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September 26, 2019 - September 27, 2019
September 2019 Chapter Meeting & Business XChange
Raleigh, NC
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September 2019 Chapter Meeting & Business XChange

26 September, 2019 - 27 September, 2019
2:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Hilton Raleigh North Hills
3415 Wake Forest Road
Raleigh, NC
MPI Carolinas Chapter

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Tentative Agenda

Thursday, September 26th




9:30am - 12:00pm   

Board of Directors Meeting


12:00pm - 6:30pm



12:00pm - 3pm

XChange Registration / Set-Up Open


2:30pm - 3:00pm

New Member / First Timer Mixer


3:00pm - 4:00pm

Education Session: Practical Communication Strategies for Navigating Networking Events and Trade Shows 
For Planners and XChange Exhibitors Only  


4:30pm - 6:00pm

Business XChange
*Complimentary for Planners


6:15pm - 8:15pm

Welcome Reception


Friday, September 27th




7:30am - 9:30am       



8:00am - 9:00am

Chapter Announcements begin at 8:30                         


9:00am - 10:15am

Education Session: Practical Communication Strategies for Navigating Your Most Challenging Business Interactions


10:15am - 10:30am

Morning Break


10:30am - 12:00pm

Education Session: Part II


12:10pm - 12:40pm

CMP Exam Information Session



Thursday: Practical Communication Strategies for Navigating Networking Events and Trade Shows
For Planners and Exhibiting Suppliers Only

Does it drive you bonkers when they avoid eye contact or when they look like they’d rather be anywhere else in the world than here? Or how about when they seem to express genuine interest, but then you get ghosted? You invest valuable time, energy and resources attending networking events or trade shows.  You come with specific goals for your next event. Learn practical, tactical tips for making the most of interactions with buyers, sellers, colleagues, and customers in networking or exhibit hall environments. Meeting professionals will learn strategies for getting the information you need to effectively manage your event project plans and identify the best potential sites for your event. Suppliers will take away techniques for communicating your differentiators and asking the questions that help you identify whether they're a great match for you. 

Friday: Practical Communication Strategies for Navigating Your Most Challenging Business Interactions

As busy professionals, you simply don’t have time for inefficient or ineffective interactions that linger on for weeks (or months!). This session starts with a candid panel discussion of planners and suppliers who road-tested the networking and trade show strategies at the Business XChange. The panel is followed by a lively, spirited program that dives deep into your biggest communication/interaction challenges at work, in the chapter, and beyond. Based on your very own input, we’ll tackle the interactions that cause you the most strife and equip you with practical techniques for handling them. Meeting professionals will learn communication tactics for developing a stellar program with input from all stakeholders and for keeping stakeholders relationships strong and supportive. Suppliers will learn strategies for building even better relationships with buyers with a few simple shifts in communication.  

Speaker: Wendy Gates Corbett

Wendy Gates Corbett is an author, speaker, and escaped global training executive with 20+ years of experience designing and delivering invigorating presentations. But, it was an experience she had with a professional speaker that led her to leave the safe, but stale corporate world in 2013 to embark on her mission: to rid the world of bad presentations and bad presenters (by making them both better and more engaging). She presented a breakout session, ‘The Latest Dish on Experiential Events from 5 Experience Master Chefs’ at WEC 2019 in Toronto.

Wendy is a sought-after leader in the training industry. She speaks at local, national, and international conferences on the power of engagement, creating visual learning, presenting with presence, and the power of belonging. She recently served on the ATD Global Board of Directors. She also served as a Speaker Coach and the Slide Designer for TEDxRaleigh 2016: she worked alongside each speaker and his/her coach to hone their message and designed the final slides for every speaker.

Wendy’s company, Refresher Training, LLC works with professional athletes, speakers, and business leaders to help them speak with confidence, authority, and impact.

Business XChange
Date: Thursday, September 26th
Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Don't expect your typical trade show... get ready to engage with our Business XChange exhibitors on Sept. 26 at the Hilton Raleigh North Hills in Raleigh, N.C.
Our innovative format is effective, efficient and engaging!

For the first hour of the program, planners will have time to meet with the exhibitors…then comes the real fun! Get ready for one-on-one discussions, exhibitor to planner. With timed networking, each planner will have the chance to meet each exhibitor.

Come prepared to learn more about a property/region or bring business ready to go!

We hope this experience will give planners and XChange exhibitors the opportunity for evolved relationships, from introduction of the property/region to future business and support, as well as inspire you for the rest of the year and beyond!

All XChange exhibitors & planners will receive exclusive access to personalized profiles, including contact information, for each participating company or planner. 

Exhibitor Registration   Late Rate
(After Aug. 16th)
Member $500      $600
Non-Member $650 $750
Annual Sponsor $450 $550

Business XChange Program Sponsor
 - $1,000
Two Available

Business XChange Break Sponsor - $500
One Available

Business XChange Bag Sponsor - $250 plus the production of bags
Ensure every planner in attendance gets a "swag bag" with your company on it! 
One Available

Room Block

A group rate of $149 is available at the Hilton Raleigh North Hills.
Click here to book your room before Thursday, September 12. 


Late Rate Incurred after September 16th. No refunds given after September 20th.

Full Meeting Registration         Late Rate
Member $90 $105
Non-Member $125    $140


Education Only Registration   Late Rate
Member $75      $90
Non-Member $95 $110


Welcome Reception Only Registration   Late Rate
Member $65      $80
Non-Member $85 $100


Other Registration Late Rate
Student $60      $75
Spouse / Non-Industry Guest     $80 $95

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