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MPI Potomac's November Educational Experience: The Value of Diversity & Inclusion in Meetings and Events

Online Registration for this event is now closed so we have time to prepare for your arrival. We welcome you to register on site beginning at 4:00pm. See below for details about the event.


In most industries, a recurring topic is Diversity & Inclusion,  but how do you ensure your organization and business is truly diverse and inclusive of all people? Why does Diversity & Inclusion matter in the event and hospitality industry? Research has shown that diversity and improves business results for clients, teams and employees and a more inclusive environment proves to be more innovative.

Join us for a dynamic panel conversation where Diversity & Inclusion professionals from various perspectives explore key issues, best practices to advance our organizations.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to identify diversity and inclusion obstacles and potential areas for improvement within your events

2. Learn to develop tactics that ensure your organization and/or event is truly diverse and inclusive of all people.
3. Demonstrate the value of communicating D&I initiatives to key stakeholders

4. Practical advice on how event professionals can create a more inclusive environment through thoughtful and proactive planning.


Our Panelists Include:

  • Miguel Joey Aviles, Chief, Office Diversity & Inclusion
  • Wesley Combs, Diversity & Inclusion Expert, Founding Principal of Combs Advisory Services
  • Zaineb Haider, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Giant Food
  • Dr. Erinn D. Tucker, PhD, Director of Global Hospitality Leadership Master’s Program, Georgetown University

MPI Potomac is a diverse and inclusive organization that welcomes all.


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This session is approved for 1.5 clock hours







 Make a Wish

MPI Potomac is partnering with Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic to help grant children's wishes.  You can help in many ways. 

Frequent Flyer Miles: Donate your miles to the foundation to help with trips.  Click here for details and to sign up.

Toys for Children and Families: Year-round Make-a-Wish Mid-Atlantic is in need of new toys.  The toys are used as part of “first gifts” when meeting wish children and at wish presentation parties. When a team of wish granters goes into a household, they bring a small gift for every child in the house! From activity books to legos, to the cuddly stuffed animal -- all New unwrapped items are welcome. Bring your donation to MPI Potomac events. 

The DoubleTree Hotel is conveniently located very close to the Silver Spring stop.

  • Exit station at NORTH SIDE SILVER SPRING METRO STATION to destination
  • Walk approx. 4 blocks NE on Colesville Rd.

Parking is available at a discounted rate of $5 for all attendees. 

  • When

  • Thursday, November 21, 2019
    4:00 PM - 7:30 PM

  • Where

  • The DoubleTree by Hilton Silver Spring
    8727 Colesville Road
    Metro: Silver Spring (Red)
    Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

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