SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Meeting Professionals International Northern California Chapter [MPINCC], the largest chapter of MPI which is a global organization of the meetings industry, announced today its speakers and schedule for its Annual Conference and Expo (ACE). Hosted at Moscone North on March 9th 2017, this year's poignant and trending keynote will focus on safety and security with speakers Clarence Izzard, CPP, PSP, Area Director, Global Safety & Security, Marriott International; and Jonathan Wackrow, Executive Director, RANE | Risk Assistance Network and Exchange, both considered event security experts.
"Over many years, ACE has developed into the leading regional industry conference of its kind," said Marilee A. Sonneman, CMP, DMCP, 2016-17 MPINCC President. "The outstanding value of the education alone, with top-tier speakers addressing of-the-moment topics, is unprecedented. The open trade show floor, free of required appointments, delivers exceptional networking opportunities. And all of this strategically takes place in one day, so delegates can maximize their investment in education and engagement with minimal time."
In addition to the timely keynote topic, this year's event will feature 20 additional educational workshops and informal discussion groups on topics such as technology and legal trends and event design by industry experts as well as a trade show, a reception with prizes for meeting planner attendees, and 'Innovation Alley,' which will showcase new and innovative technology products by young companies at a deeply discounted exhibitor rate – including an award for most innovative product.
Based on last year's attendance, more than 400 planners are expected, with a total attendance of 1,200+ meeting and event professionals and exhibitors. To register, planners, event and meeting professionals can go to www.mpincc.org and click on the link to the ACE event webpage to register as an attendee or an exhibitor. Attendance fees range from $55-$60 for students and early-bird registration for members [expiring February 23rd] to $145 for non-member planners. Pricing also varies for suppliers and dates of purchase. All pricing details can be found here.
About MPI and MPINCC: Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the world's largest meeting and event industry association. Founded in 1972, the organization provides innovative and relevant education, networking opportunities and business exchanges, and acts as a prominent voice for the promotion and growth of the industry. MPI has a global community of 60,000 meeting and event professionals including more than 17,000 engaged members and its Plan Your Meetings audience. It has more than 90 chapters and clubs in 24 countries. The world's largest chapter, the Northern California Chapter has grown since its founding in 1978 to nearly 1,000 members.
"Our Mission: To provide MPI members, chapters and the global meeting and event community with innovative and relevant education, networking opportunities and business exchanges, and to act as a prominent voice for the promotion and growth of the industry."
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