Rescheduled! NYPCMA Education Day 2014

New York
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

NYPCMA presents...
Rescheduled! NYPCMA Education Day 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Grand Hyatt New York
109 East 42nd Street
New York, 10017
United States

Map and Directions
Whether you are an emerging meetings professional creating a career pathway or established in the industry and striving to stay abreast of what is new, our 2014 Education Day will provide a platform for peer to peer engagement, a creative learning environment and many opportunities to share best practices.  Don’t be left out in the cold – register today!

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Registration/Continental Breakfast

Location: Foyer/Ballroom 1


Opening General Session:

Making the most out of face-to-face meetings in a world of social media

Speaker: Thom Singer, The Conference Catalyst

Thom Singer has more than 23 years of sales and marketing experience and is an expert in branding, positioning and networking. He has authored ten books on the power of business relationships, networking, presentation skills and entrepreneurship, and regularly speaks to corporate, law firm and convention audiences.  He sets the tone for better engagement at industry events as the opening keynote speaker or the Master of Ceremonies.  His Conference Catalyst Program has become a “meeting planners” favorite in how it transforms the conference attendee experience





Track 1: Creating A Career Pathway

Location: Broadway, Conference Level

Track 2: Contracts/Social Media/ Technology

Location: Alvin & Carnegie, Conference Level

Session 1


Effective Networking: Top tips to effectively network!

Facilitator: Thom Singer, The Conference Catalyst

What’s New in Contract Clauses: Peer to peer discussion

Facilitator: Jeff Fagan, Marriott Global Sales

Session 2


CMP, CMM, CAE, CASE: Dissecting industry designations and determining which best supports your career goals

Facilitator: Deborah Richardt, CMP

Social Media & Marketing You: Is your resume up to date? Which social media are you using to market yourself?

Facilitator: Stuart Ruff

Session 3


Effectively Working with CVBs, National Sales and Third Parties: How to work with all three industry representatives to secure your meeting objectives

Facilitator: Maribeth T. Krause, Director of Convention Programs

Panel: Elizabeth Yienger, Baltimore CVB, Lois Miller, CAE, LD Miller & Associates, Rocco LaForgia, Hilton Worldwide

Mobile Technology: What’s Hot/What’s New!

Facilitator: Crowd Compass




Networking Luncheon


Closing General Session:


Speaker: Tracy Stuckrath, CMP, CMM, CHC, President, Thrive! Meetings & Events

With the growing number of dietary needs being requested at events, it's about time we understood what they are and how to incorporate them into our menus. This session will provide everyone with a fun and easy way to understand the needs and learn how to create a better customer experience through the food they are serving.  Players/teams will compete to see who knows the most about food allergies and other dietary needs, table etiquette, sustainability, food safety, food culture, nutrition, cooking techniques and ingredients.

Tracy Stuckrath, is a certified event planner and meetings manager whose personal mission is to “make the world healthier one event at a time.” She is also one of 15 million Americans with food allergies. Combining her more than 20 years of event planning experience and food allergies, Tracy founded Thrive! Meetings & Events in 2010 to educate the hospitality industry on how to successfully accommodate dietary needs at events.


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