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CONNECT IN PERSON

Planners, join your "independent" peers and
key suppliers from throughout the U.S. for
vital education, networking and one-to-one
business meetings designed to fulfill the dedicated
needs of this growing industry segment.

Hosted by Northstar Meetings Group’s prime brands,
M&C and Successful Meetings, IPEC 2016 will deliver
targeted education and address the business
needs of today’s independent meeting professionals.

Accepted Qualified Planners Will Receive Complimentary:

Airfare
Accommodations
Targeted Premier Education (CMP credit)
F&B and Networking Events
One-to-One Appointments w/Select Suppliers

All networking activities and meals will provide all
groups an unparalleled marketing opportunity to meet
with the most active decision makers.

EVENT INCLUDES:

  • Networking Events
  • One-to-One Appointments
  • Targeted Education
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EDUCATION & EVENT AGENDA

EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS:

The Independent Planner Education Conference will feature educational sessions uniquely tailored to meet the needs of today’s independent planners, as well as the suppliers that work with them. All sessions will be eligible for credit towards obtaining the CMP.

2016 AGENDA

SUNDAY – APRIL 19, 2015
Location

3:00pm – 6:00pm

Planner arrivals sponsored by Briggs, INC

Studio B Foyer

3:00pm – 6:00pm

Exhibitor Set-Up

Studio B

5:00pm – 6:30pm

Planner Tour of Hotel

Meet in Studio B Foyer

6:30pm – 8:30pm

Opening Reception sponsored by MGM Grand Resort & Casino (Reception location is not on any floorplan. Suppliers gather at the fountain in the elevator bank of the Grand Tower to be escorted to the Mansion’s Great Room – bring your badge)

The Mansion’s Great Room

8:30pm – 11:30pm

Hospitality Open

Terrace Suite (#TBD)

MONDAY – APRIL 20, 2015
7:30am – 8:30am
Breakfast Roundtable Discussions 
Studio A
8:30am – 8:45am

Opening & Sponsorship Remarks 

Studio A

8:45am – 9:45am

Educational Session
"Meeting Planning as a Business Practice: Evolving Responsibility for Project Management” presented by Judith Johnson, CMP, Rx Worldwide Meetings, Inc.

Studio A

9:45am – 10:00am
Break sponsored by MGM Grand Resort & Casino

Studio B 

10:00am – 11:15am
One-on-One Appointments (5)

Studio B

11:15am-11:30am
Break sponsored by MGM Grand Resort & Casino

Studio B

11:30am – 12:30pm

One-on-One Appointments (4)                 

Studio B

12:30pm –1:30pm 

Lunch sponsored by Naples Marco Island & Everglades CVB

Studio A

1:30pm – 2:45pm

Educational Session:
“Finding Common Grounds in Negotiations” presented by Judith Johnson, CMP and Mike Massari, SVP of Caesar’s Entertainment Corp.

Studio A

2:45pm – 5:45pm

Free Time

5:45pm

Gather in the Main Hotel Entrance (by THE Lion) for 6:00 wheels rolling

5:45pm

Gather in the Main Hotel Entrance (by THE Lion) for 6:00 wheels rolling

6:15pm – 7:15pm

Gather in the Main Hotel Entrance (by THE Lion) for 6:00 wheels rolling

7:30pm-9:00pm                

Offsite Dinner at the Go Pool of the Flamingo sponsored by Caesar’s Entertainment

9:00pm – 11:30pm

Hospitality Open

Terrace Suite (#TBD)

TUESDAY – APRIL 21, 2015
7:30am  – 8:30am

Breakfast Roundtable Discussions sponsored by MGM Grand Resort & Casino

Studio A

8:30am – 9:45am

Educational Session:
”The Leader’s Repertoire: The Case for Emotional Intelligence” Presented by Linda Tally, Ph.D

Studio A
9:45am – 10:00am

Break sponsored by MGM Grand Resort & Casino

Studio B

10:00am – 11:15am

One-on-One Appointments (5)

Studio B

11:15am - 11:30am 

Break sponsored by MGM Grand Resort & Casino

Studio B Foyer

11:30am – 12:30pm

One-on-One Appointments (4)                 

Studio B

12:30pm –1:45pm 

Lunch sponsored by Atlanta CVB

Studio A

2:00pm – 6:30pm

Freetime  or Activities (advance registration required)

  • Pink Jeep Tours (2pm – 5:30)– departs from Studio B
  • Zumba (2:30 – 3:30pm) – Meeting room 124
  • Cabana Time by the Pool (2pm – 6pm) – Director’s Pool
  • Spa Appointments – (2:30 – 5:00) - Spa
6:30pm-8:30pm

Closing Reception/Dinner
sponsored by Visit Newport Beach

Vista Prefunction & Ballroom

8:30pm – 11:30pm

Hospitality Open

Terrace Suite (#TBD

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015
6:00am – 10:00am

Breakfast at Leisure

Studio A 

All Day  

Departures

Independent Planner Education Conference

CONTACT

Independent Planners: Don’t miss this event designed directly to your needs.

For More Information Contact:

Planners:

Cindy Binder

Director of Buyer Development

914.400-6648

Suppliers:

Danielle Cirami-Gillis

Vice President, Events and Tradeshows

646.380-6271