Meeting Professionals InternationalEvent Central was host to the Middle Pennsylvania MPI (Meeting Professionals International) event on Wednesday.  In

Meeting space under tent
Meeting space under tent

preparation of the event, we transformed the Tent Wash-bay into an intimate meeting event site. The concrete floor was covered with a black carpet, a frame tent and walls was decorated with cafe string lights, and finished off with seating for 50 using black padded chairs and linen covered conference tables.

Scott Schultz presented the educational session with a review of the latest trends in outdoor and tented events, titled “Ideas for Ultimate Event Success.”  Also covered was an informative session on how to protect your guests by developing an Emergency Plan for your outdoor event.


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The Event wrapped up with the guests moving to the showroom.  Market Cross Brewery provided a tasting of craft brews including Olde Yeller” IPA  and “Nutty Brown” Ale.  Buddy Boy Winery

Market Cross Pub and Brewery

served their “Cayuga White”, “Cove Mountain Red” and “Four on the Floor.”

Food was provided by C & J catering.



Meeting Professionals International, was founded in 1972, as an association for the meeting profession.  They have more than 25,000 members and 69 chapters and clubs, both domestic and international. The MPI, Middle Pennsylvania Chapter was founded in June, 2008 now has over 100 members and associate members. Membership is made up of hotels, entertainment venues, universities, and corporations to name a few.

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