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January Education Event

January 23, 2018
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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C&I Studios
541 NW 1st Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

Crisis Management Think Tank Register today for the January Education Event – the first program for our new “Think Tank” series. The event takes place on Tuesday, January 23, at an exciting new location – C&I Studios Next Door.

The basic steps of effective crisis communications are not difficult, but they require advance work in order to minimize damage. In the event of a crisis, all planners and suppliers should know the answers to some key questions in advance:

• Do you know the steps to handle an onsite emergency?
• Do you have a communication strategy with program stakeholders?
• Do you know that contingency plans are not one-size-fits all?

If your organization does not have an up-to-date crisis management plan, this is a must-attend learning engagement.
Monica Compton, CMP, Pinnacle Productions, advises: “Reducing panic and containing liability are two crucial goals of a strong risk management plan. The plan should include a communication strategy, both for handling media relations and reaching meeting stakeholders.”

Join us on Tuesday, January 23 from 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM to hear from subject matter expert, Renee Radabaugh, CMP, President and Managing Director of Paragon Events. Renee will provide a general overview of best practices to be followed by discussion groups.

Learning Objectives:

• Implementing meaningful contingency plans
• Preparing a communication chain of command
• Understanding Force Majeure clauses

2:00 - 3:30 pm – Board of Directors Meeting
4:00 - 5:00 pm – Registration Open
4:15 - 4:45 pm – New Member Orientation
4:30 - 5:00 pm – Welcome Reception
5:00 - 6:30 pm – Education Session
6:30 - 7:30 pm – Networking Reception

About the Venue:
C&I Studios is located in the heart of the new and upcoming Fat Village Neighborhood. With over 2,500 square feet of creative space, it brings any meeting or event to life.

Free Parking
The Garden Parking Lot - 516 NW 1st Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Renee Radabaugh
Managing Director and President

Renee Radabaugh, CMP is the President and Managing Director of Paragon Events, Inc. headquartered in Delray Beach, Florida with offices in Boston, MA; Orlando, FL; Los Angeles, CA; Richmond, VA; Pittsburgh, PA; and Washington, D.C. Paragon Events offers meeting and event planning services globally under Renee’s internationally recognized management.

Renee has over 30 years of experience in the event planning and event marketing industry, specializing in corporate, government, nonprofit, healthcare, and high-end social events, as well as large-scale meetings, conferences and tradeshows.

Founded by Renee in 1989, Paragon Events has evolved into a multifaceted, award-winning organization that provides complete marketing solutions, corporate brand strategy, association management, corporate incentives, destination management, and environmentally-friendly eco-events in addition to comprehensive, tried-and-true event planning services.

Renee leads an award-winning internship program, internationally recognized as an “Internship of Excellence,” that attracts industry applicants from around the world and boasts a high post-internship job placement rate.






If you would like to be a sponsor please contact Cathy Fox, Vice President, Finance at


$35.00 MPI Members (Preferred/Premier level)
$45.00 after 11:00 am January 23
$30.00 Earlybird rate before January 7

$40.00 MPI Member + Boss

$60.00 Future Members/Essential Members
$70.00 after 11:00 am January 23
$55.00 Earlybird rate before January 7

$20.00 Student
$25.00 after 11:00 am January 23

$10.00 Late fee

$5.00 Late fee student

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