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Unlock Your Ingenuity as Shark Tank’s Daymond John Kicks Off the 2015 MPI SEC Event in Tampa

MPI | SEC 2015 Keynote Speaker - Daymond John

Sponsored by Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater (www.meetamplified.com)

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.

Joanna BerensMeet 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!

Laura Lothridge - Yacht StarshipMeet 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

Visit St. Pete/Clearwater

Visit St. Pete/Clearwater

As a sponsor, we are involved with the 2015 MPI Southeast Educational Conference because… we like to support our local partners and want to stay involved by helping to promote the meetings industry organizations.

I Unlock My Ingenuity by… brainstorming with team members to create new ideas to stay relevant

Lisa SchalkMeet 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.

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