President's Message

Hello MPI South Florida:

This is a special moment for me as I am extremely Blessed, Honored and Proud to be given the vote of confidence from you my friends and colleagues to lead our Chapter as we sail towards new Horizons.

My Pledge to you is that:
We will continue to bring you relevant and innovative education experiences and be the prominent voice for the local meeting industry community.

We will nurture our Young Professional. I firmly believe we must provide students with the business and entrepreneurial education and positive experiences. I encourage all to take advantage of our student and invite everyone to mentor as we form our future generation.

We will continue to keep you informed of our events with our quarterly Tropic Topics but we encourage you to use social media to let our industry know how we are doing. Please visit our website as periodically it will be updates with our future events.

We strive for and recognize excellence. This year our MPI has Heart was nominated for the MPI RISE award and we were in the final three. We will continue to contribute to our community.

We will work towards attaining aggressive fiscal goals. In order to put all education programs and special events we need money. I encourage you to help us sell advertising opportunities within our website. I encourage you to attend our events this way we will make the funds to continue bringing you relevant education.

I challenge you to join a committee and become more active within our chapter. Our entire TEAM needs you. Together we will achieve our goals in making the MPI South Florida a recurring success. As Henry Ford said “coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, Working together is success.”

Looking forward to an amazing year!

Gilbert Villard
2016-2017 MPISFL Chapter President
Educate - Innovate - Connect - Grow