Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Coast

Meetings Today LIVE! in Myrtle Beach

Why should you attend

There’s much to experience when you join Meetings Today LIVE! Myrtle Beach—a fully-hosted event for qualified planners. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is the hub of the Grand Strand, a 60-mile string of beaches, restaurants, and amazing event venues.

All networking and off-site activities, round-trip coach airfare, ground transportation, hotel accommodations, fabulous food & beverages are covered! You’ll also receive two CEU credits for attending our two education sessions!

Here’s the deal: pre-qualified planners will participate in a minimum of 20 one-on-one appointments to create new business opportunities, enjoy off-site tours, activities and everything the destination has to offer.

Why attend?

In addition to all the reasons listed above, it’s time to get back to planning! (Safely, of course. See how our Orlando and Hawaii events were successful and safe!)

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES
MEET SUPPLIERS ONE-ON-ONE
ROUND-TRIP COACH AIRFARE
HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
FABULOUS FOOD & BEVERAGE
OFFSITE TOURS & ACTIVITIES
GROUND TRANSPORTATION
2 CEU CREDIT HOURS
Myrtle Beach Hilton Hotel Pool

The venue

Hilton Myrtle Beach

A special thank you to our host hotel and sponsor!

Agenda

From the moment you arrive until the very last second you leave, we have a memorable experience created for you. Check it out.

Speaker

Get two CEU credits for attending these two education sessions!

We’ve locked down our two speakers:

1. Jessie States, CMP, CMM, Director of the MPI Academy

7 Lies You’ve Heard About Planning Hybrid Experiences

Jessie States
Jessie States, CMP, CMM

As meeting professionals eagerly plan their first in-person experiences in more than a year, many are grappling with a new organizational truth; their businesses just aren’t interested in losing the expanded reach afforded by remote and digital participants.

The next-gen ask for the 2021 meetings portfolio? Hybrid events that celebrate the return of in-person connections while welcoming—at times—a far greater group of digital or pod attendees. And while hybrid events are far from new (MPI’s original How to Hybrid Guide dates back over a decade), they are new for many meeting professionals, and the nuances of designing multiple experiences for multiple audiences in multiple time zones can be daunting.

But it’s not necessarily as hard as you think, and correcting some commonly inaccurate myths and assumptions about hybrid can get you started in the right direction.

Join this fun conversation that pushes back against some commonly held beliefs about hybrid and decide for yourself whether you agree they are false—or not.

Learner outcomes:
- Discuss commonly held beliefs about hybrid experiences, and decide for yourself whether to believe them.

- Think about how you can actively design engaging experiences for multiple audiences groups.
Challenge your views on what hybrid means and how it can apply to your meetings.

Who is Jessie States?

Jessie States, CMP, CMM, director of the MPI Academy at Meeting Professionals International, leads MPI’s professional development strategy and develops and manages the organization's education portfolio.

2. Steve Jones (Thank you, Goodman Speaker Management!)

Gwen Stefani and Steve Jones
Gwen Stefani and Steve Jones

How to Come Back Like a Rock Star

Meetings and events are primed for an epic comeback, and rock ‘n’ roll historian Steve Jones knows a thing or two about overcoming adversity from his more than 30 years in the music industry.

From hurdling obstacles and rebuilding after catastrophe to adapting to new realities—sound familiar?—Jones will use some of the greatest comeback stories from rock history to impart lessons you can take away to ensure an encore-worthy performance as the live events industry rebounds.

This session will set you up for a roaring comeback and long-term success well into the future.

By participating, you will learn life and business lessons from rock ’n’ roll greats on how to:

- Plan your post-pandemic comeback the way Meat Loaf rebuilt his career

Dave Grohl and Steve Jones
Dave Grohl and Steve Jones

- Establish and maintain strong core values, like Bob Marley did

- Execute your vision day after day with AC/DC-style consistency

- Create experiences for your customers, the way Jimmy Buffett does

- Share the fun with your fans like Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters

- Embrace diversity and let it make you stronger, just like Run DMC and Aerosmith

- Like Taylor Swift does, never stop nurturing and growing your fan base

Steve JonesWho is Steve Jones?

Tapping into 30 years of experience in the music industry in the US, Canada and the Caribbean, Steve tells backstage stories about legendary rock stars, today’s biggest hit makers and one-hit wonders.

Point by point, Steve shows you how your business can get noticed, become famous and turn into the “rock star” of your field.

If you want to build a brand as consistent as AC/DC, as committed as U2, as unique as Kiss, and as honest as The Foo Fighters, you will want to hear Steve speak.

Steve is the author of two popular business books, Brand Like a Rock Star and Start You Up.

He is based in Toronto, Canada, and also oversees content and branding for 103 radio stations as part of the executive team at Stingray, a global music, media and technology company.

Supplier information

A minimum of 20 one-on-one appointments with planners pre-qualified as having an RFP or sourcing for the Southeast, South, and Caribbean.
Complimentary meals, education and social events.
Interested Suppliers should contact Kirk Lewis at kirk.lewis@meetingstoday.com.

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