• March PAMPI Events

     
    POSTED February 9, 2015
     

The Education Institute and Silent Auction are back this year for a night of learning and bidding.

Both events will take place on March 18. The Education Institute is a half-day opportunity for meeting and hospitality professionals to gather at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and take part in a presentation by Janine Driver, a communications expert who has worked with the CIA, FBI and ATF. Driver will give attendees tips on various communication techniques. Afterwards, guests will be able to attend workshops on a number of industry-related topics throughout the afternoon. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m., with the program beginning at noon. Lunch will be served during the presentation.

Immediately following the program will be Philadelphia Area Chapter Meetings Professionals International’s 27th Silent Auction, sponsored by Kalahari Resorts & Conventions. Participants will be able to bid on travel opportunities, dining venues and retail merchandise.  

Those who register for the Education Institute will automatically be admitted to the Silent Auction. Both events are available to the public. For registration and silent auction donation opportunities, head to pampi.org.

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