• Event Snapshots: MPI New Jersey's Monthly Educational Meeting

     
    FROM THE Summer 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MPI New Jersey's Monthly Educational Meeting

     
    FROM THE Summer 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MPI New Jersey's Monthly Educational Meeting

     
    FROM THE Summer 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MPI New Jersey's Monthly Educational Meeting

     
    FROM THE Summer 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MPI New Jersey's Monthly Educational Meeting

     
    FROM THE Summer 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MPI New Jersey's Monthly Educational Meeting

     
    FROM THE Summer 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MPI New Jersey's Monthly Educational Meeting

     
    FROM THE Summer 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MPI New Jersey's Monthly Educational Meeting

     
    FROM THE Summer 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MPI New Jersey's Monthly Educational Meeting

     
    FROM THE Summer 2015 ISSUE
     

The MPI New Jersey chapter met on February 4 for a monthly educational meeting held at the renovated Crowne Plaza Englewood. Kevin Kirby, chair- man of the MPI International Board of Directors, was the event speaker. He spoke to the crowd of New Jersey and New York event professionals about the state of the meetings industry, as well as the importance of MPI membership.

The New York and New Jersey chapters of the National Association for Catering & Events (NACE), along with the Banquet Event Strategic Task Force (BEST Task Force), held an in-person gathering in August, their first since the start of the pandemic.

 

Unprecedented times call for strategic measures. With so many planners wondering how best to plan for the event-specific challenges posed by COVID- 19, industry leaders and top associations have stepped up to offer a road map with trainings on everything from cleaning protocols to new contract clauses.

 

Retreats and off-site meetings present wonderful opportunities for groups to collaborate, strategize and build relationships away from their normal office environments. With proper planning, these sessions can be highly effective and even pivotal in setting a new direction. However, off-sites may present some unforeseen challenges that can quickly deflate the energy in the room if not anticipated and addressed in advance.