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    • 08 Jan 2015
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM (EST)
    • Omni Richmond Hotel 100 South 12th Street Richmond, VA 23219

    VAMPI January Education Meeting

    State of the Industry with Kevin Kirby, 
    MPI International Chairman of the Board

    Thursday, January 8, 2015
    11:00am - 1:30pm

    Omni Richmond Hotel
    100 South 12th Street
    Richmond, VA 23219
    (804) 344-7000

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    Speaker:  Kevin Kirby
    Click here to learn more about our speaker

    Join in on a discussion of industry trends and MPI evolution in 2015 with MPI's International Chairman of the Board, Kevin Kirby.

    The presentation will provide an informative overview on the state of the meetings industry as well as offer recent changes and ongoing trends that effect our businesses. Kevin brings his experience of working with the iconic brands of Universal Studios, Disney Parks & Resorts, and Hard Rock International as a backdrop of industry activation.

    9:30am - 11:00am     Board Meeting
    11:00am - 11:30am   Registration & Networking
    11:30am - 12:30pm   Lunch
    12:30pm - 1:30pm     Education

    Event Cancellations
     must be submitted in writing to:

    Cancellation penalties do apply:

    Cancellation penalties outside 30 days from event date: $10

    Cancellations within 30 days from event date: $25

    Cancellations within 3 days of event date: No Refund

    About the Speaker Kevin Kirby
    Kevin is the corporate leader for all synergistic marketing and sales initiatives relative to the Hard Rock brand portfolio. In his role, he oversees cafe-centric consumer-direct advertising, public relations, promotional campaigns as well as broader brand awareness initiatives in 177+ locations in 56 countries.

    He is also the key industry liaison for the brand relative to corporate incentive, live event, group travel industry, and strategic affinity partner efforts. His team leads business development efforts within various vertical market channels. Kevin has more than 20+ years of experience. In addition to his tenure with Hard Rock International, where he championed global sales efforts as senior director of sales, his career included management roles as the national sales director of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts as well as vice-president of special events for Universal Orlando.

    A member of the MPI Board of Directors since 2008, Kevin has served as the Vice-Chairman of Finance and as executive committee member in 2011 and 2010.

    Throughout his 15+ years as a MPI member, he has served as chairman and international committee member for the International Awards Committee, International Conference Advisory, CSR Advisory Council, MPI Brand Committee and Marketing Strategies committees.
    Kevin is a proud member of MPI’s Greater Orlando chapter.
    • 05 Feb 2015
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EST)
    • Holiday Inn Charlottesville - University Area, 1901 Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA 22901
    Thursday, February 5, 2015
    11:00am - 1:30pm

    Holiday Inn Charlottesville - University Area
    1901 Emmet Street
    Charlottesville, VA 22901

    Topic: TBD

    Speaker:  TBD


     9:30am - 11:00am Board Meeting 
     11:00am - 11:30am Registration & Networking 
     11:30am - 12:30pm Lunch
     12:30pm - 1:30pm Education

    Event Cancellations must be submitted in writing to:
    Cancellation penalties do apply:
    Cancellation penalties outside 30 days from event date: $10
    Cancellations within 30 days from event date: $25
    Cancellations within 3 days of event date: No Refund

    • 19 Feb 2015
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)
    • Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Downtown

    VAMPI CMP Recognition Reception

    Thursday, February 19, 2015
    5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Downtown
    501 East Broad St
    Richmond, VA 23219

    VAMPI would like to recognize and celebrate our current CMP members as well as support potential candidates on their CMP journey! Join us for an evening of networking and fellowship as we pin our newest CMP members and provide resources for those interested in the process. Enjoy craft beer and foor pairings, compliments of Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Downtown. 

