2011 FOR IEi = BUSY!

If the first two weeks of 2011 is any inclination to what kind of year this will be, it looks like this will be a very BUSY year.

Some R&R was nice during the holidays however it is back to work with several new projects on the books as well as upcoming speaking engagements.

Below are just a few updates from the first 2 weeks of 2011:


MPIOC Speed Networking January meeting - Pretend City, Irvine CA
Children's museum and interactive play center Pretend City played host to the MPIOC 3rd annual Speed Networking event.  To most, this may have seemed like an unorthodox venue for a group of corporate meeting professionals however it served as the perfect setting to stimulate the senses and a sense of adventure allowing the attendees to network with all eyes and ears wide open.

















ROBB TO SPEAK AT ISES ORANGE COUNTY - JANUARY 18, 2011 - AVIA HOTEL LONG BEACH
A Survival Kit for 2011: Trends in business and the business of trends
 
Working in a creative industry can be exciting and fulfilling 
however without the skills to manage a fiscally efficient business, 
your business will be very short lived. 
In this session, you will walk away with a few tips on how to 
have your “fiscally creative cake” and eat it too. 

Event Producer and owner of Infinity Events Inc, Robb Thornsberry 
will share his tips on how he has managed a successful 
full service event company with no initial capital or investors 
while delivering innovative and award nominated events for the past 9 years.
 
When
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Where
Avia Hotel
285 Bay Street, Long Beach, CA 90802

ROBB NOMINATED FOR EVENT SOLUTIONS SPOTLIGHT AWARD
We are excited and proud to announce that Robb Thornsberry has been named as a Finalist for the prestigious Event Solutions Spotlight Award in the Event Producer of the Year category.

You can review his entry profile on the Voting Site at 
www.event-solutions.com beginning December 1, 2010.  Please take some time to check out his profile, see what we have been creating and vote for him!  Remember, you can only vote ONE TIME for each category.

The recipient of the Spotlight Award is selected by an industry wide voting process. The Voting Site will be open from December 1, 2010 through January 31, 2011.  Recipients of the Spotlight Awards will be revealed at the Spotlight Awards Event, February 28, 2011 at MEET Las Vegas.


HAPPY NEW YEAR: Updates from IEi for 2011

It's a brand new year that holds new promise and a refreshed energy however it leaves no time for relaxing and kicking back.  Robb and the entire Infinity Events team is working on many new exciting projects for 2011.

ROBB ASKED TO SPEAK AT ISES-OC JANUARY 18 MEETING

A Survival Kit for 2011:  Trends in business and the business of trends
Working in a creative industry can be exciting and fulfilling however without the skills to manage a fiscally efficient business, your business will be very short lived.  In this session, you will walk away with a few tips on how to have your “fiscally creative cake” and eat it too. 

Event Producer and owner of Infinity Events Inc, Robb Thornsberry will share his tips on how he has managed a successful full service event company with no initial capital or investors while delivering innovative and award nominated events for the past 9 years. 

In this session you will walk away with the following tips:
Managing your business with efficiency
Negotiating with vendors and leveraging their skills
Trends in business technology
Trends in event design, lighting and entertainment that deliver huge results without breaking the bank

By taking back much of the responsibility of business ownership such as marketing, accounting and sales and not sourcing this out, you will not only operate with little to no overhead but you will truly appreciate your accomplishments and success far more.

Continue to check back at the ISES OC website for additional information

MPI ORANGE COUNTY SPEED NETWORKING EVENT ON JANUARY 12 AT PRETEND CITY

Join MPIOC for one of our most popular annual events – SPEED NETWORKING!  This is an opportunity to create new business alliances, save time and increase productivity and revenue for all participants.

The uniqueness of PRETEND CITY lends itself exceptionally well to our goal of providing a variety of settings for planners and suppliers to discuss business opportunities in a manner where they can be heard, understood and speed on to the next. PRETEND CITY has many twists, turns and creative alcoves where we will feature several different style set-ups for you to discuss your new partnerships.

HOW IT WORKS – Planners remain stationary, set comfortably for the duration of the networking time where they may interact with suppliers.  Every 3 – 5 minutes, suppliers will be cued to move on to the next planner.  Suppliers will have pre-printed questions that are both fun and business related to keep the dialogue moving in a productive manner.

BENEFIT TO PLANNERS – This event is a way for you to save time meeting suppliers with whom you will do business and to also quickly and warmly inform those with whom you will not be able to do business.  How many emails and voicemails from suppliers do you receive on a daily basis?  You can ease your guilt of not getting back to them and see that number go down exponentially after one evening of SPEEED NETWORKING.  You can give a simple YES or NO and in a matter of minutes you will be setting yourself up for increased office productivity.

BENEFIT TO SUPPLIERS – How many messages and voicemails do you leave that go unanswered?  Now is your chance to talk to those planners and find out if your business has the possibility of being a perfect match for their needs.  This will also save suppliers time and increase productivity.  This will help suppliers focus on business that works rather than wasting time with incessant message-leaving to planners who are unable to partner.  In a short time you will find answers to seemingly unanswerable questions and forge pathways to increased revenue for your business.

Your unique, speedy agenda….
5:00 - 5:30 PMNew and Prospective Member Orientation
5:30 - 6:30 PM    Registration, Networking and Lavish Buffet Stations
6:15 PMAnnouncements
6:30 - 8:00 PM  SPEED NETWORKING
8:15 PM Evening Concludes


DIRECTIONS TO PRETEND CITY

  1. 405 S to Irvine Center Drive
  2. Get off at Irvine Center Drive and go right
  3. Make a quick left at Research (less than ¼ block)
  4. Continue on Research to Hubble (.50 miles)
  5. Go right on Hubble. Travel 1 block and PRETEND CITY is on the right
  6. Parking is available in open spots after 5 PM
Register at www.mpioc.com

ROBB NOMINATED FOR EVENT SOLUTIONS SPOTLIGHT AWARD
We are excited and proud to announce that Robb Thornsberry has been named as a Finalist for the prestigious Event Solutions Spotlight Award in the Event Producer of the Year category.

You can review his entry profile on the Voting Site at 
www.event-solutions.com beginning December 1, 2010.  Please take some time to check out his profile, see what we have been creating and vote for him!  Remember, you can only vote ONE TIME for each category.

The recipient of the Spotlight Award is selected by an industry wide voting process. The Voting Site will be open from December 1, 2010 through January 31, 2011.  Recipients of the Spotlight Awards will be revealed at the Spotlight Awards Event, February 28, 2011 at MEET Las Vegas.