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January Monthly Meeting: A Hurricane Story: How CAMX Didn’t Let Irma Stop Them

January 16, 2019
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Embassy Suites by Hilton Minneapolis Downtown
12 Sixth Street South
Minneapolis, MN
United States
MPI Minnesota


 10:00 AM   New Member Ambassador Sign Up 
 10:00 AM   Mentor Cafe
 11:00 AM    Registration 
 12:00 PM   Lunch Served 
 12:00 PM   Presentation  
   1:30 PM   Event Concludes


Early Bird Registration Rates

(Closes at 11:59pm CST on Sunday, December 31st, 2018)
$40 MPI Premier and Preferred Members
$60 MPI Essential Members
$30 Students
$0 Past Presidents
$60 Nonmembers

Regular Registration Rates

(Begins at 12:00am CST on Monday, December 3rd, 2018 & closes at 11:59pm CST on Sunday, January 13th, 2018)
$50 MPI Premier and Preferred Members
$70 MPI Essential Members
$40 Students
$0 Past Presidents
$70 Nonmembers


Onsite Registration Rates

(Wednesday, January 16th, 2018 )
$60 MPI Premier and Preferred Members
$80 MPI Essential Members
$50 students
$20 Past Presidents
$80 Nonmembers

About the Presentation

A Hurricane Story: How CAMX Didn’t Let Irma Stop Them
Some of us have only had to think about it. Heather and her team actually experienced it. When Hurricane Irma hit in September 2017, the CAMX show team had to make quick decisions to postpone their Orlando show which was expecting 8,000 attendees and 550 exhibiting companies. In this session, Heather will share:

  • the timeline of their decision making process
  • how they notified attendees and exhibitors
  • how they rescheduled with the convention center and the multiple hotels where they had room blocks
  • what happened to all the freight that was already sent to Orlando
  • how cancellation insurance may or may not have been a factor
  • the impact on the show. Did all attendees and exhibitors return when it was rescheduled for December?
  • what they learned from this experience and what they wish they had known



Meet Our Speaker

Heather Rhoderick, CMP, CAE, has spent her 22+ year career in association and event management. She currently leads all nondues revenue activities for the American Composites Manufacturers Association, as well as marketing and communications.  Prior to that she spent almost 5 years at the Newspaper Association of America as the Show Director for NEXPO, the industry’s largest trade show in the US. For 9 years she worked at the American Chemistry Council as part of the Responsible Care program where she managed their Associate Membership program, as well various events and education activities. She has her MBA from Virginia Tech and graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Political Science and Business.

Linkedin: Heather Rhoderick


Embassy Suites by Hilton Minneapolis Downtown
12 Sixth Street South
Minneapolis,MN 55402

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Newly Built Embassy Suites by Hilton Minneapolis Downtown all-suite boutique hotel is connected to the Skyway for easy access to sports, dining and nightlife. Free breakfast, evening reception, indoor pool. Count on a unique stay at Embassy Suites by Hilton Minneapolis Downtown. Formerly the Plymouth Building, a multimillion-dollar renovation  transformed this city landmark into our all-suite hotel. Enjoy a blend of modern amenities and historic details like marble staircases, marble corridors, tall entry doors and oversized guest room windows. With over 15,000 square feet of event spaces with over half featuring floor to ceiling windows,overlooking the Historic Theatre District.


Additional Events at the January Monthly Meeting:

New Member Ambassador Sign Up

You are signing up to be paired with an ambassador. This program is designed as a welcome committee to make new members feel welcome while attending MPI events, introduce them to other members as well as chapter leaders, and help acquaint them with the chapter. 


January Mentor Café

The Mentor Café is a power-packed, 30 minute collaboration of meeting professionals and industry experts to practice skills, learn how to apply the benefits of mentoring, and connect in an intimate, “unplugged” setting. Get inspired to get more out of your MPI relationships at Mentor Café! Walk-Ins are Welcome! 


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Cancellation/Refund/No-Show Policy

Cancellations received by the office at least two business days prior to the event are eligible for a refund of the registration fee. No refunds will be provided for cancellations received fewer than two business days prior to the event. No-shows will be billed for any unpaid registration fees.

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