excellence
• "Red Flags"
• Implementing a policy

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About the Speaker

Michael ShannonMichael Shannon, CMP
Business Events Canada

Michael Shannon, CMP, is Director, Business Development, Northeast for Business Events Canada, a division of Destination Canada. His responsibilities include promoting Canada for meetings and events to the Northeastern US covering all market segments.

A thirty+ year veteran of the hospitality industry and graduate of the University of Denver, School of Hotel and Restaurant Management, Michael has spent his career in a variety of hotel operational and sales & marketing positions. Michael has worked for MGM Resorts International, Westin Hotels & Resorts and the Los Angeles Convention & Visitors Bureau. In addition, Michael spent over eight years on the intermediary side of the business in a meeting & event planning company.

Active in Meeting Professionals International since 1994, he served on the board of directors and is a Past-President of the New Jersey Chapter. Michael has also Chaired several MPI International Committees and served a three-year term on the International Board of Directors. Honors from the New Jersey Chapter include Chapter Supplier of the Year as well as the recipient of the Meeting Professional of the Year.

Michael has been published in The Meeting Professional, and has presented programs on topics such as: Starting your own Business; Negotiation Skills; Everyday Ethics for the Meeting & Sales Professional and How to Achieve Work Life Balance. Michael has been a speaker at MPI International Conferences and served on faculty for MPI’s Institutes program.

Michael resides in New Jersey with his wife and two children and their beloved dogs.

Room Block

A room block is being held at the JB Duke Hotel with a room rate of $159 a night. Book your room before December 24, 2018 to receive the group rate! Use the January MPI-CC Booking Link or contact reservations directly at 919-660-6400 and use the group ID 700572.


Late Rate Incurred after January 11th. No refunds given after January 15th.

Full Meeting Registration      Late Rate
Member $85 $100
Non-Member $120    $135


Education Only Registration Late Rate
Member $70 $85
Non-Member $90     $105


Reception Only Registration Late Rate
Member $60 $75
Non-Member $80     $95


Other Registration Late Rate
Student $55 $70
Spouse / Non-Industry Guest    $75     $90


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