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April Educational Program
Location:  Residence Inn Seattle Downtown/Convention Center
Address:  1815 Terry Avenue, Seattle, WA  98101
Date:  April 24, 2018
Time:  2:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Registration
          2:30 pm - 4:00 pm - Program 
          4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Reception 
Program Registration Fees:
EARLY BIRD RATE - SAVE $15 if you register by Monday, April 16th
$40 members, $55 non-members*, $23 students, $23 past presidents
Reception Only - $25 for members or non-members
REGULAR RATE if you register by Thursday, April 19th
$50 members, $65 non-members*, $23 students, $33 past president
Reception Only - $30 for members or non-members 
Online Registration closes on Thursday, April 19th at 11:59 pm.
ONSITE REGISTRATION RATE is available on Tuesday, April 24th
$55 member, $70 non-members*, $33 students, $38 past presidents
Reception Only - $35 for members or non-members
PLANNER FOR A BUCK MONTH!  Bring a Planner for just $1 (planner must be a non member) or if you are a non member Planner you can attend for $1.
*MPI Washington State Chapter Non-Member/Guest Policy: Guests may attend 2 MPI Washington State Chapter educational programs before becoming a member. If you have already attended 2 of these events, in order to attend another MPI Washington State Chapter program you must become a member of MPI Washington State Chapter.

Infusing a Sense of Place to Create Greater Meeting Value

Another meeting in another city in another ballroom. Industry research shows that today’s meeting attendees want not only great learning and networking, but also to experience a sense of place. Attendees expect events to incorporate the locale and they want to depart feeling that they not only connected with business partner, but that they truly experienced the destination. “Out” are the windowless conference rooms and standard F&B; “In” are innovative spaces that cultivate expression while providing a sense of place, and partnerships with local good and beverage outlets.
This session will explore creative and cost-effective ways to impart a sense of place through local partnerships, food and beverage programs, innovative services, and venue selection. This seminar will also discuss how hotels and event venues can leverage location and sense of place as the ultimate group business differentiator.
Educational Objectives:
• Understand the psychology of meeting participants and how infusing a sense of place is so critical within the meeting industry.
• Learn how to achieve your meeting’s business objective through strategic planning and key collaborators.
• Discover how to strengthen your events through local partnerships, food & beverage programs, and innovative services- whether you are at a large chain hotel, or a small boutique property.
BreeBrostko Kindred HeadshotBree Brostko has spent a decade in the hospitality industry. She started her career as a convention planner, however she quickly realized that her love of sleep would prevent her from really succeeding as a professional planner. She now works with boutique hotels and resorts around the United States helping them market the independent experience to groups, and introducing planners to the value of local. She was recently names one of HSMAI’s Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in Hospitality Sales, Marketing, and Revenue Optimization – a tid bit that she’s been trying to work into every conversation she’s had since.
CMP PP Program Logo Approved for Domain G:  Meeting or Event Design!  Length: 60 minutes
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