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November MPI KBC Education Event

November 15, 2018
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
West Sixth Brewery
501 West Sixth Street
Lexington, KY
Phone: 502.456.1851 x1

REDUCE Negative Impacts and LEAVE Positive Legacies


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If you're concerned about your event's environmental performance, it might be time to look into making it more sustainable.  Before you do, you need to know what to do and how to do it.  Sustainable event management is the process of integrating environmental and social responsibility issues into event planning.  Take steps to reduce significant negative impacts or harm, such as solid waste.  Seek out opportunities for events to leave positive legacies that benefit communities, including philanthropic and volunteer projects.

Who better to learn about sustainability from than the team at West Sixth Brewing where their mission statement is "We not only like to make good beer but the social impact we are able to make on our communities is top priority."

Learner Objectives:

Through a behind-the-scenes West Sixth Brewing tour and a panel discussion with local champions of sustainability efforts in the Food and Beverage Industry you will:

1) Learn practical ways of improving your event's environmental performance. 

2.) Incorporate cost effective sustainability trends that can provide a 'wow factor' in your events.

3.) Gain an understanding of the impact sustainability has at your events.

Joe Kuosman – Founded West Sixth Brewing, one of the top craft breweries in Kentucky, with his partners in 2012. 
- Chef Ouita Michel – Her restaurants have purchased almost $3 million of Kentucky-grown meats, dairy products, fruits and vegetables over the last 17 years for her restaurants and catering. Her reputation and commitment to sustainability have earned speaking invitations and awards from local, regional and national organizations.
- Becca Self – Founder and Executive Director of Foodchain

Tentative Event Agenda:

11:00am - 11:15am     Registration and Creative Activity

11:15am - 12:15pm     Educational Facility Tour

12:15pm - 1:00pm       Lunch and Panel Discussion

1:00pm -   1:45pm      Test Your Knowledge Networking Activity

1:45pm -  2:00pm       Chapter Announcements and Raffle

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This course is qualified for 1.5 CEs - Domain A: Strategic Planning

MPIKBC is a CMP Preferred Provider. The program(s) identified with the CMP Preferred Provider logo meet the requirements to receive continuing education (CE) credit for the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) credential.  The use of the CMP Preferred Provider Course logo is not an endorsement by the Events Industry Council of the quality of the session. For more information about the CMP credential or CMP Preferred Provider Program, please visit

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One free registration coupon code
Value: $299 for MPI Members; $399 for Non-Members

Course Description:
This Sustainable Meeting Professional Certificate online course is designed for those who make sustainability a priority and wish to improve sustainability efforts in planning their meetings and events. It is a perfect fit for organizations involved in hosting, organizing or planning a meeting or event for themselves or others. Sustainable planning is applicable to any organizational meeting from board meetings and training sessions to annual conferences and global conventions.

A key benefit of participating in the SMPC course is learning about the comprehensive nature of the SMPP® system. Knowledge of the SMPP system will help you plan sustainable events immediately. It provides education, training and implementation steps to begin planning.

Participants of this course receive:

  • CMP Clock Hours: 4 - Strategic Domain: Strategic Planning


20% discount coupon code for the SMPC online course (unlimited registrations):  MPIKEN20112018


All Essential Level members and non-members are limited to no more than two events in one fiscal year and must pay the Essential Level / Non-member Rate.  MPI Preferred or Premier Level members are welcome to attend all chapter events at the Member Rate.

Event cancellation notices received 72-hours prior to the event will receive a full refund.  Cancellation notices received after the 72-hour prior to the event deadline and no-shows are non-refundable.


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