• 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.

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.

 

For its September 2019 meeting, the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE) Philadelphia Chapter—which serves industry professionals in the Greater Philadelphia, South Jersey and Delaware region—thought it would try something different. Instead of focusing on the visual presentation of food, organizers took away the sense of sight entirely, outfitting diners with a blindfold at dinner.
 

 

From May 1 to July 14, Philadelphians were enthralled by Chinese culture at the 4th annual Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival held in historic Franklin Square. Attendees witnessed 27 lantern displays that were larger than life and made of more than 2,000 lit sculptures and 20,000 LED lights.