MPI Orlando November Coffee Talk

November 07, 2018
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM

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Hub 925
7594 W Sand Lake Rd
Orlando, FL 32819
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Event Details

Food & Beverage
Enjoy some hot coffee over great conversation!

Complimentary self-parking will be provided

Session Title: Talkin' Bout My Generation

Session Description:

Things no longer look awful cold. On this talk, we will hear from three generations of industry professionals on where they are in their career, what goals they have set and what the future has in store for them. See how millennials have caused a big sensation, the GenX'ers won't let you put them down and that the baby boomer generation is not ready to fade away. The 'who' of this panel discussion will put three generations in one room. We will find out what makes them tick, where their motivation lies and how they plan to tackle the next stage in life. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and interact during this panel discussion.

Learning Objectives:
1. Hear from industry professionals on how they overcame challenges at certain stages of their career
2. Develop the skills necessary to anticipate what you will need to advance your career
3. Experience how these professionals took advantage of opportunities in their career


Natalia Ramirez
Trade Shows and Event Sr. Coordinator, Visit Orlando

Natalia was born in Puerto Rico and moved to Florida lured by the Disney Experience. She attended the University of Central Florida where, in 2015, she earned a degrree in Event and Hospitality Management. She interned at the Global Marketing department of Visit Orlando and soon joined their ranks, first as a Trade Shows & Events Support Services Assistant and now as the Trade Shows & Events Sr. Coordinator.

Scott Mifsud, CMP, DMCP
General Manager, Just Right! Destination Management

Scott Mifsud has been planning and executing meetings from five attendees to 10,000 attendees around the world for more than eight years. His work experience includes being a banquet manager for one of the country's leading hotel chains, being a meeting planner, as well as being the event manager for destination management companies. His resume gives him the unusual perspective of working events as the venue, the client and the vendor. He is currently General Manager for Just Right! Destination Management.

Susan Henderson, CMP
Global Account Executive, ConferenceDirect

Susan Henderson, CMP is a leader in the hospitality industry, with over 30 years of experience in meetings, events and destination management. Susan is currently a Global Account Executive with ConferenceDirect, a full-service meeting planning firm. Prior to moving to Orlando in 2010, she owned the destination management company, Atlanta Arrangements, for 17 years. Susan is a past president of the Association of Destination Management Executives and the SE Chapter of PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association.) She is a trustee of the Foundation for Hospital Art and former board member of Zoo Atlanta. Susan was named the Member of the Year of the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau in 2004 and Destination Management Professional of the year in 2007 by ADME.

Moderator: David Buckalew, CMP
Buckalew Hospitality

About the Venue

Our industrial chic style and flexible room configuration makes HUB 925 the perfect spot for your corporate or private events. The flexibility we provide makes it a beautiful venue for birthday parties, holiday parties, team building workshops, bar mitzvahs, sweet 16, rehearsal dinners, bachelor/bachelorette parties, engagement parties, retirement parties, celebration of life gatherings, and more!

Meeting Attendance Policy: Non-members and Essential level members are welcome to register at the non-member rate only two times during the fiscal year. After attending two meetings we are confident that you are ready to take the next step and become an active, engaged member of the MPI Greater Orlando Area Chapter!

Please click here to familiarize yourself with MPI's new membership levels. Once you register, please be sure to SIGN IN to your profile before registering in order to get member pricing.


$20.00 Non Member and MPI Essential Member Level

$15.00 MPI Member (Preferred/Premier level) Registration
$20.00 after 12:00 pm November 6

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