Event Detail

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Please join us for a Global Meeting Industry Celebration on Wednesday, April 13th at the newly redesigned Central Bank Center, as the MPI Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter and PCMA Southeast Chapter join forces to share with you an event that Brings People and Experiences Together.

Have you heard the saying “times have changed”?  The way we execute meetings has changed.
We’ve become wiser and smarter. As consumers we are more interested in “Doing” versus “Having”.  Our customers expect more.  We need to lean into each other to deliver on their expectations. At this event you will meet partners that can help execute those deliverables. You’ll walk away enlightened on how to create events that your customers will enjoy.  This fun event will give you the chance to explore different immersive, engaging and unique activations.

This event is a demonstration of our industry’s unity and collaboration. A panel of our industry leaders will discuss the Current State of the Industry. Our esteemed panelists include Mary Quinn Ramer, VisitLEX; Stefanie Wyckoff, meetNKY; Cleo Battle, Louisville Tourism and Hank Phillips, Kentucky Travel Industry Association.

But wait, there’s more! Central Bank Center will graciously host the meeting at their newly redesigned, expanded facility.  Central Bank Center is one of the nation’s most storied entertainment destinations. To preserve its unique history and ensure its relevance for generations to come the design team came together to re-envision its future.

You will see firsthand how the redesign provides a transparent exterior for Rupp Arena and the convention center, with distinctive building identities and entrances. By making activities inside more visible, it encourages passersby to participate and links those inside to the city.

An interactive lunch, provided by Hardwood and Oak Hospitality, will include an exciting hands-on experience where taste meets innovation with the latest culinary stations!  They will also have a mixologist on hand demonstrating how to make a special cocktail. 

This meeting includes an opportunity to meet with your friends and to make new acquaintances.  The room will be filled with our industry partners exhibiting what makes them special.  You’ll learn first-hand about the businesses that contribute to the industry and a floral designer will be available to demonstrate and teach how to design creative pieces on a budget.
There will also be a Silent Auction! While meeting with the exhibitors you will have a chance to bid on their unique and exciting baskets that will be filled with goodies. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn and understand the position of the industry globally, nationally, and regionally.
  2. Learn from industry leaders and partners on how to bring people and experiences together.
  3. Create immersive, engaging and unique activations that elevate experiences.

2 Clock Hours/Domain G:  Meeting/Event Design (pending EIC approval)


To view the Exhibitor Opportunities, click here.

Event Agenda:

10:30 am  Registration Opens

10:30 - 12:30 pm  Lunch with Active Floor Experiences       

  • Exhibitors
  • Selfie Station, Frame provided by VisitLEX
  • Floral Demonstration
  • Silent Auction
  • Experiential Stations
  • Culinary Activations provided by Hardwood & Oak Hospitality

12:30 pm  Welcome Chapter President’s

12:45 - 1:45 pm  State of the Industry Panel Discussion

  • Mary Quinn Ramer, VisitLEX
  • Stefanie Wyckoff, meetNKY
  • Cleo Battle, Louisville Tourism
  • Hank Phillips, Kentucky Travel Industry Association

2:00 pm  Silent Auction Closes

2:00 pm  Central Bank Center Tour         

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