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May 17 & 18 | Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa

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WHAT IS THE MPI SOUTH COAST EDCON? 
MPI Orange County and MPI San Diego chapters are once again carrying on the tradition of a joint educational conference and expo! Come together with us for top quality education, creative insights and facilitated networking to maximize your time and investment.
 
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? 
All members of MPI and non-member guests in the event planning and management industry are invited.
•Event Planners, producers and designers of all levels are encouraged to participate in the Hosted Buyer                 program for complimentary or reduced admission. 
•Students and members of other members of industry chapters are warmly welcome
•Suppliers, including hoteliers, DMC’s, entertainment, décor, audiovisual, technology, and other service                   providers should plan to participate in the marketplace and/or as an attendee! 
 
WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME? 
Enhanced peer-to-peer networking opportunities 
•Valuable CMP-level take-aways from educational topics at an affordable price – geared for both planners and suppliers! 
One on One connections with suppliers who can enhance your business 
Career-building personal and professional growth opportunities 
•Maximum education in a condensed time-efficient format!
 
EDUCATIONAL CONTENT: 
Our educational line-up is still taking shape, and we will announce the final line-up soon. 
We invite members to submit topics you want to see addressed at EDCON. Our "unconference" and future-forward objectives include covering topics that keep our industry up at night.
Topics will be CMP-approved for content and will fall into CMP-IS domains.
Trending topics include creating engaging networking communities, hotel contract negotiations, event design, budgeting and finance, event communications and marketing, project management, and more. 
 
CAN'T ATTEND FRIDAY?  THURSDAY OPTION NOW AVAILABLE!
If you can't attend on Friday, registration is now being offered for attending the Senior Professional Master's Series: Mastering Stakeholder Management taking place Thursday, May 17th at 4:30 PM and includes a ticket to the Welcome Reception. (Package cost $50)
 
HOSTED BUYERS: 
Apply now for complimentary registration and VIP benefits as a qualified industry buyer!  

CLICK TO APPLY FOR HOSTED BUYER!
 
WHY EXHIBIT / SPONSOR?
South Coast MPI Chapters’ — MPI Orange County and MPI San Diego — dual chapter collaboration provides direct quality exposure to more than 600 MPI chapter members, in addition to the recognition among MPI’s global network. MPIOC and MPISD together represent purchasing power greater than $1.1 billion and more than 1000 suppliers and planners in the industry. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to get your brand in front of qualified serious buyers, while networking with other suppliers who can provide referrals or other business to support your growth objectives.

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GET INVOLVED! VOLUNTEER AND SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCES! 
MPI successes are driven by active volunteers: We cannot do this without you!
We’re seeking people to support in the planning and on-site execution stages.
Opportunities are available in all categories: finance, education, sponsorships, registration, communications, graphics, set up, tear down, and all in between.
Invest a few hours as an assistant for the day OR chair a team! This is the best way to boost your skill set, network with peers, and make a difference! 

Questions? Contact us at info@mpiedcon.com 

Details

  • When

  • Thursday, May 17, 2018 - Friday, May 18, 2018
    11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    Pacific Time

  • Where

  • Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa
    5480 Grand Pacific Drive
    Carlsbad, California 92008
    USA
    (760) 827-2400

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