MPI Chicago and Choose Chicago Form Strategic Business Alliance with Mexico MPI

Recently, members of Meeting Professionals International [MPI] Mexico visited Chicago to learn more about Chicago’s meetings and events industry. The group first met in January when MPI Chicago and Choose Chicago representatives visited Mexico City to form the alliance.

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MPI Chicago and Choose Chicago Form Strategic Business Alliance with Mexico MPI

“MPI Chicago’s goal is to create alliances to share knowledge and best practices with our sister city chapters. The international partnerships will help the members of both chapters to grow their business.” -Hali Cooper, MPI-CAC President-Elect

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 22, 2014

On April 30, members of Meeting Professionals International [MPI] Mexico visited Chicago to learn more about Chicago’s meetings and events industry.

Hosted by MPI Chicago and Choose Chicago, the MPI Mexico leaders attended multiple MPI Chicago events that included a strategy luncheon, Educational knowledge share and MPI-CAC’s second Annual Trivia night. The group first met in January when MPI Chicago and Choose Chicago representatives visited Mexico City to form the alliance.

“MPI Chicago is excited to build strategic partnerships with international chapters. Our first alliance is with MPI Mexico. MPI’s goal is to help our members grow their careers and build their business,” said Bill Kubiak, president of the MPI Chicago Area Chapter.

MPI Chicago Area Chapter representatives included:

  •     Bill Kubiak, President, MPI Chicago Area Chapter
  •     Hali Cooper, President Elect, MPI Chicago Area Chapter
  •     Fergal O'Sullivan, Vice President of Special Events and Strategic Alliances
  •     Carolyn Paradowski, Incoming Vice President of Special Events
  •     Anthony Molino, Incoming Director of Strategic Alliances

MPI Mexico Chapter representatives included:

  •     Cecilia Cruz, Executive Director of the Meetings Industry of the Ministry of Tourism of Mexico
  •     Oscar Garcia Ramos, MPI Mexico Chapter
  •     Danielle van der Kwartel, MPI Mexico Chapter
  •     Doris Patino, Department of Tourism, Mexico City

Lourdes Gomez and John Curran, Managing Director of Tourism, MICE & Leisure Sales attended on behalf of Choose Chicago. Michael Dominguez, Chairman, MPI International Board of Directors, also attended.

“MPI Chicago’s goal is to create alliances to share knowledge and best practices with our sister city chapters. The international partnerships will help the members of both chapters to grow their business through interaction and cross referrals,” said Hali Cooper, president-elect of the MPI Chicago Area Chapter.

In the official photo, pictured left to right, are Doris Patino, Mexico City, Department of Tourism; John Curran, Managing Director of Tourism, MICE & Leisure Sales; Cecilia Cruz, Executive Director of the Meetings Industry of the Ministry of Tourism of Mexico; Carolyn Paradowski, Incoming Vice President of Special Events; Lourdes Gomez, Sales Manager- MICE & Leisure Sales; Bill Kubiak, President, MPI Chicago Area Chapter; Hali Cooper, President Elect, MPI Chicago Area Chapter; Oscar Garcia Ramos, MPI Mexico Chapter; Michael Dominguez, Chairman, MPI International Board of Directors; Fergal O'Sullivan, Vice President of Special Events and Strategic Alliances; Oscar Garcia Ramos, MPI Mexico Chapter; and Danielle van der Kwartel, MPI Mexico Chapter.

About MPI-CAC
Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the meeting and event industry’s largest and most vibrant global community, helps its members thrive by providing human connections to knowledge and ideas, relationships, and marketplaces for meeting professionals in the Chicago Area. MPI membership is comprised of more than 23,000 members belonging to 71 chapters and clubs worldwide. Over 1,200 members strong, the Chicago Area Chapter is MPI’s largest chapter. In addition to its distinction in terms of membership size, dedication and involvement, the Chicago chapter is also one of MPI’s founding chapters and is rich with industry history. For more information about programs and membership, visit http://mpicac.org.


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