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4th Annual GMID Program


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Inside the Industry:
What's Really Going On Out There!

This program will be held at the Panorama Ballroom overlooking the marina

9:30 am – 11:00 am - Shawna Suckow Bonus Seminar
10:45 am – Registration Opens
11:00 am - 12:00 pm – Networking Reception/Mini Tradeshow
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm – Lunch & General Session

This program was just approved for 2.5 CE credits
1.5 CE - Bonus Session - Don't Become Extinct
1.0 CE - General Session - Inside the Industry:
What's Really Going On Out There
Both sessions are approved for Domain A: Strategic Planning

Special Bonus Seminar - Registration Fee + $50.00:
Join us for a special bonus seminar with our guest speaker Shawna Suckow.
Don't Become Extinct - Join the Sales Evolution!
In this seminar attendees will learn:
How to propel your career with the latest personal branding techniques
Uncover the newest relationship-building strategies
Outperform the competition by learning what's working now.

Visit mpisfl.org for more info about the bonus seminar

About the Speaker:

Shawna Suckow, CMP, was a planner for over 20 years. In 2008 she founded an association of senior-level planners called SPIN, which now has nearly 3,000 members across North America. She began speaking professionally in 2010. Today, she speaks primarily within the Hospitality industry on the future of meetings, and the shifting nature of selling to planners. She’s written two Amazon best-sellers, including her newest book: Don’t Become Extinct – Join the Sales Evolution.

Honors include being named to the Global Top 100 Women Business & Tech Speakers, Top 25 Women in Meetings, and Top 25 Industry Influencers. Shawna lives in Minnesota with her Elvis-impersonator husband, two unimpressed teenagers, and one big, goofy golden retriever.

About the Venue:
Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina
2301 SE 17th Street
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316

Whether you want to relax, play, work or celebrate, you’ll fall in love with our waterfront paradise conveniently near Fort Lauderdale International Airport and Port Everglades.Set on 22 beautifully landscaped acres, there’s no finer escape among hotels near Fort Lauderdale than Pier 66, a waterfront icon and international legend. Soak up breathtaking marina views. Savor superb cuisine at five tempting restaurants. Lounge beside three of the best resort pools in Florida. Unwind at the indulgent Spa 66 and, if you’re here on business, take advantage of our world-class indoor and outdoor function space.

The grand Crystal Ballroom is the most spacious, versatile and elegant space at our hotel, with crystal chandeliers and white sculpted walls to compliment any décor. With four separate salon spaces, a Crystal Atrium, Tasting Room and Mariner’s Room, the spaces can be sectioned off for groups ranging from 14 to 800 guests.


Parking for this event: $6.00 self and $9.00 valet for daily drive in event