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January Education Event

An Event Planner Reads Current Events- Global Trends that Impact our Business

1/23/2018 – 1/23/2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

299 Dividend Road
Rocky Hill, CT06067
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An Event Planner Reads Current Events- Global Trends that Impact our Business
How Global News Impacts, and has Impacted, the Event/Meeting Industry


Tuesday, January 23, 2018 

5:30pm – 6:00pm        Registration
6:00pm – 7:30pm        Program

299 Dividend Road
Rocky Hill, CT 06067

Event Overview:

Do you ever read the news and wonder how the current events of today impact your events of tomorrow? Join Marti Winer, outgoing MPI IBOD member and incoming MPI GBOT member,  for a lively discussion and a few laughs in our efforts to  understand how global news changes trends in our industry, the businesses we serve and the environment around us. We will take a look back in time to see how worldwide occurrences have historically set the tone for our meetings and events and how that has changed over time. We will also chat about what risks face us in the future and how our industry trends are preparing to meet what the world throws at us next!


Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify how global news impacts trends within the Event/Meeting industry
  2. Identify historic occurrences which have had a major impact on the industry
  3. Discuss potential (future) risks and brainstorm about how our industry may respond

Speaker Information: 

Marti Winer

MPI International Board of Directors (2013-2017); MPI Global Board of Trustees (2018)

Holding various positions within the hospitality, marketing, real estate and financial services industries throughout her accomplished career, Marti joined Wyndham Hotel Group in 2007 as vice president of Event Services, where she created the Event Services department. This team executes more than 50 events and more than 100 trade shows internationally each year. Marti’s role continued to grow and she assumed responsibility for strategically managing the communications teams and the intranet technologies that support communication needs, in addition to her events-focused role.  

As vice president of Global Communications and Event Services for Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company that is part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies she aligned the Company’s strategic plan through global communications, as well as the management of all associate-facing and external industry-related events. Marti also executed Wyndham Hotel Group’s Global Conference, a multi-faceted event held every 18 months, which brings together more than 6,000 hotel owners and managers across 15 hotel brands.  

Beginning her career with Chase Bank as a Middle Market Credit Analyst, Marti focused on International Events and Awards & Recognition during her time with Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation and then served as Event Production Manager for Cendant Corporation. Leveraging her entrepreneurial spirit and business expertise, Marti then created a full-service event production company – MW Total Productions, LLC . While leading MW Total Productions the company produced more the 20 international conventions and events annually before returning to a corporate role in Wyndham Hotel Group.   In 2014, Marti left Wyndham Hotel Group to become Chief of Staff at Drew University handling the operations of the university, as well as generating auxiliary revenue in an academic environment.

Marti holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics and political science from Drew University, an Executive Master of Business Administration from Rutgers Business School, and a Master of Arts and Letters in literature from Drew University.


Pre-Registration Pricing 
Member:                             $35.00  
Non-Member:                     $55.00  
Past President:                   $20.00
Student:                              $20.00  

On-Site Pricing 
Member:                            $40.00
Non-Member:                    $60.00
Past President:                  $25.00
Student:                             $25.00

**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.**



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



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