Happy New Year!
I hope you had the opportunity to spend the holidays with the people you love as well as some personal time to reflect, refresh and recharge! I was so thrilled to share the holidays with so many of my closest loved ones, including my son who is currently serving in the U.S. Navy. We know duty calls, so to have him with us made this year that much more special!
The holiday season brought some professional joys as well. A Night Out with the Stars!, MPISCC’s Annual Fundraiser at Madame Tussauds in November was fantastic! Thank you to our sponsors, donors and the organizing committee for all of your hard work and contributions in putting together a great evening with fun auction opportunities and fellowship for everyone who came! Our educational programming, charities and the Los Angeles Mission canned food drive will all reap the benefits of the generosity of all who attended as well as those who made it all possible. It was a BLAST!!
I have to say, Wally’s Beverly Hills is a great venue! If you missed the Member’s Only December Networking Program, you need to make sure to take a trip to check it out. Thank you to Beverly Hills Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, the Beverly Wilshire, and the Beverly Hilton for sponsoring a fantastic networking event where our members could have plenty of time to catch up with colleagues and make new friends or future clients.
We have an exciting year ahead and look forward to delivering some great programming for the remainder of the year! Here’s just the start of what we have planned…
Have you registered for our inaugural Weekend Educational Conference (WECON) from January 21-23, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach? It’s not too late! Packed with a variety of educational sessions, TED-style talks, lectures and fireside chats, there will be many nuggets of knowledge for everyone to take away! Plus, we have planned engaging general sessions with prominent industry leaders, a hosted buyer program, and networking opportunities for you. It is going to be a fun and rewarding weekend!
In February we will showcase the newly renovated Petersen Automotive Museum to members at our networking program. Join colleagues and friends to see all of the changes at the Peterson, experience wonderful food catered by Drago, make some new business contacts and enjoy catching up with old friends!
Watch for information about our annual Beverly Laing Golf Tournament & Wellness Day already in the works for Spring 2016. Details and how to register will be coming to your email boxes in the next few months.
April brings our annual State of the Industry luncheon which we will hold in conjunction with Global Meetings Industry Day! We are excited that Dr. Lalia Rach will be returning to share insights on meeting industry trends and helping us to prepare for the future.
Thanks for the memories in 2015! Wishing you all the best in 2016!