The Hive 2019

26 September, 2019
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Meydenbauer Center
11100 NE 6th St
Bellevue, WA
USA
Organizer
MPIWSC

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DESIGNING YOUR
EVENT EXPERIENCE 

Our industry is changing and it's changing fast.  Today's conference attendees have new desires, expanded expectations, and different needs than in the past. We no longer are planning meetings and events, but designing experiences that help attendees learn from the experts, build their community connections, and network with the best of the best in the industry we know and love!

Experience a full-day conference focused on the latest innovations in our industry and how they will enhance your event career, inspire your personal growth and open your mind to the infinite possibilities to create a buzz in our industry. 


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HIVE 2019 SCHEDULE:

Thursday, September 26, 2019

7:00 am
                    
Registration Opens
7:30 am - 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am - 10:30 am Opening Keynote
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Breakout Sessions
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm Breakout Sessions
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Closing Keynote
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Reception


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REGISTRATION RATES:

Before August 30th
$100 for Planners | $135 for Suppliers | $50 for Students 

August 31st - September 20th
$125 for Planners | $155 for Suppliers | $50 for Students 

Onsite on September 26th*
$135 for Planners | $175 for Suppliers | $60 for Students
*There will be limited onsite spots available  



SEE WHO IS ATTENDING THE 2019 HIVE

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THE HIVE OPENING KEYNOTE
We will set the stage for the day with an opening keynote focusing on the State and Evolution of the Industry. Learn about the latest trends in the "business" of our industry and the innovations and changes we see happening in the coming years. Visit Seattle President and CEO Tom Norwalk and Washington State Convention Center President and CEO Jeff Blosser will share their insights, along with Brian Tennyson from LMN Architects, designers of the Washington State Convention Center expansion.


 

 
Tom Norwalk
President & CEO,
Visit Seattle

Jeffrey Blosser
President / CEO,
Washington State Convention Center
 

Brian Tennyson, AIA
Principal, LMN



WHO MAKES UP THE COLONY?

This year’s HIVE will create a buzz in our industry, gathering  the meeting and event industry heroes from MPI, ILEA, ESPA and more (being confirmed), together for a full day of informative keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and networking activities.

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WHAT'S IN THE HIVE?

The event programming is close to completion, but here is a sample of the ways this day will pollinate your mind:

State and Evolution of the Industry: Learn about the latest trends in the "business" of our industry and the innovations we see happening in the coming years. Visit Seattle President and CEO Tom Norwalk and Washington State Convention Center President and CEO Jeff Blosser will share their insight, along with Brian Tennyson from LMN Architects, designers of the WSCC expansion.

The New Paradigm: As recently highlighted at MPI's World Education Congress, our industry is no longer "planning events," but "designing experiences." We will explore how the industry is responding to this emerging shift and learn about innovative space, crafted catering and meeting design evolution.

Customized Breakouts: A series of breakout sessions will allow attendees to focus on topics of most interest to their role in the meetings and event industry.

Networking Opportunities:
  The HIVE will offer dedicated time for attendees to network during extended breaks and our end-of-the-day cocktail reception.

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BY ATTENDING THE HIVE, ATTENDEES WILL:


1. Gain a better understanding of the current state of the meetings and events industry both nationally and regionally;

2. Learn about the increasing demand to develop new ways to stage and execute events;

3. Understand how destinations and venues are addressing the changing needs of the industry; and

4. Obtain perspectives on how to “design an experience” rather than “plan a meeting.”

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WHY THE HIVE?

Bees are a social group.  To successfully manage their colony, they rely on communication, complex construction of their nest, environmental control and division of labor.  Sounds like the life of a Meeting and Event Professional! A beehive is what we humans build to house the bees so they are able to develop their fruitful honeycombs.  The HIVE is designed to help you develop your fruitful career.  See you at the HIVE!


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ABOUT THE VENUE
Meydenbauer Center is Bellevue, Washington's premier convention center and event venue with the largest meeting space on the Eastside just 9 miles east of Seattle. With over two decades of experience clients and attendees alike can expect an elevated experience. From your one point of contact through sales, planning, and day of, to catering featuring fresh, local ingredients our space is designed to make you feel at home. We take immense pride in what we do and we can't wait to work with you.

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Hive Sponsors

Thank you to all of our generous sponsors.

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BECOME A HIVE SPONSOR
Ready to showcase your product to hospitality industry leaders in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California? A HIVE sponsorship is the a great way to create buzz and maximize your ROI!

What is Your Sponsorship Return on Investment?

  • Access to a targeted audience to showcase your products and/or services.

  • Opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to the growth and development of the meetings and hospitality industry.

  • Visibility to MPI – Washington State Chapter will create goodwill between your organization and the membership.

Download the 2019 HIVE Sponsorship Prospectus


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Venue Details

PARKING AND DIRECTIONS TO MEYDENBAUER CENTER
Please be aware, on the 26th the Meydenbauer Center will be hosting numerous other programs and their parking lot, and possibly the overflow lot, will sell out.  It's Bellevue...parking is always at a premium. 

We strongly suggest that attendees carpool or take public transportation to the event. Plus it's good for the planet and the bee hive!

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IMPORTANT KNOW BEFORE YOU GO INFORMATION
Information coming soon!

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