Global Meetings Industry Day Luncheon

April 12, 2018
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
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Great Wolf Lodge- Williamsburg
549 E. Rochambeau Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23188
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Online Registration is now closed. 

Walk-Ins are welcome and can register onsite.



Board Meeting: 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Registration: 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Lunch: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Education Program: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Post Event Mixer at Billsburg Brewery-Williamsburg, VA:  2:30 pm

Session Title: 
Be a Connector – Making a difference and adding value at every turn!

Session Description:

“Connecting” is something that many MPI members do it every day, whether they are aware of it or not. They are constantly connecting with your stakeholders, members, coworkers, attendees, suppliers, family and the broader community. But are they making “Connections”? “Being a Connector” is about strengthening relationships and contributing to the success of fellow members. It has the other person’s best interest in mind. Being a connector is a simple yet powerful process that some do well and others will want to do even better. It is a process with three key pillars that have incredible benefits to all involved. Understand what “Being a Connector” is about and discover it’s 3 key pillars.

Learner Objectives:

1. Use connecting to better understand stakeholders, their interests, issues and priorities.

2. Creating value and strengthen relationships through connections you make.
3. Get closer to each other to find innovative solutions for today’s real time and ever changing event planning environments.
4. Through connecting, you will gain greater control, increased job satisfaction and enhance the meetings and events industry! 

CMP Domain/Number of Clock Hours:  1. 00 CE credit

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Jay Gubrud
Jay Gubrud is a catalyst for performance improvement. He has successfully worked with nearly two dozen MPI Chapters from Boston to California! He is a dynamic professional speaker, trainer, author and consultant who has been presenting across industries and audiences for over eighteen years. His programs challenge participants to eliminate the everyday roadblocks to their success. Jay has an innate ability to relate the trials of life and business in a way that everyone can relate to … Cars and Driving!

He has never been afraid to have a difference of opinion or shake up the status quo. He believes that regularly moving out of your comfort zone and improving your performance are key to personal and professional success and satisfaction.

In high school and college he didn’t reside in just one group, he knew all the groups and built connections and transferred opportunities amongst those different groups. He continues to do that by working in a variety of industries and transferring ideas between different industries.

A few unique facts about Jay:

  • He has been riding motorcycle since he was 7 years old.
  • He made an appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show.
  • He has had the pleasure of riding in a rare Ferrari F40 worth over $1,000,000.
  • He has never missed a speaking engagement in 18 years.
  • He does not like mushrooms. 



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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 Policies 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) Registration
$45.00 Earlybird rate before April 5

$75.00 Non-Member and MPI Essential Member Level