Meeting/Event Information

MPI Gulf States March Lunch & Learn

March 15, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

The Jung Hotel and Residences
1500 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70122
Venue website

Registration is Closed, if you would like to attend please contact Jan Allen at or call 504-304-7261.

Join us for a complex subject turned fun with Corbin Ball, who has been named one of “The 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry” five times by Successful Meetings/MeetingNews magazines.

This session will introduce you to the top technology trends that will transform your events. Topics include social media, mobile technology, location-based technology, wearable computing, virtual meetings and more.


This program is pre-approved for a one hour education credit through the Events Industry Council (EIC).  CMP-IS Domain G:  Meeting or Event Design



11:30am-12:00pm: Networking & Venue Tours
12:00pm-1:30 pm: Lunch & Speaker Program



Passed Appetizers

Brie Bites
Prime Rib Crostini

Buffet Lunch

Tomato Basil Soup
Roasted Beet and Heirloom Tomato Salad
Pan Roasted Salmon with Bermuda Onions & Avocado
Grilled Louisiana Beef Tenderloin
Fingerling Potatoes
Spring Vegetables

Assorted Mini Desserts

Pecan Pies, Eclairs, Crème Puffs, Fruit Tarts



Paid Parking available in SP & Premium lots behind the hotel and across Canal Street (starting at $5 for 2 hours); metered street parking is also available.



Corbin Ball, CSP, CMP, DES, MS


Corbin Ball, CSP, CMP, DES, MS is an international speaker, consultant and writer helping clients worldwide use technology to save time and improve productivity. With 20 years of experience running international technology meetings, he now is a highly acclaimed speaker with the ability to make complex subjects understandable and fun. His articles have appeared in hundreds of national and international publications and he has been quoted in the U.S. News & World Report, Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Fast Company, PC Magazine and others.

Corbin serves or has served on numerous hotel, corporate, convention bureau and association boards. He is the only person to have received both the MPI International Supplier of the Year and the MPI International Chapter Leader of the Year awards. Corbin has been named as one of "The 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry" five times by Successful Meetings/MeetingNews magazines.

He has been named as a Meetings Trendsetter 2015 by Meetings Focus Magazine, one of Top 30 CMP Influencers by the CIC. and #5 in Bizzabo's 60 Most Influential Event Professionals To Follow, July, 2016.


Meeting Sponsors

The Jung Hotel has returned to the City of New Orleans after being absent since the 1960's! With a new $140M restoration, this historic and luxurious hotel will be the hit of New Orleans!  The Jung offers 207 guest accommodations that have been designed by some of the New Orleans area’s most highly acclaimed architecture and interior design studios. Upon first entry into the ground floor lobby, rich, luxurious materials and colors, offer a taste for the former flair of The Jung Hotel of the 1920’s. Featuring velvets, marbles, gold details, and more, any guest will quickly find themselves immersed in a feeling of rich history and modern sensuality.

The hotel has over 21K sq. ft. of meeting and function space with the ability to host meetings from 10 guests to 1,000 guests reception style. The hotel has an enviable location in the heart of the city’s burgeoning Bio Medical Innovation District and only a few blocks from the excitement of Bourbon Street and the historic French Quarter. The Jung Hotel is within a comfortable walk to most downtown attractions.

Olive Blue Catering offers full-service catering by our award-winning culinary staff. We provide catering for formal dinners, receptions, buffets, boxed lunches, coffee breaks and meeting packages. Olive Blue Catering offers flexibility, creativity and experience with complete menu planning and expertise for your special event.



Annual Sponsors





$45.00 MPI Member
$55.00 after 01:00 am March 13

$65.00 Non-Member
$75.00 after 01:00 am March 13

$25.00 MPI Student

$25.00 Guest Student

$5.00 Louisiana Hospitality Foundation