Next Up for Brella Events: MPI Next

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Logo for the 2017 MPI Next Event

Brella Productions and the Meeting Professionals International Chicago Area Chapter (MPI-CAC) have been in a relationship for four years now, and we think it’s going pretty well. You might even say it’s getting serious. Normally, we sponsor their annual summer Awards Recognition Gala, but this year, we’re also sponsoring another MPI-CAC gathering: MPI NEXT’17 (Networking/Education/Experience/Technology).

NEXT’17 is MPI-CAC’s educational tech conference for the hospitality tech industry and professional development world. This one-day forum will be chock full of educational breakout sessions and keynote addresses that speak to savvy creative solutions for meeting planners, event producers, and marketing professionals. The opening keynote address will come from Kelly Leonard, the Executive Director of The Second City Works and former Associate Producer of The Second City. As part of this year’s event, MPI-CAC is partnering with the International Live Events Association (ILEA) for the first time. This team-up will introduce new participants, ideas, and experiences to NEXT’17 attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors.

Speaking of sponsors and team ups, Brella is co-producing NEXT’17 with AV Chicago, a local event production company. We are joining forces to provide top-notch event production, in a beautiful merger of our strategic design and messaging capabilities with their AV solutions for exceptional staging.

“We have a long history with MPI-CAC,” stated Cary Williams, Brella’s Event Operations Manager, “and we love working with them. This event has given us a great chance to flex our creative muscles by presenting content for them in a unique and immersive way.”

“We’re excited to showcase Brella as a strong creative partner in the event planning industry,” added Associate Producer Josh Stroud. “By keeping all of the creative elements—content, design, and presentation support—running smoothly with our partners, AV Chicago, we can ensure that our friends at MPI-CAC can relax and enjoy their own event.”

MPI-CAC’s NEXT’17 takes place on March 2nd at the Holiday Inn in Merchandise Mart, downtown Chicago. If you’re in the events business, the Brella Events Team will see you there!

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