MPI leader will discuss state of meeting industry

Join the Arizona Sunbelt Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (AZMPI) on November 8, 2012­­­­, at Chase Field Audi Suite Lounge to hear an address from Cindy D’Aoust, interim CEO of MPI International.

D’Aoust will reflect on issues facing the meetings industry, how knowledge, relationships and marketplaces build human connections and ways to build a rich global meeting industry community. Register for the event at  The cost is $35 before November 2nd or $45 after that.  The luncheon runs from 11:30am-2:00pm.

“We strive to promote excellence within the meeting industry through education, certification, advocacy and business-to-business networking opportunities for our members,” said AZMPI President Donna Masiulewicz, CMP. “This event will educate attendees on the impact of our industry and how it enriches many people.” 

The 400-member Arizona Sunbelt Chapter of Meeting Professionals International was established in 1979.  Meeting Professionals International is the meeting and event industry’s largest association for the $102.3 billion meetings and events industry.  AZMPI offers monthly events providing education, and networking opportunities.  MPI membership is comprised of more than 24,000 members belonging to 80 chapters and clubs worldwide.  To learn more about AZMPI visit or call 602-277-1494.


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