November 28, 2018
Registration is OPEN for Auction & Mixology Madness!!
Come to network, bid on amazing auction items and sample incredible beverages. Our Mixology Teams will be creating original cocktails and you get to be the judge. You don't want to miss this Madness!!!
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December 13, 2018
Industry Holiday Party
Join the members of the Greater New York Chapters of MPI, HSMAIL, ILEA and PCMA for our annual holiday celebration!
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A Message from Joshua Novick (Immediate Past President)


Joshua NovickHello MPIGNY! It is hard to believe that May is upon us, and with it, a slate of fantastic events to keep you connected and networking all month long! First, let’s take a moment to look back at our fantastic Global Meetings Industry Day that we co-organized with the New York Chapter of PCMA with Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority as our sponsor and the New York Academy of Sciences as our venue. It was truly wonderful to help celebrate our industry with such generous sponsors and a great panel of local and nationally acclaimed industry leaders.

This month, we have a lot to look forward to with a great Spring Networking event tomorrow at Planet Hollywood, followed by two great education events. Join our CSR Committee this Sunday, May 6 to volunteer with God's Love We Deliver; read the opportunity details down below! On May 8, we’ll be learning all you want to know about CSR and how you can incorporate it into your events. Then, on May 23, we’ll have the long-awaited session with MJM Creative on Making Meetings and Events a Center Point. Register today and don’t miss out on these great events!

As always, please stay in touch and let us know any feedback and questions. We’re here for you!

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MPIGNY's Spring Fling is TOMORROW!mpigny-networking-event


Got Spring Fever?!  We've got your cure!

Join us tomorrow night to mix and mingle, enjoy delicious bites and drinks all while testing your knowledge of movie trivia to win prizes! 
Going to WEC? This is your chance to meet other attendees and for the opportunity to win a WEC VIP pack for the closing celebration, including a front-of-the-line pass for you and a guest for Hot Laps at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (ride with a professional driver around the track)!
When:  Thursday, May 3, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Planet Hollywood, 1540 Broadway, between 45th and 46th streets

Register Here



Volunteer Opportunity on Sunday, May 6

Join our CSR Team and give back to NYC this weekend! Register by visiting this link! There are only 8 spots available to sign up quick!

Here are all of the details:

Date: May 6, 2018

Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Location: God’s Love We Deliver, 166 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10013

Kitchen Prep, 3-Hour Shift: With more than 30,000 meals delivered each week, the kitchen staff relies on volunteers to help prepare these meals for more than 3,000 clients. Tasks may include chopping onions, wrapping rolls, peeling potatoes or making meatballs. Volunteers should be able to stand for the full shift (three hours).

God's Love We Deliver is one of New York City's premier sites for group days of service. If you're looking for a great way to blend teambuilding with giving back, join hundreds of corporate, student and civic teams that volunteer every year! God’s Love is the tristate area's leading provider of nutritious, individually-tailored meals to people who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves. It’s the only agency of its kind in New York, preparing every nutritious meal by hand and delivering them right to our clients’ doorsteps every day. We rely on volunteers to do all the cutting, chopping and trimming, ensuring that there’s a real human being behind each meal.

Click Here for Detailed Information




Education by MPIGNY on May 8

Everything You Wanted to Know About CSR, But Were Afraid to Ask
This interactive Breakfast Education Event will allow both meeting planners and suppliers to understand how what we do can impact others. This event includes a HANDS-ON CSR activity and introduction to MPIGNY’s relationship with EPCAT International, the global organization fighting against the sexual exploitation of children.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand how to get started incorporating CSR into your organization’s events.
  • Find out the benefits of CSR to organizations, attendees, and recipients.
  • Incorporate CSR into sales activities to build client relationship and increase production.
  • Explore the latest trends in CSR Activities.
Want to jump right into CSR? Give back with MPIGNY on May 6 with God's Love We Deliver. Click for more details!

