An entrepreneur in every sense of the word, Daymond John has come a long way from taking out a $100,000 mortgage on his mother’s house and moving his operation into the basement. John is CEO and Founder of FUBU, a much-celebrated global lifestyle brand, and a pioneer in the fashion industry with over $6 billion in product sales. He is an award-winning entrepreneur and has received over 35 awards including the Brandweek Marketer of the Year, Advertising Age Marketing 1000 Award for Outstanding Ad Campaign, and Ernst & Young’s Master of Excellence Award. His marketing strategies and ability to build successful brands has made him a highly influential consultant and motivational speaker today. John is also an author of two best-selling books Display of Power and The Brand Within. In 2009, he joined the cast of ABC entrepreneurial business show the Shark Tank by acclaimed producer Mark Burnett. Millions of weekly viewers tune into the show as John demonstrates his marketing prowess and entrepreneurial insights.
Meet Our Featured Planner
Joanna Berens, President
Joanna Berens Hospitality, Inc.
As a planner, I am involved with the 2015 MPI Southeast Educational Conference because… the MPI SEC is my annual “go to” conference for networking, education, and learning about current trends in the industry!
I Unlock My Ingenuity by… experiencing synergy between like-minded industry professionals and watching it explode!
Meet Our Featured Volunteer
Laura Lothridge, Sales Manager – Conventions & Sports
Yacht StarShip – Tampa & Clearwater
As a volunteer, I am involved with the 2015 MPI Southeast Educational Conference because… I believe education and networking are key components to a successful career and personal development. Plus, it’s a great way to showcase Tampa Bay!
I Unlock My Ingenuity by… aligning myself with people and organizations who challenge me to be my best. And wine.
Meet Our Featured Sponsor
Lisa B Chamberlain, CMP
Visit Tampa Bay
As a sponsor, we are involved with the 2015 MPI Southeast Educational Conference because…we’ve many beneficial relationships through our involvement with SEC – plus we get to showcase our amazing destination this year – Tampa Bay!
I Unlock My Ingenuity by… Collaborating! Collaboration with clients, partners and even internally at Visit Tampa Bay – it’s the ‘key’ to being innovative in our goal to bring the best meetings & events to Tampa.
Meet Our Featured Speaker
Lisa Schalk, Owner
Toffee To Go
As a speaker, I am involved with the 2015 MPI Southeast Educational Conference because… not only do I get to attend the 2015 MPI SEC, but my husband and I get to speak about our company. Meeting Professional connections is always a highlight.
I Unlock My Ingenuity by… finding ways to turn the obstacles that come with being an entrepreneur into opportunities.
(Written by guest blogger, Stephanie Montini, CMP)
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The CSR Upswing
Volunteerism is often seen as a prominent and important part of our personal lives. And, as the line between our personal and business life blurs, so does the desire for employees to give back at work. To that end, corporate social responsibility (CSR) has recently become a hot topic among meeting executives. CSR events bring corporate groups of varying sizes together through a mix of different activities to benefit local or national non-profit organizations – and, these CSR activities are on the rise. Read More…