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GMID 2017
Thursday, April 6, 2017

Twin Cities Global Meeting Industry Day 2017

We invite you to this year’s extensive Global Meetings Industry Day to be held on April 6 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Come celebrate in this truly global tribute to the meetings and events industry. Learn from industry leaders and network with them (as well as your peers) to accelerate your professional growth. This one-day event is a must for all meeting and event professionals. Lock in your spot by registering for this exclusive event today. Registration closes on Friday, March 31, 2017.

Event details

Date & Time
Thursday, April 6, 2017
11:30am - 4:00pm
TimeAgenda ItemLocation
11:00 – 11:30 am Registration/Networking/Exhibitor Booths Mezzanine Pre-Function
11:30 am – 1:15 pm Lunch & Panel Discussion M100
1:15 – 2:15 pm Networking & Exhibitor Booths Mezzanine Pre-Function
2:15 – 3:00 pm Breakouts Auditorium 1, 2, 3
3:00 – 4:00 pm Happy Hour Mezzanine Pre-Function
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Supporting Industry Association Members: $40.00 
Non-Members: $60.00 

Register by
11:59pm on Friday, March 31, 2017
Cancellation/ Refund/ No-Show Policy

*For registrations received after March 31 or onsite, cost will increase to $60 for Supporting Industry Association Members and $80 for Non-Members. Registration fees are non-refundable; however, name changes are permitted until Friday, March 31.

Program Committee

Steph Pfeilsticker,CMP, CMM, 2016-2017 MPI Minnesota Chapter President, Hybrid Events Authority, LLC, 
Jen Ruthig, CMP, Corporate Meeting Planner, Land O'Lakes
Julie Krueger, CMP, Sourcing and Contracting Manager, Land O'Lakes, Inc.
Jean Koeller, Director of Group Sales, Caesars Entertainment
Joy DesMarais-Lanz, MA, HMCC, Sr Director of Operations, Synergos AMC
Rania Hammad, Loews Hotels, VP of Education
Nicole Coon, CMP, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Director of Education

Who’s Coming

shelly Harrington, Dave Cowley Incentives
Stephanie Ripley, CMP, American Express Meetings & Events
Missy Machkhashvili, Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians
Jackie Darsow, Minneapolis Northwest Tourism
Jenn Strehler, Three Rivers Park District
Robert McCarthy, Maple Lane Media
Kris O'Brien, CMP, KOB Event Solutions
Jan Oakland, CMP, The Toro Company
Christopher Haug, CMP, Thrivent Financial
Brynn Mehrkens, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts


Posted by ffranzen@comcast.net on Feb 27, 2017 at 1:58pm
I would like to attend the MPI event on April 6. I clicked on register and it does not give me a choice to register and make my payment. How do I register and make my payment of $40.00?