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MPI Georgia Chapter Honors Outstanding Meeting Professionals and Leadership with Phoenix Awards
Meeting Professionals International Georgia Chapter (GaMPI) will host their Annual Phoenix Awards on
Tuesday, July 22 at the Fox Theatre. This Phoenix Awards ceremony will take place in conjunction with
GaMPI’s July Educational Program, running from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will honor leaders in the meeting and
events industry in a variety of roles, and will include a presentation by Nakia Melecio, founder and creator of
NKM Consulting Group, LLC. Melecio has dedicated his life to serving and inspiring others through compelling
coaching, collaboration and leadership development.
The recipient of the Hayward C. Cox, Jr. Continuing Quality Award will be honored. Awarded to a long-standing
member who has committed at least five years of service to our association. This member has made substantial
contributions to the chapter. Nominees for this award are chosen by the Meeting Professionals International
Georgia Chapter Past Presidents Council.
The Lorraine Powell Membership Recruitment Award will by given to the member who has recruited the most
new members within the GaMPI fiscal year of July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.
In addition the 2013-2014 GaMPI president will honor one member of GaMPI with the 2013-2014 President’s
All members of the hospitality industry, including the finalists’ colleagues, friends, and families, and the general
public are welcome to join us for this event. Registration ends on Friday, July 18 at 5 p.m. For more information
about the event, including pricing, as well as to register please visit the GaMPI website at
About Meeting Professionals International Georgia Chapter (GaMPI)
The Meeting Professionals International Georgia Chapter (GaMPI) currently has almost 700 members, making it
the seventh largest chapter in the global MPI organization. Members of GaMPI include approximately 50%
meeting planners and 50% suppliers, who both benefit from access to the worldwide community and resources
afforded by MPI, and its 21,000 members, as well as local networking and education that has twice won GaMPI
the title “Chapter of the Year.” For more information, please visit www.gampi.org.
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