E komo mai to the MPI Aloha Chapter

Rebecca Coon – Educational


June 20th, 2018
Educational oOahu with Guest Speaker Rebecca Coons
12 pm-1:30pm

Join the MPI Aloha Chapter at the Eating House 1949 as we explore “Attention Deficit Theatre” with guest speaker Rebecca Coons, and EARN ONE CEU CREDIT with industry colleagues!

In today’s changing business landscape, “how” we tell the story is just as important as the story we tell. From business meetings to incentive programs, our clients and partners are looking for innovative ways to capture their audiences’ attention and convey their message, their story, in a meaningful way. This is becoming an ever-greater challenge due to technology interruptions, social media distractions, and general attention competition. We like to call this challenging environment “Attention Deficit Theatre.” In this session, we will discuss the ways to overcome attention deficit and succeed in a complicated meeting/event arena.
Key Highlights and Take-Aways:
• Define the environment of Attention Deficit Theatre, the audience, the cause, the challenges it presents to effective business messaging
• Technology – does it help or hinder us?
• Our best defense is a strong offense – how to plan your strategy
• Creating, defending and selling your concept
• How to best support your incoming clients in their efforts to create the most impactful programming
• Here’s her bio, I reduce the information, hopefully, you can get most of this to fit, otherwise, let me know if you need assistance with editing.
• Earn One CEU credit
International Market Place
2330 Kalakaua Avenue, Space 322
Honolulu, HI 96815
Preferred & Premier Members: $35
Non-Members: $45
International Market Place
Raffle Opportunity
Don’t miss the chance to enter the raffle and win a certificate for 2 on the Dolphin Snorkel Sail at the Waianae Harbor, valued at $280!

Mahalo to our Sponsor and Guest Speaker!


The Eating House 1849, located at the International Market Place , pays homage to Hawaii’s vibrant culinary heritage, a nod to restaurateurs like Peter Fernandez who, the story goes, opened one of the first restaurants in Hawaii, called the Eating House, back in the mid-1800s, using what was available from local farmers, ranchers, foragers and fishermen.
It’s here that award-winning Chef Roy Yamaguchi blends these two worlds: the easy ambiance and simple flavors of a plantation town with the dynamic modernity of haute cuisine.
Rebecca Coons has been in the live meeting and special event
industry since 1986. She has received numerous awards, serves on key industry association boards, advises influential publications and has been a spokesperson at major events. From 1995 until 2005 she managed the new business development for Extraordinary Events as Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. From 2005 until 2010, Rebecca served as Executive Vice President of Southern California based Ethos Design and Lounge22. In 2010 she launched Nalu Creative to create momentum in the area of experiential marketing, meetings and events. Nalu is the culmination of years of experience and provides clients with the perfect balance of creative solutions, design expertise and value.
Key Projects and Awards:Event Planner of the Year 2004 Event Solutions Magazine; Gold Ex Award 2006 Event Marketer Magazine; President SITE Florida Chapter; Founding Member Special Event Marketing Institute International; Advisory Board Special Event Magazine 2 Years; 2003 EX Award for Siebel/George P Johnson Event; 5 Time Award Winner Special Event Magazine Gala Awards; 2 WOW! Awards in 2003; Faculty of The Exhibitor Show since 2004; Actively involved in MPI, SITE, ISES and NAWBO
For More Information Contact
Heather Bailey (630) 768-2977  Heather.Bailey@mcahawaii.com