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1st Annual November Day Education Program

Spend the afternoon with MPI CRV to learn about Risk Management

11/1/2017 – 11/1/2017
11:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Connecticut Convention Center
100 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT06103
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1st Annual November 1/2 Day Education Program

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

11:30am - Noon         Registration
Noon - 1:45pm           Luncheon & Keynote Speaker, Dr. Linda Robson
1:45pm - 2:00pm       Break
2:00pm - 3:30pm       Disaster Experience - Tabletop Experience with Moderator Kim Hull, CMP
3:30pm - 4:30pm       Networking Reception


Connecticut Convention Center
100 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT 06103

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Event Overview:

The 1st Annual MPI CT River Valley November ½ day Education program will highlight Dr. Linda Robson where you will apply the Robson Risk Management Model to actual events, then partake in a 90-minute disaster scenario with moderator Kim Hull, CMP from LIMRA.  

A Creative Approach to Risk Management
Risk management continues to be a hot topic in the events industry, but the focus is always on reacting to a catastrophe or disaster.  While catastrophes and disasters are horrific, they are the responsibility of governments not event professionals.  As an industry we need to concentrate on being proactive.  We want to learn how to anticipate, prepare, monitor, and respond to risks at events.  This session will use the Robson Risk Management Model, case studies, and discussions to give you a better understanding of how you approach risk.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learning to identify resources that can be used for risk management.
  2. Get hands on experience applying the Robson Risk Management Model to events.
  3. Learn how to effectively identify, assess, and apply strategies for a variety of risks.

The Disaster Experience
Join your local peers in a 90 minute hands-on exercise with moderator, Kim Hull, CMP on how to handle unexpected catastrophic situations at a meeting. In this table top exercise, you will come across one or many disasters that you would need to respond to. How will your team handle these disasters, especially if you’re down a team member? The disasters could range from employee relations, legal issues, media and public relations, as well as, natural disasters, terrorism, and other disastrous events – any of which could impact your organization on any given day!


Speaker Information:

Keynote Speaker: 

Dr. Linda Robson

BIO: Dr. Linda Robson is an Associate Professor at Endicott College in the School of Hospitality Management. She worked as an event planner for over 20 years, planning events in New Zealand, Europe, the United States, and Canada. In 2003 Linda returned to school and has a Master of Tourism Administration and a PhD. Linda’s combination of experience and education has given her a unique perspective on the events industry. She brings a practical, applied knowledge to her classroom, her speaking sessions, and to the events she plans. Linda is a member of MPI and ILEA. She has written articles, case studies, and book chapters, for both industry and academia, about risk management and the events industry. She has spoken at ILEA Live, The Special Event, PCMA’s Annual Conference, EventWorld and MPI’s WEC.



Disaster Experience Moderator: 

Kimberly Hull, CMP

Senior Meeting Planner


BIO: Kim joined LIMRA in 2012. She is responsible for managing multiple conferences andevents including sourcing, negotiating, planning and execution. Kim brings more than 20 years of experience in the meeting and event industry with a diverse background in administrative, marketing, and strategic meeting management.

Event Registration:

Pre-Registration Pricing:
Member:                    $75.00
Non-Member:           $110.00
Past President:          $45.00
Student:                     $45.00

On-Site Pricing:
Member:                    $80.00
Non-Member:           $115.00
Past President:         $50.00
Student:                    $50.00

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Meeting Planners:
Interested in attending but haven’t registered yet?

 Your registration could be sponsored! 
     The Las Vegas CVA could sponsor your registration and two other planners.
Contact our President Annamarie Grise, CMP for information on this opportunity!

**MPI Connecticut River Valley Chapter Attendance Policy: 
All Essential Level members or non-members are limited to no more than two events in one fiscal year and must pay the Essential Level/Non-member rate. MPI Preferred or Premier Level members are welcome to attend all chapter events at the Member Price.**


701 Hebron Avenue - 3rd Floor
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Phone: 860.541.6438

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