On Nov. 16, 20 MPI PHL members and myself had the pleasure of engaging with Temple and Drexel Hospitality and Tourism students in an information filled speed networking hour, aptly named Backpacks to Briefcases.
Visit Bucks County hosted its annual Tourism Day Celebration on May 3, 2016. This year, the celebration was held from 4-7 p.m. at Washington Crossing Historic Park. Visit Bucks County kicked off the event by recognizing five inspiring tourism and hospitality professionals in its annual Travel and Tourism Week Awards. VBC also announced 31 spring tourism grant recipients, with over $200,000 allocated for various marketing programs, exhibits and initiatives.
On Nov. 16, I had the pleasure of engaging with Temple and Drexel Hospitality and Tourism students in an information filled speed networking hour, aptly named Backpacks to Briefcases with 20 other fellow MPI PHL members.
The fourth annual Global Pharmaceutical and Medical Meetings Summit was held in Philadelphia on Feb. 10-12 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. The conference was attended by meeting planners and vendors who specialize in meetings for the medical and pharmaceutical community. Summit attendees networked and attended educational sessions targeted at this specific industry.
This weekend is the annual Uptown Art Fair. The three-day event features professional artwork in 12 different types of media, including ceramics, painting, jewelry and more. 350-plus artists from around the world will feature their artwork along Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue.
The Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau (HHRVB) hosted its third annual Partners in Tourism Community Giving Event on Dec. 10, 2015. The event received 1,000 pounds of nonperishable food for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. Event organizers calculated the amount of food collected from the bureau and their 70 participating tourism partners would produce 800 meals for needy families in Central PA. This year’s event was held at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center.
The Philadelphia Area Chapter of Meeting Professionals International’s annual awards gala was held at the Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel on June 17. This year’s event was styled after 1920s-era supper clubs.
PAMPI held its monthly educational followed by a silent auction on March 18. The event was kicked off by lunch and was followed by the keynote lecture by speaker Janine Driver, who spoke about the importance of body language. The afternoon was split into breakout sessions, followed by the silent auction.