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LGBT Meeting Professionals Association Announces Advisory Board + 1st Networking Event

LGBT Meeting Professionals Association Announces Advisory Board + 1st Networking Event | LGBT Meeting Professionals Assocation | Scoop.it
The LGBT Meeting Professionals Association (LGBTMPA) has announced the creation of its advisory board. The board of experienced professionals met in Las Vegas and committed to the organization’s goals including the first annual conference; developing the organization’s education and certificate programs and launching the first bi-directional mentoring initiative in the meeting planners profession.
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First Networking Event: Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Learn more about LGBTMPA during the LGBT Reception at the Professional Convention Management Association sponsored by Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau. The meeting is being held at the Austin House (310 E. Third St., Austin, TX) from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.

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First Networking Event: Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Learn more about LGBTMPA during the LGBT Reception at the Professional Convention Management Association sponsored by Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau. The meeting is being held at the Austin House (310 E. Third St., Austin, TX) from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.

LGBT Meeting Professionals Assocation
LGBTMPA is an organization where LGBT meeting and event professionals can share experiences, knowledge and network as well as an one where businesses such as hotels, restaurants, and event spaces can be seen by these professionals. www.lgbtmeetingplanner.com
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Five tech developments driving Meetings & Events forward

Five tech developments driving Meetings & Events forward | LGBT Meeting Professionals Assocation | Scoop.it
Advancements in technology are moving at a cracking pace in the Meetings & Events space. Here are some trends to watch in 2018…

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France Tests Social Media Influencer Strategy to Engage Meetings Industry

France Tests Social Media Influencer Strategy to Engage Meetings Industry | LGBT Meeting Professionals Assocation | Scoop.it

The meetings and convention industry is jumping on the brand influencer trend. Atout France, the national tourism development agency for France, launched a


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5 Smart Moves at Visit Albuquerque, LGBT Meeting Professionals Association and More

5 Smart Moves at Visit Albuquerque, LGBT Meeting Professionals Association and More | LGBT Meeting Professionals Assocation | Scoop.it
Visit Albuquerque in New Mexico hired Kristen McGrath as the vice president of convention sales, services and sports.
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LGBT MPA Unveils Education and Networking Event in SF

LGBT MPA Unveils Education and Networking Event in SF | LGBT Meeting Professionals Assocation | Scoop.it

The event will address diversity, innovation, and inclusivity for LGBT professionals in the meetings industry.

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The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Meeting Professionals Association has announced its first educational event scheduled for November 2 at the Park Central San Francisco Hotel. The workshops and panel discussion will be hosted in conjunction with the Community Marketing & Insights 18th Conference on LGBT Tourism & Hospitality, which runs from November 1−3.

Planned sessions include online marketing tips and techniques for meeting planners, planning LGBT-friendly events, and why inclusion is important. There will also be a panel discussion on navigating “bathroom bills” and other legislation that affects the LGBT community in your meeting location.

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LGBT Meeting Professionals Association Announces Advisory Board + 1st Networking Event

LGBT Meeting Professionals Association Announces Advisory Board + 1st Networking Event | LGBT Meeting Professionals Assocation | Scoop.it
The LGBT Meeting Professionals Association (LGBTMPA) has announced the creation of its advisory board. The board of experienced professionals met in Las Vegas and committed to the organization’s goals including the first annual conference; developing the organization’s education and certificate programs and launching the first bi-directional mentoring initiative in the meeting planners profession.
Matt Skallerud's insight:

First Networking Event: Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Learn more about LGBTMPA during the LGBT Reception at the Professional Convention Management Association sponsored by Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau. The meeting is being held at the Austin House (310 E. Third St., Austin, TX) from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.

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First Networking Event: Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Learn more about LGBTMPA during the LGBT Reception at the Professional Convention Management Association sponsored by Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau. The meeting is being held at the Austin House (310 E. Third St., Austin, TX) from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.

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Diversity on the Meeting Agenda: Successful Meetings

Diversity on the Meeting Agenda: Successful Meetings | LGBT Meeting Professionals Assocation | Scoop.it

Despite political turmoil, the meetings industry is moving toward a more inclusive model.

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How to Plan an LGBT-Friendly Meeting or Event

How to Plan an LGBT-Friendly Meeting or Event | LGBT Meeting Professionals Assocation | Scoop.it

There’s always an effect on the LGBT community when you plan an event. We’ll help get you started on planning your LGBT-friendly meeting or event.

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Inclusion, Diversity and Professional Advancement the Focus of the First LGBT Meeting Professionals Association Event

Inclusion, Diversity and Professional Advancement the Focus of the First LGBT Meeting Professionals Association Event | LGBT Meeting Professionals Assocation | Scoop.it

Today the LGBT Meeting Professionals Association (LGBT MPA) announces its first Professional Workshops + Networking Event. Held in conjunction with the Community Marketing & Insights Conference, the program features the first set of workshops specifically designed for the LGBT meeting professional.

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The LGBT MPA is the first and only organization solely committed to the professional advancement of LGBT meeting professionals and promoting the essential elements of inclusivity and diversity throughout the profession. Facilitated by industry leaders, attendees will hear about proven strategies and techniques to increase the success of inclusion and diversity in meetings and events. Topics range from LGBT online marketing to planning a successful LGBT-friendly event to navigating the new bathroom rules. The networking session offers attendees personal access to industry professionals interested in mentoring and sharing best practices.

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Wednesday SM Webcast “Including the Rainbow - Planning the LGBT-Friendly Event” featuring LGBT MPA board member Jim Clapes

Wednesday SM Webcast  “Including the Rainbow - Planning the LGBT-Friendly Event” featuring LGBT MPA board member Jim Clapes | LGBT Meeting Professionals Assocation | Scoop.it

Jim Clapes, Conference and Event Manager for the Drug Policy Alliance and board member of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Meeting Professional's Association (LGBT MPA) will be sharing his experience planning LGBT inclusive events for non-profit and mainstream business sectors. He’ll be part of the Q&A at the end of the webcast.

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Making a Space for LGBT Meeting Professionals

Making a Space for LGBT Meeting Professionals | LGBT Meeting Professionals Assocation | Scoop.it
Seeing an “underserved” need, David Jefferys this summer launched the first association for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender meeting planners and those who plan LGBT events.
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