Meeting/Event Information

May Lunch & Learn - Baton Rouge

May 17, 2018
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Hilton Baton Rouge
201 Lafayette Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Venue website


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

Millennials have begun a positive disruption in the workplace that will continue in the generations after them, and while many companies have still not adapted their culture to millennials, a whole new generation is ready to enter the workplace.

In this keynote sponsored by Visit Baton Rouge, Dima Ghawi shares lessons derived from her experience globally training, developing, and engaging over 500 millennials for Fortune 100 companies. She explores the keys to unlocking the millennial mind in order to better engage them in the workplace, give them the purpose they crave in their work, and inspire them to overachieve. Dima guides the audience members through a shift in perception that is essential in order to prepare companies for Gen Z.

By bridging the disconnect between generations, companies will be able to harness the creative and innovative talents of their employees while keeping them dedicated to the company’s mission.

This program is pre-approved for a one hour education credit through the Events Industry Council (EIC). 



11:00am - Noon: Networking, Venue Tours
& MPI Member Headshots

Noon - 1:30 pm: Lunch & Speaker Program


Hilton Baton Rouge Signature drink

Rose’ Vodka
Rose syrup, lemon juice, berry bitters, soda

Passed Hors d’oeuvres
Crab West Indies
Spicy Shrimp Shooters
Spicy Beef Kabobs
Meat Pies

Heidelberg Salad

Plated Herbed Crusted Chicken
Boneless Chicken Breast, Chopped Fresh Herbs , Panko Bread Crumbs
Crusted & Roasted, Finish with Roasted Garlic Cream Sauce

Lemon Berry Cake



Dima Ghawi

Dima ignites the untapped potential in individuals across the globe, empowering them to shatter limitations and become courageous, purpose driven leaders. Dima is committed to inspiring individuals to attain personal and professional growth, while simultaneously helping organizations increase diversity within their leadership ranks.

Through keynote speeches, workshops, and executive coaching, Dima shares her unique leadership journey with one goal in mind: motivate and activate those around her to reimagine their potential and grow in leadership.

Dima draws from two decades of corporate experience leading global teams and developing future leaders worldwide. She has worked across the United States, Europe, Asia, Middle East, and Africa for several Fortune 100 companies including IBM, Merrill Lynch, and Intuit. She has honed a keen expertise in developing leaders to meet the demands of the global workforce.

In addition to her global empowerment work, Dima serves on numerous nonprofit boards. She has been recognized for her services with the 2014 President of the United States Bronze Volunteer Service Award, the 2014 Baton Rouge Business Report’s “Forty Under 40” Award, and the 2016 Louisiana State University “Esprit de Femme Award.” She has been featured in numerous publications for her professional and philanthropic work.

For more information about Dima’s work,
visit &



Special Valet Day Rate for Luncheon Attendees: $5.00
Self Parking ranges from $5.00 to $10.00 per day
Self Parking is available in the large lot adjacent to the hotel

Coach Transportation provided by Visit New Orleans/Gray Line

 Free Parking (New Orleans) provided by River City Venues


For Transportation to Baton Rouge from New Orleans, provided by Grayline, please park in the River City Parking Lot. (Directions above.)
Departure Time is 9:15am
Estimated Return time is 3:00pm


Stay the Night!  The Hilton Baton Rouge is offering a special rate for MPI Members who would like to book a room on the evening of Wednesday, May 16th.  

Please call Reservations directly at 1-800-955-6962.   You will need to provide the code (MPI) or ask for the “MPI GULF STATES” group. The group rate is only available on MAY 16, 2018.   If you need to arrive early the rate of $129.00 for the standard rooms will be available 3 days before and 3 days after the event.


For more information or to purchase tickets to the Wine Walk visit



During the Meeting, MPI Members will have the opportunity to take a free headshot!

Founder of Orso Foto Photography, Timothy “Tim” Gendron is an editorial, commercial and street photographer, specializing in everything from corporate headshots to event-photography and editorial style pieces for websites and print. Based in New Orleans, LA, Tim runs a client-friendly, service-oriented business and works hand-in-hand with organizations and individuals to capture the most compelling images, paying close attention to detail. For more information or to inquire about services, availability and pricing, call 504.275.5599 or visit / @orsofoto on Instagram.







$45.00 MPI Member
$55.00 after 01:00 am May 15

$45.00 Non-Member
$55.00 after 01:00 am May 15

$25.00 MPI Student

$5.00 Louisiana Hospitality Foundation