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    All members and guests are welcome to join in the celebration!
    5:30pm - 6:00pm   Registration and Networking
    6:00pm - 6:15pm   Welcome
    6:15pm - 6:30pm   Pinning of new CMP's
    6:30pm - 7:00pm   Continued Networking

    Cancellation Policy
    Event Cancellations must be submitted in writing to:
    Cancellation Penalties to apply:
    More than 30 days from event date: $10
    Within 30-3 days from event date: $25
    Less than 3 days from event date: no refund

Past events

11 Dec 2014 Holiday Luncheon and Auction Fundraiser: Members may bring a guest for free!
06 Dec 2014 EDMARC Gift Wrapping Community Service Project
24 Nov 2014 CMP Boot Camp
14 Nov 2014 November Education: Leveraging Social Media for Planners & Suppliers
07 Nov 2014 VAMPI Mid-Year Board Retreat
04 Nov 2014 November Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: Contracts!
01 Oct 2014 Charlottesville Breakfast Forum 2014-2015 Kick-Off
11 Sep 2014 September: Unlocking a Data Conscious Culture
13 Aug 2014 2014 VAMPI/HSMAI Annual Education Conference
21 Jul 2014 CMP Boot Camp
05 Jun 2014 VAMPI 2014 Awards Luncheon
13 May 2014 2014 VAMPI Board Retreat
21 Apr 2014 CMP Boot Camp
10 Apr 2014 April Education: ZOMBIES 2030! Taming the Most Challenging Conference Imaginable
27 Mar 2014 Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: March 2014
20 Mar 2014 Meeting Professionals' Industry Fair
06 Mar 2014 March Education: Quickfire with Bob Mellinger
20 Feb 2014 VAMPI CMP Support Program: “Committed to Making Professionals”
06 Feb 2014 February Education Meeting: Building a Legacy of Leadership
29 Jan 2014 Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: January 2014
09 Jan 2014 January Education: Virginia Travel Industry Updates
05 Dec 2013 Holiday Auction & Luncheon
12 Nov 2013 Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: Let’s talk about Food and Beverage!
07 Nov 2013 Speed Learning - Industry Roundtable Discussions
06 Nov 2013 2013-2014 VAMPI Board Midyear Retreat
28 Oct 2013 CMP Boot Camp
03 Oct 2013 Risk Management & Event Insurance
26 Sep 2013 Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: Discover how your fellow planners and suppliers expect to see 2014 shape up.
12 Sep 2013 True Innovation: Inspiring Your Audience
15 Aug 2013 CAMP VAMPI! Campfire Gathering (Guests Only)
15 Aug 2013 CAMP VAMPI! Annual Education Conference
29 Jul 2013 CMP Boot Camp
26 Jun 2013 Tidewater Breakfast Forum: Thinking Outside the Box
18 Jun 2013 Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: Benefits and Options for Advancing your Career
06 Jun 2013 VAMPI Awards Reception & Dinner
29 May 2013 Tidewater Breakfast Forum: Are you in the Business of being an Exceptional Business?
23 May 2013 2013-2014 VAMPI Board Retreat
02 May 2013 “Experience plus Education equals Success”
17 Apr 2013 EVENT CANCELLED Wine with VAMPI
28 Mar 2013 From Logistics to Strategy: A Journey into the Mind of the Ultimate Decision Maker
26 Mar 2013 How to Achieve the Perfect Atmosphere at your Event
25 Feb 2013 Used any cool technology lately?
21 Feb 2013 VAMPI CMP Support Program: “Committed to Making Professionals”
07 Feb 2013 “LET ME HELP!: Volunteers in Special Events Administration”
15 Jan 2013 Richmond Breakfast Forum
10 Jan 2013 Virginia Travel Industry Updates Panel Discussion
15 Dec 2012 Got Community? EDMARC Gift Wrapping Event
12 Dec 2012 "What's Your Plan B?"
06 Dec 2012 Naked Negotiating & Holiday Auction
13 Nov 2012 CMP Exam: What You Need to Know About the New CMP Application Guidelines
01 Nov 2012 Meet Like A Mouse: Apply Theme Park Methodology
23 Oct 2012 Risky Business: Planner & Business Partners Prepare for Contingencies?”
16 Oct 2012 Is Your Head Spinning? Charlottesville Breakfast Forum
05 Oct 2012 “Maximizing Attendee Engagement with Mobile Apps”?
27 Sep 2012 VAMPI Unique Meets Tour 5
18 Sep 2012 Mobile Apps: What’s it all about? - Richmond Breakfast Forum
13 Sep 2012 Working Professionally From the Road
23 Aug 2012 2012 Annual Education Conference