MPI Virginia September Education

September 21, 2017
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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Quirk Hotel
201 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220
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Online registration is now closed.  Walk-ins are welcome to register onsite.

Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017
Time: 3:00 - 6:30 pm

Venue Name: Quirk Hotel

Venue Address: 201 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220

MPI Monthly Education Session – September 21, 2017 

1:30pm - 3:00pm:  Board Meeting
3:00pm - 3:30pm: Registration
3:30pm - 5:00pm: Education Program
5:00pm - 6:30pm: Rooftop Reception & Networking

Facilitated Panel - Topic:

How to Improve the Planner and Supplier RFP Relationship in Today's Tech Driven World

Planners, are you trying to streamline the RFP process with suppliers and not getting the results you need to be successful?

Suppliers, do you feel like you have become disconnected from your clients and not sure how to meet expectations?

Learning Objectives:

–    Understanding what drives business decisions for suppliers and meeting planners

–    How to establish meaningful relationships with your industry peers

–    With this knowledge, what tools and resources can help improve the RFP process for your next meeting placement


The use of the CMP Preferred Provider Pre-Check logo is not an endorsement by the Convention Industry Council of the quality of the session.

This logo means that this session has met the criteria to be pre-approved for CMP certification credit.


Aligns with CMP:
Domain A – Skill 1 & Domain F – Skill 12
Facilitated Panel Discussion (Facilitator & 4 Panelists from the Industry):
Facilitator:  Ann Buhl, CMP, CMM, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Rosie Bugarin, CMP, OMG-Organization Magangement Group
Daniela Fazoli, CMP, MGM National Harbor
Joni Johnson, CTP, TMP, Virginia Tourism
Robin D. Roane, CTE, HMCC, CMP, Visit Alexandria


Ann Buhl, CMP, CMM, Senior Manager, Meetings, Events and Planning
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Ann is a Past President of MPI-VA and has over 30 years’ experience in the Hospitality and Event Industry. She has been a featured speaker at various Administrative and MPI chapter annual conferences to discuss how to reach your professional, client and program goals and partners with Virginia Teach Continuing Education Facilities to provide meeting certification courses

Steve Tewksbury, CMP William & Mary Executive Director of University Events
Steve has over 25 years of event execution and planning experience. He stepped into the meetings industry as an AV technician with VAE, then spent 10 years at the Kingsmill Resort working up from AV tech, to Set-Up Supervisor, to Business Operations Analyst to CSM. Working in various roles at William & Mary for nearly 14 years, he currently serves the President’s Office as the Executive Director of University Events. Steve earned his CMP in 2002.

Daniela Fazoli, CMP, Group Sales Manager
MGM National Harbor

In a 20 year career in the luxury hospitality and domestic and international meeting planning industries, Daniela has worked for several global four and five star hotel brands in management roles.  In addition, she also managed an international corporate event planning firm based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and worked throughout South America executing high level corporate events for C-suite executives and top embassy officials.  

Joni Johnson, CTP, TMP, National Sales Manager, Domestic Sales
Virginia Tourism Corp.

Joni is the national sales manager at the Virginia Tourism Corporation.  Joni promotes Virginia as a premier destination for meetings, conventions and sporting events.    She has the pleasure of working closely with Virginia destination marketing organizations, hotel representatives and tourism industry professionals to leverage funds for outreach, tradeshow and marketing initiatives.

Robin D. Roane, CTE, HMCC, CMP, Senior Sales Manager
Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association

Robin joined Visit Alexandria as Senior Sales Manager in April 2010 with a diverse background in hotel sales and association management. Robin held the position of Membership Director for the Global Business Travel Association bringing her to Alexandria in 2006.  Prior to her time with GBTA, for 18 years she was an associate of Marriott International, Inc., where she held various positions from Director of Catering & Convention Services to Director of Hotel Sales primarily under the Renaissance brand with the last being Senior Account Executive for Texas Market Sales representing multiple properties to include seven different Marriott brands.


Self-Parking Lot @ $2/hour, located on Grace Street between Jefferson and Adams Street. On street parking is free after 4:00pm.
Valet - $5.00 per vehicle (discounted from $8.00, but Valet is limited and may fill up!)


MPI Virginia 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.
Event Cancellations must be submitted in writing to: Cee Rivas, MPI Virginia Chapter Administrator

Cancellation penalties do apply:

Cancellation penalties outside 30 days from event date: $10
Cancellations within 30 days from event date: $25
Cancellations within 3 days of event date: No Refund

*No-Shows are responsible for full payment



$55.00 MPI Member (Preferred/Premier level) Registration
$45.00 Earlybird rate before September 14

$75.00 Non Member and MPI Essential Member Level