Weekly Update

Good afternoon MPI Tennessee family!

I hope everyone in our family is staying safe and healthy as we continue to battle COVID-19 and the affects it’s having on our industry and our membership. I wanted to keep you all informed of some pieces of information from MPI Global and MPI Tennessee. As always, my door is open, and I’m here for all of you if you need anything MPI related or otherwise. I’ve never been more proud to be able to lead this organization and support our family.

  • GMID 2020: MPI Global is hosting a free, virtual celebration for Global Meetings Industry Day on April 14th. A full agenda and more information will be updated as it develops. To learn more and to register visit: https://www.mpi.org/events/gmid20. Unfortunately, we had to follow guidelines and cancel our in person event to celebrate GMID. A huge thank you to Margaritaville Hotel Nashville for being our host for this event.
  • MPI Tennessee Circle of Excellence Awards: It brings sadness to all of us that we had to make the call to cancel our May 14, 2020 Awards Gala. We hope to be able to recognize our membership in a different way throughout the 2020 year, and there will be more information to come. Thank you to Hutton Hotel for agreeing to be our host venue for the 2020 Gala.
  • MPI Tennessee Private Facebook: We’ve been enjoying having virtual happy hours weekly. We will continue these and incorporate other ways to stay virtually connected. Join our Facebook page to learn more about these events. If you’re unable to join on our Facebook group, please email shannon.jones@butlersnow.com, and I’ll keep you personally informed of when we will host these virtual events.
  • MPI Global Member Assistance Program: For those whose jobs have been affected by COVID-19, MPI offers membership extensions at no cost to you. In order to use this benefit, please fill out and follow instructions in the form (button linked below).
MPI Member Assistance Request Form

With heart,


Shannon Jones, CMP

MPI Tennessee, 2019-2020 President