September 2016 Meetup Event
We are off to the races!  This networking event is the perfect way to kick off the fall season and catch up with colleagues and friends you've not seen all summer. 

Everyone in the meetings, events & hospitality industry is welcome! You do not have to be a MPI member to attend.

This is a great opportunity to check out our host venue!
Tours will be given before and during the event.  Light bites and beverages will be available to you while you network.

Date:   Thursday, September 15, 2016 
Time:   5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Place:  1 Racetrack Drive, East Rutherford, NJ  
Fee:     Complimentary for EVERYONE.
Registration is Required!

About the Venue:
The New Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment is a state of the art, entertainment complex.   From Victory Sports Bar & Club, Victory Terrace Rooftop Bar, indoor and outdoor restaurants, and VIP experiences throughout, Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment offers something for everyone.   Since 1976, the Meadowlands Racetrack has been a staple in New Jersey Entertainment, known for events like the Hambletonian and Meadowlands Pace.

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September 2016 Educational Program
Date: September 23, 2016
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Metropolitan Room at the Newark Club
Address: One Newark Center, 22nd Floor, 1085 Raymond Blvd., Newark, NJ  07102
Presented by Shawna Suckow, CMP

This session will engage event professionals of all types, roles and experience levels, because NOBODY can say, "Oh I've done that before."  It's engaging, entertaining, collaborative, and education - and the resulting lessons have nothing at all to do with zombies.

The year is 2030, and zombies have taken over the Earth!  They've decided to hold their first gala event, and have hired your team of non-zombies to plan it.  Fortunately, they're no longer aggressive brain-eaters!  Your mission:  to take the goals and objectives of this audience, understand a completely new culture, and deliver the event this challenging new group desires.

Each table is a team, and is tasked with planning a conference to serve a very different population.  They'll have to consider different food and beverage requirements, room setups, ADA issues, agendas, speakers, the works!
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