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PHLCVB Reveals Partnership with MPI

The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau revealed it will support Meeting Professionals International’s Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate course, working as the title sponsor of the program for one year. 

Accredited by Saint Louis University, the program, provides participants with vital information on compliance regulations, laws and techniques for managing healthcare meetings.

Craft the Perfect Team

Changes occur every day in the hospitality industry, but one of the biggest is the high turnover of employees. Much of this can be attributed to the people who make up staff—students, part-time and those who work in seasonal locations. This can make building the perfect team difficult.

Atlantic City Resort Adds Options for Planners

Atlantic City’s Resorts Casino Hotel is taking all-inclusive to a whole new level by applying it to group meetings.

The hotel—the first casino to open in Atlantic City and managed by Mohegan Gaming Advisors—is offering customized group packages that start at $199 per person, per night and inclue upgraded guest rooms, morning and afternoon coffee breaks, WiFi, three meals a day and more.

Ritz To Undergo Major Refresh

The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia is about to embark on a major renovation.  

The facelift for the hotel, located on the Avenue of the Arts, will begin later this year. Wilmberly Interiors are the architects and interior designers for the updates, which will include new guests rooms and meeting spaces, an updated lobby and public spaces, and a new restaurant, bar and lounge. It is slated for completion in spring 2016.

Atlantic City Books Another Major Event

Atlantic City, N.J., has officially booked yet another major event to take place in the area.

Meetings Quest, the oldest series of education and networking events for association, corporate, government and religious meeting planners will be held in 2017.

Bringing Hollywood to Your Next Event

Studio Movie Grill—the in-theater dining organization with locations across the country—has expanded its roots to Philadelphia.

Three new locations also are slated to open in Simi Valley, Calif., Dallas and Houston. The company was founded in 2000, and by year’s end they will have 24 locations across 10 states.   

Atlantic City to Host SportsTravel Event

As if Atlantic City, N.J., hasn’t had enough exciting announcements, one more news of note has popped up.

TEAMS ’16, the leading conference and expo for the sports event industry, will take place in Atlantic City Sept. 26–29, 2016 at the new $125 million, 100,000-square-foot Waterfront Conference Center.

Hosted by SportsTravel magazine, the event is the world’s largest within the sports event industry.

Event Snapshots: PAMPI After 5 Meeting

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The Philadelphia Area Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (PAMPI) held its monthly meeting on January 21 at the Courtyard Philadelphia South at The Navy Yard. There were a little over 90 people in attendance at this networking event, which invited industry executives to greet, meet and eat while making new friends.

Register for WEC

Exciting times are ahead with Meeting Professionals International’s annual World Education Congress in August.

The event is slated for Aug. 1–Aug. 4., and while that seems ages away, the time is sure to come quickly; summer—as it always does—will fly by.

PAMPI Needs YOU!

The PAMPI Gala Committee is soliciting help to create a supper club at the Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel.

They’re looking for support with décor, entertainment, excitement and anything that can make the upcoming gala an event to be remembered. Specifically, they need a floral partner, audio-visual team, musicians, photo booths and anyone else willing to lend a hand!

To offer your assistance, contact Emily Cathy Diem, director, special events, at cathy.diem@hilton.com or 732.296.8015.

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