Date: Tuesday, May 8
Location: Hard Rock Cafe, 1501 Broadway (near 43rd Street)

8:15-9 a.m.: Registration/networking breakfast
9-10 a.m.: Education program

10-10:30 a,m.: CSR activity to support ECPAT

Register Online Here 


Join us for our May 23rd Education Event

Don't Just Be A Cost Center - Making Meetings and Events a Center Point

Focused towards the meeting and event planner community, this is a must-attend education event and is as timely as ever as our industry continues to evolve.

We're all "cost centers" supporting our companies and organizations. This session looks at ways to have your company see your meetings and events department or role as critical and irreplaceable.

This discussion suggests that we don't wait until we're told to downsize or diminish our offering. Instead, you build your reputation to proactively be seen as a must have. How can you, as a meetings and events professional, position yourself or your team as an "uncuttable" partner?

This session will be geared to experienced and senior-level meeting professionals, but will be beneficial for those with less experience and meetings and events suppliers. We all need to show value to our organizations.

MJM Creative supplies meeting and live event consulting services to Fortune 500 corporations and large non-profit organizations as a wholly-owned subsidiary of WPP Communications, and MPIGNY has this opportunity to share in their knowledge.

Learning Outcomes:

  • The learner/audience will walk away with ways to make your meetings/events not just a spoke on the wheel but the center point to your internal communications program or your external marketing plan.
  • Learn a few tricks to tighten budgets and continue to deliver your craft.
  • Learn some strategic positioning tactics that will elevate your status to strategic and critical.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
5:30-8 p.m.

5:30-6:30 p.m.: Registration and networking reception
6:30-8 p.m.: Interactive education

The Chocolate Factory
636 11th Avenue (between 46th and 47th streets)
New York, NY 10036

Register Here 


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2018 GMID Celebration: Meetings Mean Business!

Thanks to everyone who joined us at The New York Academy of Sciences on April 11! We had a great panel, fantastic networking, and delicious food and drinks! A big thank you to our event partner, the New York Chapter of PCMA and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority for sponsoring this fantastic event!

Thanks to Simon Productions for the great photos!

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Chapter Opportunities

Marketing & Communications Committee

Are you interested to get more involved with the MPIGNY chapter? We have an opening on our Marketing & Communications Committee to lead the email marketing campaigns. This is a great opportunity to meet your fellow members, as well as brush up on your digital marketing skills. No previous experience needed with email marketing, our team can train you on MailChimp! A great new skill to add to your resume! Contact Kelly Otto here for more information. 


2018 MPIGNY Kalahari Resorts Golf Outing is July 19




There is still time to register for our 2018 Golf Outing, visit the Golf Outing page to join!

BRAND NEW Golf Clinic Sponsorship: Host a Golf Clinic with up to six people and your own Training Pro. Click here to learn more about this sponsorship and others that are still available.

We are still collecting raffle prize donations. Click here to submit yours!

For sponsorship & player inquiries, please contact:
Andrew Barnes ( or John Bock (


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Noteworthy Updates


WEC: June 2-5, 2018 in Indianapolis



The World Education Congress is MPI’s signature event through which it delivers premier education, business and networking opportunities for meeting and event planners. The conference is scheduled for June 2-5, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Indianapolis is the #1 convention city in the U.S, and it’s the perfect host for WEC’s cutting edge education. Every programming decision MPI is making for #WEC18 is toward the goal of revitalizing you and the events you plan. From the keynotes to concurrent sessions; from the networking functions to the food, #WEC18 will be the place to recharge yourself and the experiences you design.

Visit their website here for details & registration

Attention Planners: Attend WEC18 at no cost! You can get WEC education, network with the industry’s best, and enjoy face-to-face meetings with suppliers that fit your business needs - all at no cost to you.

How? As part of MPI's Hosted Buyer program. If you're accepted, we’ll find the right level for you to participate*, ensuring you have the best experience. Apply Here


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