Network like a Ninja! Make the Most of your Next Networking Opportunity

Columbia, Maryland
Thursday, April 03, 2014
Network like a Ninja! Make the Most of your Next Networking Opportunity
Thursday, April 03, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:45 PM (Eastern Time)

Howard Community College

10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Rouse Community Foundation Student Center, Room 40
Columbia, Maryland 21044
United States

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Howard Community College*
Rouse Community Foundation Student Center, Room 400 (4th Floor)
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Maryland 21044

*The Howard Community College campus is centrally located in Howard County, less than one mile off US-29 or MD-32 and just five miles from I-95. It’s an easy drive from Baltimore, DC, or anywhere in between! Ample free parking is available on campus.

Schedule:

3:30 – 4:00 PM           Registration
4:00 – 5:00 PM           Panel Discussion
5:00 – 5:45 PM           Structured Networking Activity
6:00 PM                      Optional off-campus happy hour at the newly-opened Petit Louis Bistro (10215 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, Maryland 21044)

Everyone has been there ... that feeling where you walk into a crowded room and realize that (gulp!) you don’t know a single soul. Let our expert panel of suppliers and planners share their best networking ideas with you, so you’ll have the confidence to network like a pro at your next event. Panel members will cover topics including….

  • Why don’t meeting planners return your calls (or emails?!), and how to really catch their attention
  • Sure-fire conversation starters that work in any situation
  • How to work a room without seeming like you’re working the room
  • Politely extract yourself from a conversation hog
  • Planning client events that get great attendance
  • Tips for remembering names and faces
  • Memorable and personal follow-up that builds relationships instead of seeming like a nuisance 
And we will answer your question, too! Register online and anonymously submit your question for our panel to discuss.

The educational program will be followed by a structured networking activity designed by the students in Howard Community College’s growing hospitality management program.

Panelists:

Darnella Parks, M.A., CMP
Manager of Conferences, International Dyslexia Association

Kimberly E. Sumner, CMP
Director, Events, National Investment Center

Richard Hays
Senior Sales Manager, Hyatt Regency La Jolla

Pat Mallak
Senior Account Executive, Marriott International

Kim Allison, CAE, CASE, CTA
Associate Director of Sales, Visit Baltimore

Moderator:

Janeé Pelletier, M.B.A., CMP
Chief Operating Office, Conference & Logistics Consultants


Cost:

$40 Members (suppliers)
$50 Non-Members (suppliers)
Complimentary - Professional Planners
$10 Students
$20 Faculty

SPECIAL THANKS TO HOWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOR HOSTING THIS UNIQUE EVENT IN THEIR UNIQUE SPACE.

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Don’t forget!!  The Chesapeake Chapter has a long-term relationship with the Bea Gaddy Family Center.  Please bring your non-perishable foods and other items to each Chapter event!

In addition, the Chesapeake Chapter is looking for volunteers to join our committees:  Membership, Sponsorship/Programs, Technology/Website, and Newsletter.  Please email chapter administrator to offer your time and talent:  chesapeake.chapter@pcma.org
In addition, the Chesapeake Chapter is looking for volunteers to join our committees:  Membership, Sponsorship/Programs, Technology/Website, and Newsletter.  Please email chapter administrator to offer your time and talent:  chesapeake.chapter@pcma.org
 

Contact Information

  • Chapter Administrator's Phone: 443-988-1304