MPI Orlando May Education

May 08, 2018
11:30 AM to 2:00 PM

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Marriott Orlando Downtown
400 West Livingston Street
Orlando, FL 32801


Event Details

Event Details:    


Event Timeline:

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM       Registration & Networking
12:00 PM:                         Education Session & Buffet Lunch

Topic: Lights. Camera. Crisis.

Presented By Renee Radabaugh, CMP, President & CEO of Paragon Events
Featured on the cover of MPI’s The Meeting Professional magazine for her exceptional crisis management skills, Renee Radabaugh, CMP will cover the importance of implementing a crisis management plan and how to be both prepared and resourceful when disaster strikes.
Reflecting on her 30 years of experience in the industry, Renee Radabaugh will discuss four common crises and how to handle them including severe hurricanes, travel strikes, power outages, and the unthinkable – all of which she and her team has successfully handled head on.  You will leave this session with hands on practical information that you can implement for your own business and Renee will show you how with preparation, flexibility, and by following professional protocols you can handle almost any crisis.
For each crisis situation, Renee will provide a real encounter and discuss the key essentials to focus on when preparing for or dealing with this type of adversity. This information will include important steps to minimize the potential impact of a crisis and underscore the benefits of establishing one for your business and clients programs.
Concluding the presentation, Renee will offer time for a Q&A session, followed by a guided activity for attendees to begin building their own crisis plan.

Submitted for approval for 1 CU Hour for Domain C: Risk Management *EIC Pending Approval



Roasted Corn Chowder, Smoked Paprika, w/ Avocado Crème

Salad Station

Tuna Poke w/ Wonton

Greek Salad Cups, Tomatoes, Cucumber, Bell Pepper, Olives, Onions, Feta

Hot Stations

Carnitas & Grilled Chicken Mexican Street Tacos, Griddled Tortilla, Fresh Plantain Chips, Salsa*

Steak Frites, Sliced Hangar Steak, Truffle Parmesan Fries*

Chef’s Summer Vegetable

Sweet Endings

Warm Brownie w/Yuengling Ice Cream Banana Cream Pie Parfait

Unique Libations

Black & Tan Beer Float

*Chef Attendant


$12 Valet – Guests to Pay On Own

About the Speaker

Renee Radabaugh, CMP is the President & CEO of Paragon Events, Inc. headquartered in Delray Beach, Florida with offices in Boston, MA; Los Angeles, CA; Orlando, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Richmond, VA; and Washington, D.C. Paragon Events offers meeting and event planning services globally under Renee’s internationally recognized management.

Renee has over 30 years of experience in the event planning and event marketing industry, specializing in corporate, government, nonprofit, healthcare, and high-end social events, as well as largescale meetings, conferences and tradeshows.

Founded by Renee in 1989, Paragon Events has evolved into a multifaceted, award-winning organization that provides complete marketing solutions, corporate brand strategy, association management, corporate incentives, destination management, and environmentally-friendly ecoevents in addition to comprehensive, tried-and-true event planning services.

Over 10 years ago, Renee saw the benefit of growing Paragon Events services to include Association Management. Since then, Paragon Events has gained the distinct privilege of managing ten Meeting Professionals International (MPI) chapters, as well as being the official meeting planners of MPI’s own Southeast Educational Conference for four consecutive years. Paragon Events also manages the South East Florida Apartment Association (SEFAA) and the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Houston Chapter (AFP GHC).
In 2014, Renee was ahead of the curve with the creation of Cultural Explorations Cuba, a division of Paragon Events. The company that specializes in unique licensed people-to-people travel to Cuba has garnered a prestigious reputation, offering cultural emergence programs that provide travelers with an authentic, all-inclusive experience.

Renee leads an award-winning internship program, internationally recognized as an “Internship of Excellence,” that attracts industry applicants from around the world and boasts a high post-internship job placement rate. Renee’s mantra is “Your Work is Your Signature” and continues to deliver on “It’s not just any event; it’s a Paragon Event!”

About the Venue:

Introducing the redesigned Marriott Orlando Downtown Hotel. It's our mission to make every business trip a pleasure and every vacation the trip of a lifetime. Located in the urban oasis of the vibrant Orlando Downtown District, this hotel caters to every business and leisure travelers need. Featuring Shade Bar & Grill, Fresh Bites In-Room Dining and Central Florida’s only M Club, the Marriott Orlando Downtown offers guests around the clock dining options. Relax in our luxury guest rooms and enjoy signature Thann amenities, internet TV and a handpicked selection of TEDTalks. Explore the local area, including Amway Center and Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts, all within walking distance. Showcasing nearly 16,000 sq. feet of meeting space and 11 naturally lit break-out rooms, this hotel is perfect for business meetings and lavish social and wedding events. Allow our dedicated sales and events team to execute your next meeting or event flawlessly. 


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Meeting Attendance Policy: Non-members and Essential level members are welcome to register at the non-member rate only two times during the fiscal year. After attending two meetings we are confident that you are ready to take the next step and become an active, engaged member of the MPI Greater Orlando Area Chapter!

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