• Experient Honored by MPI-Chicago Area Chapter

    POSTED May 30, 2014

Experient, an integrated meeting and event solutions organization, recently received accolades at the Meeting Professional International-Chicago Area Chapter (MPI-CAC) Annual Awards Recognition Gala at Venue One in Chicago’s West Loop. The organization was inducted into the MPI-CAC 2014 Hall of Fame, and its own Char Shada, CMP, director and strategic account manager received the Planner Member of the Year award.

"It’s truly an honor to accept this prestigious Hall of Fame award," said Michael Guerriero, Experient division president, event management. "Experient has served in leadership roles with MPI for over 30 years, and we are committed to continuing to volunteer. In addition, we’re extremely proud to have Char as part of our team and for her pivotal role in and contributions to this industry."

The group was inducted into the Hall of Fame for its significate contributions to the awareness, professionalism and growth of the meetings industry, as well as the time and resources it has given to MPI both locally and internationally. Shada, an MPI member since 2001, earned the Planner Member of the Year award for exemplary service to the meetings industry and for her involvement in MPI and civic activities.

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